12 - 15 October

Príncipe x Brikabrak

8–10 rue de Ligne, 1000 Brussels
Sunday 15 October

Príncipe is a record label based in Lisbon, Portugal, that focuses on the production of contemporary dance music from the city, suburbs, projects and slums. It also strives to explore new sounds, forms and structures, each with its own poetics and cultural identity.

For Nuits sonores & European Lab Brussels, the label teams up with the Brikabrak collective, a key player in Belgian nightlife since 2017, for an event that celebrates bass-heavy sounds, but also batida, afrohouse and amapiano — aesthetics born of synergies between electronic music and African musical heritages.


Before 5 pm 12€* / Early bird 15€* / Presale 17€* / Doorsale 19€*
3-Day Weekend Pass : 89€*
* + service fee


15:00 – 16:30 Ravi Bongo (Brussels, Belgium)

Ravi Bongo is new behind the decks but bringing a fine selection of dance music gems from the African continent and its diaspora. Afrobeats, alte, amapiano, afro house and gqom - none of these genres hold secrets from this member of Brikabrak collective. His goals is to uncover it all for your ears too.

16:30 – 18:00 NINETTE b2b Monicashflow (Belgium)

NINETTE started dancing when she was very young, and that's how her love of music was born: now that she's behind the decks, her mission is to make dancefloors vibrate herself. She's teaming up with Monicashflow for a b2b exploring a range of genres inspired by Afriacan sounds - afro house, amapiano, gqom, batida and more.

18:00 – 19:00 Dj Danifox (Príncipe I Portugal & United Kingdom)

DJ Danifox, the son of Angolan parents, was born in Lisbon but moved to Leeds, in the UK, in 2014, around the time that he began making his first beats. As his aesthetic began to take shape, coming from tarraxo, kuduro, and Lisbon ghetto, he connected with the Príncipe crew. Since then Danifox has been touted as one of Príncipe’s rising names, acknowledged for his dancefloor cuts and playful vibes.

Alongside Puto Márcio, Lycox, and BBoy, Danifox also forms the Tia Maria Produções crew, who released the follow-up EP “Lei da Tia Maria” on Príncipe at the tail end of 2020.  This past April of 2023 his first full-length LP titled 'Ansiedade' was released on Príncipe. Besides taking part in the super group O Ghettão alongside Dj Nigga Fox and Dj Firmeza, Dani has also been shaking dancefloors up throughout the European independent cultural ecosystem.

19:00 – 20:00 Dj Nigga Fox (live) (Príncipe I Lisbon, Portugal)

Since his debut EP O Meu Estilo in 2013, Dj Nigga Fox has established himself as a visionary artist and a key member of the Lisbon-based Príncipe Discos crew. With several releases on the label, he has developed a wild fusion of batida and electronic music, reflecting the vitality of the Portuguese capital's youth culture: on the release of Noite e Dia in 2015, Resident Advisor spoke of an EP of four tracks "that are so bizarre and delirious that they are almost intimidating, and yet, exuberant enough to be able to liberate dancefloors".

His debut album on Warp Records, Crânio, was released in 2018, followed by his first proper full-length Cartas na Manga in 2019. In 2020, he began transforming his set into a non-stop organic entity rather independent of the actual existence of a dancefloor, and Príncipe released the fruit of this new practice in the spring of 2021, the live-recorded cassette Live Nigginha Fox.

20:00 – 21:00 Yooth (Brussels, Belgium)

On the crossroads of different percussive-driven club sounds, you’ll find Yooth looking out for musical fusions that fit his preferred formula: lively percussions, a splash of soul, buoyant melodies, shimmery textures and wavy synths.

Fluid both in genre and gender, Yooth sees dj’ing as a way to playfully shapeshift and create bodily joys on the rhythm of UK funky, amapiano, UK bass, gqom, bruk, batida and, you guessed it, everything in between. Driven by the love for his favourite music genres, he founded Brussels-based nightlife collective Brikabrak 6 years ago, to push these sounds to even more dancefloors across Belgium. While also supporting upcoming artists, giving dj-workshops, and hosting monthly radio shows on Bruzz & Kiosk Radio.

21:00 – 22:00 Nuno Beats (Príncipe I Rinchoa, Portugal)

Nuno Beats is a member of the RS Produções crew, along with fellow DJ Narciso, Nulo, Dj Lima, Farucox and MC Pimenta. The collective from "Bagdad" (Rinchoa, Rio de Mouro), formed in 2016, reached a wider audience after the release of the debut EP "Bagdad Style" on Príncipe in 2018. Nuno Beats stands out in the crew, along with Narciso, as a producer in continuous creative flow of new themes and dj tools, proportionally dense and flexible, working in the 120bpm spectrum of house with melodies and arrangements of the grace of his imagination. Among other themes in his own name released digitally stands out the gen z-hit "Bué da Bass". A solo breakout EP shall be released by Príncipe in early 2024.

22:00 – 23:00 Dj Lycox (Príncipe I Portugal & France)

Dj Lycox is one of the most talented and influential producers in the contemporary urban/club ecosystem sustained by the afro-diasporic community. Born in Portugal of Angolan descent and currently based in Paris, he is also part of the Tia Maria Produções crew with whom he released the landmark Tá Tipo Já Não Vamos Morrer EP in 2014 on Príncipe. His solo debut record arrived on Lisbon's finest at the tail end of 2017, entitled Sonhos & Pesadelos. In 2020 he shared his Kizas do Ly EP, a beautiful rhythm & sounds psalm for love, and in November of 2021, LYCOXERA, a surpassing collection of dancefloor bangers.


17:00 – 18:00 M I M I (hybrid set) (Brussels I Belgium )

M I M I is a DJ and transdisciplinary artist based in Brussels. Born in Lusaka, she arrived in Belgium at a young age and has since made a name for herself in the Belgian nightlife scene, as well as performing internationally on esteemed platforms such as NTS Radio, Red Light Radio, Boiler Room, Electrafrik, Nyege Nyege and most recently Eurosonic.

M I M I's work is driven by an ongoing conversation with nature, drawing inspiration from the boundaries between the natural world and the manmade, with a specific focus on the impact of antropocene. Incorporating her Afro-European cultural heritage and shamanic practices through various mediums, she seamlessly blends multiple genres, palettes, and textures to create a unique and forward-thinking sound.

18:30 – 19:10 XEXA (live) (London I United Kingdom )

XEXA is a multidisciplinary afrofuturist portuguese artist with são tomense ascendance. She currently lives in London where she is pursuing studies in Music and Sound. Her work is centered around the exploration of sounds, attempting a hybridisation of traditional African rhythms with synthesizers, sound design and vocals. A new aesthetic voice in new networks of affiliation, cooperation and solidarity, her debut album is expected in the fall of 2023 on Príncipe.

19:30 – 20:30 Martha Da'ro (live) (Brussels I Belgium)

Martha Da'ro is a multidisciplinary artist of Angolan origin based in Brussels. She started her career as an actress, notably appearing in Black, before making her debut in music with her multilingual hip-hop collective Soul’Art. She went on to launch her solo project with her first single ‘Summer Blues’, the anthem of her debut EP Cheap Wine & Paris. A project with a fragile but bold universe, mixing hip-hop, neo-soul and funk, it helped her create her own musical genre that she likes to call ‘diaspop’.