Headliners: Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Betonkust, Headman, Horse Meat Disco, JD Samson, Joakim, Kim Ann Foxman, Optimo, Palmbomen, Roosevelt, Sonikku + live/performances : Cakes Da Killa, Christeene, Mykki Blanco, Dan Bodan, Tami T, Teengirl Fantasy, Zebra Katz, Neon Judgement, Gnucci, Hard Ton ...
LOS NINOS NAME
When people ask "What is Los Niños?" we like a vague answer. The definition of our party changes as we change and influences do. We like to keep it exciting for you and us. Let's keep an open mind, it's an openminded private party that has gotten out of hand.
"Who are the djs?" and "What is the music?". Los Ninos has no residents. We like to invite and discover new artists, some well-known in their country but of whom very little people here have heard. We like electronics infused with pop but we don't limit to that.
"Where is it?" Wherever we feel at home and are able to throw a party. Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels and Lisbon were on the party map. Train stations, swimming pool, metro stations, clubs, warehouses, squares .. let's see what's next.
"When is it?". Inspired by art, music, architecture we organize when we feel that the pieces of the puzzle fit. In general that's about 5 times a year.
Unbalanced harmony - A lot is possible
Check our Walk Of Fame
los NINOS del parque (pronounce: ninios) is a song of Liaisons Dangereuses.
Contradictions: at the same time that Bucks Fizz wins the Eurovision song contest with "For making your mind up", Liaisons Dangereuses lets us taste the very best of the new wave 80's area.
We love the multi aspect: the title is Spanish but on the album you can also hear English, French and German. The song is no reference for the music played at Los Niños, but combines surprising contradictions, just as we like 'm: dark beats next to a playful title, low bases against screamy voices. The link is rarely made at parties, but we believe that we can have fun like NINOS (children) and let PARQUE define our organic influence, which will be noticed in our sponsors, food and drinks but also in our attitude and respect.
And hey, the party did start in the city "Parque" of Antwerp... on May 28, 2004.
A tribute to women and girls in music, bands, dj.
We often have female contributions to our line up but this was a statement between 2006 and 2009.
Headliners: Terremoto de Alcorcon, Monica Electronica, Steph Wunderbar, Queer X Show
The vicuna is an animal living in the alpine areas of the Andes in South America and is a relative of the llama and alpaca. They have an extraordinary hearing. Vicunas produce extremely fine wool yet can only be shorn every 3 years. When this is done, special parties are organized.
Our party is called VICUNA as it offers innovative and quality music, vinyl for special occasions. Bringing out a rare energy, as rare as the animal.
Release your beast.
Headliners: Legowelt, Serge, Suzanne Kraft, Juju&Jordash, Beautiful Swimmers, Hashman Deejay, Tim Sweeney, Optimo, Ciel, Lovefingers, Roi Perez, Horse Meat disco, AAGUILAA + live: Different Fountains, Stellar OM Source ...
Les Bals showcases a contemporary look on vintage both in aesthetics and music. Let's go down nostalgia lane. Offering a variety of 70s to today's hidden (but also highly popular) musical gems.
We made a special mini site : www.lesbals.com
Headliners: Afonso Peixoto, S'Laydies, Alexandre Simoes
FINGERSPITZENGEFUHL in short "FINGER")
flair - touch - sure instinct - instinctive feeling - tact
"having a sure instinct about something, an intuitive understanding"
Dancing, not Banging
<125 BPM (= Beats Per Minute)
The two first parties were an italo tribute. Following parties were also influenced by nu disco and high energy but included a wider
<125 bpm selection.
Headliners: Bottin, Inflagranti, Daniel Wang, Mike Simonetti ...
Ever since we invited Slava in 2013 and Fatima Al Qadiri afterwards, we added drops of new digital styles into Los Ninos. We wanted to set this new breed of experimental, deconstructed club, avant pop, baile funk, grime, new vogue, queer hip hop in a setting on its own so we launched 3D.HD.404.
∞ ∞ ∞ 3 Dimensions.High Definition.Error 404 ∞ ∞ ∞
Headliners: Dinamarca, Fatima Al Qadiri, Lotic, Slava, LSDXOXO, Mechatok, Moro, Mobilegirl, Paco, Mina ...
We opened our own venue of 1000m2 in the heart of Brussels. A platform for our own parties but also for the ones we like. Under the name STORY NIGHTS we presented a holistic approach to music selection, relating to the full story of an artist, collective or record label.
Unfortunately we had to close the venue earlier then foreseen due to Covid19.
Pics thanks to Nachtschaduw
Headliners: Optimo Label, Pender Street Steppers, Acting Press Label, AAGUILAA, Szymon Brzoska
We discovered "bio" in 2004 when entering a small store that we thought was selling delicacies. The type of bakery or butcher you see less and less or only for the posh. We started reading some texts on the packaging and discovered "eco" "fair trade" and other labels. Partying and sustainability should not be incompatible we thought. We also treasure work of small artisans because we believe a single person should be able to pursue their dream (job) without the restrictions of a bigger structure.
"I wanted to order an organic juice and couldn't. Isn't this an organic party?"
Yes and no. This is a "bio inspired" party. Most venues run the bar with their proper offer of drinks. In other words: we have nothing to say (nor to earn) about the drinks they serve.
Taste it, even top chefs seem to appreciate its flavours.
The environment loves it. No pesticides. No chemicals spoiling the water. No genetically modified stuff. Better management of the soil keeps it healthier.
That counts for you too. More vitamins, less nitrates and other non-human sounding names.
Less waste. Keeping the diversity of crops. Did you notice the same vegetables in some non organic stores over and over again? Yes, there is more than tomatoes and salad ;)
Animal well being. Space for the chickens and cows. Running outside and eating organic food.
Helping out small, innovative companies with a drive as you have rarely seen.
And last but not least : innovation. From veggie to vegan options, from ecologic packaging, the bio sector tries to continually improve on different aspects of food and drinks.
We believe everyone who likes to party at Los Niños is important so we do our very best to give special treatments to all. We have difficulties categorizing people / friends and giving free access. Based on which criteria?
We keep entrance fees reasonable for the line up and venue you get. If you are famous and/or rich we're sure you're dying to contribute.
We don't believe parties are fun with a bunch of uninterested sponsors getting in for free and just watching the rest.
Buy cheaper tickets online. The earlier you buy, the cheaper they are.
You get in for free if you work for the party. Press gets free access for a review. This also means that there is no guestlist for people working at Los Ninos nor for the artists, djs, bands etc. unless the persons would work for the night or contribute.
Some people have done so much for the party that they get free-for-life.
We embrace all different sexual preferences (with consent) and believe in safe sex and although HIV and AIDS are less of a hot topic now we like to promote it. Thanks to Sensoa we distribute condoms at quite some parties.
violence, hostility, sexism, racism, misogyny, slut shaming,
transphobia, homophobia, body shaming, ableism, islamophobia, cultural appropriation, unwanted touching at our parties.
If such event occurs the offender will be immediately removed.