I romanticise charangos & sweat only cadence.
Musical storytelling by a Colombiana now in Washington D.C.
For bookings: Tj@moodmanagement.nl
Producer and Beats Maker
Womanist because feminist is not enough.
Lola Villa is a producer and DJ from Bogotá. Her travels have brought her closer to her Afro-Colombian roots, taking the audience on a sonic exploration of the American and African continent through a digital lens.
When playing, Lola invokes landscapes, animals & rituals of her homeland Colombia – a country rich in Amazonian, Andean, Afro, and Arab musical legacies. By adding live and acoustic elements to her performances, such as percussions and southern rattles, she sets the tone for engaging and uplifting sets. Her sound is for that reason a profound journey of melodies––a playground of rhythms going beyond genres and geographical boundaries.
She’s a vivid advocate for an inclusive industry and a safe dancefloor, putting together workshops for aspiring female and non-binary DJs and musical meet-ups in cities such as: Tunis, Lagos, Amsterdam, and Washington D.C. Her philosophy: dance music needs disruption, it needs poetry, it needs people who cannot afford it. Dance needs people of color, it needs riot girls, and kranky queers.
Lola lives in Washington D.C.
Find me here:
24.03 Flash, Sunday Love, Washington D.C.
08-09 Caravan Festival, Virginia, USA.
07.01 Conscious Club, Amsterdam
27.01 Zero Fucks, Public Works, San Francisco
05.02 Lucid, Berlin
10.02 Love Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
17.02 Satu Mare, Romania
18.02 Control, Bucharest, Romania
19.02 Pachamama, Number 9, London
25.02 Conscious Club, Amsterdam
18.03 Quito, Ecuador
27.04 Paradigm, Groningen, The Netherlands
28.04 Maastricht, Love Foundation, The Netherlands
03.06 Waterhouse, Amsterdam
08.07 Georgies Wundergasten, Amsterdam
17.07 Buiten Westen, Amsterdam
05.03. @ringanddorf, Schakl-Oase - Festive Spontane, Lighthouse Amsterdam, Netherlands
10.04 b2b @Garstique @ Jonny Knüppel, Berlin, Germany
13.04 Slowmotor, LOLAHOI w/@lotteahoi. Berlin, Germany
16.04 L'Utopia, Waterhouse Amsterdam, The Netherlands
27.04 King's Day, Lighthouse Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12.05 Soundso, Leipzig, Germany
14.05 Tolerade, Dresden, Germany
25.05 Aquatic Themes, WNYU, New York, U.S.A.
02.06 Studio 151, New York, U.S.A.
05.06 Slowmotion Club, Radion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11.06 Catford Summerfest, London, United Kingdom
25.06 Waterhouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09.07 Georgieswundergarten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16.07 Buiten Westen, Oudekerkse Plas, The Netherlands
30.07 Burningman w/@temperini, @thomash_voodoohop & @gvmv, The Netherlands
05.08 UNTOLD Festival, Cluj, Romania
28.08 BURNING MAN, Nevada, U.S.A
10.09 Into the Woods, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
30.09 Generator Hostel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20.10 ADE – SC, Café Brandon, Amsterdam
21.10 ADE – SC, Club NL, Amsterdam
22.10 ADE – Recharge Station, Conscious Club, Amsterdam
23.10 ADE – Slowmotion Club x Vreemde Vogels, VLLA, Amsterdam
30.10 The Hague, The Netherlands
5.11 Conscious Club, Amsterdam
12.11 Cattford Constitutional Club, London
13.11 Number 90, London
19.11 Watajel, Utrecht
10.12 Nuremberg, Germany
16.12 Underwater Love, Amsterdam
30.12 Cattford Constitutional Club, London
Lola Villa’s tracks