The 5th edition of the annual Balkan Sessions will once again show the incredible versatile faces of Eastern music and its ability to fuse genres and people by covering several cultural domains and integrating loads of musical influences, dance rhythms and historical backgrounds.

The 4th edition of the annual Balkan Sessions is a broad festival covering several cultural domains, exploring the incredible versatile faces of Eastern music and its ability to fuse genres and people.

The Sonar party editions focus on tropical bass – being just the sombrero covering the latest evolutions of contemporary, innovative and extremely catchy party music from the South.

Once a year the Sonar whale strikes De Centrale with an extended XL version, adding live bands to the party concept.

20:45 - 21:35 / Kolonel Djafaar live at Sonar XL


The basis of Kolonel Djafaar's sound is afrobeat and ethio-jazz, a unique fusion of traditional (West-)African rhythms, highlife and Afrofunk, Soul and Latin influences. The new 9-headed instrumental band creates from these rich ingredients a solid, atmospheric set floating on catchy dance music. The result leaves us no room for doubt: right away after their formation they won the ‘podiumprijs Jonge Wolven’ at the latest Gentse Feesten.

22:00 - 23:00 / La Negra Albina live at Sonar XL


La Negra Albina is a quartet consisting of Chilean, Peruvian and Venezuelan musicians. Their music mingles up afro-Colombian cumbia with Brazilian samba and Spanish rumba, finding a perfect balance between warm, intimate chanting and whipping dance rhythms with the added sound colour of cajón and trumpet. This concert presents their new singer, Yoyo Borobia from Venezuela.

23:00 - 3:00 / Rocky Marsiano + mnsr zér0 at Sonar XL


DJ, MC and producer Marko Mars Roca's latest project 'Rocky Marsiano & Meu Kamba Sound' adds to his Brazilian heritage a colourful voyage through Angolan, Cape Verdean and Mozambique rhythms – for a good reason three former African Portuguese colonies. For the very first time in Gent, he’ll fire up the party dancefloor after the two concerts at the side of resident binair01 dj Mnsr Zéro. Get ready for some thrilling diverse cross-over party music à l’Afric!

After two successful editions the Balkan Sessions festival is growing a tiny bit bigger, with film'n'food, dj-sets and 3 very different live (big) bands from all around the globe.

The new binair01 festival season opens with a new concept. SOLÁR looks for contemporary dance rhythms from the South. Two live concerts, a dj-set party, a movie, comida latina and a danceworkshop salsatón!

Binair01 ● colorCalor ● 31.03.17 aftermovie


This was ● colorCalor ● - a solid binair01 party focusing on southern hot dance music. ● colorCalor ● was: rumba/flamenco dance workshop, Ion Din Anina and a mnsr zér0 dj-set.

The binair01 ● colorCalor ● series discover melting dance music from all corners of the planet, focusing on southern hot music rhythms such as cumbia, reggaetón, hiphop cubano, afrobeat, afrolatin, salsa, tango, flamenco, rumba, ska, soca, soukous, coupé décalé, etc.

Gare Centrale #3 official aftermovie


The 3rd edition of Gare Centrale was a small binair01 festival mashing up some of planet's best dance music.

The aftermovie shows a swing dance workshop by Shana Van Cauwenberghe, concerts from Electrorumbaiao (SP) and Max Pashm (UK), a flashmob in collaboration with WISPER, and a mnsr zér0 dj-set a the party section.

Camerawork and film editing by Joao Santos. This production was a collaboration with De Centrale.

See you back very soon at Binair01 ● colorCalor ● 31.03., followed by many others!

The 3rd edition of the binair01 gare centrale concert series focuses on contemporary evolutions of different dance rhythms.

Danceworkshop Electro Swing at gc#3, 24.02


WHEN: feb 24, 20:00 - 21:00

WHERE: De Centrale, Gare Centrale

PRICE: free for combiticket holders


In this workshop you get an introduction in Electro Swing dance, a lively, playfull dance style that combines swing vibes from the 30’s with contemporary influences such as hip hop, popin’ and locking. It will focus on the brass feeling and pimp it with some energetic excitement. No harsh steps, but mostly fun, theatrical moves in which your personal touch is the finishing one.

This dance can be danced in couple, or solo. This workshop will focus on the solo part. No experience needed, just the drive to dance and to have fun.

Shana teaches Swing and Blues at De Ingang and has her danceroots in swing, lindyhop and modern dance. She’ll mix those styles and the result will be some energetic, fun dancing to use on the dancefloor opening seconds later.

Short mix by mnsr zér0 presenting some future live bands


This short mix by mnsr zér0 consists of six typical binair01 party tracks made by bands who will sooner or later play live on stage. Two of them are actually playing at binair01 gare centrale #3 on february 24: the balkan-electroswing pioneer Max Pashm from the UK, and the Spanish band Electro Rumbaiao - a new project from Ojos De Brujo members and a true legacy of the pioneering combination of flamenco, rumba and mestizo rhythms mixed with breakbeats, hiphop and electro.

Binair01 balkan sessions #2 aftermovie


The 2nd edition grew to festival proportions, and the 3rd one promises a sensational line-up on november 25, 2017. See you at our New Year's Eve dancefloor in a few days.

Aftermovie features Antwerp Gipsy-Ska OrkestraKocani OrkestarLekker GecRadio Barbã & Mnsr Zéro. Credits Joao Santos. This production was a collaboration with De Centrale.

The 2nd edition dedicated to balkan music invites one of the very best orkestars from the balkans and one of the very best from the belgistans.

Tickets balkan sessions #2 available


The race for balkantickets is on! First 50 tickets are a €13 bargain. Yes, this includes the complete festival program: film, concerts and party.

Full line-up balkan sessions #2 finally revealed


The first Ghentish balkan festival since the confluence of Schelde and Leie with film, food, concerts and dj-sets in 2 rooms. Proud to present the line-up:

DOORS 18:00

◔ film'n'food (Kelderzaal)

▸ food by Lekker Gec 

▸ 'Black Cat, White Cat' by Emir Kusturica 18:30 - 20:30

CONCERTS 20:30 (Turbinezaal)

Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra 20:30 - 21:45 

▸ soundcloud | bandcamp

◕ Kočani Orkestar 22:00 - 23:30

▸ youtube meshup | deezer spotify

●  PARTY 22:30 - 3:00 (Kelderzaal)

Radio Barbã dj-set

▸ mixcloud

Mnsr Zéro (resident binair01) dj-set

▸ mixcloud | ▸ deezer

balkan sessions #2 - headliner mashup


This mashup presents the headliner of binair01 balkan sessions #2 on december 2 at De Centrale, Gent. The tape is also on mixcloud.

Binair01 ● colorCalor ● 14.10.16 aftermovie


When a dancefloor looks like a battlefield of love.

We can't wait for the good old balkanfight at Binair01 balkan sessions #2 in a few weeks.

Aftermovie features TwerkshopLa Dame Blanche & Mnsr Zéro. Credits Joao Santos.

Pictures ● colorCalor ● published


You can watch the pictures of the solid ● colorCalor ● edition with La Dame Blanche, Twerkshop and mnsr zér0 dj-set here.

This edition is a very special one. It opened the new binair01 season with a unique concert of the newest Afro-Cuban revelation La Dame Blanche.

Radio Taxi presents ● colorCalor ● including an interview with La Dame Blanche & mnsr zér0


Radio Taxi,, presents the concert of La Dame Blanche at binair01 ● colorCalor ● on october 14, 2016 @de Centrale, Ghent.

The radio show includes an interview with Yaite Ramos Rodriguez from La Dame Blanche and Olivier Roegiest from binair01.

Limited earlybird tickets ● colorCalor ● on sale now


Earlybird tickets are reggaetón dance workshop + concert La Dame Blanche + mnsr zér0 dj-set party for €10. Bargain of the century, but beware: only 75 tickets available.

Pictures from #gare centrale# 20.2 finally published!


It took a while, but we finally received all the pictures from the last concertedition. You can see them on the event page.

In a few days, the next concert edition will be even better. See you soon on another crazy dancefloor in VOORUIT!

This edition is dedicated to bohemian music with restless hearts. We lift 2 "caravan" bands on stage: one international famous French-Polish manouche-balkan-electroband, one national pride of exquisite musicians in true Django style, both of them officially presenting their brand new albums.

This edition is dedicated to balkan music. Tonight is a joyful celebration of its incredible versatile faces and its ability to fuse genres and people. Some of the best French and Belgian examples of this border crossing phenomenon will make you dance from second # one.

This is the first time binair01 occupies the beautiful venue of De Centrale with the very first # gare centrale # edition. Three national and international live bands + afterparty, two separate rooms. A recipe for many successful future editions.