We opened the week how could not be otherwise, with the Sónar engines prepared for this weekend. This time we want to present their national proposal for this edition. Sónar shines the spotlight on Spanish talent with over 30 shows and activities at SonarPro. Presenting a broad range of styles, ranging from noisism to new pop, and taking in the most thrilling and innovative rhythms of today’s electronica.
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Barcelona’s John Talabot, will be presenting tracks from his acclaimed album fIN, accompanied by another artist in top form, Pional. Pegasvs will transfer their hypnotic kraut-pop to a live setting. Meanwhile, Arbol, will be giving us his live show of delicate atmospheres halfway between electronica and acoustic.
Also noteworthy are the head of Lovethecaos, d.Forma, with his noisism and experimentation taken to the limit, the intimate jazz of Santiago Latorre, the tremendous techno and rave of The Suicide Of Western Culture, the talented Lenticular Clouds with the evocative and cosmic electronica; the creative freedom of Esperit!, the minimalism of Lolo & Sosaku, deep house from El_Txef_A, IDM music from Fábel, the interactive show by Koulomek, and many more.
The list of DJs in the sets section is long and varied. Among the highlights are the sets by two Barcelona veterans, Amable and DJ2D2; Logical Nonsense, with a set of ambient electronica to kick things off; the young and increasingly popular DJ teams Yall Djs and Machine Beats; Igor Marijuán, director of the Ibiza Sónica radio station; the bloated beats of Blastto; the face-off between Guillamino and Diego Armando to celebrate 10 years of the Bankrobber label; the syncopated Latin vibration rhymes of Nehuen; and the techno power and depth of Coyu, Uner and Eduardo de la Calle, and many more sessions.
The SonarPro line-up includes the work done on sonic applications by several students from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, which will be exhibited on floor -1 of the CCCB (the traditional SonarMàtica space), where you can also see Pollywogs, the robot musicians by the German artist and Barcelona resident Roland Olbeter.