With good weather we started thinking about the festivals of the season and certainly one that is always at the top is the Sónar Barcelona, which this year also celebrates its 20th anniversary. This time we come with novelties in the Sónar by Day announcement of its first confirmations of artists, as well as presentation of performances at Sonar+D and SonarCinema.
At the day schedule are added over 30 performances. The American band Chromatics, they head the new additions to Sónar by Day, with their high-end, 80’s italo-disco influenced electronic pop sound. The charismatic Sebastien Tellier, will appear with his recent album under a luminescent, top-notch pop concert. Atom TM will follow suit with their new album HD, published on prestigious German label Raster_Noton. The dutch band Skip & Die, the French act Jackson and his Computer Band or the Icelandic Sísý Ey, arriving from a triumphant Sónar Reykjavik performance with their organic style house and breathtaking voices. Now we hear the new album from Atom TM.
Atom TM – HD
As representation of the local scene are names like the stratospheric ZA!, the Sevillian beatmaker Lost Twin, the provocative Tiger Menja Zebra, the noise of Evol, the electronic perfectionist Wooky, the dialogue between the cello and laptop of Sara Galán & Edu Comelles, the audio poetry of Jansky, the unrestrained experimentation of Coàgul, the IDM of XTRNGR and Drömnu, the groove from the decks of Tutu and the evocative digital processes of TGES.
In addition of new additions to SonarDome by Red Bull Academy that include American duo Metro Area, the pairings of Felix Kubin & James Pants and JESSE & Jimi Tenor, the techno of Austrians Elektro Guzzi, the freestyle rap of Oddisee, the ghetto beats set of Branko, and many more. Now we hear one of the most recognized tracks of the duo Metro Area, Miura.
Metro Area – Miura
On the other hand, Sónar+D, the evolution of the professional and new media areas at the festival presented in collaboration with the Mobile World Capital, unveils its first offering. Sónar+D has created partnerships with companies and iconic brands like Berklee College of Music, the Rethink workshop, BBC Radiophonic Workshop or the Bridges For Music Project. This is coupled with the advance of SonarCinema‘s schedule with five works as We Are Modeselektor, the documentary about the Berlin duo and the short film Umshini Wam starring Die Antwoord and directed by Harmony Korine.