18-20/06/2015 Sónar 2015 @ Barcelona 6 496
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Sonar 2015

22st International Festival
of Advanced Music
and New Media Art
Barcelona 18.19.20 June

Sónar 2015 will present a collaboration between the young and talented producer Koreless and visual artist Emmanuel Biard (who is also responsible for creating the Sónar by Day stage show for Evian Christ). Their joint show is entitled The Well and will deliver spiralling rhythms combined with a fascinating lighting design.

In the same vein, French artist Joanie Lemercier -recognized for his work with the Antivj collective- will premiere «Blueprint» at SonarComplex, a new audiovisual piece created with Bristol musician James Ginzburg adapted especially for the festival. «Blueprint» explains the story of the cosmos and architecture through a powerful system of projections on two lateral screens and a central monolith.

Hip-hop and analogic dance

The festival adds to its line-up: the hyperactive Nick Hook who will offer an eclectic set of analogue electronica for the large green dance floor at SonarVillage; Chilean beatmaker DJ Raff will navigate without restraint between hip-hop and dance music; and reputed crate diggers of the best in current hip-hop, the Southern Hospitality collective, will perform at the SonarCar stage on Saturday night.

New national additions to the line-up: Pional, Pedro Vian, EVOL, Blastto …

Sónar continues to support national artists in its line-up, increasing the domestic scene’s panoramic view for 2015. A particularly noteworthy debut performance will be from Pional, one of the most respected national artists both at home and abroad. He will showcase new material in his live show, with an album due for release this autumn.

Sónar by Day will also host the live show by Skygaze (who will open the festival on Thursday at SonarVillage), the experimental Davic Nod and EVOL, forming part of the Editions Mego showcase; and sets by Pedro Vian, head of the Modern Obscure Music label; the emerging Innercut and Downites; and members from Collective+0 currently making waves in the Canaries scene.

At Sónar by Night we will be able to enjoy: powerful bass lines form Blastto; the infinite wisdom of Angel Molina (with a set prior to the Duran Duran concert); elegant tech-house from Baldo; nocturnal and kaleidoscopic pop from Cascales; trap from Will Blake; the MK Ultra collective’s Render b2b Veski visual set; and dance floor talent from the youthful Uroz and Carreno Is LB.

Red Bull Music Academy complete their program for the SonarDôme stage

Ten new artists join the line-up to complete the SonarDôme stage program at Sónar by Day, curated by the Red Bull Music Academy.

Two experienced, high quality and noteworthy names will be: producer and American hip-hop dj Just Blaze, a legend of the genre having worked with Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West, Diddy, Drake and Kendrick Lamar among many others. In a diametrically opposite plane, there is Nazoranai, the super group formed by three kingpins of cutting edge experimental music: Japanese Keiji Haino, American Stephen O’Malley from SUNNO))) and KTL fame, and Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi.

Joining them will be several emerging artists from varying backgrounds and styles: Lost Twin (beats and abstraction from Sevilla), Teengirl Fantasy (analogue house from New York), Christian Kroupa (deep techno from Slovenia), Olefonken (space disco from Norway) Adda Kaleh (dream pop from Romania), Sumorai (Groove house from Sweden) Ah! Kosmos (dreamy electronica from Turkey) and Wife (synthetic and dark rhythms with a pure/raw UK flavour).

Today’s new additions:

pional, just blaze, koreless + emmanuel biard: the well, angel molina, nazoranai, nick hook, southern hospitality, dj raff, evol, blastto, joanie lemercier & james ginzburg: blueprint, lost twin, baldo, will blake, adda kaleh, cascales, innercut, render b2b veski, skygaze, colectivo +0, wife, davic nod, ah kosmos, pedro vian, sumorai, downites, olefonken, uroz, christian kroupa, carreno is lb …

Sónar 2015 final line-up:

the chemical brothers, skrillex, duran duran, die antwoord, a$ap rocky, fka twigs, flying lotus, róisín murphy, hot chip, jamie xx, arca & jesse kanda, squarepusher, siriusmodeselektor, seth troxler, autechre, kindness, laurent garnier, dubfire:live hybrid, tiga live, jamie jones, maya jane coles, skepta & jme, rl grime, adam beyer, totally enormous extinct dinosaurs, pxxr gvng, evian christ, annie mac, cashmere cat, erol alkan, floating points, ktl, daniel avery, ten walls, rone, scuba, henrik schwarz, the 2 bears, sophie, roman flügel, black coffee, special request, francesco tristano, dj tennis, pional, dj fresh, lcc, holly herndon, the bug, j.e.t.s. (jimmy edgar & machinedrum), gramatik, ralph lawson, dorian concept, kiasmos, kate tempest, yung lean & sad boys, paranoid london, double vision: atom tm + robin fox, just blaze, vessel, bomba estéreo, kasper bjørke, xosar, badbadnotgood, tourist, zebra katz, salva, russell haswell, felix dickinson, meneo, redinho, cabo san roque, mumdance & novelist feat. the square, desert djs, koreless + emmanuel biard: the well, mika vainio, lee gamble, helena hauff, angel molina, voices from the lake, nyloïd, nazoranai, viktor flores, niño, randomer, powell, lorenzo senni, nick hook, dj sliink, jimi tenor & jori hulkkonen play nuntius, ¥€$Ø, swindle, southern hospitality, dj raff, fernando lagreca, evol, klara lewis, blastto, jupiter lion, joanie lemercier & james ginzburg: blueprint, courtesy, headbirds, dj detweiler, palms trax, bosaina, sta, olde gods, nv, ossie, larry gus, torus, brigitte laverne, mans o, el niño de elche vs los voluble, lost twin, baldo, exotèric continent, la mverte, mickey de grand IV, teengirl fantasy, alejandro paz, valesuchi, lao, noir noir, will blake, adda kaleh, cascales, innercut, render b2b veski, skygaze, colectivo +0, wife, davic nod, ah kosmos, pedro vian, sumorai, downites, olefonken, uroz, christian kroupa, carreno is lb …

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