SONAR | Barcelona 2012
[ the official image of Sonar; a still from Sergio Caballero's forthcoming film, 'La Distanca' ]
The city is buzzing. Club-rats, artists, and industry folk of every rank have flocked here to witness what is widely considered to be one of, if not the most influential three days in the world of electronica, internationally. We’ll see about that, as low-life will be on site, reporting the tides and triumphs of this so anticipated celebration of the multi-media arts.
“Sónar once again makes Barcelona the world capital
of electronic culture: the festival presents more than 150 proposals in its programme, including music, exhibitions, screenings and activities for professionals based around the technology applied to artistic creation. The music line-up includes essential classics, experimentalists with a unique profile and an extensive representation of the new forms of house, contemporary electronic pop and the multiple derivations of bass music.”
This year promises a typically astounding line up that includes performances from Flying Lotus, Jacques Greene, James Blake, Modeselektor, Hot Chip, The Roots, Sinjin Hawke, Nguzunguzu, Salva, Jack Beats, Maya Jane Coles, Azari & III, Kode 9, Julio Bashmore, Blawan, Simian Mobile Disco, Nicholas Jaar and Darkside… to only name a few.
Be sure to grab the 4 track Sonar 2012 Sampler, courtesy of Bleep.com, before it’s taken down midnight tonight.
[Four Tet @ Sonar 2011]
[Magnetic Man @ Sonar 2011]
[Aphex Twin @ Sonar 2011]