Maikel Delacalle

Universal / ES

  • Friday 15 19:50 - 20:40

    Sónar by Day - SonarXS

Pole position

His signing for Universal Music and the list of artists who have collaborated on his first album (including J. Balvin, the current star of the Latin mainstream, who has declared himself a fan) clearly explain the leap Maikel Delacalle has taken in just two years. The young Canary Islands artist first became known through the internet, Youtube in his case, with a version of Ty Dolla $ign's Or Nah feat. The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard. All of these references also help to situate his sound, albeit adding an important splash of latin influence; the secret ingredient that’s helping to propel him to the top of the charts, and that make track such as “Me atrevo", “Ganas”, "Condiciones" and “Girlfriend” (ft. Rels B), ever more widely sung on street corners and in parks across the nation. Take advantage of his debut performance at Sónar XS, because we're certain that it's the smallest stage he's going to see for a while.