Desert + Desilence


  • Thursday 18 14:30 - 15:30

    Sónar by Day - SonarHall

Electronic oasis

Desert’s ethereal electronica is as refreshing as an ice cold glass of water on a hot summers’ day. Despite having only released a handful of EP’s, the duo of Cristina Checa (production, vocals and engineering) and Eloi Caballé (production and sound design) have established themselves at the forefront of the Catalan electronic scene. Pitch shifted arpeggios, off beat drum patterns and key changes form a solid base for vocals that soar and glide, and that pack an unexpected emotional punch.

Since their recorded debut in 2013 with Camins / Desert, the duo have steadily refined their sound, while exploring various electronic genres, from house to acid to trap. The result, as evidenced on 2018’s duo of EP’s Sense, and Sense Likes, is a rich brew of styles that brings to mind Everything but The Girl or early Bjork, whilst remaining fresh and unique. Currently enjoying the fruits of their hard work over the past few years, Sónar 2019 is the perfect opportunity to see them at their best.