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11/04/2024SonarMix 038: Rumbler - Groove, percussion and timeless tracks
This week SonarMix takes us into the sonic universe of Rumbler, a producer and DJ from Barcelona who’ll debut at Sónar this year. "I found my motivation again after a complicated few months on an artistic and personal level," he admits. "I recorded this mix to get rid of the thorn in my side, as I hadn't recorded a studio set for more than a year. It's been very liberating.”  
 SonarMix 038 is "a journey through different genres and textures, something dynamic that seeks a balance between current tracks and timeless classics". Rumbler's stylistic range includes everything from footwork and jungle to dembow and ambient music; on this mix, which opens with Batu’s ‘seams’ and Alleged Witches' ‘Dukun’, groove and percussion are the common thread. “I felt I needed to revisit my sound, redefine it and reconnect with it. That's something I think I've achieved with this mix." The initial mood is dark,  warm, even intimate, before the tempo picks up with cuts like DJ JM 's ‘Syze’ and Big Miz's ‘Sponk 900’. The first vocals appear halfway through, with Lady Lykez’ ‘Wicked Gyal’, produced by BAMBII, who’ll also appear at Sónar 2024 back-to-back with C.FRIM. There are powerful drops - Vroom's remix of Capricorn's Belgian rave classic ‘20Hz’ - and the pitch picks up with Andruss' "Agáchalo", before an emotional conclusion: a Biff 'n' Memphis edit of E'Voke's ‘Runaway’. For his set at Sónar by Day on Thursday 13th June, Rumbler will tread the line between preparation and improvisation. "Although I usually improvise quite a lot, I have some ideas in mind that I think might come together, especially since it's such a big festival (...) I'm inspired by artists like Objekt, JASSS, Ploy or Tzusing and I want to take a similar approach to them. It will be a fresh, fun and very danceable set". Tracklist:Batu - seamsAlleged Witches - DukunPrecious Touch - The OwlMamukata - Oumma (Afro Club Version)Guber - Cilicia Late DistensisFreak Family - In AfricaSam One - KitaleDJ JM - SyzePloy - Vortex (Stripped Mix)Big Miz - Sponk 900Antranig - Big Ass DrumsYoung Muscle - Beat Up By The DrumTristan Arp - CoilBAMBII & Lady Lykez - Wicked GyalBakongo - Tribal WarriorAroent - Say (Ploy Remix)Capricorn - 20Hz (Vroom Remix)Stenny - FortressChrissy - Depeche Moines (Denham Audio Remix)TSVI & DJ JM - Xus LordAndruss - AgáchaloDJ Nukem & Chab - Shaiva Part 2Delay Grounds - DoumoLucas SM - With Touching Distance (Syz Drumzmix)E’Voke - Runaway (Biff ’n’ Memphis Edit)
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20/02/2024Sónar 2024 finalises lineup with Paul Kalkbrenner, Sevdaliza, Laurent Garnier, Kittin b2b David Vunk, VTSS, Adriatique, Soto Asa and many more
The musical lineup for Sónar 2024 is now complete. This year, the festival is tuned to the frequency of now with a programme of dance music iconsinnovators from all eras, and radical performances. Part of the programme will also be dedicated to how widespread use of Artificial Intelligence is shaping the present and future of the creative industries. 
 +RAIN Film FestivalABHIR | AdelaidaAdriatique | AI & Blockchain Creative SummitForum: AI: Generating panic? (w/ Eduard Alarcón) Air play ‘Moon Safari’ Aïsha Devi + Emmanuel Biard }§{ present ‘Les Immortelles’ | Akazie | AMOREAnetha Arnau Obiols | ASIANDOPEBOYS present ‘PHYSIS’Barcelona Music Tech Hub | Ben Böhmer live | Bikôkô | BlackhaineBlck Mamba BLEX: Filip Custic, Virgen Maria, Naive Supreme & Hundred Tauro C.FRIM b2b BAMBII C.O.U. | CASISDEAD | Charlotte de Witte presents ‘Overdrive’ | Cinthie live | Club Cringe | Coco EmForum: Curating the curators Daniel Benza & Dømochevsky present ‘Cortical’ Danny Tenaglia Drazzit Drea | Dyce | Ela Minus | Eliza Rose b2b Dan Shake b2b Sally C | EMPTYSETDJ Flight & MC Chickaboo | Floating Points | Folamour A/V | Dj Fucci | Gabber Eleganza presents ‘The Hakke Show’DJ Gatasanta GAZZI b2b DALILA | DJ Gigola | Hadren | Héctor Oaks b2b Partiboi69𝔥𝔢𝔵𝔬𝔯𝔠𝔦𝔰𝔪𝔬𝔰 presents ‘𝔐ᴜᴛᴜᴀʟɪsᴍ𝔛’ | horsegiirLHuda Iceboy Violet & Nueen present ‘You Said You’d Hold My Hand Through The Fire’ JASSS | JehiaJennifer Cardini b2b HAAi | Jessie Ware | JudelineJulietta Ferrari Kabeaushé | KAMAUU | Kaytranada | Kelly Moran | Kerri Chandler | KI/KI liveKiani Del Valle Performance Group presents ‘CORTEX’ with Tayhana & Hamill Industries Kittin b2b David Vunk La Goony Chonga | LaFrancesssa | LANAVLaurel Halo Laurent Garnier | Lee Gamble presents ‘Models’ with Candela Capitán | Loraine JamesMainline Magic Orchestra | Marie Davidson liveMarie Montexier b2b Mor Elian | Marlon Hoffstadt aka DJ Daddy Trance | Marta Verde | The Martinez BrothersMeritxell de Soto Micaela Mantegna | moktarMyriam Bleau & Nien Tzu Weng present ‘Second Self’ | Natural Wonder Beauty Concept | Nicole L’HuillierOctave One live | Olof Dreijer & Diva Cruz hybrid set | pablopabloPaul Kalkbrenner | Peter Kirn | Project AreaRaxon | Reinier Zonneveld liveRichie Hawtin River Moon Rumbler salute Sasha Costanza-Chock Sepehr live Sevdaliza | SHYBOI | Skin On Skin | Slim SoledadSoto Asa | Spacer | Stacey Hotwaxx Hale b2b DJ Paulette | Surgeon & Speedy J present ‘MULTIPLES’ live | SurusingheSwoose | TAAHLIAHTAYHANA presents Club Latinx w/ Simona, Slim Soledad & Mare Advertencia | Team Rolfes presents ‘321Rule’ live AV starring Lil MarikoDJ Tennis | TNTC | TOMMY CASH | TORO presents: softchaos, engalanan, wicboyx | Toy Tonics Jam: Kapote & Sam Ruffillo | Toya DelazyValentina Magaletti & Theresa Baumgartner present ‘Lucha Libre’ Verushka | Vince Staples | VMO a.k.a. Violent Magic OrchestraVTSS Forum: We are the music makers Forum: What’s immersive anyway? Yerai Cortés presents ‘Guitarra Coral’ Yosef | ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U | yunè pinku live  Sónar Week: when Barcelona becomes the global capital of electronic music For Sónar WeekBarcelona becomes the centre of the world for electronic music and cultural innovation. As well as Sónar by DaySónar by Night and Sónar+D, there’s also four days of OFFSónar, located in Poble Espanyol on Montjuïc. OFFSónar maintains its commitment to events focused on record labels, with top DJs, local talent and the most attractive clubbing experiences on the international scene. From Thursday to Sunday, there’ll be parties hosted by Brunch Electronik, XSolid GroovesKeinemusik and FUSE London, with one event still to be announced for Sunday. Find out more here. The biggest names in electronic music at Sónar by Night  Sónar by Night  features a list of names who’ve helped electronic music take the world by storm over the past decades. Highlights from today’s announcement include veterans Paul KalkbrennerDanny Tenaglia and a brand-new show from Richie Hawtin, as well as contemporary classics like AdriatiqueVTSSAnetha, and Jennifer Cardini b2b HAAi. Also announced today are Soto Asa, local collective BLEX and TAYHANA presents Club Latinx, amongst others. They join the recently added Air (playing ‘Moon Safari’ in full) and other previously announced artists including KaytranadaJessie WareVince StaplesCharlotte de Witte presents ‘Overdrive’Ben Böhmer liveFloating PointsReinier Zonneveld liveKerri ChandlerThe Martinez BrothersHéctor Oaks b2b Partiboi69, and Marlon Hoffstadt aka DJ Daddy Trance.  Three icons will soundtrack the sunset at Sónar by Day  Sunsets over SonarVillage by Estrella Damm will be soundtracked by a riotous back-to-back from Kittin and David Funk, as well as the long-awaited return of Laurent Garnier to the stage. Both acts join the already announced Folamour, who’s preparing a new audiovisual show. Also added to the Sónar by Day lineup today are live sets from Kabeaushé and Mainline Magic Orchestra and a hybrid set from Olof Dreijer and percussionist Diva Cruz. Kianí del Valle Performance Group presents a new show, ‘Cortex’, together with Hamill Industries & Tayhana joining other radical performances by TOMMY CASHVMO a.k.a. Violent Magic Orchestra, and Blackhaine. They all join live performances from Surgeon & Speedy JLoraine JamesEla MinusEMPTYSETToya Delazy, and yunè pinku, plus DJ sets from Stacey Hotwaxx Hale b2b DJ PauletteCoco EmmoktarhorsegiirL and Surusinghe  SonarLab x Printworks and SonarPark by DICE: new friends meet old ones Sónar also unveils a new collaboration with Printworks London,  SonarLab x Printworks, which brings the much-missed UK venue to Spain for the first time. With a brand new stage build, the collaboration will bring the essence of Printworks, famed for its on-point curation and advanced AV production, to Sónar by Night on 14th and 15th June SonarLab x Printworks will host live sets from Octave OneSepehrKI/KICinthie and CASISDEAD plus some of the hottest DJs around: DJ Flight & MC ChickabooEliza Rose b2b Dan Shake b2b Sally CsaluteMarie Montexier b2b Mor ElianC.FRIM b2b BAMBIIJASSSSwoose, and TNTC. SonarPark by DICE returns again this year, paying tribute to the increasingly wide range of styles and ideas that make up global club culture. Blck MambaMeritxell de Soto and ABHIR are added to the lineup today, joining already announced artists JudelineTORO CollectiveSkin On Skin¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$UAkazieMarie DavidsonDyceAMOREJehiaSlim SoledadDJ Gigola, DJ Fucci, Taahliah, and SHYBOI.  AI & Music powered by S+T+ARTS: a festival within a festival The brand new AI & Music programme powered by S+T+ARTS, an initiative of the European Commission, includes concerts, conferences, and projects that explore the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Music. Added to the programme today are performances by Sevdaliza𝔥𝔢𝔵𝔬𝔯𝔠𝔦𝔰𝔪𝔬𝔰, and Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu Weng. It will also include the already announced performance of ‘Models’ by Lee Gamble and Candela Capitán, co-produced together with the Polish festival Unsound. The AI & Music programme also includes the open forum ‘We Are The Music Makers’, with Thor Magnusson (Intelligent Instruments Lab), Sergi Jordà (UPF, Reactable), Anna Xambó (QMUL C4DM), Magda Polo (UB), and Moisés Horta aka 𝔥𝔢𝔵𝔬𝔯𝔠𝔦𝔰𝔪𝔬𝔰Peter Kirn will lead an ‘AI Performance Playground’ hacklab: an open call for participation will be announced soon. Plus there’ll be two masterclasses that explore how artists are integrating AI into their practice, courtesy of Nicole L’Huillier and Marta Verde. And finally,  Project Area will include a selection of projects covering AI and music, with more details to be announced soon. Today, Sónar also announces its participation in TIMES (The Independent Movement for Electronic Scenes), a cooperation between 10 European festivals, co-funded by the European Union, and the successor to the We Are Europe project (2015-2022). Sónar 2024 will feature a series of performances co-curated with Berlin Atonal, Nuits Sonores, and Reworks. More information on the project will be announced soon.   Sónar+D 2024: examining the future of the creative industries This year Sónar+D features Sasha Costanza-Chock, who’ll deliver an AV talk presented by SEIDOR, advocating for more inclusive design principles for technology. Also announced today is ‘Abogamer’ Micaela Mantegna, who’ll unravel the puzzle of ethics and intellectual property in videogames and the metaverse.  Sónar+D 2024 will also bring together leading names in immersive art and performance to analyse the new frontiers being opened up in this growing sector, with representatives from Superblue in Miami, Monom in Berlín, Oboria Digital de Zaragoza (The Sphere, Las Vegas), and Moment Factory in Montreal. In addition, starting on Tuesday 11th June, the 2nd edition of +RAIN Film Festival, an international film festival for cinema made with AI, will be held. Co-organised with the UPF, it will explore how this new technology is shaping current cinematic narratives. Tickets on sale now Tickets for Sónar 2024 are on sale  now  via our tickets page, where you can find up-to-date prices and see what each ticket includes. If you’re 18 and 30 years old, you can also get a discount on your tickets. Find out more here.
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