Posts

Sónar 2024 Report

More than 150,000 revellers from countries across the globe experienced Sónar in Barcelona from Thursday, June 13th to Saturday, June 15th. Under the slogan of 'the frequency of now', this year's event had some familiar names returning with new shows such as Air, Chartlotte De Witte, Folamour, Laurent Garnier, Paul Kalkbrenner, and Reinier Zonneveld, but it was the acts breaking onto the big stages for the first time or making their debuts that impressed us the most.   Mike Barnard was there for Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night to see acts as diverse as Jessie Ware, Surgeon & Speedy J, Stacey Hotwaxx Hale b2b DJ Paulette, Olof Dreijer & Diva Cruz, Salute, emptyset, Ela Minus, ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U, and Marie Montexier b2b Mor Elian. This year's mantra for Sónar was 'the frequency of now'. Thursday After a huge storm hit Barcelona the evening before Sónar started, we were relieved to see the weather forecast return to warm and sunny for the rest of the week.

Geumhyung Jeong exhibition coming to ICA London
The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London will host a Geumhyung Jeong exhibition from September. Under Construction will feature a newly commissioned installation of scul…

DOCUMENT Bristol reveals autumn events
Bru-C, Maceo Plex, Charlotte Plank, Sammy Virji, and Pawsa, will play DOCUMENT Bristol this autumn. The venue will also host nights such as Glitterbox, DnB Allstars, and Worried A…

Lisbon's MEO KALORAMA adds more acts
Monobloc, CHERII, CC:DISCO, Cormac, Fabiana Palladino, and DJ Python are among the latest acts confirmed for Lisbon's MEO KALORAMA. The festival at Bella Vista Park from Thurs…

Delve into 500 years of Black British music
Artists, industry experts and academics will reflect on the historical context and legacies that define Black British music at the British Library in London on Friday, July 12th. …

Cosmic Pineapple kicks off Ibiza residency at Cova Santa
Cosmic Pineapple have kicked off their Ibiza events where wellness meets party scene at Cova Santa this summer. Revelers can expect a creative consciousness experiment filled with…

Laurent Garnier and Jungle for Oasis Festival 2024
Laurent Garnier and a DJ set from Jungle top the bill in the first wave of Oasis Festival 2024 acts. From Friday, September 6th to Sunday, September 8th, Oasis returns to Marrakes…