Sónar Festival in Barcelona added 17 new artists to its line-up, including several big names from the international scene, while also expanding the scope of artists appearing at the SonarDôme stage presented by Red Bull Music Academy. These new performances join the previously announced Flying Lotus, Róisín Murphy, Jamie xx, Arca, Jesse Kanda, Hot Chip, Autechre, Siriusmodeselektor, Kindness, Laurent Garnier and more than 150 shows at Sónar 2015. Shaping up to be a pretty good lineup if we do say so ourselves!
Who are these lineup additions, you ask? Sónar by Day will host the 4-deck J.E.T.S. project from the iconic Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum. The two distinguished producers join together under the J.E.T.S. alias to create awe-inspiring syncopated rhythms.
The Italian sound investigator and exceptional talent Lorenzo Senni will bring his own particular deconstruction of 90s rave music (hardcore, trance) with his typical visually striking concert. Meanwhile, Finnish friends Jimi Tenor & Jori Hulkkonen will play the “Nuntius” soundtrack live, the silent science fiction film that they directed which will, of course, be screened during the performance.
The nightly additions are just as sweet. Sónar by Night adds several prominent figures from today’s dance music scene to its stages, including: French producer Rone, who will present songs from his new album “Creatures”, with a story based audiovisual show; English duo Paranoid London, responsible for several of the most exciting tracks on the European underground with an infectious and magnetic sound; extraordinary Luxembourg pianist Francesco Tristano, submerging himself in techno with songs from his new EP on Get Physical and surrounded onstage by keyboards and synthesizers; American Salva, hybridization master of hip-hop, Miami bass and Chicago house who will play between A$AP Rocky and Die Antwoord; and the foremost representative of the origins of drum’n’bass Dj Fresh, closing Friday night at SonarClub with his fully revamped sound.
As for the Red Bull Stage, they’re adding some essential elements as well. Skepta heads the new list of artists performing on SonarDôme stage at Sónar by Day, curated by Red Bull Music Academy. The English MC –joined by his accomplice JME– is one of the key figures of grime, the London urban genre that has been experiencing an exciting ascendance in recent months. Also extremely noteworthy will be the performance by Floating Points, an exquisite producer and dj responsible for the label Eglo Records, revitalising the most elegant and organic house by way of lucid jazz and funk notations.
Joining them will be an assortment of new talent from different backgrounds and varied sounds, including: throbbing techno from Englishman and Berlin resident Palms Trax, linchpin of the Lobster Theremin label; the Olde Gods pairing of Guillamino and Jami Bassols (ex-Aster), investigating the realms of house, funk and italodisco; Chilean Valesuchi with his synthetic melodies between techno, synth pop and cumbia; Greek producer Larry Gus, now based in Italy, with a special taste for psychedelic dance; dubstep bangers from Mexican LAO; and the curious combination of Japanese pop andrave music by Russian NV.
All these artitsts will join the previously announced onces by Red Bull Music Academy for SonarDôme stage: Xosar, Zebra Katz,Mumdance & Novelist feat. The Square , Courtesy, Bosaina,Ossie, Torus, Brigitte Laverne, La Mverte, Mickey de Grand IV and Alejandro Paz.
Single tickets for Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night are on sale now, as well as 2-Night tickets and the Sónar Pass. For a FULL LINEUP see bel0w:
The Chemical Brothers
Arca & Jesse Kanda
Maya Jane Coles
Skepta & JME
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
The 2 Bears
J.E.T.S.(jimmy edgar & machinedrum)
Yung Lean & Sad Boys
Double Vision: Atom TM + Robin Fox
Cabo San Roque
Mumdance & Novelist feat. the Square
Voices from the Lake
Jimi Tenor & Jori Hulkkonen play Nuntius
El niño de elche vs los voluble
Mickey de Grand IV