More acts added to Sónar Barcelona…
Among more than 30 new additions to Sónar Barcelona 2016 are leading figures including Santigold, the charismatic American singer and producer, who will present her brilliant new album "99c" on two occasions: Friday 17 at Sónar by Day and Saturday 18 at Sónar by Night; the ever dependable Canadian DJ and producer A-Trak, who will return to his roots as a turntablist with a unique hip-hop and scratch set at Sónar by Night; and Richie Hawtin, will debut his brand new show, further cementing his commitment to music, art and technology.
Sónar by Night: International clubbing epicentre
This year the festival has established new partnerships with the prestigious online magazine Resident Advisor and Manchester platform The Warehouse Project for the programming of the SonarLab stage at Sónar by Night, with a special focus on club music.
On Friday night, Resident Advisor will capture the festival's diversity and adventurous spirit with performances by: the explosive techno duo formed by DVS1 & Rødhåd ; legendary house music master Kerri Chandler; the first official back-to back set by two of today's superlative DJs, Ben UFO y Helena Hauff; live shows from Japan's Soichi Terada and Hot Shotz, a new project from the renowned Powell and Lorenzo Senni; and two cult DJs: Holland's Intergalactic Gary and, hailing from Galicia, Noaipre.
On Saturday night, The Warehouse Project will present the very best in today's UK club sound, with performances by: the new champion of London's grime scene, Stormzy; UK garage legend DJ EZ; the young pop and garage producer Mura Masa; indefatigable house duo Bicep; DJ partnerships from Melé & Monki and Krysko & Greg Lord. And to close the night, one of the world's leading techno DJs, Berlin's Ben Klock.
Furthermore, Sónar by Night adds new artists to its impressive line up of world-class club DJs and producers including: Canadian beatmaker Kaytranada, up-and-coming Italian techno duo Mind Against, cult figures including Kölsch and two of the Iberian scene's key representatives: Paco Osuna and Angel Molina.
From the Andes to Ghana via Bach; all without leaving Sónar by Day
Sónar by Day adds 10 artists to its line-up to offer an extraordinary range of styles and cultures at the same venue. For the first time, classical music will be introduced to Sónar by Day with a concert by Londoner James Rhodes –respected pianist and author of the bestselling autobiography "Instrumental"-. Also performing will be the amazing Ghanaian musician Ata Kak, who will debut in Europe this June with his vibrant mix of African highlife and exciting hip-hop flow.
Of equal note are performances by: the youthful and talented Yung Lean, one of the most exciting representatives of European trap, who will arrive armed with his recently released new album; the extraordinary American minimalist music trio Dawn Of Midi, who will offer two concerts: Thursday 16 at the L'Auditori, and the following day, Friday 17, at Sónar by Day; Ecuadorian Nicola Cruz, reimagining Andean music with electronic textures; British hip-hop vocalist and YouTube phenomenon Lady Leshurr; PC Music star Danny L. Harle; and the jazz-funk multi genre quartet, BadBadNotGood.
A special mention is also reserved for the "Kingdom Come" show by Gazelle Twin, where the provocative British artist will merge film, theatre, technology and sound, live on stage.
The full list of new additions:
Dawn Of Midi
Danny L. Harle
Gazelle Twin: Kingdom come
DVS1 & Rødhåd
Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff
Hot Shotz (Powell + Lorenzo Senni)
The Warehouse Project
Mele & Monki's nrg flash
Krysko & Greg Lord