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Sónar Barcelona 2014 presents Massive Attack’s new show Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman will make a return to Sonar with the exclusive European performance of his developing ‘Objekt’ live concept
The 21st edition of Sónar Barcelona to be held on 12, 13 & 14 June 2014, today unveils the first 25 names in its line-up. The main highlights will be the debut of Massive Attack’s new show and the long awaited come back of Plastikman, this time at Sonar by Day and introducing his new live concept.
The best worldwide electronica talents are among the first confirmed names:
Four Tet, James Holden, Jon Hopkins, Oneohtrix Point Never, Evian Christ, Caribou, Matmos, Gesaffelstein, Downliners Sekt, Jessy Lanza, Copeland, Nisennenmondai, Woodkid, Bonobo, Moderat and I am Legion among others.
Massive Attack have chosen Sónar Barcelona 2014 to present a brand new show which will move a step further their ongoing audio visual exploration of agitation propaganda and technology.
From his own new recordings and live show as Plastikman at Sonar By Day, in its European exclusive date, to his new standpoint on modern day performing as Richie Hawtin in the main hall of Sonar By Night with his new Close concept, the artist shows both sides of his musical character over two days of Sonar Barcelona.
The 2-Night tickets will go on sale today
The Sonar 2014 international agenda opens in February with two simultaneous festivals to be held in Iceland and Sweden and will close in December 2014 in Cape Town. The Nordic Sonar weekend will take place on 13, 14 & 15 February in Reykjavik and 14 & 15 February in Stockholm. In total, Sonar has scheduled around 100 performances between the two cities.
Sónar 2014 Barcelona: first names
massive attack, richie hawtin I close, plastikman, caribou, woodkid, bonobo, four tet, moderat, jon hopkins, i am legion, gesaffelstein, james holden, oneohtrix point never, matmos, evian christ, happa, jessy lanza, nisennenmondai, clipping., downliners sekt, copeland, majical cloudz, balago, desert, pau roca… and more to be confirmed
The new album Beautiful Rewind is available now:
Ahead of the release of Irrelevant’s new single ‘Little Figurines’, out on 25th November via London-based bass label Kokeshi, the gorgeous bonus album track ‘Epitaph’ is available now as an exclusive free download.
This stunning track is an exclusive bonus taken from the upcoming album ‘Little Figurines’ which is released on 16th December which follows on from the success of his 2011 debut ‘I’ll Be OK’ (which can be filed next to Burial, Four Tet and Synkro).
Irrelevant has a background as a DJ having spun tech – house for many years, before settling on his current sound. He has also done several live sets for Kokeshi in the UK and abroad. Nowadays, his sets have been described as eclectic, “With regards to Irrelevant as a DJ, I’ve never settled in one scene, one of my sets could span electronic, house, techno, garage, drum ‘n’ bass and more.”
Irrelevant feels his inspirations haven’t changed from the making of ‘I’ll be OK’, but over the past two years, upheaval in his personal life alongside the desire to develop his sound have formed a large part of the tracks on the upcoming album:
“I feel more comfortable with the techniques and equipment I use now too so making the music I want to hear is an easier process”
‘Little Figurines’ displays Irrelevant’s unique sound in full force, and with him being regarded as one of the building blocks of Kokeshi’s vision, he will be one to watch in coming years.
Koloto released her four debut tracks in January this year and within months has generated serious interest, with multiple plays by BBC Radio Six’s Tom Robinson and Radio One’s Huw Stephens, as well as a burgeoning online following.
Koloto’s sound infuses elements of electronica, post rock, hip hop and Musique concrète, and draws influences from artists such as edIT, Four Tet, Baths and Amon Tobin, to name but a few.
Koloto’s music is a refreshing take on the over-saturated electronica genre, especially as similarity and adherence to passing fads seems to have become the modus operandi. Koloto shuns sample librarys in favor of home made, hand crafted sounds, resulting in a unique pallet of instrumentation that is often hard to define. Editing plays a key role in the compositional process as tiny fragments of sound are intricately interwoven to create complex melodic and rhythmical passages that are both playful and emotive.