Sónar Barcelona, which will take place on 14, 15 and June 16, presents its first confirmed artists, including The Roots, deadmau5, Hot Chip, Modeselektor, James Blake dj, Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Amon Tobin’s ISAM, Squarepusher, Nicolas Jaar, Luciano, Azari & III, Jacques Lus Cont, Friendly Fires, Metronomy, John Talabot, Mouse On Mars, BBC Radio 1 presents Annie Mac & guests and showcases from Hyperdub, Brainfeeder and 100% Silk, among others.
Among the artists confirmed to date are:
The USA’s The Roots, probably the best hip-hop band in the world today.
Top-drawer technological shows with a massive impact on the senses, likeISAM by Amon Tobin, and the shows by deadmau5 and Diamond Version (the new project by Alva Noto and Byetone).
Major names in electronic dance music, including Fatboy Slim (for the first time at Sónar), Richie Hawtin, Azari & III, Jacques Lu Cont,Modeselektor, Ital, John Talabot, Luciano and Laurent Garnier(presenting his latest show, LBS).
Some of the leading standard bearers of today’s freshest and most danceable pop, like Hot Chip (who have a new album under their belt)Metronomy, Friendly Fires and Austra.
Undeniably talented young artists like James Blake (wearing his dj hat),Nicolas Jaar (returning after his success at Sónar 2011), Maya Jane Coles, Jacques Greene, Julio Bashmore, Thundercat, Cooly G, The Suicide Of Western Culture, Uner and Blawan, among others.
Top drawer adventurous and experimental artists such as Mouse On Mars, Squarepusher, Peaking Lights, Maria Minerva, LA Vampires,Plapla Pinky and Supersilent, who will be performing with the legendary British musician John Paul Jones.
The major showcases by Hyperdub, Brainfeeder and 100% Silk (three of today’s most important labels, champions of cutting edge dubstep, the fertile Los Angeles beats scene and the new batch of underground house producers in the United States, as well as the BBC Radio 1 show with Annie Mac and her guests.
The Roots (US)
Hot Chip (UK)
James Blake dj (UK)
Fatboy Slim (UK)
Richie Hawtin (CA)
Amon Tobin ISAM (BR)
Nicolas Jaar (US)
Azari & III (CA)
Friendly Fires (UK)
Mouse On Mars (DE)
Laurent Garnier presents LBS (FR)
Hyperdub presents Kode9 + Cooly G + Scratcha DVA (UK)
Jacques Greene (CA)
Jacques Lu Cont (UK)
John Talabot (ES)
Diamond Version featuring Alva Noto & Byetone + Atsuhiro Ito (DE-JP)
Brainfeeder presents Thundercat + Kutmah + Lapalux (US)
Maya Jane Coles (UK)
Mary Anne Hobbs Vs Blawan (UK)
100% Silk presents Ital + Maria Minerva + LA Vampires + Magic Touch (US)
Peaking Lights (US)
Julio Bashmore (UK)
BBC Radio 1 presents Annie Mac & guests (UK)
Trevor Jackson (UK)
When Saints Go Machine (DK)
The Suicide Of Western Culture (ES)
Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) (US)
Plapla Pinky (FR)
Supersilent featuring John Paul Jones (NO-UK)