URB spent another wonderful weekend in the amazing city of Barcelona for the annual Sonar Electronic Music Festival. And like year’s past, the spot on music programming combined with the wonderful Spanish city and always up-for-it European crowd to make Sonar a must-experience destination for music heads.
Here’s some of our top moments.
MeanRed is back with another devious dose of their darkside endeavor, Dark Disco. This time, it’s housed in the venue of Brooklyn’s own Music Hall of Williamsburg, with a lineup that’s undoubtedly impressive and immersive. The night will feature DJ sets from (now) post-chillwave act Toro y Moi, “lovestep” extraordinaire Dirty South Joe, and URB favourite Mary Anne Hobbs. What’s most intriguing is that L.A.’s abstract beatmaking sensation, Nosaj Thing, will be performing live a bit differently. Nosaj will be doing an impressive (and rarely done) full A/V set, with a focus on magnifying the live experience of Nosaj Thing (which is already fantastic). Details on where to get tickets and the flyer with info on tonight’s festivities after the jump.
In case you haven’t been reading the papers (I know, what’s a paper?), July 2010 was [almost] the hottest on record. And August is just starting. There’s not much we can do here at URB to stop this overall warming of the planet (we stopped killing trees, if that helps), but we can recommend some great chill out music to help beat the heat. Let these tunes lower your body temperature a degree or three. …MORE