This Dutch electronic music festival is over in Barcelona at the Parc del Fòrum for the second year in a row with a total of four stages and nearly 60 artists bringing a solid selection of DJs and producers with heaps of talent and experience who have carved themselves a space in the world of quality electronica with distinct musical styles and flavours.
Highlights include Nina Kraviz, who's back in Barcelona to take fans on a trip through her vast music collection; another festival regular and Ellum alum is Maceo Plex, who will take advantage of the fact that he's on his home turf to solidify his reputation as one of the pioneers of underground house; and an iconic and curious back-to-back combines the savoir faire of Italian techno capo Joseph Capriati with Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones. The festival also welcomes back Marcel Dettmann, known worldwide for being one of the biggest influences in contemporary techno. You also get the chance to see Pan-Pot, making their debut at theBarcelona festival after performing in Amsterdam two years ago. We also want to spotlight Dutch performer Job Jobse, whose meteoric career on the international scene has not gone unnoticed; as well as chiefs of the Innervisions label, Âme and Dixon, who for years have been showing off the freshest of current house music. And lest we forget the return of French artist Agorioa with his dark take on dance music.
The Catalans and Spaniards of course have their place in the local festival with big names such as Guim Lebowski, alum of the Cercle party cycles, and Marc Piñol, one of the strongest bets out of Hivern Discs. They're sharing the bill with young up-and-comers including Sau Poler and his new-school house, extreme experimental with Pional, and the practically-a-veteran Cora Novoa, who has one of the most personal sounds on the Spanish electronic scene.