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Sónar and OFFSónar launch Sónar Week Barcelona

Sónar and OFFSónar have announced their week-long celebration of electronic music and culture in Barcelona for this June, for the first time offering festival goers...

Glitchy purple image of a nightclub

Spain’s electro and IDM underground is popping off like never before, thanks to a percolating network of new labels, DJs, producers, clubs and festivals. Ben Murphy talks to some of the people behind this growing scene, and finds out why it’s happening now

Far from the superclubs of Ibiza, there’s an underground electronic music movement growing in Spain. In Madrid and Barcelona, and outposts in Valencia, Seville and...

Pastel illustration of DJ and producer SIFON wearing sunglasses with a mullet

SIFON will release their debut EP, ‘High Camp Fantasy Groove’, later this week on their brand new imprint of the same name. Listen exclusively to...

Black and white film photograph of John Talabot. He stars at the camera with a black scraf wrapped around his head and draped over his shoulder, he hand partially obscures his face

Though best known as John Talabot, the Catalan DJ and electronic artist born Oriol Riverola's story is one filled with experimental aliases and collaborative projects that stretch from psychedelic techno through to otherworldly dub and kosmische. Here, he chats to Eoin Murray about documenting life through music, club residencies, long-anticipated LPs, his Hivern Discs label, and working at this own pace

“Everything I do is about documenting something,” says John Talabot over a video call from his home in Barcelona, perched in front of a floor-to-ceiling...

skrillex 2023

Skrillex was forced to pause his set at this year's Primavera Sound due to a fire breaking out on stage. On 2nd June, the LA...

Brunch

Brunch Electronik has announced the line-up for this year's festival in Barcelona. Taking place from the 11th to the 13th August 2023, over 90 artists...

Sonar 2023 first lineup

Sónar has announced the first artists for its flagship 2023 festival in Barcelona, which will mark 30 years of the electronic music institution. Taking place...

Primavera announces full line-up for 2023 festival in Barcelona and Madrid

Spain's Primavera Sound has revealed the complete line-up for next year's festivals in Barcelona and, for the first time, Madrid. The flagship Barcelona festival will...

Premiere: Nueen ‘Let Me Be Gone For A While’

Nueen will release a new album, ‘Diagrams of Thought’, via Barcelona’s Balmat label this month. Listen to ‘Let Me Be Gone For A While’ below...

Les Enfants Brillants

A new 400-capacity venue, Les Enfants Brillants, is set to open in Barcelona this weekend (16th April). Located on Carrer de Guàrdia in central Barcelona...

Clubs in Barcelona to reopen from 11th February

Nightclubs and bars will be allowed to fully reopen in Barcelona from 11th February. The nightlife sector is one of the last that has been...

‘KicK iii’ will be released on the same day as another album, ‘KicK ii’

Arca has announced a new album, 'Kick iii', which will land on 3rd December through XL Recordings. 

The record is a counterpart to 'Kick...

Performances by Leon Vynehall, Space Afrika and more will be broadcast live online

Sónar will return to Barcelona for the first time since July 2019 this weekend, with two new in-person events featuring a host of live performances...

Rapper and actor Leïti Sène is flipping drill’s macho aesthetic on its head with a softer sound dubbed ‘cute drill’, combining the world-conquering sound with...

Barcelona is a city famed for its artistic and creative spirit, an inspiration to 20th century greats Picasso, Dali and Miro. Today the Catalan capital...

Attendees will be required to have a Covid-19 pass for entry

Barcelona's indoor venues are looking set to reopen this weekend.

A week on from the news that Ibiza clubs will be allowed to reopen from...

Hudson Mohawke & Tiga, Eric Prydz and Helena Hauff are also among the latest additions to next year's line-up

A host of new names have been added to the Sónar 2022 line-up, including Brazilian DJ/producer ANNA, Avalon Emerson, Folamour and Kiwi Rekords boss,...

Indoor nightlife across Catalonia will be paused from Friday (9th July)

Barcelona’s indoor nightlife is to close this weekend in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Catalan government has ruled that indoor nightclubs...

The country's 17 official territories are now in control of their own plans for lockdown easing 

Clubs have begun reopening in Spain on a regional basis, with indoor parties starting up in cities including Barcelona, Zaragoza, Santander, and Madrid. 

The announcements...

The event took place at the Palau Sant Jordi arena (pictured)

5,000 people attended a gig in Barcelona as part of coronavirus study this weekend.

On Saturday (27th), 5,000 music fans packed into the floor space...

'We have tried everything, but have now made this painful decision'

Primavera Sound has officially cancelled its 2021 edition.

After being forced to cancel the 2020 instalment of Primavera Sound in Barcelona, the team behind...