Loraine James, Pan Daijing and Lorenzo Senni are among the names set to play Rewire’s upcoming "offline" festival.
Following an online edition in May, the festival returns to The Hague, the Netherlands across 10th-12th September, as well as 18th September.
Billed "as a reintroduction to Rewire’s usual format," the festival will also host the likes of Sarah Davachi, bbymutha, Laurie Spiegel and Lyra Pramuk in venues including Paard, Korzo and Koninklijke Schouwburg.
Lorenzo Senni is set to release his first album for Warp Records.
Titled 'Scacco Matto', it takes its name from the Italian word for 'checkmate', and is described as a continuation of Senni's distinctive "pointillistic" style which he's established on past releases such as his last album, 2014's Boomkat Editions-released 'Superimpositions', and 2016's 'Persona' EP, which marked his first appearance on Warp Records.
Since the early ’90s, when pioneers like Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, and Jam & Spoon crafted some of the earliest and best-loved trance records, the genre has gone through huge swings in popularity. Today, the sound is as strong as ever, as artists like Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, and plenty of newcomers fly the flag for trance the world over. To find out why the genre has endured for so long, we spoke to some of its greatest producers – and some of their answers may surprise you.
HOW HAS TRANCE CHANGED SINCE ITS EARLY DAYS?
MATT DAREY: Trance is a chameleon of electronic genres. It’s fused with, and taken influence, from every other genre along its journey. The old sounds return, then fuse with the new.
LORENZO SENNI: My interest in trance is focused on the build-up. I believe that trance evolved into EDM, which pushed the limits of what the build-up can do. Tension and release becomes a psychotic rollercoaster of emotions – the audience is already bored a few seconds after the drop, so there’s always a need for a new build-up to keep the attention high. This is taken to an extreme now, but I’m pleased to see that, actually.
WHY DO NEW GENERATIONS KEEP FALLING IN LOVE WITH TRANCE?
MATT DAREY: I think it’s the way that trance feels like a universal family, connected and nurtured by fans, DJs, and producers. Above & Beyond and Armin Van Buuren in particular are titanic forces in this, focusing their efforts on maintaining this family feeling. They’ve undoubtedly kept the genre growing.
Sónar has completed its huge 2019 line-up, which this year offers 140 shows at Sónar By Day and Sónar By Night between 18th and 20th July.
Lorenzo Senni and Theo Parrish are now confirmed for afternoon and evening action, alongside Iranian avant-garde R&B type Sevdaliza and Andalusian MC Dellafuente. This is in addition to live business from the likes of Holly Herndon, Max Cooper (A/V), Actress and Young Paint, DJ Krush, Red Axes and Erol Alkan.