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Last night we were tuned in to the Radiohead takeover of Boiler Room at Corsica Studios in London. Fantastic sets all night, but I was most impressed with Dan Snaith aka Caribou, whose track selection throughout his set with Jamie XX was utterly brilliant.
This year, Caribou’s been releasing quite a bit of material under his Daphni alias, the most recent of which came in the form of the Ne Noya EP, which dropped last week on Snaith’s own Jiaolong imprint. The three-track, vinyl only release, features an edit and 2 Daphni originals, and it’s the B-side ‘Yes, I Know’ that really stands out – a ballsy slowburner that combines acid with soul:
This weekend we were at the legendary Sonar Festival in one of our favorite European cities, Barcelona. Founded 18 years ago, Sonar was the first ever daytime contemporary music festival in a European city and despite its renowned status, it’s avoided slipping into mainstream territory by continuing to showcase fresh talent.
Taking place across three days and two nights, the first thing that struck us was Sonar’s ability to coordinate such a multitude of electronic acts, hosted at two very different settings without overstepping the vibe at each spot. The 12 til 9 daytime event is a super chilled affair taking place at Barcelona’s beautiful cultural centre, just a stones throw from the Ramblas. By contrast, the 10pm til 7am night event was a rager at Fira Gran Via, a convention centre on the outskirts west of the city. While we’d love to cover every highlight from the weekend, there were just too many great moments, so instead we’ll bring you a varied shortlist of what made us tick: