It’s been an incredible year for Oliver $. ‘Doin’ Ya Thang’ set records across the board, with the titles of ‘#1 Downloaded Song on Beatport,’ ‘#1 Most Charted Track of All Time,’ and ‘Mixmag’s Top 10 Track of 2011′ under its belt. 2012 also seems to be off to a great start for Oliver $ and his Play It Down labelmate, Jesse Rose, as they’ve set off on a 3-month global tour featuring extended back-to-back sets from the two. In celebration of the Sample Pleasures tour, the lads have been kind enough to give away two collaborative tracks as well as a wicked new mix. Grab everything below. Continue Reading
all photos courtesy of Sonar Press
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:
BCN With just 3 days to go until Sonar in Barcelona here’s a quick heads up for the week ahead. On top of a stunning Sonar festival lineup, Barcelona plays host to over 100 Off Sonar events, and we’ve taken the liberty to whittle down our picks for those outside shows:
LDN This Saturday our pals at Pelski are throwing a mammoth night at Counter Culture underneath London Bridge in association with Jackmode. With a lineup that reads like a tropical fairytale and two of the most bumping soundsystems in London, where else would you be?