After releasing his outstanding single, “Questions,” and performing at The Hudson Project earlier this month, the NYC transplant, Panic Bomber, continues to build upon his budding career as he readies a slew of releases across house-related genres, while focusing on a new hybrid DJ/live performance incorporating live production. As a collaborator with our own Troy Kurtz on the Kurtz & Bomber project, and resident for the famed Slap & Tickle party in Miami, this dance music aficionado flexes his refined taste for a captivating hour of deep grooves on this week’s guest mix. Keep an eye on Panic Bomber as he makes his ascent in the dance music world.
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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: