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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:

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The weekend’s here dirty dancers, and if you’re in search of a soundtrack brimming with bass driven beats, then look no further. Numbers label-boss Jackmaster has just delivered a promo mix via Boiler Room ahead of his hotly anticipated FabricLive release next week. Featuring exclusives from Hudson Mohawke and Joy O (Joy Orbison), here’s an hour of unadulterated tuneage from Glasgow’s finest:

• Jackmaster – Fabric Promo Mix

tracklist after the jump:

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