Tag: Bjork

What Can We Expect From Sónar 2017?

With the summer heat approaching and after festival season already began, we are moving closer to some of the biggest global festivals. This year we are taking a closer look at Sónar as they will deliver wide range of artists, conferences, stages and much more. Held in beautiful Barcelona, Sonar will definitely write many people’s stories for summer 2017. Festival is not focusing only on well known genres, therefore they recently announced the opening of a new stage – Sónar XS, which will give an opportunity to young names and underground/extreme sounds. Sónar XS and other stages will be a ... Read more

Aphex Twin Returns To US For First Performance In Nearly A Decade

Not since his 2008 Coachella performance as Aphex Twin graced a U.S. stage, but that all changes this December. On 17 & 18 December, Houston’s Day for Night Festival will welcome the electronic noise pioneer for the first time stateside in nearly a decade. The festival itself is described as, “featuring world class musicians as well as leaders in various disciplines of digital art”. Festival producer Omar Afra could barely contain his excitement by saying, “This is the second moon landing for Houston.” TBH, in looking through the lineup, there are some quite eclectic names to be had. True artists ... Read more

The Story Of Souleyman: The Arab Who’s Shaking Up Dance Music

No it is not a joke. And actually far from one. This February the former Syrian wedding musician, Omar Souleyman, is taking over the main stage at Amsterdam’s Melgweg. So it won’t be hard any more to come up with a good reason to explain why you’re listening to a Sunni wedding musician, looking like young Yasser Arafat, rocking his Schwarzenegger sunglasses. The man has had our full attention ever since we saw his 2011 performance at Glastonbury. Who else, if not a Syrian refugee musician himself, one could rightfully ask, would aid his own people in flight from Syrian war by holding shows ... Read more