Tag: off sonar

Interview: Marina Karamarko

Marina Karamarko has a tendency to leave listeners with a full heart on the dancefloor. With her unique style and charisma, her capacity to understand music, its layers, coupled with her natural ability to entertain and connect, brought her respect from her peers and fans alike. Since 2005, she has gone strength to strength with over a decade in the game, having held residencies at the likes of Viva Warriors & Unusual Suspects (Ibiza), appearances at Sonus, OFF Sonar, Sea Star Festival, WeLoveSound Festival, tours of North & South America, as well as releases on labels like Innocent Music, Baile ... Read more

Pacha Barcelona Welcomes Cocoon, Spectrum, Vagabundos & More For Off Week 2018

From Tuesday, 12 – Sunday, 17 June, 2018, Pacha Barcelona steps into to Off Week 2018 with a full slate of events. With debut brands and long term friends joining the festivity, the two cherries take 6 days to explore the full spectrum of underground electronic music at one of its major annual events. Pacha Barcelona Off Week debuts include UNER‘s multi sensorial Umamii (12 June) concept returning to its home city along with Andhim, Francisco Allendes, Gonçalo, and Solardo, and Joris Voorn‘s Spectrum (13 June) has Kölsch, Patrice Bäumel and B. Traits. Wednesday, 14 June sees Yousef‘s famed Liverpool ... Read more

Premiere: Amberoom – Orchesis (Original Mix)

Andre Hommen’s These Eyes imprint kicks off 2018 with Amberoom – a project by house DJ veteran Ramin Nouyan, who has teamed up with the production duo Hoffmann / Tur. A new project still, but with two successful EPs on Josh Wink’s Ovum in 2017, Amberoom now brings their third release: “Orchesis” EP. Here, the title track ‘Orchesis’ has been featured in several playlists since Off Sonar in Barcelona last year. Especially the lead-synth can easily get stuck in your head for a while as once again Hoffmann & Tur are showing the various kinds of outstanding productions they are ... Read more

DHA Mix #296 By Raxon

One of the Middle East most dynamic and recognizable figures is Raxon. Now based in Barcelona, the Egyptian born electronic music artist spent his formative DJ years as resident for Audio Tonic (Dubai), which exposed him to a wide variation of sound, most importantly the influences of quality dance music. Raxon’s patented driving bass heavy House & Techno sound has found his productions land on the likes of Ellum, Diynamic, Noir Music, Tronic, and more, with his huge 2016 summer remix of Noir & Olivier Giacamotto’s ‘Reste’ of particular note. Now, with a globe trotting tour schedule including prominent stops ... Read more

Premiere: Luciano Feat. JAW – 7direction(s) (Original Mix)

As Luciano needs little introduction we will just say this, you can guarantee he always comes through with a signature tune once a year. And so 2015 throws up “7 Directions” featuring JAW on the vocal, a mesmerizing and low-slung track that’s already getting pole position in Luciano’s sets, ending his momentous off-Sonar show at El Poble Espanyol with it, as well as becoming a staple at his weekly Vagabundos residency at Space in Ibiza this season. “7 Directions” is perhaps one of Luciano’s more understated productions; it’s a sprawling and sultry journey, with deft melodic touches and intricate production ... Read more

Mix #170 + Interview: Nick Curly

Ever since his memorable breakthrough in 2008, Nick Curly has established himself as one of the pre-eminent international acts in the modern era of house music. Nick’s run of timeless, club-ready 12”’s and remixes have constantly and consistently found the mark amongst both music fans and his DJ peers. He currently stands at #4 in industry bible Resident Advisor’s most charted acts of all-time, sitting in alongside luminaries Maceo Plex, Butch, Radio Slave and Maya Jane Coles in the top 5, and he has become one of the world’s most in-demand DJs. The majority of Nick’s output has appeared on ... Read more

15 Off Week Events To Attend

In June, Barcelona will turn into the capital for electronic music lovers once again as the renowned Sonar festival returns to the picturesque Catalan city.  A big part of the Sonar experience revolves around the slew of Off Week parties and label showcases for which artists, imprints, journalists and globetrotting clubbers fly into the Southern Spain for a weekend of celebration, as well as a glimpse into the future of the scene. Sonar is widely known for as a destination uniting established artists with emerging talent, in all areas of musical and audiovisual production. The festival is constantly progressive and on the pulse of the current electronic music landscape. Now, we ... Read more