RICHIE HAWTIN, DUBFIRE, DAVE CLARKE, SECRETSUNDAZE AND SNOWBOMBING AT SONAR AND OFF WEEK BARCELONA 2016
Next week is Sónar and Off Week Barcelona and we’ve got lots of artists taking over the decks at venues across the city worth checking out.Richie Hawtin will debut a highly anticipated new show, sets from Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Re.You and Marc Houle plus parties from Secretsundaze and Snowbombing. If you’re planning any Off Week party guides or just planning your party
Each year, with the arrival of Spring and the nice weather, the thoughts of electronic music fans drift naturally towards future music festivals. Among the most sought-after : The Sonar of Barcelona. Created in 1993, this venue attracts the most innovative electronic music artists of the moment.
For a good many years now, alongside the festival, the OFF Week has been developing, spreading the spirit of electronic music celebration throughout the megacity of Barcelona, capital of Catalonia.
Rooftop parties, pool parties, beach parties, showcases… some of the many events to be enjoyed during a week of festivity and which promote both the greatest artists of the planet and the most influential recording labels.
In this avalanche of information, locations and parties, OFF Party Barcelona is undeniably THE federating platform for all these events. Website, mobile app, geolocation of events, we offer you an easy-to-use interface which will rapidly become the favorite guide of all Off Sonar-goers !
Friday 17 June: Sónar by Night, Tickets
Richie Hawtin debuts his brand new show at Sónar by Night, staying constantly dedicated to innovative ideas in music and technology. Having released “From My Mind To Yours” in late 2015, and contributed once again to BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix series, the pioneering artist continues to innovate. Just this month, in collaboration with British product developer Andy Rigby-Jones, Hawtin has unveiled the PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer, the brand’s debut product, which offers a new level of uncompromising quality and intuitive functionality.
Thursday 16 June: RAAR Records, Razzmatazz, Tickets
Described by John Peel as “the Baron of Techno”, Dave Clarke has long hosted his White Noise radio show and just released a record “Charcoal Eyes: A selection of remixes from Amsterdam”, a testament to his diverse musical preferences. For Off Week, he will perform at the RAAR Records showcase in the infamous Razzmatazz club complex as part of the “This is Hardcore” party night. As partygoers get to experience five clubs for one ticket, Clarke is set to play in the venue’s techno club – The Loft.
Wednesday 15 June: Second State, Pacha, Tickets
Friday 17 June: SCI+TEC, City Hall, Tickets
Fresh from the Ibiza debut of his dubfire:liveHYBRID project at the International Live Summit, Dubfire returns to the decks with two sets lined up for Off Week as he continues to celebrate a Decade of Dubfire in 2016. Beginning with the mid-week festivities, Dubfire will shake up the world famous club Pacha on Wednesday, with a SCI+TEC label party lined up for Friday night at the former theatre venue City Hall.
Thursday 16 June: Fact Pool Series, Tickets
Thursday 16 June: Andhim Superfriends, Dome, Tickets
Saturday 18 June: Mobilee Rooftop Party, Hotel Silken Diagonal, Tickets
Berlin-based producer Re.You is a name on the rise, with a busy year of releases planned, including the forthcoming “They Vibed ft. Lazarusman” on Connected, in addition to launching his own label, named after the party series “YOUNION” that sees him invite some of his favorite artists to perform alongside him. Catch him at one of the Off-Week parties on Thursday or at Mobilee’s Rooftop Party on Saturday.
Thursday 16 June: FMLY presents OFF Week, BLVD Culture Club Tickets
Sunday 19 June: Fact Music Pool Series, Tickets
Canadian producer Marc Houle is a true techno veteran. His productions on Hawtin’s Minus and his own label Items & Things defined the minimal sound of the mid 2000’s. Most recently he contributed his own spin on a Claude VonStroke classic on the remix compilation “Who’s Afraid of Detroit Remixes”, which will be released just before his gigs in Barcelona. Opportunities to experience his impressive live sets are at the FMLY party at Culture Club on Thursday and the Fact Music Pool Series on Sunday.
Friday 17 June: Secretsundaze, Parc Del Forum Beach, Tickets
Sunday 19 June: Secretsundaze, La Terrrazza, Tickets
Secretsundaze (Giles Smith & James Priestley) return to Barcelona for two events, with a party at the never before used open air venue Parc Del Forum Beach and another at La Terrrazza’s open air terrace. The duo’s parties continue to dominate the UK club scene (this year celebrating their 15th anniversary) and their annual Off Week parties are always one of the highlights of the season. This year, Secretsundaze bring some of the best party guests to town, including Marcellus Pittman, Leon Vynehall, Hunee, Palms Trax, Ryan Elliott and Shanti Celeste to name just a few. And of course it wouldn’t be a Secretsundaze without a set from the founders themselves.
Thursday 16 June: Snowbombing Rooftop Session at Hotel Silken Diagonal, Tickets
An off-week debut for Snowbombing festival, and one not to be missed. Swapping the slopes for the sun this June at one of Barcelona’s finest rooftop venues, the world’s number 1 festival on snow will be throwing one of the hottest parties of the summer alongside festival favourite’s, James Zabiela, Ben Pearce b2b Citizenn, Fur Coat, Sasse and Marc Roberts.