Sónar 2013: Red Bull Music Academy

For the ninth consecutive year Red Bull Music Academy dove headfirst into the summer season at Barcelona’s globally renowned  Sónar Festival. With an all-star cast of Academy alumni and affiliates, the SonarDôme stage was in full swing from the word go in celebration of the Academy’s 15th anniversary and Sónar’s 20th Birthday. For three sun-soaked days, revellers were blessed with fresh new sounds and special performances from pioneers of contemporary club music and new talents alike, echoing Sónar’s philosophy of curating a diverse lineup consisting of the most interesting musicians from around the world.  With the first live show from recently reunited disco/boogie renovators Metro Area, a speaker smashing set from Hudson Mohawke and Lunice as TNGHT, performances from Academy alumni Mr Beatnick, Palmbomen, Krystal Klear, Baris K, and Elektro Guzzi, a live stream that saw RBMA Radio broadcast the whole shebang straight from the floor, and a whole host of other flawless live acts and DJ sets, it was a fitting salute to the calibre of both the Academy and Sónar. Until next year, that is…

To listen to live recordings from this year’s RBMA SonarDome stage, click here.

Or for a more visual flavour, check out the official photography below: We Like Turtles, Metro Area, Nick Hook, Nick Hook & Kalaf, Le K, TNGHT, DZA

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