Sonar 2017 delivered big time here are a few highlights from 3 days and two nights of cathartic dance music goodness.
In a London debut, Lisbon label Principe records brought three of the label’s figureheads and stars of Lisbon’s Afro-Portugese dance music scene, DJ Marfox, DJ Nigga Fox and DJ Firmeza to London’s Camden Assembly.
Spinning experimental 80’s infused lo-fi pop punk, PART TIME, is headed up by San Franciscan David Speck, and is reminiscent of Bryan Ferry, strumming up nostalgic ideas of Roxy Music.
Returning to Fort Punta Christo, a coastal fortress in the Pula region from 30 August – 4 September 2017, the iconic weekender has revealed another dream combination of acts.
Alma Negra are a collective straight out of Switzerland. Four friends and musical kindred spirits spinning eclectic sound and celebrating roots across Cape Verde, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Officially released headliners include the powerful enigma Grace Jones, Berlin’s Moderat, Yussef Kamal and Moses Boyd. Other legends include Theo Parrish, Jeff Mills, Shuggie Ottis, Giles Peterson, MNDSGN, Randomer, Sassy J, Romare, Ata Kak and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.