El Palmas – real name Maurice Aymard – is a Venezuelan DJ and selector, residing in Barcelona with a big task on his hands – in his own words, “the awakening of ancient gods of the tropics.” His... Read Article
Day three of Sónar Barcelona 2016 was a quiet affair for this reporter. With only one artist hailing from Latin America, Saturday was a welcome opportunity to wind down before leaving town early Sunday. Malard is the musical brainchild of Colombian-born Sebastián... Read Article
Day two of Sónar started early with Argentine solo artists Sobrenadar (Paula Garcia, pictured below). Setting up centre stage in the cavernous hall with only a handful of people looking the worse for yesterday’s festivities, Garcia’s ‘aquatic dreampop’ (according to... Read Article
Spending a day of sunshine and blue skies dodging wonky dancers and ‘serious music types’ is a strange experience at a festival. Everyone attending Sónar seems to be there for the music but the casual bacchanalia is clearly present in the sunburn and too-big grins of some... Read Article
When it comes to electronic music, creating atmospheres instead of plain old dance tracks is one tricky business that not everyone gets right. English, French and German electronic musicians like Autechre, Air and Ulrich Schnauss have mastered this... Read Article
We are hugely excited to bring you an exclusive short film, a Sounds and Colours original, focused on the Brazilian group Móveis Coloniais de Acaju. This year Móveis appeared at Primavera Sound in Barcelona and João Queirolo and... Read Article
At this moment in time it’s hard to imagine staying put in one place. For those with the possibility, movement (transnational, transcontinental, from one city to the next) becomes a way of life, and an opportunity for a... Read Article
If you haven’t been following the music press recently, there’s been a lot of really interesting (and some downright stupid and misinformed) debates concerning the state of electronic dance music today. As recently as this week, Rolling Stone... Read Article
We interviewed Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu on a promotional tour for his new film Biutiful, a dark personal journey in Barcelona’s underworld starring Javier Bardem. You can read our review here.
Nominated for two academy awards, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful could be described as his greatest achievement. Focusing on the ever present themes of love, loss and redemption, Iñárritu has once again moulded a film of irrepressible beauty.
On 12th July El Guincho officially released an EP of South American covers, entitled Piratas de Sudamerica. The songs, which mainly have salsa roots, come from his childhood listening to his Dad’s record collection. He felt the need... Read Article