Best month of the year so far. No discussion. Valencia continues to approach the main electronic music capitals of the European scene. Thanks to a large, balanced network of clubs, each with its own personality and antonomasia, and a powerful group of promoters who continue to dream of an increasingly plausible electronic Valencia, the city presents itself, month after month, with a powerful artistic programme that includes some of the best and most demanded selectors and producers on the planet. For now, this is what April has to offer. And, you know, with our app you can go see them all. No one else can offer you something like that.
The reality of ZIUR wouldn’t be the same without Fran Hernández being part of the team. The Valencian DJ celebrates his 4 years as a resident artist of this party with a nomination to the Vicious Music Awards as “Tech-House Artist of the Year” and, to complete the equation, he will offer the first All Night Long of his career, a format that is also totally new at ZIUR. This Thursday (holiday eve) won’t be just an Easter Thursday.
When: Thursday, April 18th Where: Next Club Lineup: Fran Hernández
As you can see, there are several promoters that bet on Next Club to organize their parties. ICON Techno didn’t want to be the exception and for this night will have one of the eminences of the techno sound in Spain. Uner is famous for his Umamii parties and for the hedonistic look of his sessions. The melodic techno loaded with vocal components always manages to generate atmospheres with a strong spiritual ingredient. His arrival at Next Club will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable nights of this month of April.
When: Saturday, April 6th Where: Next Club Lineup: Uner and more
Molly is one of the greatest references for electronic music in Paris. Not in vain, the Parisian is for years a resident DJ of the legendary Rex Club, as well as a member of Giegling’s family. Molly is known worldwide for her exclusively vinyl sessions and for the large musical suitcase she always carries with her. Her own is the microhouse and deep house sounds and the accelerated and hot groove proposals, always far from the mainstream. The influences of the Romanian microhouse are evident in her mixes. With Molly, Oven Club has the dance guaranteed until the music is turned off.
When: Saturday, April 6th Where: Oven Club Centro Lineup: Molly and Pau Pérez
“Europe’s biggest university festival.” They define themselves that way, and they have good reasons to do it. Paellas Universitarias is a meeting for students that brings together all (and there are not a few) Erasmus students who live in Valencia and who, just for one Friday, forget their exams to enjoy a day of music in an open-air venue. In general, 2 large stages and a few smaller ones to host different styles of electronic music is what the festival proposes. It’s an event that has come to bring together more than 40,000 people between 16 and 23 years old. Among the stars of this edition is the great Ibizan sensation Chelina Manuhutu.
When: Friday, April 12th Where: TBA Lineup: Maikel Delacalle, Bombai, Lola Indigo, Rels B, Chelina Manuhutu, Brian Van Andel and more
The Next Club team has decided to start touring the city. Their stop in April is Indiana, where the Spanish Fatima Hajji will play. Fatima is one of the most mutated Spanish DJs in the last decade. In the past, she was one of the best representatives of the hard-techno genre, but she chose to reduce bpm’s and make a techno sound equally dry and hard but much more adaptable to the majority of electronic clubs in the national scene. With it, Indiana will return to live the vibe of the underground sound in this very special night.
When: Saturday, April 27th Where: Indiana Garden Xátiva Lineup: Fatima Hajji and Karretero
The other great date of ZIUR in this April brings to Valencia the famous Solid Grooves party, one of the biggest references of the British house genre in recent times. The headliner is one of the house’s new great talents, young Michael Bibi, who is already a regular at front-line parties like Paradise, in DC10. The Spaniard Dennis Cruz, a prolific producer who has always had, of course, the groove as a very present element in his work, won’t miss the date. Be careful: the party is on Tuesday, the eve of a holiday, ideal to close April properly.
When: Tuesday, April 30th Where: Next Club Lineup: Michael Bibi, Dennis Cruz, Pawsa and more
When Barraca opens its doors, all Valencia trembles. On April, 6th, the historic Sueca club will once again bring together the most daring ravers on the Valencian coast. DVS1 grew up in the USA, where he developed a unique taste for improvised haute couture techno. Each of his appearances is unique and unrepeatable due to his refusal to have his shows prepared. On the other hand, Fur Coat comes to Barraca with a proposal much more focused on the melodic wings of the genre. The productions of the Barcelona-based Venezuelan duo are common to be heard in headliners’ sessions such as Tale Of Us or Maceo Plex, so seeing them live always allows one to discover many of the bombs of the future. Ready?
When: Saturday, April 6th Where: Barraca Lineup: DVS1, Fur Coat, Adriana López, Siles, Aaron Gehrig, Lucas Cabello, Nacho Gil, Victor Roma, Domen, Victor Polo and Sou Allen
Summer’s over. And it ends in style by welcoming Easter with a new Fayer party. The curatorship of the great Edu Imbernon (one of the best electronic music producers in the history of Spain) makes another massive move, this time with the British Damian Lazarus. His role as a headhunter on his label Crosstown Rebels has made him one of the greatest selectors of the international scene, being assiduous in events like The BPM or Burning Man and used to play b2b with other big names like Dixon or Solomun. He’ll be the protagonist of this new Fayer party in which Valencia will meet in Next Club to bid farewell to the cold of winter. This is our big bet. This will be the party with the best musical curatorship of the month of April in Valencia. The most indiscreet eardrums are gonna be happy.
When: Saturday, April 13th Where: Next Club Lineup: Damian Lazarus, Edu Imbernon, Mike Gannu, Almost Human and Juanjo Tur