Barcelona opens May with a powerful list of electronic music parties distributed among the best clubs in town. The list of candidates for this article had 20 events and keeping 10 hasn’t been an easy task. In the Xceed searcher, you’ll be able to find them all and buy your tickets or join the guest list. Do you prefer to save time and effort? We have selected for you: see you on the dancefloor!
The recent birth of HEX Recordings label has marked a turning point in the promising history of the inverted cross family. The second reference of the label will be released in mid-June in vinyl format and it is a 3-track EP originally produced by the Italian VII Circle, along with a remix by NX1. Both will be on this very special date together with the artists who command the project, the Italian PØLI and Lorenzo Raganzini. As in any other HEX date, the presence of electro, EBM, acid and rave sounds and the ode and tribute to the rave and post-punk cultures are more than guaranteed.
When: Friday, May 31st Where: This Side UP Lineup: VII Circle, NX1, PØLI and Lorenzo Raganzini
Sight is synonymous with underground electronic music at Pacha Barcelona. Every Friday, the cherry club becomes the best place in Barcelona to listen to underground sounds. On this occasion, the This And That crew will feature its leader, Davide Squillace, and 3 other artists who will be with him: Matthias Tanzmann, Gonçalo and Tres Manos. A day for lovers of house, groove and minimal sounds!
When: Friday, May 17th Where: Pacha Barcelona Lineup: Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Gonçalo and Tres Manos
If we say Anthony Child, probably a lot of people don’t know him. It’s the real name of Tony Surgeon, undoubtedly one of the most important figures on the 90s UK techno scene. Not all of them have produced for labels like Tresor, Soma or Downwards. Not everyone has remixed Dave Clarke, Mogwai, Thom Yorke or Moderat. Surgeon has hit the scene again with his collaboration with Regis as British Murder Boys and, at Nitsa, we’ll have him pulling analogue sounds to destroy the dancefloor based on dark and industrial techno.
When: Saturday, May 11th Where: Sala Apolo Lineup: Surgeon, DJ Fra, NICO, Cecilio G, SHYGIRL, Brat Star and Ikram Bouloum
Matteo and Amedeo Giovanelli are 2 brothers who, together, have become well-known for big audiences in 2018 thanks to “Nothing Around Us”, a melodic house mega-hit that has left no one indifferent. This work saw the light in Afterlife, Tale Of Us’ label, to which they still belong and in whose parties they act with certain assiduity. Mathame finally arrive in Barcelona to join the party that gives greater prominence to the spirit of its audience: NOM.
When: Saturday, May 25th Where: Bikini Barcelona Lineup: Mathame, Dizharmonia and Ison
The Portuguese Lewis Fautzi is one of the most visible faces of the cult label Pole Group, led by Oscar Mulero. His passion for electro and EBM influences his musical selection, bringing that old-school touch that has always characterized his sets. He is the very special guest on this great night in which NODE celebrates 2 years of life. He’ll be joined by Dario Duegra and Dhanimal.
When: Saturday, May 4th Where: The Garage of The Bass Valley Lineup: Lewis Fautzi, Dario Duegra and Dhanimal
ANTS is probably the most famous party in Ibiza today. At least in terms of underground electronic music. From its birth, it took over Saturday afternoons at the world-famous Ushuaïa Beach Club. It’s still there. Andrea Oliva was its creator and continues to be its greatest exponent. In May, he will perform at INPUT, the club with the best sound system in Barcelona, to imbue her dance floor with the most succulent sounds of the White Island.
When: Friday, May 17th Where: INPUT High Fidelity Dance Club Lineup: Andrea Oliva and more
He is one of the veterans, one of the pioneers, one of the greatest in techno and house music history. Famous for his green crest and live performance skills, Green Velvet always brings out the best in the audience he faces, using his headphones as a mic to sing electronic anthems he himself produced years ago, such as the famous “La La Land”. This is the big date of the month at the club of the two cherries.
When: Friday, May 10th Where: Pacha Barcelona Lineup: Green Velvet, Anna Tur and Andre Buljat
Night of the highest quality in the 2 spaces of Nitsa Club. Robert Johnson, located in Frankfurt, is one of the most historical and followed nightclubs in the electronic music scene worldwide. To celebrate its 20 years of life, Nitsa has prepared a massive evening. Upstairs, in Nitsa, we’ll have Ata (founder of Robert Johnson itself) playing b2b with Gerd Janson (head of Running Back, a label that releases music by other ‘capos’ such as Lauer or Krystal Klear). Downstairs, in Astin, Levon Vincent will make us travel between his house and techno proposal, always experimental and introspective. This is not one to be missed.
When: Saturday, May 18th Where: Sala Apolo Lineup: Gerd Janson, Ata, Oma Totem, Levon Vincent, Efdemin and Nico
We could say that Vitalic’s phenomenon exploded in 2001 with the release of Poney, the EP containing “La Rock 01”, a track that would become one of the greatest anthems in electronic music at the beginning of the 21st century. But Pascal Arbez-Nicolas used to make music under another alias before: DIMA. It was much rawer, harsher and rave music. In his own words, it was “music closer to the German martial sound of the time”. Currently, Pascal has reactivated his facet as DIMA to also relaunch Citizen Records, the label with which DIMA was born and in which he will soon publish Sounds Of Life. Razzmatazz welcomes the French star in a concert with a nightclub schedule that is part of this DIMA LIVE tour.
When: Saturday, May 25th Where: Razzmatazz Lineup: DIMA (live) and DJohnston
Electronic music in an open-air venue until dawn. In Barcelona, only one club offers that: La Terrrazza. It’s located in the Poble Espanyol, in the heart of Montjuïc Mountain, and always offers performances by artists who are highly recognised on the international electronic scene. At the end of May, Barcelona’s most important open-air club will open a new summer season with 2 big nights commanded by Frenchman Fort Romeau (Friday, 24th) and Croatian-born and Danish-based Denis Horvat (Saturday, 25th). These are 2 nights to be carried away by the more melodic side of techno at the low revs by 2 of today’s most proliferous producers. All this, under the stars of Barcelona.
When: Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th Where: La Terrrazza Lineup: Fort Romeau, Simon Garcia and Telexketch // Denis Horvat, Turko and Saulo Pisa