APERTURA DE PUERTAS: 00:30h // DOORS OPEN AT: 00:30h ▪️Nista An icon in her field, Ellen Allien is a visionary artist who looks to the future for inspiration and presides over a highly-influential techno empire. Ellen runs two labels (BPitch and UFO Inc.), performs regularly at prestigious clubs and festivals all over the world and she’s an accomplished producer with eight solo albums under her belt and an extensive catalogue of singles, EPs and remixes for seminal labels like Warp and Mute. Ellen also runs her own bi-monthly ‘We Are Not Alone’ raves at Griessmuehle in her beloved hometown Berlin, also hosting in-store record shop gigs under the name Vinylism. A constant source of new ideas, energy and inspiration Ellen Allien’s comprehensive knowledge and intuitive approach to music are part of her genetic makeup. Her future-facing sound takes subtle influence from the blueprint created by the pioneers of techno, while painting a vivid, prophetic image of where we’re going. ▪️Astin: unk-indebted acts characterized by lazing rhythms, falsetto vocals, and commercial aspirations were scarce in 2014, when Jungle capitalized upon their breakthrough single "Busy Earnin'" with a self-titled album that hit the U.K. Top Ten. By the time the band had been nominated for a Mercury Prize and released the first singles from their follow-up full-length, the novelty tag had worn off and they had become fixtures of the revered XL Recordings label. Led by childhood friends Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland, musicians originally identified as J and T, Jungle formed in early 2013 and wasted little time. Connected with the Chess Club label, they released their first singles -- the hypnotic and relaxed dance grooves "Platoon" and "The Heat" -- that July and October. The striking accompanying videos, featuring only the moves of six-year-old B-girl Terra in the former, and a roller-breaking duo in the latter, racked up millions of plays. Jungle expanded to a seven-piece band for live performances, as Lloyd-Watson and McFarland did not want to simply play the music from their laptops in concert. Instantly a major draw, tickets for the first London performance -- which was followed shortly thereafter by additional gigs in the U.K. and elsewhere -- reportedly sold out within 24 hours of going on sale. Selected for the long list of the BBC Sound of 2014 poll and signed to XL, the band responded that year with their biggest single and video yet, "Busy Earnin'" -- a number 19 hit on the U.K. indie chart -- and a self-titled debut LP that reached the Top Ten of the main album chart. The band maintained a busy touring schedule, playing festivals such as England's Glastonbury and Belgium's Dour Festival, and sold out large venues such as London's Brixton Academy. In early 2018, shortly after they performed at Mexico's Trópico festival, they released the drifting "House in L.A." and grooving "Happy Man" as the first singles off their second album, For Ever. Several other singles followed in advance of the album, which was released in September of that year. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
Casual dress code
Acceso a Astin & Nitsa + 1 consumición incluida. Entrada por acceso rápido. // Access to Astin & Nitsa + 1 drink included. Entrance to the club via fast queue.
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, Barcelona, Spain
Not many venues in Barcelona (neither in the rest of Europe) can say they have been making their people dance for more than 75 years. Sala Apolo (and its second space, known as La  de Apolo) is one of the most important multidisciplinary spaces in Barcelona. It hosts performances throughout the week, from concerts of all kinds of music genres to night club sessions every night of the week, as well as radio and TV programmes, premieres and other social events related to Barcelona's musical and creative scenes. As we said, the concerts in Sala Apolo and La  de Apolo are of all kinds. However, genres with electronic touches such as electropop, synth-pop and indie-dance are the most common ones. As for the club sessions, Apolo offers a great variety of styles. Each party has its own musical line. On Mondays, Nasty Mondays offers hits, indie-rock and pop. When Crappy Tuesdays opens on Tuesdays, it focuses on the purest indie sound, while Caníbal, on Wednesdays, focuses on the urban sounds such as trap, dancehall, afrobeat and even reggaeton. Cupcake retrieves the pop and commercial sound aiming at university audiences and, during weekends, Nitsa Club brings to Barcelona the best underground electronic producers and DJs of the international scene. Apolo's audience depends a lot on the day and the party. From Monday to Thursday, university students and young people between 18 and 24 are the majority. On Friday and Saturday nights, during the Nitsa Club sessions, electronic music lovers take over both spaces, slightly increasing the average age. Apolo is not rigid with the dress code. The club allows its users to dress as they please. There are no labels or conventions here. Come comfortable and ready to dance until dawn. On the best line-up days, whether it's concert or club nights, Apolo's queues can go on forever, especially if you haven't bought pre-sale tickets. After waiting perhaps for more than 1 hour, you'll end up paying between €10 and €20 at the entrance. On the other hand, if you buy your pre-sale ticket on Xceed, usually for a slightly lower price, you'll get in through a much faster queue. Moreover, the ticket always includes 1 drink! And, you know, Apolo's schedule is the usual one as any club in Barcelona. It opens at 12:30 am and closes at 5 am on weekdays and at 6 am during weekends. Concerts usually take place on weekdays during afterwork hours, around 9 pm. Without a doubt, this is one of the most active venues in Barcelona.
Nitsa Club: Ellen Allien | Astin Club: Jungle DJ SET
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