20 years of Sonar

playKhan – On the Run (DJ Kaos and Me Mix)


Waiting happily for the sun and “the” good vibe.

The Sonar festival is 20 years old now. He has grown strong and mature and offers a beautiful face to look at and only good words to listen to.

Some tunes played at the festival so far, highlights of 20 years of advanced music.


Esplendor Geométrico, from Madrid, was the headliner of that year.

Techno, post-industrial music.

That was how we took the bait and breathed in Sonar waves.

Laurent Garnier and Sven Väth were already there.

Atom Heart “Space is sanity”

Laurent Garnier “Astral dreams (Speakers mix)”

Transglobal Underground “Slowfinger”

Sven Väth “Ritual of life”


Biosphere – Novelty Waves (used by Levi’s 95’s “Abused ever since” ad)

Orbital – Live at Sónar 1995 @ Poble Espanyol (Sputnik Concert)


Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner

A beautiful mind…

Not able to say the same about his face though


South Bank Show UK television documentary directed by Chris Dooks(www.dooks.org), featuring Robin Rimbaud speaking about his practice and ideas.

Fangoria “Hagamos algo superficial y vulgar”



Jeff Mills live @ Sonar 1996

Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness

Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman – Hypokondriak


Autechre “Clipper”

Jeff Mills “The bells”

Ken Ishii “Extra”



– Sonar by Day > Poble Espanyol to Poblenou + Pati de les Dones @ CCCB (Sonar Village)

– chat with artists

– FIB and Doctor Music start introducing electronic music at their night programmes.

Daft Punk – Homework (megamix)

Coldcut & Hexstatic “Timber”

Buckfunk 3000 “Panic button”

Merzbow “Bing hoff”

Daft Punk “Burnin'”


Kraftwerk “Music non stop”

Jimi Tenor “Sugardaddy”

Pan Sonic “Mutaaattori”

Mouse on Mars “Tamagnochi”


Plastikman “Spastik”

Suicide “Frankie teardrop”

Super_Collider “Dam (Cold way O’ lovin)”

Pole “Berlin”


Death in Vegas “Rekkit”

Chicks On Speed “Glamour girl”

Goldfrapp “Human”

7 Notas 7 Colores “Hecho, es simple”


Isolée “Beau mot plage”

Plaid “Eyen”

Luomo “Tessio”


Pet Shop Boys “Go west”

Lali Puna “Scary world theory”

Slam “Lifetimes”

AGF “Bgcolor”


Björk “Undo”

Underworld “Born slippy (NUXX)”

Ladytron “Playgirl”

Colder “Crazy love”


Madlib “The rocks (humps)”

Beans “Mutescreamer (El-P Remix)”

Alva Noto “Future”

Matthew Dear “Tide”


De La Soul “The grind date”

M.I.A. “Sunshowers”

LCD Soundsystem “Yeah (Crass version”

Jamie Lidell “A little bit more”


Chic “Le freak”

Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto “Berlin”

Modeselektor “Die Club-Nummer”

Señor Coconut & His Orchestra “Tour de France”


Beastie Boys “Intergalactic”

Devo “Mongoloid”

Justice “D.A.N.C.E.”

Dizzee Rascal “I luv U”


Hercules & Love Affair “Blind”

Shackleton “Deadman”

Diplo “Baby”

El Guincho “Kalise”


La Roux – In for the Kill (Sonar 2009)

Animal Collective “Peacebone”

Jamie Woon “Wayfaring stranger (Burial mix)”

Dorian Concept “Vertical output”

Paperclip People (Carl Craig) “Throw”


Fuck Buttons “Olympians”

Broadcast “Black cat”

Hot Chip “Over and over”

Caribou “Odessa”


Magnetic Man “I need air”

The Human League “Don’t you want me”

Nicolas Jaar “Space is only noise if you can see”

Four Tet “Sing”


Diamond Version “Science for a better life”

Die Antwoord “I fink u freeky”

Peaking Lights “Beautiful son”

John Talabot “Destiny feat. Pional”

And… 2013 is here!

Laurent Garnier offers us this set to whet our appetite…

In Search of a Sonar Signal


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