Sun’s out! Or it will be on June 16th when, in the glorious city of Barcelona, Electronic Beats will be teaming up with Kompakt for a Sonar weekend beach party. The event is part of the label’s 20th birthday celebrations with a line-up headed by DJ Koze, someone who has always inspired a loyal following (his recent set at Berlin’s Stattbad Wedding meant the night was a roadblock) but who’s currently also the critics’ favorite on the back of his outstanding Amygdala LP. He’s joined by label head Michael Mayer, Pachanga Boys and Terranova, three key representatives of a veteran label flushed with renewed relevancy in the year 2013. It promises to be one of the most memorable fixtures of 2013’s long weekend. And really, who the hell doesn’t like a beach party?
The event will be taking place at the Ibiza-esque Mac Arena Mar Beach Club at 3 pm and is free entry. Make a note in your diaries.
Published May 23, 2013. Words by Louise Brailey.