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Sónar 2011: Day 1 | reviews, news & interviews

Sónar 2011: Day 1

Sónar 2011: Day 1

Raving it up in Barcelona

Dazzling stage presence: Singer/percussionist Yukimi Nagano of the fabulous Swedish electropop band Little Dragon
“This is what Ibiza used to be like,” said the man dancing next to me. I've never been to the White Isle, so I have to take his word for it, but he presented a very convincing argument that the commercialisation of dance music's Mediterranean Mecca has led to a polarisation of its crowds towards either ostentatious spending or mindless drunkenness – whereas Barcelona's Sónar Festival attracts more diverse and discerning hedonists focused on music above all.
Also among the crowds - and this is vital to Sónar's character - were women: lots of women

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Nicolas Jaar is not french... and it was the best act of the Sonar by day (special mention to Actress, San Soda and Tiger&Woods).

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