Sonar festival sounds out Japanese hopefuls

Apr 4, 2013

Sonar festival sounds out Japanese hopefuls

by James Hadfield

For two decades, it’s entertained, educated and — on more than a few occasions — polarized electronic music fans. As Barcelona’s Sonar festival enters its 20th year, it’s still as contrary as when it first started: an event with equal space in its heart ...

Nicolas Jaar: My job is to make music that hasn't been heard

Apr 4, 2013

Nicolas Jaar: My job is to make music that hasn't been heard

by Shaun Curran

Nicolas Jaar, the precociously talented American-Chilean underground electronic artist, makes music that defies conventional description. Of course, that is exactly what the 23-year-old Ivy League graduate aspires to. “For me, it would be boring if you could say to me ‘you make this type ...

April: Karl Hyde to headline SonarSound

Mar 28, 2013

April: Karl Hyde to headline SonarSound

by Patrick ST. Michel

The next month features a great mix of concerts for all sorts of live-music fans. Several long-running bands visit Japan in April, as do some of the most hyped-up young outfits in the world today. Whether you like apocalyptic postrock or Swedish indie rock, ...