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Jonsi Sonar Festival 2010 home
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Chemical BrothersSuperstar DJs, here we go! The Chemicals play Sonar Club on June 19th at 3am.
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Cora NovoaAt only 24 years old, this Galician DJ and producer has already accomplished a great deal. Filling the dancefloor with good vibrations and vigorous bass, her music lies somewhere between techno and trance. She's playing SonarLab on June 18th at 5.30am.
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LCD SoundsystemDisco-punk LCD Soundsystem have been in a Los Angeles recording studio rushing to get their third CD (featuring the repetitive but catchy 'Drunk Girls') out before they hit the stage at Sónar. They play at SonarClub June 17th at 1.30am.
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PlastikmanRichie Hawtin is Plastikman, a key name in the international electronic scene, who revolutionised Nineties' techno with songs like 'Sheet One', 'Musik' and 'Consumed'. Plastikman is playing at SonarPub June 18th at 2am.
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Speech DebelleSpeech Debelle made her debut on the British rap scene with her first album 'Speech Therapy', which went on to win the 2009 Mercury Prize. Her breathy voice and unique style have earned her much praise . She's on stage at SonarVillage on June 17th at 6pm.
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Sugar Hill GangBest known for their 1980 best-seller 'Rappers Delight', Sugar Hill Gang was the first hip hop group to make it into the Top 40. It was one short step for the band, but one giant leap for hip hop, as it brought to the mainstream a sound that had previously only been heard on the underground scene of New York's block parties. Wonder Mike, Master Gee and Big Bank Hank reunite for a show of classic MC-DJ format with live instruments. They play SonarLab June 18th at 3am.
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UffieWith DJ Feadz, Mr. Oizo and SebastiAn as producers, Uffie's 'Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans' combines electro-pop hits and great expectations. She calls it 'new' old school. On stage at SonarVillage on June 19th at 8.15pm.
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AirBringing back the synthesizer sounds of the Seventies, Air would have gone down a storm on Top of the Pops back in the day. They've just released their sixth disc, 'Love 2'. Catch them on stage at SonarClub June 19th at 8.30pm
Starting on June 17th, this three day event will attract around 80,000 people to Barcelona over the weekend. Electro kids, ageing b-boys and all sorts in between are limbering up for a weekend of mayhem.
Here at Metropolitan HQ we're getting all excited about busting some moves to Sugarhill Gang and seeing the new live show from Jónsi - the Icelandic man of mystery and heavenly-voiced frontman with Sigur Rós.
Heading a stellar line-up this year are, among others: Air, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Chemical Brothers, New Young Pony Club and 2 manydjs.
See Sonar´s website for more info and details of how to get your grubby mitts on a ticket.
N.B. Sonar by Day is at CCCB. Sonar by Night is at Fira Gran Via, L'Hospitalet