Time To Groove: Must-See Artists at Sónar Barcelona '17
As we all know, summer is around the corner which means it's prime time for music festivals. Each year, we get more and more excited about the festivals in Spain as big names come in from across the globe. The one festival we're really looking forward to this year is Sónar Barcelona.
Because not only is the line-up pretty impressive, but there is something for everyone during the 3 days in Barcelona. We're going to share some of our favorite artists that will be gracing the stage, so it's time to start jamming and get some new music on your Spotify playlist!
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Anderson .Paak + The Free Nationals
Yes, you read that right. Anderson .Paak will be at Sónar Festival. If you don't know who he is, imagine a smooth mix between Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper. Between his soulful voice, innovative lyrics and beats that make you want to dance, it will be a show to remember.
Cashmere Cat is a Norwegian producer and DJ with style. If you're into chilled out beats, this is for you. When he isn't producing his own music with big stars like Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign and Selena Gomez, he remixes songs some of your favorite RnB songs. He's been around for a while and just dropped his signature album this year, so his set is sure to be fire.
De La Soul
Yes, De La Soul will be in Barcelona at Sónar this June. For all the old school hip-hop heads, your time has arrived. Having performed for over 30 years, they know how to rock a stage. If you need a friendly reminder of why they're a must see, here's their original hit.
Hailing in from LA, most know Earl Sweatshirt as a part of Odd Future and for his connection with Tyler the Creator. Although the rapper hasn't dropped new music in a few years, he'll be sure to hit the stage with some of his well-known songs.
Little Dragon is for all of those that want a bit of feel-good music. They are a healthy mix of electronic and pop but will have you swaying from side to side throughout the whole performance. They also have ties with a few other Sónar performers like Kaynatranda (in 2016) and De La Soul so, who knows... there might even be some surprise collaborations during the weekend!
Princess Nokia is the definition of a badass. You can call her vibe alternative hip-hop and RnB but her music is on another level. She is constantly changing the conversation of what it means to be a woman and a woman of color. She brings together her yoruba culture and #blackgirlmagic while dropping beats that will have you wanting to turn up.
Thundercat does it all. From being a bass-guitarist to a singer and even a producer, this LA native knows what it's like to groove. His tunes will have you swaying to the beat. He's worked with everyone like Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Childish Gambino, Vic Mensa and many more. If you're looking for chilled out vibes, this is for you.
Sienna Brown is the founder of Las Morenas de España. From New York to Murcia, Spain, she is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation. Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can. See more of her work here and follow her adventures on instagram.