Underworld, M.I.A., Aphex Twin, Magnetic Man, Die Antwoord, The Human League, Dizzee Rascal, Cut Copy, James Murphy, Janelle Monáe, Paul Kalkbrenner, Chris Cunningham, Boys Noize, Four Tet, Buraka Som Sistema, Katy B, Steve Aoki, Steve Reich: 'Music For 18 Musicians' and 'Sextet' performed by bcn216 + Synergy Vocals, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shackleton, James Holden, Nicolas Jaar, Global Communication, Cyclo, Trentemøller, A-Trak, Atmosphere, Annie Mac, Hype Williams, Little Dragon...
BBC Radio 1 presents, Disboot presents, InFiné presents, Natura Sonoris presents, Night Slugs presents, Ninja Tune & Big Dada present, Numbers presents, Red Bull Music Academy at SonarDôme presents, Russian Beats presents, Smalltown Supersound presents, Stroboscopic Artefacts presents, Tri Angle presents+ artists in alphabetical order
Last September, the duo returned with their eighth studio album, “Barking,” featuring contributions from Dubfire, Mark Knight & D. Ramirez, Appleblim & Al Tourettes and Paul van Dyk, which provided further proof that Dr. Smith and Mr. Hyde are unstoppable. Underworld is simply one of the most important groups in the history of electronic music. Influential, personal, as successful as they are extravagant, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have broken all possible moulds. Founded in the Welsh city of Cardiff in the mid-eighties, Underworld quickly scaled the heights of the indie charts thanks to an unusual approach which was based on their fondness for the synthetic sounds of Kraftwerk and took in all types of musical styles, ranging from rock to the music of Jamaica. Expert producers, studio wizards and ready to revolutionise the dancefloor with a recipe that at the time was completely unprecedented, Underworld added lyrics to their upbeat hypnotic electronica anthems which like a whirlpool, included a thousand and one sounds in a dense danceable collage conceived with DJ Darren Emerson, who was a member of the group until 2000. The frenetic “Born Slippy” and the soundtrack to “Trainspotting” shot them to stardom amidst press acclaim and stratospheric sales figures. Underworld are enshrined as one of the major groups of contemporary pop music, able to fill stadia, produce soundtracks for Hollywood's leading directors and design games for Playstation, and have never stopped carving out their own niche. Their fans already know what to expect from their show at Sónar: spectacular audiovisuals and tonnes of energy.
22:00 :: dj :: Angel Molina (ES)
23:00 :: live :: Chris Cunningham (UK)
00:00 :: dj :: Angel Molina (ES)
00:45 :: live :: Underworld (Cooking Vinyl/UK)
02:15 :: dj :: The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder/US)
03:15 :: live :: Magnetic Man (Columbia Records/UK)
04:15 :: dj :: Surgeon (UK)
05:45 :: dj :: Silent Servant (Sandwell District/US)