Issue 77

Monthly newspaper and online publication targeting 18 to 35 year olds. The ultimate guide to the hottest parties, going out and having fun. Music, fashion, film, travel, festivals, technology, comedy, and parties! London, Barcelona, Miami and Ibiza.

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30 Issue 77 / 2015 HOUSE/tEcHnO For a week towards the end of June, Barcelona becomes the centre of the universe as a whole host of Sónar parties take over the city. We decided that we should experience it for ourselves OFF Sónar 2015 We eased into Barcelona and the coming week of mad- ness with a relatively tame first night; a few hours in Macarena. The club, on a residential street a stone's throw from Las Ramblas, is perhaps the smallest club we've ever been in, it's literally one room with the bar behind the decks. Size isn't everything though because it has one monster soundsystem. It may have been the size of my front room but the music was on point, and we learned a key lesson for the rest of the week – never underestimate the power of a good system. French techno label Form Music's showcase on the Tues- day night was our first proper OFF Week stop although it felt like the madness had yet to kick into gear. Held in Bloc, another one-room situation with another good soundsystem, there was enough of a crowd for it to feel lively but nowhere near the levels of later in the week. Julian Jeweil was on duty as we arrived, deftly working the crowd with his techno show but the vibe fell a little flat when Popof took to the decks. He should have been the main attraction, but he couldn't quite match the ten- sion and release of his predecessor. We called it a day at 4am, the earliest night we would see until we left Spanish shores. Things really got going on Wednesday; there were a lot more people in the city and a lot more parties on offer. We hit the FACT Music Pool Series for the start of their five-day programme. As we arrived well after dark the pool was unfortunately closed for business, but it was still obviously an impressive venue, and anything open air always gets a thumbs up. Sound can be a bit tricky with something open air, but props to the FACT crew because it fantastic. Ellum Audio was in charge of the opening party and they did not disappoint. Danny Daze brought

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