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Primavera Sound 2019

The wildly popular Primavera Sound festival has announced the artists who will take to the stages in its 2019 edition, which will be held at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona from Friday, May 30 to Saturday, June 1. This year, half of the artists on the line-up are women, bringing more equality and just as much brilliance to the festival.

Rosalía, Solange, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Robyn and Miley Cyrus are tops among the list of women performing that also includes highlights like FKA Twigs, Carly Rae Jepsen and Courtney Barnet, plus stellar male artists such as Tame Impala, J Balvin, Future, James Blake and Kurt Vile & The Violators.

Key players who hit it big in the ’90s feature as usual, including Jarvis Cocker, Suede, Stereolab, Nas, Neneh Cherry, Róisín Murphy, Primal Scream, Guided by Voices, Built to Spill, Stephen Malkmus and Liz Phair, who also make room for new sensations of urban music and contemporary pop like Kate Tempest, Princess Nokia, Yung Beef, Empress Of, Charli XCX and Kali Uchis.

The eclectic line-up spans EBM from veterans Nitzer Ebb to alternative rock from Dirty Projectors, plus avant-garde pop from Julia Holter, club pop from Jungle, urban soul from Nathy Peluso, a load of reggaeton artists (Ivy Queen, DJ Playero, Japanese, Don Chezina, Hurricane G, Tony Touch) and much more.

As for electronic music, look out for Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Modeselektor, Helena Hauff, Objekt, Veronica Vasicka, Yves Tumor, Apparat, Suzanne Ciani, SOPHIE and Mykki Blanco, as well as artists in Primavera Bits, a festival within the festival on the other side of the Por Fòrum bridge.

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Hit of the week: James Blake feat. Rosalía ‘Barefoot In The Park’

James Blake has today shared the video for ‘Barefoot In The Park’ (feat. Rosalía) taken from his critically-acclaimed album, ‘Assume Form’ which was released earlier this year.

Featuring the Catalan pop sensation Rosalía, ‘Barefoot In The Park’ is a breathtakingly romantic moment on ‘Assume Form’ that celebrates togetherness and intimacy.

Ville à Dômat #242: ‘Wishful Thinking’

Preparats per una nova sessió del vostre Dj preferit? Com cada dilluns, i ja en són molts, Divus Julius Bonasera farà realitat les vostres il·lusions musicals. Punxarem el més nou de Broken Bells, The Killers, Radiohead, Crystal Fighters o James Blake i també el retorn després de dècades de Fun Lovin’ Criminals i The Specials.  Us descobrirem a Sasami, Pampa Folks, Arlie o Lewis OfMan. A més tota la info sobre el Let’s Festival, que comença aquest cap de setmana, el WARM UP Estrella de Levante i el retorn dels mítics The Who.
Dilluns 7PM 100.5FM Radio Ciutat Vella
Ville à Dômat: Wishful Thinkings

The muses of La Musa: Tirzah

Let’s talk about the cause and effect factor encapsulated in Tirzah’s music: if Arca says he loves her songs and admits that he has listened to Devotion 20 times on the run while walking around London with goosebumps, it means that the balance between emotion and experimentation in Tirzah Mastin’s music is simply perfect. If her childhood friend, travel companion and unconditional producer on this first album is Mica Levi, aka Micachu, an exquisite instrumental depth is assured. If in 2010 Tirzah was already militant (“I’m not dancing, I’m fighting”, she sang on her collaboration with Micachu), in 2018 she is empowered: “Don’t raise your voice to me”, she now retorts on Go Now. If her name is the Hebrew word for “she is my delight”, and her first album is called Devotion, and she is compared not only to James Blake and also to D’Angelo, it means that she is not just another artist. If Tirzah has released the most stimulating debut of the year in the UK, we’ll just say it.

Best Covers: James Blake ‘Limit To Your Love’

Though the Feist version of this melancholic folk ballad has plenty of passion and pain, it’s not quite as visceral as the way James Blake plays with the contrast in “Limit To Your Love.” He absolutely rips into the piano, voice vacillating between skating across thin ice and diving in head-first—there’s something about this cover that feels like a first dance and a last dance all at once.

Ville à Dômat #220: ‘Pleasure Sounds’

Després d’un cap de setmana intens amb el Primavera Sound tornem amb molta nova música. Divus Julius Bonasera punxarà el més nou de Anderson Paak, James Blake, Róisín Murphy, Poolside, Courtney Barnett o Gorillaz i us presentarem a nous artistes com Yuno, Yonaka, The Zephyr Bones, Aya, Spring King o Garçons. A més, us informarem sobre els festivals d’aquest cop de setmana a Barcelona: EL Festival i BIS Barcelona Independent Sessions.
Dilluns de 19h a 21h Radio Ciutat Vella 100.5FM
Ville à Dômat: Pleasure Sounds

Ville à Dômat #206: ‘Let’s Pop’

Every Monday let’s pop listening Ville à Dômat. Divus Julius Bonasera estrenarà punxarà a alguns dels artistes que seran el proper Primavera Sound: Sylvan Esso, Alex G, Charlotte Gainsbourg o Chvrches. Estrenarem el més nou de Django Django, Marmozets, Low Island, Hookworms, George FitzGerald o James Blake. A més us descobrirem a nous artistes com Caro Moa,ning, Llovers o Brigitte Laverne. Us informarem sobre diversos festivals i parlarem del llibre de Nick Cave “La mort de Bunny Munro.
Dilluns 7PM 100.5FM Radio Ciutat Vella
Ville à Dômat: Let’s pop!