Tottie talks to Yukimi Nagano at Sónar Festival 2017

Yukimi Nagano

Little Dragon are no strangers to Sonar Festival. Having previously performed twice at Sonar by Day, this year 125,000 festival-goers would get the chance to see their unique and undeniable style of electronic pop at Sonar by Night and for many of us it would be the first time seeing them perform their fifth studio album ‘Season High’ released earlier this year.

Friday night DJ and presenter on Track Family Radio, Tottie, caught up with Yukimi Nagano right before their performance to talk about her personal experiences working in electronic music. “I have always had a lot of support with the guys and the band, it’s definitely harder going it alone as a woman in the industry.We also find out how she prepares for live shows and her top 3 female artists of all time.

Her advice to girls trying to break it into the music industry, “Dont be intimidated by anyone, the sky’s the limit“. So on that solid piece of advise, get out there and show them who’s boss ladies.

This year Barcelona City FM presenters D.N.S & Tottie reported at Sonar Festival on a topic very close to their hearts; bridging the gender gap in electronic music and tech culture and talking exclusively to female artists performing at Sonar Festival 2017 – #WomenInSonar2017.

Catch up on all the interviews on the Barcelona City FM Facebook page and YouTube channel featuring some of the fantastic female artists who performed at Sonar Festival and Sonar+D this year.

 

 

 

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D.N.S Talks to Jlin at Sónar Festival 2017

Jlin

Without a doubt one of the most exciting, innovative electronic music producers and live artist’ gripping the underground electronic music circuit the moment, Jlin cannot be defined by music genre or how danceable her productions are. The raw energy from her live set on the SonarLab stage at Sónar by Night on Friday this year was mind blowing. An injection of sonic soundscapes lifted a room full of Sónar’s more perceptive minds.

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Women in Sonar Festival Interview with Sofie Winterson

tottie and sofie winterson

June in Barcelona not only means the start of those sweaty sleepless summer nights, but also Sonar Festival is upon us. With Sonar in its 24th year and most highly attended to date, a record number of 124,000 festival-goers descended on the city for one of the most respected worldwide music festivals in electronic and advanced music

This year Barcelona City FM presenters D.N.S & Tottie were there from start to finish reporting on a topic very close to their hearts; bridging the gender gap in electronic music and tech culture and talking exclusively to female artists performing at Sonar Festival 2017 – #WomenInSonar2017.

Dutch singer/songwriter Sofie Winterson pulled out a beautiful performance on the Red Bull Music Academy presents Sonar Dome stage on Friday. Tottie caught up with Sofie after her performance to talk about her personal journey as a woman working in the electronic music industry, how she gets into her creative groove and which female artist she would like to collaborate with next.

Sofie comments: “I Loved playing Sonar. Even though most of our equipment was lost in our transit and we had to switch to rented gear which was quite stressful, we felt the performance went really well and the crowds were lovely. Barcelona is a magic place and I hope to be back for Sonar in the future.”

Over the next few weeks D.N.S and Tottie will be releasing all the interviews on the Barcelona City FM Facebook page and YouTube channel featuring some of the fantastic female artists who performed at Sonar Festival and Sonar+D this year. 

Interview: Tottie
Artist: Sofie Winterson

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Sounds on Sunday at the Hotel Alma

Barcelona City FM Sounds on Sunday

Kicking off the summer in fine form Barcelona City FM invites you to join our Sounds On Sunday series taking place every Sunday evening on the divine rooftop terrace of Hotel Alma.

Our first event on Sunday 25th June set the vibe off in fine form with music from weekly Barcelona City FM radio shows Sweet Lemonade, Fantastic Planet and Track Family’s DJ Tottie filling the rooftop with weekend groovers and nu-jazz funk.

Barcelona City FM presents Sound on Sunday 1

We are back on Sunday 2nd July for another sunny Sounds on Sunday rooftop session with Barcelona City FM‘s very own Wednesday night Almost There Show host, Louie Headnod set to serve up a fine dose of hip hop, reggae, funk, soul and jazz. And if you like Brazilian beats you’re in for a treat! Didones brings the sunshine vibes of his Brazilian Beats show into the mix. Plus we have hotel resident DJ Loopnavarro stepping up with his selection of late night vinyl cuts.

Join us every Sunday from 18:00-23:00 at the Hotel Alma setting things up right for the week ahead. Sunshine, vibes and good times.

Sounds On Sunday
Every Sunday evening from 18:00-23:00
Hotel Alma – Carrer de Mallorca, 271
Add yourself to the Facebook event page to ensure entry

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Barcelona City FM #womeninsonar2017

DNS and Tottie

Bridging the gender gap in electronic music and tech culture.

Since the very beginning, D.N.S at Tottie have been an integral part of the Barcelona City FM family. Tottie, one part of the Track Family trio and D.N.S keeping things underground with Groove Control and now heading up events for the station, both ride the online and FM airwaves every Friday night from 19:00- 01:00 providing Barcelona’s soundtrack to the weekend.

It was only a matter of time before the two joined forces and work on a project as prolific as #womeninsonar2017

Approached by Sonar and Sonar+D, the project run by Barcelona City FM presenters D.N.S and Tottie aims to create engagement and exclusive content from pioneering and emerging audio-visual female artists’ and tech creatives at Sonar Festival and Sonar+D in Barcelona this June.

The Barcelona City FM presenters are on site at all week chatting to some of the many great female artist’ performing at the festival this year including Yukimi Nagano of Little  Dragon, avant-garde electronic music producer Elysia Crampton, Barcelona based producer Yila who will be performing at Sonar by Night on Saturday, US R&B producer D△WN performing at Sonar by Day on Thursday, Bad Gyal, Jlin and Marie Davidson who will be performing “Bullshit Threshold”. Head of Music at Kickstarter Molly Neuman and Creative Diretor Emma Pueyo moderating the Managing Creativity roundtable and kicking off Sonar +D on Wednesday. 

Listen to their #womeninsonar2017 radio shows recorded prior to festival week.

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D.N.S and Tottie in the studio with Georgia Taglietti and Antònia Folguera

Content throughout the festival includes 360 degree interviews with select artist’ courtesy of our production parters SAE Barcelona, a live Facebook stream with artist’ direct from Sonar by Day and a daily video dairy filmed during festival week, which will be posted on the Barcelona City FM Youtube and social media channels. A daily radio show will go live from a remote location at 22:00 CET so make sure you watch via the Barcelona City FM website, tune in via 107.3FM and engage on their social media channels.

Follow the girls Barcelona City FM Insta Stories and hashtag them #womeninsonar2017 #wis2017

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Barcelona City FM presents: Kelpe

Barcelona City FM presents: Kelpe

In association with Bizzarre, Barcelona City FM presents Kelpe for one night only at our favourite DJ haunt, Garage 442

Over the last twelve years Kelpe has carved himself a unique perch in the UK’s electronic underground. A regular artist on imprints DC Recordings, Black Acre and more recently DRUT Recording, the man himself will be in town for Primavera week performing a rare DJ set for Barcelona City FM and Bizzarre. Intent to throw down his influences expect the bleeps & bass of classic Warp artists to the funk of Sly Stone as well as genre hopping from house and electro to alternative sounds, it goes a little something like this >>https://www.mixcloud.com/KELPE/ghawdex/

Co pilots include:
> Matt Bovey aka Satta B (BCFM / Palm Grease)
> D.N.S b2b Tottie (BCFM)

Check out recent radio show’s from the Barcelona City FM fam:
> Palm Grease: https://www.mixcloud.com/palmgreasebarcelona/
> D.N.S: https://www.mixcloud.com/groovecontrolbcn
> Tottie: https://www.mixcloud.com/Track_Family_Radio/

Join us from 21:00 kicking off the Primavera week in true party form.

 

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Cafe del Mar opening the largest club in Barcelona

Cafe del Mar, one of the most well-known brand of beach clubs, was born in Ibiza, almost 40 years ago and became one of the most important clubs for beach lovers. The brand will open the largest beach club in the world on 27th of May in Port Forum Barcelona. Cafe del Mar Port Forum has 4 floors and an exclusive boat with capacity for 350 passengers for special celebrations with a space of 4,000 square meters costing more than 5 million euros.

Visitors have already made reservations for 2017 and 2018 for their corporate events.

Cafe del Mar Barcelona also has a Mediterranean restaurant with an area of signature cocktails which led by chef Juan Jimenez on a stunning terrace of 1,500 square meters with stage and pool.

For more information:

https://cafedelmarclubbarcelona.com/

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