Veteran Barcelona promoter Loud-Contact celebrate their official 10th anniversary at this year’s Sonar festival. The crew have been central to the Barcelona scene for many years, consistently inviting the scene’s leading figures in the likes of Binh, Onur Ozer and Evan Baggs to great sounding spaces.
To celebrate the huge milestone birthday which is actually 11 years minus a forced hiatus from the pandemic, Loud Contact’s 10+1 year anniversary welcomes Quest & Christian AB, Francesco Del Garda and Lumiere in the ZT Hotel space during the day, whilst Nicolas Lutz joins forces with long time collaborators Binh and Onur Ozer into the night at Wolf Club.
This curation of a number of the scene’s most prominent tastemakers is sure to be a night to remember. From Binh and Onur’s Treatment collaboration, Nico’s hugely influential My Own Jupiter label and the digging delights of Francesco Del Garda, Quest and Christian AB, this night is destined to bring buckets of inspiration.
Loud-Contact also link with tINI’s infamous tINI and the Gang party heading back to the poolside venue Hotel ZT. Joining the legend selector on Wednesday 15th June is long time friend and collaborator Dyed Soundorom for another back-to-back session with tINI. The Apollonia champ’s record bag is filled with fruity surprises perfect for this day session.
Staple digger and growing selector Quest brings his devilish gems to the poolside alongside fellow vinyl devotees Charlotte and My Own Jupiter artist Tunik adding a refreshing depth to this unique line-up.
Buy tickets for tINI and the Gang here.
The prolific French collective Yoyaku also return to the city’s beloved Hotel ZT for a pool session. Again linking with Loud-Contact, the following day Thursday 16th June invites Cabanne, ERIS, Lamache and Lowris to let loose in the space.
Buy tickets for Yoyaku’s poolside showcase here.
The Barcelona collective also link with London institution fabric for a mammoth session. Stretching out from 3pm to 5am at Wolf Club, the two crew’s invite Margaret Dygas and Sweely’s eclectic live set, alongside staple residents Craig Richards and Harry McCanna.
Each artist involved with this collaborative showcase brings a unique flair. From Harry McCanna’s London garage strut and Sweely’s sleazy charm, to the masters of longevity in Margaret Dygas and Craig Richards. This unique line-up is sure to be packed with depth and character throughout the extended session.
Buy tickets for fabric x Loud-Contact here.
London tastemakers Half Baked are also involved in the pool party sessions. Their annual collaboration with Loud-Contact this year invites Perlon queen’s Margaret Dygas and Sonja Moonear to the intimate space. This is a unique opportunity to witness these masters of their craft in such a small and cosy space.
Long standing Half Baked residents Robin Ordell and Sam Bangura will be warming up the floor with their tasteful bag of records, no doubt with a sprinkle of their slick unreleased productions in tow.
Buy tickets for the Half Baked pool showcase here.
Loud-Contact return to the trust WOLF club on Friday 17th June with the French wizards Apollonia. The house music legends will soundtrack the venue from start to finish, locking into their mesmirising synergy for eight hours, spinning from 11pm to 7am.
Buy tickets for Apollonia all night long here.
Slow Life also join the party in Loud-Contact’s OFF week curation. The Italian-Berlin collective head to a secret warehouse location on Friday 17th June for a special label showcase with S.Moreira’s spellbinding live set, Indi Zone’s unique selections as well as a feature from the unique Italian selector Brasi.
Split across two rooms, this extended session running till 10am is sure to be one to remember. Of course, the label’s deadly duo Laurine and Cecilio will be bringing their ecstatic energy to the party alongside this lovely family bill.
Buy tickets for the Slow Life showcase here.
Saturday 18th June sees Loud Contact join forces with Roof Booking for another tastemaking showcase. Taking place in a special warehouse location titled The Garage of The Bass Valley, nine artists from both collectives will let loose with another extended session from 1am-11am.
Buy tickets for Roof Booking x Loud Contact here.
A consistent and reliable theme is central to the operation of both the artists and promoters involved in this curation. Artists become almost unofficial residents for the party, promoters are confident to continue to book them time after time as they deliver consistently evolving and inspiring sets.
Similarly on the receiving end, fans are happy to see the same artists time and time again, leaving feeling inspired even despite the number of times they may have seen the likes of Onur or Binh on great sound systems. This trust-first, repetitive ethos evidences how high the bar is set within the scene.
Whether it’s peaks into private productions produced within the tight knit circuit around Berlin and beyond, or the ever-changing records bags that every artist spends a mind-blowing amount of hours on their digging habits, you can be sure to be surprised and amazed by this curation.
Buy tickets for Loud-Contact’s 10 year anniversary here.