Its been 7 parties in a row and 7 full houses at Garage 442. This time it was the turn of DJ Katty and J Russ to keep the tunes coming.
Mixing UK House classics with garage remixes kept the dance floor moving. We also welcomed MC Kane Who was a fantastic MC for the night.
We welcome charismatic DJ Katty every Monday to Barcelona City FM Drive Time! Starting from 5pm, you can immerse in the hottest mix of UK Garage and House for two hours. Should you miss him do not despair! He is also playing on Saturday from 11 pm!
DJ Katty loves UK Garage/House and told us his affection dates back to when “I grew up in London listening to pirate radio around 1998 with all the underground sounds that got massive in the UK. During that time, I had lots of DJ friends that helped me climb higher, teaching me how to mix.”
He further reveals “I love entertaining people and being an international performer. I keep coming back to Barcelona for a change from DJing in London and the UK. And because the people love the good vibes from UK House and Garage.”
His goals are to get even bigger bookings and keep doing loads of events – whether it be in the UK, Barcelona or other beautiful spots. Among his up-coming events is his show at Garage442 on March 31, a must-not- miss Saturday night event here in Barcelona.
America’s Got Talent Finalist Jonah Smith will be a guest on Going Deep with Billy Harfosh this Sunday at 4pm. In 2014 the Los Angeles based singer made it to the semi-finals on NBC’s talent show, his final performance on the show was at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Jonah’s music was received with rave reviews by all including America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern, “You’re the real deal. You can play, you can sing…you are terrific”
Jonah Smith will be performing this weekend at Palo Alto Market in Barcelona.
Summer in Barcelona means attending more parties than you can shake a stick at, but no doubt one of the biggest and most impressive is the Fiesta Major de Gracia. Every Barcelona barrio has a street party to celebrate the local culture and businesses and provide an opportunity to get smashed, but the Gracia festival from the 15th – 21st of August every year is an eagerly anticipated event that will see 1.5 million people heading up to the spectacular streets. Already well-known for its artistic displays and bohemian style, many of the district’s streets themselves are transformed by locals and local businesses into creative and original displays and themes, with a prize awarded on Wednesday evening for the most impressive.
Most of the placas in the neighbourhood have built stages ready for musical performances, with local artists and dancers showing off their stuff into the small hours of the morning. The old traditions of the region are preserved here too, with performances of castellers (human pyramids), drum parades and corre focs (fire runs). This is a family friendly event too, with events also being held to get the kids involved. This year will be a particular treat as it marks the 200th anniversary of the fiesta, and 120 years since Gracia was incorporated into the city of Barcelona itself, so be sure not to miss it.
Programmes with full details of the events of the week are available around the district for a €1 that include a map of the hotspots and events that will surely be an unforgettable experience like no other. A map of the barrio can be found here.
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.
While the week goes on, we keep working to get you to give you some good time and entertainment.
Next Friday, Barcelona City FM presents a night of only the best quality house music mixing the best of the old with the very best of the new.
Dan McKie is an eccentric, approachable and talented producer who manages to share his passion for electronica on the dance floor and in the ears of the iPhone generation with his unique/energetic blend of DJ sets.
Since moving to Barcelona 14 years ago, Mark has worked with many of Spain’s coolest electronic music brands such as Blanco y Negro Records (some A&R projects with Vendetta Records), Loca FM (Broadcaster) & Pacha Sitges playing regularly at the first ever Pacha in the world for 5 years.
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.
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.
Talk to people about Britain and they will tell you about Brexit, pork pies, and Monty Python. But don’t forget about the music. We have your exclusive access to the hottest UK House & Garage event coming this Friday!
It’s only right that Barcelona’s English speaking radio station deliver a night of classic UK House & Garage Flying in from London, Barcelona City FM’s DJ Katty has been on the scene for over a decade. From pirate radio, clubs & festivals, DJ Katty know’s how to throw it down so that you and your friends can have a great time. With support from Dj Munro, also from London and one half of Fantastic Planet, J Rus, all hail the UK garage raver.
The event will be held this Friday , 14 July at Garage 442 Avda. Diagnol 442. They will be taking on the night from 11:00pm-3:30am.