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Sonar 2009

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 09:33 UK time, Wednesday, 24 June 2009

I'm back from Sonar festival in Barcelona, and it was yet another essential year for new music out there. Folks from all over Europe head to Sonar for the latest in beats, bass and bleeps, and the BBC Introducing showcase went down well spectacularly well. Edinburgh's Young Fathers played a great set with their fast rhymes and faster moves. La Roux was well and truly Introduced to the rest of Europe, with everyone cramming in to the village area (the biggest stage) to see them). And dubstep-trombone-maestro Bass Clef got everyone dancing in a wonky fashion during his set.

You can hear highlights from these, and from Mary Anne Hobbs' showcase with Martyn, Joker and the Gaslamp Killer, on the show this Wednesday at 9pm and from midnight across England.


  • Comment number 1.

    Huw please please PLEEASE post a tracklisting for yesterday's (weds 24th) 9pm-10pm show! There was one of the tunes from the live Sonar stuff that had me raving like a loon in my car but I didn't catch the name of the act. PLEASE! I NEED TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE SO I CAN SEE THEM LIVE!

    Big love, your show reminds me why music is one of the best things in life every time I tune in.


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