A non-stop 6-hour sessions during the festival's three days at Sónar by Day, in an exclusively designed space, with a maximum capacity of 1,200 people
DESPACIO: Powered by McIntosh is a one-of-a-kind sound system created by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and prestigious New York sound engineer John Klett of Tech Mecca. DESPACIO: Powered by McIntosh is a statement intended to preserve, promote and celebrate the tradition of pure live music performances. The focus is on the partygoers' experience instead of the stage spectacle that has become so commonplace in music today.
The sound system consists of a floor-standing series of seven giant, 11-foot stacks arranged in a circle - allowing the crowd to fully immerse themselves in the music. To carry out James and John's uncompromising vision, only McIntosh, a storied brand that handcrafts all of it products to the highest quality standard would suffice as a partner. While the technical specifications of Despacio are designed meticulously for optimal sound quality, the setup is quite simple considering the 50,000 watts of McIntosh power behind the system.
McIntosh's first-rate sound and technology will be enhanced by the truly eclectic music selection of James, David & Stephen - recognized audio aficionados with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of music over the last 60 years.
James, David & Stephen will be behind the decks, located in a dark and obscured background, for three daily six-hour sessions from 3:30pm to 9:30pm throughout the festival. Due to the capacity limitations of the space, access will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Separate tickets for Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night are now on sale. 2-Night Ticket and the Sonar Pass are also available. The Professional Accreditations can be purchased at a reduced price until 30th of March.
About James Murphy: James Murphy is one of this century's key figures in music. As leader and singer of LCD Soundsystem along with their three album releases (as well as the band's pulsating concerts) he deserves his place in the pantheon. But Murphy is much more than a musician - he is also founder of label DFA, a renowned producer, remixer and DJ with exquisite taste, a great lover of dark and obscure, undiscovered music, in the disco and house tradition.
About 2manydjs: Brothers David and Stephen Dewaele are famous worldwide as both Soulwax and 2manydjs who's album "As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 1" completely revolutionized the dance music landscape in the early 2000s, for its imaginative mixture of artist and genres from all eras. As Soulwax they chartered new territory again with Nite Versions, a remix album of their own record Any Minute Now. With Radio Soulwax they tore up the rulebook again creating and curating an app and website featuring 24 one hour mixes with accompanying visuals based on the sleeve artwork of the records used. The app has had to date over 400k downloads.