With an outstanding lineup and an innovative proposal, the Catalan city was full of art, sustainability and diversity on August 10th and 11th.
Celebrating its 4th edition, house and techno’s best vibes got together at one of Europe’s electronic music capitals. This year’s DGTL Barcelona featured a top line-up that included Dixon, Solomun, Amelie Lens, Carl Craig, Black Coffe, Adriatique, Røhad, DJ Tennis, KiNK, DJ Koze, Ben Klock, Mind Against, Honey Dijon, Maceo Plex and many more.
Distancing from other similar events DGTL let us clear its 3 foundations: Music, Art and Revolution, which make it a very attractive alternative for electronic music enthusiasts. The festival’s organizers put all their efforts in creating an ambitious concept of sustainability with no big sponsors, but with an extense art exposition, and a completely vegan food court that offered quinoa hamburgers, spinach or soy. Strange to some people, but healthy for everyone.
Starting every day at 15:00 with 4 different stages the festival showed that with a simple but unique style along with a powerful light production attendees can really get in their mood accompanied of nonstop dancing. But the show didn’t stop here, the worldwide audience, with an average age of 27 years old, created an environment full of diversity.
Swiss duo Adriatique were the first ones to set the bar high. Their performance cheered up Friday’s sunset, followed by KiNK that turned on the sound with a special live session supported with top visuals. Also, Tijana T brought a positive energy to close the afternoon.
Once we entered the night hours, Black Coffee delivered a session full of remixes and powerful bass-lines which took the audience to the next level. The South African artist was the prelude of Diynamic’s boss Solomun, that along with Innervision’s Dixon provided epic sets closing the night on a musical ecstasy.
On saturday the energy was still rising even with the cancelation of South Korea’s Peggy Gou, and the 15.000 attendees were ready to enjoy the second date of DGTL.
Fatima Yamaha’s live performance was the overture of a promising night. Chicago’s own Honey Dijon followed on scene showing her Dj skills and bringing her refined musical taste with her new single ‘Burn’. Another female, Amelie Lens took the stage showcasing her acid sounds that brought smiles all over the place, and last but not least Carl Craig and Cassy dropped a serious techno set that caused a complete connection with their fans.
Last part of the night was in charge of tech house pioneer Jamie Jones that continued the musical crusade delivering his excellent beats and playing all the summer bangers. Maceo Plex was very comfortable on stage and presented his deep techno unique style. The British notable Hot Since 82 closed the evening with an impeccable performance.
We also had the chance to check the artistic expositions, Cluster 2.0 and Skyline, that were produced by Playmodes’s creative team. The local company has partnered with the festival in the past, showing once more that their work is truly appreciated by the audience. With walking through or just staying in the designed area, the sounds, the smoke, the people and the lights were enough reasons to make the attendees to fully enter their concept that mixed art and technology.
If you were looking for more, on Sunday at 19: 00 the ‘Beach Clean Up’ event closed the weekend featuring an ecological initiative that manifested the electronic movement is more than music.
Once again DGTL showed us that they work with high standards and with an ecological state of mind. Now they prepare to visit other cities like Tel-Aviv, Amsterdam and their latest addition, Madrid.