Our Sónar journey started with the much-awaited performance by Boris Chimp 504. After five minutes we were already sailing through the cosmic rays recomposed by Miguel Neto and Rodrigo Carvalho. In their own graphic language, they reached Boris the Chimp, letting the public flutter in sparse Japanese rhythms with a twinkle in their eyes. But the sun was out, and soon after Princess Nokia brought us back down to Earth – the girl from Harlem immediately put the public in frenzy. The style, the flow, the commitment; she's here to kick ass. At ease on Jersey club, electronic music and trap sounds, she had the space to attest her feminist rap as well as crowd-surf on the main stage of Sónar by Day.