After them, Avalon Emerson & Courtesy composed an unprecedented electropop-yet-psyche tandem to which everyone danced. The female duo presented electronic music at its best, which was the nicest way to prepare ourselves for what was coming later: Vitalic. The French producer was presenting his latest album, Voyager, in front of an audience eager to enjoy his cosmic house music. Nobody was disappointed: he turned the stage upside down and made us travel through space with a very refined set.
But our hearts were divided, once again, and had to also attend Eric Prydz. And thank God we did! The audio-visual show had no rival: the laser cannons didn’t stop changing the space from a blue geometric box to a techno-apocalyptical green avalanche. It was simply tremendous. And the music? As hard as you can imagine. In the Resident Advisor scene, the never seen b2b Daphni & Hunee were delighting a pretty lethargic crowd under the sunrise, who ended up crazily bouncing thanks to the full energy of their delicately crafted set.
To conclude that epic days concocted by the great team of Sónar there was no other than The Black Madonna. For those who still ignore it: yes, she’s not black and she’s not a Madonna. Yet the American DJ knows how to throw some pretty acid rhythms to make you melt with people, encounter unexpected feelings and bounce until your legs ask for some rest. The only thing, perhaps, was that the closing track, Here Come the Sun, was too obvious for such a sweltering festival. Nevertheless, everyone enjoyed the best closing imaginable.
And after such a great and tiring experience – we’re still hangover –, the only thing we can do is wait for next year’s edition, that will mark the 25th anniversary of the festival. What can we expect? We don’t know yet, but we’re sure it’s going to be the wildest experience of 2018. We can all just close our eyes and pretend it’s already June 2018.