Primavera Sound 2013 Review

A lot had changed for the 13th edition of Primavera Sound, most notably that the festival was no longer “San Miguel Primavera Sound,” but “Heineken Primavera Sound.” The difference is relevant, because a lot of the local Spanish elements of the festival haven’t been as emphasized in more recent years (and the Primavera organization has […]

The Mystery of Ifan Dafydd

His name, like so many others in the non-stop swirl of emerging producers and DJs coming out of Europe, sometimes floats under the rocks. Ifan Dafydd, improbable to pronounce with 100 percent accuracy, much less certainty, has been slipping through the ranks of the continent’s best up-and-comers, sporadically dropping James Blake-esque singles through the past […]

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2012 Wrap-up

The Pitchfork music festival in Paris took place at La Grande Halle nestled on the edge of the Parc de la Villette. Guiding audiences to the festival, the concert hall’s large neon letters bathed the plaza and fountain in front of it in red. Past the gates was a long pavilion with food and drinks outside […]