Barcelona, unlike many cities around the world, has a lot of great clubs with pleanty of parties but within the scene there is definitely room for something a little bit different.
Minimal sounds, sure, German influences, probably. Raum (located at Gran Via 593) has already lined up rising star record-companies that include Boxer, Areal and Mobilee together with artists like Richard Bartz, Basteroid & Metope. The sounds will be electronic based, but expect an encompassing fusion between techno and various other forms, like breaks as in the case with Virgin Helena from Croatia. Dates for the upcoming events (as well as tonight's opening party) for Raum's weekly Thursday nighter are listed below.
Raum Barcelona Dates
27 April - Raum Opening with Richard Bartz and DJane Fengari
04 May - Boxer Recordings brings Duoteque and Ekkohaus
11 May - Residents Trick & Kubic
18 May - from Croatia Virgin Helena
25 May - Areal Records showcases Basteroid and Metope from Frankfurt
Raum’s quest for European domination won’t end with the Catalan capital. As current interest in the German electronic sound continues to rise, it creates a variety of oppourtunities for promoters, clubs, artists and producers to infiltrate Europe’s leading venues as key players in the genre search for maximum response from the minimal audience. Barcelona’s new players are said to be talking with Tresor (Berlin) and Flex (Vienna), so watch this Raum!