Sonar day 2 – Mini Update

Jon Freer June 19th, 2010

I’m very glad I eased myself into sonar on Thursday, as Friday was intense.

The early evening was spent checking out some cool bands in the idyllic surrounds of Sonar by Day. Highlights included the dayglo 80s pop of Sheffield’s Shake Aletti, New Young Pony Club’s charismatic singer driven full on show and Spanish heroes Delorean’s wonderfully musical synth grooves.

Sonar by Night was a much darker and more intense beast by comparison. Taking place in a huge aircraft hanger type venue, it is an incredible experience. There was a huge musical choice & the mix of bands & djs was just right. Air put on an epic show treating listeners to winners such as Sexy Boy & LCD Soundsystem rocked as expected. The best Dj performance was from Medhi & Riton, who judged the vibe just right. They generated a life afirming atmosphere with tough tunes & classics like Inner City’s Good Life.

Sonar is exhausting, but amazing!