By Rich Jones
Now in its fifth edition, ARTeNOU has established itself as a springboard festival for electronic artists on the up.
True to its name, the organizers showcase the music that everyone will be talking about tomorrow, today. Past events have included Disclosure, Koreless and Badalona beatsmith Sau Poler. Sandwiched between Primavera Sound and Sónar, ARTeNOU offers the intimacy of a small festival where you can avoid the lines and be guaranteed a good view. Another draw is the choice of venues.
The Jardins de l’Ateneu Santboià set the scene for the daytime event and when night falls, the party continues at Apolo. The lineup includes Hyperdub heavyweight Cooly G, Barcelona-based Lapsus brethren beGun, Soulection’s Sango and Donky Pitch maximalist Lockah.