Wednesday, 28 May 2008

David Guetta in Pacha BCN

Coming next 13th June at the Pacha the incontrovertible David Guetta! Buy your entrances today on the Pacha's website.

David Guetta (born November 7, 1967 in Paris) is a French DJ.At age 13, he began mixing his first vinyls. At 17, he worked as a DJ at 'Broad' in Paris, launching his career. From 1988 to 1990, he mixed house music at Radio Nova. In 2005, his single "The World Is Mine", which contains a sample of Simple Minds "Someone Somewhere In Summertime", topped European dance charts. He appeared in an advertisement for L’Oréal hair cream.Vocals on many of his singles are performed by singer Chris Willis.

On 13 August 2005, he performed in the Creamfields Spanish festival, with such artists as The Chemical Brothers and Carl Cox. He has also performed at Creamfields UK, again alongside The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox and other big name DJs.The song 'Just A Little More Love' appeared in the film The Football Factory. The Gospel version was sung at the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.On New Year's Day 2007, he appeared at Big Beach Boutique 3, a concert held on the beach of Brighton, UK, put together by and headlined by Fatboy Slim.On July 14th 2007, on a flight from Paris to Ibiza, he became the first DJ to perform a live set on a commercial airplane.

November 30th saw David Guetta make his debut in Bournemouth, UK, for 2020ROCKS, playing alongside the French electro DJ Sébastien Léger.In 2007, he was elected as World DJ Nr. 10 by the British DJ Mag.

For 2008, he and his wife Cathy Guetta are planning a new event which will take place in the Stade de France. On July 5, 2008, he will perform with Tiesto, Carl Cox, Joachim Garraud and Martin Solveig in front of 40.000 spectators. The Sensation White, where Guetta performed several times, seems to be the inspiration.He has also been playing in many countries around the world to promote his 2007 album "Pop Life". He played in Mauritius on the 12th of January 2008 accompanied by French rapper Joey Starr of the mythic French rap group NTM.

Wednesday- Saturday: 00:00 - 06:00

Free pass till 03:00 for everynight but saturday with this flyer you pay 12 euros (regular price 20 euros)
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Bob Sinclar at the Pacha


Coming next 06th June at the Pacha the great French DJ: Bob Sinclar! It is a Pacha's event, you can book your places right know directly on the website.

Bob Sinclar, mistaken many times as "Sinclair" (born Christophe Le Friant, 10 May 1967) is a Grammy Award-nominated French record producer, House music DJ, remixer and owner of the label Yellow Productions.

Career history
Sinclar started DJing in 1986, when he was 18 years old, specialising in funk and hip-hop music, with the name Chris The French Kiss. His first club hit was "Gym Tonic", which was co-produced by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk, featuring vocals illegally taken from a Jane Fonda fitness tape. The Bob Sinclar persona was based on a character from Philippe de Broca's film Le Magnifique.

Le Friant is famous for popularising the "French touch" of house music, with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. His track "I Feel For You", a tribute to French musician Cerrone, from his second album Champs Elysées, hit #9 in the UK Top 40. On track "Darlin'", he worked with vocalist James "D-Train" Williams.
Le Friant has also worked under other pseudonyms. Under the aliases The Mighty Bop and Reminiscence Quartet, he has dabbled in hip-hop and acid jazz. He also created the Africanism project, where an ensemble of artists produce house music with a combination of Latin, jazz, African and tribal flavours.

In 2005 he scored a hit with the single "Love Generation", that reached #1 on the Australian ARIA Singles Charts and the German Media Control Single Charts in 2006. The song was a huge success throughout Europe, also peaking at no. 2 in the Dutch Top 40 and it stood 39 weeks in the Ultratop 50 in Belgium. It also became one of the official anthems for the World Cup 2006 held in Germany. The follow-up hit was "World, Hold On", that features Steve Edwards and also managed to chart in the top ten in most of the European countries. "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)" followed on 22 August 2006.

The remix of "World, Hold on" by E-Smoove is nominated for a Grammy 2007 in the category Remixed Recording. Also, "World, Hold On" topped in Billboard Magazine as Number One Hot Dance Club Play Single of 2006, beating Madonna and Christina Aguilera.
The fourth single of the album Western Dream, called "Tennessee" was supposed to be released in April 2007, but has been canceled due to the rumour of a new album being released.
His latest album is Sound of Freedom. It came out in France on 21 May 2007. The remix of "Rock This Party" reached number 1 in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts

Wednesday- Saturday: 00:00 - 06:00

Free pass till 03:00 for everynight but saturday with this flyer you pay 12 euros (regular price 20 euros)

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Holiday Apartment

Wonderful duplex apartment with 2 big terraces, both perfectly furnished to relax and enjoy the city views from the heart of the “Born” area, the centre of the old Barcelona.

This sunny apartment is located on the 4th floor in a completly renovated building with lift. Totally outer and very sunny, there is a big living/dinning room with an american kitchen opened to the living room and its study area, like in a loft and with direct access to the fantastic terrace. This terrace is furnished with hammocks, table and chairs.

On the same floor there is a double bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a bath tub.
Upstairs you will find the main bedroom and its large window with a beautiful view to the second terrace. Both terraces are furnished with comfortable hammocks where you can lie down and relax taking a sun bath surrounded by well taken care of plants, that will make you feel like inside a garden in the centre of Barcelona.

The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, and all the necessary to feel at home. The apartment is fully equipped with central heating for the winter and Air Conditioning for the summer. The apartment also has a washing machine and a dryer. There is ADSL Wi-Fi Internet in the apartment.

The apartament is located in a quiet street in the heart of the Born. Only a few meters away from the church "Santa Maria del Mar". The Born area is where all the young people in Barcelona would like to live. The Born represents the image of success of a district’s transformation. Small streets paved with old stone, old building renovated, fashion shops, art galleries, bars and Restaurants. There is only a 10 minutes walk to the Barceloneta Beach and to the famous Ramblas.

A holiday stay in this exclusive accommodation is one not to be missed. Are you interested in this nice apartment? Book it here.

Catalonian Moto GP

The Catalonian Moto GP is one of the most popular rounds of the World Championship. Held at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, it attracts holidaymakers and race fans alike. Drawing crowds of 100,000, the atmosphere is always electric.

The Moto GP is one of the fastest, most thrilling sports in the world. The bikes reach speeds of up to 310kph (185 mph) and the races are extremely competitive. Unlike Formula One racing, overtaking is frequent. The riders take the bravest lines to weave through the field and when the bikes close on each other they push it to the limit. There is the feeling that the crowd is collectively holding its breath as the riders brake as late as possible into the corners. Then there is the engine noise, piercing the air as the riders fly by, a constant reminder of the sheer power that they are fighting to control.

The 500cc Championship is the big one in motorcycling. Although it vies with the increasingly popular Superbike Championship for profile, it remains the title that every aspiring rider dreams of winning and the ultimate test of overall ability.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Joan Miró Foundation

The Joan Miró Foundation possesses an incomparable collection of work by the 20th-century master, and is an essential part of any visit to Montjuïc. Miró's iconic Spanish paintings are displayed on gleaming white walls, lit by natural light from above.

Miró himself set up the Fundació in 1971 and it was expanded in the 1980s. The Miró archives boast thousands of drawings, 200 paintings and 150 sculptures created between 1914 and 1978. Artistic treasures by leading lights of 20th-century art also contribute to the permanent show - Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Claes Oldenburg, Henry Moore and Fernand Leger all feature. Also check out the reconstruction of kinetic artist Alexander Calder's Mercury Fountain outside.

Downstairs is the Espai 13, which is devoted to young up-and-coming contemporary artists. It shows cycles of exhibitions devoted to certain themes or countries and provides a refreshing contrast to the more familiar names in the hallowed halls above.

There's not only art at the museum - in the summer it also plays host to classical music concerts.

Permanent collection €8, concessions €6
Temporary exhibitions €4, concessions €3

Opening Hours:
Oct-Jun Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
Jul-Sep Tue-Sat 10am-8pm
All year: Thu 10am-10.30pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm

Barcelona Summer Festival

Popularly known as the "Grec Festival", Barcelona's summer arts extravaganza is the most important cultural event of the season. Events take place at venues across the city including the Teatre Grec, Fundació Joan Miró and Plaça del Rei.

Following hot on the heels of the Sant Joan (St John's Day) Festival, the event injects theatre, dance and music into Barcelona life, with a strong focus on contemporary culture.

Highlights in 2007 included concerts by Omara Portuondo, Laurie Anderson, Jorge Drezler and others, dance performances by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan and Conpanyia Membros and theatrical shows from international companies.

Grec started way back in 1976, when a group of actors, directors and writers staged shows at the Greek amphitheatre on Mount Montjuic. Their initiative triggered the birth of a new theatre festival, which was independently run until 1979, when the newly-formed democratic city authorities took over. Now the event is as inherent to Barcelona's summers as the scorching heat.

1908-2008: 100 years of the Palau de la Música Catalana

The CaixaForum Barcelona hosts 1908-2008: 100 years of the Palau de la Música Catalana to celebrate the famous concert hall's centennial. The exhibition - which looks at the Palau's past, present and future - is accompanied by a concert cycle.

Located in the heart of Barcelona's old quarter, the Palau de la Música Catalana is a UNESCO heritage site, known for its stunning architectural design by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

The building officially opened on 9 February 1908 and became the performing venue for the Orfeó Català (Catalan Choral Society). During its history it has welcomed performances from a wide spectrum of artists including Sergei Prokófiev, Igor Stravinsky and Ella Fitzgerald, Josep Carreras, Norah Jones and Woody Allen.

The exhibition at CaixaForum looks at all aspects of the Palau's last 100 years: from its breathtaking Modernist architecture and Catalan roots to its important role as an international music venue. The concert series aims to recreate former Palau performances from legends such as Sergei Rachmaninov, Arnold Schönberg, Maurice Ravel and Duke Ellington.

Concerts €12
Concessions €6

Opening hours:
Sun-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-10pm

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Concerts in Barcelona 2008

Barcelona is a city well-known for its nightlife and a lot of activity it offers you.
This summer some great artist are coming to perform their show in the 2nd Spanish capital.

So do not hesitate to book your tickets right now to go and admire the show of the artist you like the most!

May 2008
may 19 Busta Rhymes

June 2008
jun 01 Bon Jovi Losthighway World Tour
jun 04 Zucchero
jun 07 Feist Concert
jun 15 Avril Lavigne
jun 19 Sonar
jun 28 Jack Johnson
jun 29 Marc Anthony

July 2008
jul 04 El Canto del Loco
jul 08 James Blunt
jul 08 Lenny Kravitz
jul 10 Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals and Mc-Clan
jul 11 Duffy
jul 18 Summer Case
jul 20 Bruce Springsteen

You can buy your tickets directly online through a lot of different websites.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Barcelona Poetry - April 14/20, 2008

For a week in May, Barcelona celebrates the written word with a series of events and workshops dedicated to poetry. Bus windows and tube carriages are covered in verse, while poetry readings, lectures and workshops take place across the city.

Host venues usually include the Botanical Gardens, MACBA, the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Museum of Natural Science. Guests of honour in the past have included Angels Gregori (Valencia), Ferhat Mehmenni (Algeria), Linton Kwesi Johnson (Jamaica) and Francisco Segovia (Mexico).

The festival aims to illustrate how poetry can transcend the barrier of language and become part of the fabric of our everyday lives. Please contact the tourist office (+34 93 285 3834) for further details on this year's programme.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

2008 Primavera Sound

Barcelona's redeveloped Port Area hosts the excellent Primavera Sound festival, featuring a massive line-up of top-class live acts and DJs. The highlights of the last year include Band of Horses, Comets on Fire, Bola, Explosions in the Sky, Built to Spill, Dirty Three and Isis.

Here it is a big part of the artist who will perform at Estrella Dam:

808 State, A Place To Bury Strangers, Alan Braxe, Animal Collective, Apparat Band, Dj Assault, Atlas Sound, Autolux, Awesome Color, Bill Callahan, Bishop Allen, Bob Mould Band, Bon Iver, Boris, British Sea Power, Buffalo Tom, Caribou, Cat Power, Clipse, The Cribs, De La Soul, Deerhunter, Digital Mystikz, Dinosaur Jr., Dirty Projectors, Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith + Kutmasta Kurt, Edan & MC Dagha, El Guincho, Ellen Allien, Enon, Eric's Trip, Fanfarlo, The Felice Brothers, Fuck Buttons, Dj Funk, Gentle Music Men, The Go! Team, Grande-Marlaska, Health, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, Holy Fuck, It's Not Not, Kavinsky, Kinski, Les Savy Fav, Lightspeed Champion, Madee, Man Man, The Mary Onettes, Mary Weiss, The Marzipan Man, Menomena, Messer Chups, Midnight Juggernauts, Mission Of Burma, Mixmaster Mike, Model 500, MV & EE with The Golden Road, Nick Lowe, No Age, The Notwist, Okkervil River, Om, Para One, Pissed Jeans, Polvo, Port O'Brien, Portishead, Prinzhorn Dance School, Public Enemy performing It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Robert Hood, Rufus Wainwright, The Rumble Strips, Scout Niblett, Sebadoh, Shipping News, Silver Jews, Simian Mobile Disco, Six Organs Of Admittance, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Strange Death Of Liberal England, Subterranean Kids, Supermayer, Surkin, The Swell Season, Tachenko, Tarántula, Thomas Brinkmann, Throbbing Gristle, Tiefschwarz, Tindersticks, Träd Gräs och Stenar, Vampire Weekend, Vórtice, Voxtrot, White Williams, Why?, Young Marble Giants. - -
Visit the homepage of Primavera Sound Festival here!

Do you want to enjoy this event? Rent an apartment in Barcelona.