Although this year we have no spa.RK artists at Sónar 2015 -besides Wooky in the opening night with Chemical Brothers-, we are very close to STA, the side project of Pope from Bradien, that will be playing on Thursday 18th at Sónar Village stage. A project of electronic dub, abrasive electronic beats and intense energy, that we fee absolutely enthusiastic about and that this year released the fantastic album “Devastación” at French label Control Tower.
From the Sónar 2015 website: STA first began -operating between Mallorca and Barcelona- in 2004 as a studio project with a single member and several self-released EPs. However from 2007, several musicians joined the adventure to form today’s line-up: Besides Pope (effects, trumpet, melody, synthesizers and percussion), there is Gato (drums), Holy (guitar), Loro (bass) and Gum (electronics, percussion). All members are Argentines, although through the formation of STA and their residence in Spain, they could be considered a Spanish band. More important than their origin is their approach to the genre and their spectacular sound and on stage attitude. As they point out themselves “STA is as if Dub Syndicate had coincided with Scientist in 2014 in a squat full of Barcelona artists”.[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=603769475 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]