Blending the lines between Art and Techno, Checkpoint Barcelona announces its line ups for 2016
Checkpoint takes pride in exploring the relationship between avant-garde art and techno and is where all these things collide. They do so from a fantastic home base of Theatre City Hall in Barcelona, a multi-purpose venue situated on Barcelona’s neuralgic centre.
As well as great DJs and live act offerings from the worlds of house, techno and minimal, Checkpoint also collaborates with artists from across various disciplines including sculpture, light, 3D mapping and painting, adding audiovisual projections and musical showcases at Art Lab second stage.
At the heart of the party are key residents Barcelona born such as Sonodab, Rainer, Baraso, Sampol and Rick Maia, who are all very talented, focused to reach out the most emerging club sounds and are sure to have much higher profiles in 2016 because of their work with Checkpoint.
Joining them at New Year were guests such as Valentino Kanzyani and Nicholas Lutz for a very special event on New Year’s Day, then comes Franceso Del Garada and John Dimas for a LOUD-CONTACT showcase, Perlon label’s starlight Sonja Moonear, and then representing Park & Ride will be Nastia and Zendid.
That’s all just in January, but into February romanian icon Priku, Slow Life talents S.Moreria (live) and Laurine will play, as well rare to see Melchior Productions Ltd (live), Janina and Re-UP from Kina Music. Finally for now, March will bring another romanian rising talent as is Barac, Robin Ordell, frenchman micro house pioneer Cabanne and natural leader tINI for lots of underground musical fun.
With cult operators from the contemporary worlds of house and techno all lining up. there can be few better places to party in Barcelona during 2016 than with the Checkpoint crew.