Esplanade de la Place des Arts
Organic and optimistic with a tinge of melancholic wistfulness, Sau Poler's music feels bright, modern and intimate. Grooving basslines, shuffling beats, and taut samples coalesce around a unified sound that melds house, pop, R&B and techno into a fluid and distinct feeling, one that also imparts a nostalgic twinge and uncanny but reassuring sense of déjà vu.
Growing up in Badalona, close to Barcelona along the Catalonian coast, Soler started out producing instrumental hip hop and downtempo but has since evolved his sound. In the past few years he has played on stages around the world, including many venues in Europe, Mexico, NYC and at Barcelona’s own Sónar. Since 2013 he has released several EPs on Amsterdam’s Atomnation label as well as remixing a plethora of artists. One of a new wave of electronic producers emerging from the cultural hub of Barcelona, along with peers such as John Talabot and Pional, Sau Poler makes accessible and uplifting dance music with a subtle balearic undertow.
Live he ramps up the pace, keeping the pedal to the metal, focussing on the groovier, clubbier side of his work with an energetic laptop set.