Museless at Sonar Barcelona 2018, by Ian Young

Museless (photo: Ian Young)

Photographer Ian Young traveled to Barcelona to discover artists beyond the Bay that you need to know about.

Sónar Barcelona, celebrating its 25th year, spotlights avant-garde and experimental electronic artists from around the world and attracts world-class talent including Gorillaz, Thom Yorke, and LCD Soundsystem.

Without further ado, here are six artists you should seek out on Spotify or Soundcloud.

Cyber at Sonar Barcelona 2018, by Ian Young

CYBER

Origin: Iceland
Members: Salka Valsdóttir, Jóhanna Rakel, and DJ Þura Stína
In a nutshell: Feminist rap with a wink and a smile
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Little Simz at Sonar Barcelona 2018, by Ian Young

Little Simz

Origin: UK
In a nutshell: London-born, Nigeria-background, spitter of fire
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DJ Kampire at Sonar Barcelona 2018, by Ian Young

DJ Kampire

Origin: Uganda
In a nutshell: Congolese beats meets Ugandan party scene
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Museless at Sonar Barcelona 2018, by Ian Young

Museless

Origin: Barcelona
In a nutshell: Grimes-esque pop beats meets Christine and the Queens-style dance performance
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Grace and the Color of Sound at Sonar Barcelona 2018, by Ian Young

Grace and the Color of Sound

Origin: France
In a nutshell: Take-no-prisoners, in-your-face, gunfire rapping with contemporary mind-melting dancing
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Lanark Artefax at Sonar Barcelona 2018, by Ian Young

Lanark Artefax

Origin: UK
In a nutshell: Young wunderkind who punishes ear drums with Aphex Twin and Amon Tobin beats
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