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Eric Prydz rocks memorable Sonar festival in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain, Jun 18 (EFE).- Swedish producer Eric Prydz put the finishing touch Saturday to the Sonar Barcelona 2023 festival, with a memorable show that perfectly combined electronics and visual arts.

Prydz, a benchmark for progressive house, has been the highlight of the night, presenting for the first time in Spain his amazing three-dimensional show “HOLO,” a sample of how to go beyond the imaginable thanks to new technologies.

The jewel in the show’s crown was an infinite translucent LED panel that completely covered the front of the stage and expanded into the adjoining giant screens.

This mass of light, through which Prydz could be seen in command of the devices, as well as the giant screen behind him, were responsible for the magic of the immersive projections that captivated thousands of viewers.

For more than an hour and a half, the public was drawn by the succession of 3D holograms, which masterfully coupled with the effects of lights or smoke cannons, turned the show into a journey through different universes: diving under the sea with a whale, in space with an astronaut, in the middle of a lightning storm, caressed by a giant hand or being photographed by a robotic arm.

With such a visual display, it might seem that the music was in the background, but Prydz’s ‘house’ is inseparable from the show to make the audience reach ecstasy.

While the DJ finished his journey through new dimensions, on the other side of the venue, Catalan artist Bad Gyal dropped her own tunes, raising the temperature of the outdoor stage with her rhythm, lyrics and dances.

Fully consolidated as one of the figures of the Spanish urban scene, after filling the Palau Sant Jordi in February with 17,000 people, it could be seen Bad Gyal was playing at home, with a totally devoted audience. EFE


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