Just as many music fans descend on Barcelona during SONAR for the OFF parties as they do for the main event. Hosted at various locations across the Catalonian city, OFF WEEK started as a response to the famous festival and has grown to become an institution in its own right. If you’re an OFF veteran you’ll already be familiar with The Hidden People’s legendary parties.
This year they’re returning to the impressive Purobeach at the Barca Hilton with three of the biggest labels in dance music bringing their star-studded roster to the rooftop rave. Even better – Chase the Compass be joining them as media partners! It is the only and absolute must-attend OFF party of 2016. Click here for more info on this year’s parties and read on for the full lowdown.
Kittball Records – Thurs June 16th
The fast-growing independent returns to the roof with a line-up of international talent after last year’s 10th anniversary party. Label heads Tube & Berger, Juliet Sikora and P.A.C.O. all play, bringing their family and friends including Purple Disco Machine and a special live set from EINMUSIK. Expect the absolute finest in classic house influence with a modern production aesthetic. For a sneak peek at the vibes, check our recent Five for the Floor with Juliet Sikora.
Jeudi Records – Fri June 17th
Last year’s Jeudi party was widely regarded as one of OFF’s finest and the Hamburg crew return to Purobeach for another unforgettable event. Once again all three label heads take to the decks with Doctor Dru, Take It Easy and Davidè all providing the deeper vibes. Check this remix of the Daft Punk/Romanthony classic for a taste of what to expect.
Anjunadeep – Sat June 18th
One of the most consistent labels in dance music takes centre stage on the third and final day of THP’s OFF week parties, bringing an eyebrow-raising foot-tapping fist-pumping line-up of heavy hitter after heavy hitter. With legends like Jody Wisternoff sitting alongside new-comers like Kidnap Kid and Clarian, it’s set to not only to represent all aspects of the acclaimed label, but to deliver the best in classic and future-proof house and techno. We spoke to another member of this top line-up – Theo Kottis – about his top 10 boat house tracks. Check ’em here and we’ll see you there.