Festival Line-Up 2018
Adam BeyerView Artist
Adam Beyer’s music is synonymous with all that is exciting about techno. Having emerged as the figurehead of the hugely prolific Swedish techno scene, Beyer’s focused and considered approach to his craft has worked to confirm his position as a globally recognized DJ and producer headlining cutting edge clubs and festivals week-in-week-out.
Both living in Zurich, each regularly performing as DJ's, and both named Adrian S., perhaps it was inevitable that Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer would meet in 2008 and form a near instant friendship. Perhaps it was destiny. But it’s the professional bond that followed for which we are so lucky, a bond that would help them ascend the dance music community as the production and DJ duo known as Adriatique.
The French producer, composer and DJ Agoria, entered the world of electronic dance music at a peculiar moment in time. Unlike the first generation of techno producers, he´s too young to have been actively listening to early 80´s electronic pop by groups such as Depeche Mode or New Order. But unlike younger DJs and musicians, he´s been exposed to house and techno more or less since the start of these genres.
Âme DJView Artist
The two Germans Kristian Beyer & Frank Wiedemann are well known as Âme. Get ready to enjoy Detroit-influenced deep house combined with soul influences from legends like Stevie Wonder. You wonder how that sounds like? It sounds like Âme.
Amelie LensView Artist
Constantly defining the parameters within resources and time, Amelie Lens plots to unleash well-timed, dramatic and super-tense climaxes. She relies only on herself for the dispersion of these decisive moments, but subconsciously it spreads like a virus throughout the crowd which makes everyone an accomplice in a way.
Andrea OlivaView Artist
Andrea Oliva’s current status as an established international headline act is the result of an entirely organic journey. With his status in his home country growing, Andrea teamed up with local club kid and friend Agi Isaku, and the duo were soon throwing sold out ‘Banditz’ parties across Switzerland. This home based collaboration continues through to this day with Andrea playing regular sets at his beloved Nordstern.
Archie HamiltonView Artist
Archie’s intelligent DJ sets interpret a hypnotic trip through house and techno, with deep rolling bass and groove.
The most refined variety, defined by subtlety and sprinkled with the delightfully unexpected: not only is Binh a resident DJ at iconic Club der Visionäre - the Berlin based man is also a part of the Sonus line-up from day one!
Boris BrejchaView Artist
„High-Tech Minimal - the intelligent music of tomorrow“
Techno heads love Butch, house heads love Butch, as well as the deep and dirty and the light & bright. Few artists flow through genres and emotional landscapes with such ease and fluidity.
An honest, true and powerful feminine force, Cassy is an artist who knows and speaks her mind and stands strong as a unique inspiration in dance music.
Cezar is a key figure in Bucharest’s underground scene, both as an influential artist and inspiring dj. He is already an established producer and his cutting edge sets are both seminal and energetic, the bond between new and old, minimal techno..
Charlotte de WitteView Artist
Charlotte de Witte
If there’s one DJ about to take the world by storm, it’s Charlotte de Witte, who's scorching through a myriad of uncompromising, agressive techno sets across Europe every single weekend. Few dj’s belong to the group that can work on that level - from the biggest stages to the sweatiest basement raves.
Chris LiebingView Artist
No doubt – Chris Liebing's one of the reasons why heavy techno is as successful as it is today but you will see: it not restricted to dark club settings...
Craig RichardsView Artist
Visual artist, producer, record collector, gentleman of the night and mind altering selector. A disc jockey who refuses to be restricted by genre, his sets range from dub reggae, soul and disco to the finest house and techno.
Whether its through his productions, radio shows, compilations, parties or club sets, D'Julz has been at the forefront of electronic music since his career first began back in 1992. A firm DJ and fan favourite alike, his ability to transcend genres and trends has seen him hold one of the most consistent levels of success of any modern day DJ/Producer.
Dana RuhView Artist
Born and raised in Germany‘s small town Gera, Dana Ruh soon found her way to the capital city Berlin. Besides her daytime job she got herself into the beat and sound of the vibrating music scene where she started her steadily rising career as a DJ in 2005.
Having grown up in South Africa on a staple diet of Dire Straits, Tina Turner & Bryan Adams, Digby Smith had to find his own way musically. Playing in bands for many years, and having spent the best part of a decade as an engineer in landmark London studios, he is known as a deft practitioner of analogue sound. After the tragic passing of his brother Alex, Digby continues the legacy they built together.
Ladies & Gentlemen, it's the Resident Advsior #1 DJ, the innervisions label head and he will turn Sonus nights into lasting experiences. Long story short: it's Dixon...
Dorian PaicView Artist
A real Frankfurt veteran but his trustful taste in music brought Robert Johnson Resident Dorian Paic beyond the German borders including three appearances at Sonus.
Dr. RubinsteinView Artist
Marina Rubinstein loves to DJ, but even when she’s perched in the booth, weaving together a invigorating assortment of hypnotic acid, ’90s rave and pumping techno, her mind is on the dancefloor.
Eats EverythingView Artist
Few producers in the history of dance music have made such a rapid and far-reaching impact on the electronic music scene as Eats Everything aka Daniel Pearce. This larger-than-life beat maker is at the forefront of a swathe of talented producers to come out of the West Country Bass Epicentre known as Bristol, defining an entirely new strand of forward-thinking underground music.
Enzo SiragusaView Artist
Over 20 years deep and still as passionate, enthusiastic and obsessive as ever, Enzo Siragusa continues to inject his ideals into his output. Building a community around Fuse, while maintaining a successful solo career and producing elevating sounds in the studio.
Ian F.View Artist
Inhaling impressions from all of the globe: Ambasada Gavioli resident and driving force of Colours Music Ian F. will turn your world up side down.
A master of selectional instinct and riding the energy of a crowd. As Jackmaster's always thinking of music in terms of energy levels, not in terms of genre, you'll never know what happens next...
Jamie JonesView Artist
He came to pave the way for a warmer, more melodic, deeper side of techno to emerge. As the Co-Founder of Hot Creations, he became a leader in the field of super hot and sexy house grooves...
Jennifer CardiniView Artist
After more than a decade spent building an enviable reputation for herself in the clubs of Paris, Jennifer Cardini has become an international concern. Her infectious charisma and versatility behind the decks has led to invitations to play at such famed nightspots as Panorama Bar, Nitsa, and Fabric, and with her creative platform and label Correspondant very much on the ascent, her standing as a tastemaker is as prominent as ever.
Johannes BrechtLiveView Artist
Johannes Brecht stands for something what you can call the sound of the future. He is a bustling talent, a musician, a multi-instrumentalist and an exciting producer a potent newcomer with a feel-good vision.
Joseph CapriatiView Artist
„I just want to make music or play gigs everyday. It is the most important thing in my life“
His career as a DJ under the name of KONSTANTIN started back in 2005. Inspired by the parties that took place in Bucharest, in 2007, Konstantin started to produce techno, for fun.
Well known for his productions Rune Reilly Kölsch has sold millions of records all over the world under his many different monikers and production work.
Len FakiView Artist
Credited as one of the first residents at techno mecca Berghain, Len Faki doesn’t need to be introduced. Make sure you bring enough energy with you when facing this techno mastermind...
Loco DiceView Artist
The Desolat mastermind is up for his next Sonus appearance.
Luigi MadonnaView Artist
A prominent DJ worldwide with releases on some of the leading labels in techno, Luigi Madonna has absorbed the influence of his native Italy and those who have gone before him to create a modern, ever-evolving sound of his own.
Maceo PlexView Artist
Maceo Plex: DJ Award winner, label boss of Ellum Audio...what else do we need to say?
Marco CarolaView Artist
Music On in the house! Marco took his place on the throne of techno years ago and has never left it since then...
Offenbach is coming to Croatia: Freebase meets Sonus meets Meat...
The Ukrainian beauty is proud of where she’s from and never stopped believing in herself. She has her weekly radio show at KISS FM Ukraine, conceptual parties and a vinyl label - all combined under the name „Propaganda“. We are excited to welcome her for another round of Sonus….
Nicolas LutzView Artist
From Jupiter to Berlin and countless capitals in between, Nicolas Lutz has always operated best on the very outskirts of dance floor culture.
Pan-Pot's uncompromisingly pumping techno opens awe-inspiring acoustic spaces, which are fueled by rocking sequences, darkly euphoric synths and cascades of white noise.
Peggy GouView Artist
This combination of playful curiosity and open musical experimentation - not to forget her signature, MPC led rhythm - have already contributed to Peggy Gou’s rise. Both her club sets and a growing vault of online mixes speak fondly to an open ended musical philosophy, complimenting a style that can veer seamlessly and creatively between pumping techno, playful house and more abstract compositions.
Praslesh (Raresh & Praslea)View Artist
Praslesh (Raresh & Praslea)
Praslea and Raresh team up to bring you an energetic mixture of Romanias finest.
For Ralf music elevates the spirit and releases nervous tension. It is an indispensable part of his daily life, and an inspiration for those who are fortunate enough to attend his parties and hear his excellent sets.
A longtime collector of music, Recondite had his first experience with drum machines and hardware synths just a few years ago in a small studio next to the forest in lower Bavaria. It wasn’t long after that he moved to Berlin to build up Plangent Records, where the artist rapidly established his name. Plangent #001 was well-received, and with three strong EPs released in 2011 lead him to release with an assortment of labels that have drawn attention to his productions from a variety of audiences. With a growing demand from international bookings, his album Hinterland released in 2013 on Ghostly International – which continues his ongoing streak of carefully crafted output.
If you think of Sonus, you think about the beach, the sun, the sea and good music. All that is embodied through the Romanian top-class DJ Rhadoo. Get ready to vibe with him.
Ricardo VillalobosView Artist
„Let's do it in the Chilenian way“ - you're into storytelling and hours-long sets? Here's your man!
Richie HawtinView Artist
"I love a full-on party experience where you can just lose yourself in the moment and not worry about anything, but I also like grabbing that moment when people are free-minded and take them somewhere really deep and dark." you can't put it more in a nutshell than Richie itself...
DJ. Raver. Record Collector. Music Head. Healer ~ One of the few DJ’s that’s made his name through the immense quality of his DJing alone. Armed with a relentless library, blurring cutting edge House & Techno & forgotten gems of the past.
Ryan ElliottView Artist
"What matters most, above all else, is what comes through the speakers,” says Detroit’s Ryan Elliott. “It must be the right track at the right time, delivered in the right way.”
The time is right, the tracks are right, and Ryan Elliott is exactly where he needs to be: With his bassline-driven techno and house reduced to their essences, thoughtfully calibrated to drive crowds out of their minds.
With the perfect balance of timeless techno, dub and house, Rødhåd's going to take the dance floor deeper and deeper into Berlin urban techno mood...
Seth TroxlerView Artist
"I'm an actress and I moved to L.A but things aren't really working out and now I'm a stripper and addicted to meth." Guess what! It's the story of a guy becoming Resident Advisor top pick DJ and a Sonus regular!
DJ SkizzoView Artist
Transversal, enveloping, dancer, and yet, experimental, hypnotic, exciting; lover of the mainly dirty sound, born Hard House, between Minimal and Techno, specialized in Micro House / Tech House sonority Skizzo travels Europe without ever forgetting the values and the link with his homeland.
Solomun plays a major role in redefining European house music with productions, remixes and DJing by taking the very building blocks of House and deftly reconstructing them with a modern twist. A respected underground DJ and producer for a number of years, his stratospheric rise in popularity kicked off in 2012. The same year Mixmag Magazine voted him as “DJ of the Year.
Sonja MoonearView Artist
There aren't much artists that embody the Sonus values that much as Sonja does, so no wonder she's back...
Stephan BodzinLiveView Artist
Stephan Bodzin has been a hugely influential figure within the global techno scene for years. The reason the German has endured where many had fallen by the wayside is because of his devotion to authenticity.
Sven VäthView Artist
You really need an introduction text to know whom you're facing here? It's the legend himself, the cocoon mastermind, the "papa" of the global techno scene, the impersonification of "Gude Laune" and, and and...
Tale Of UsView Artist
Tale Of Us
The Tale Of Us is one of the most exciting stories in electronic music and one that's by far not finished yet...
The Martinez BrothersView Artist
The Martinez Brothers
The Martinez Brothers, two young men from the Bronx, raised on their father’s love of the Paradise Garage and road- tested worldwide since before they left high school are emerging as leaders in the global house music market. Their DJ sets are full of energy, fuelled by the brothers' depth of knowledge and an innate ability to guide the crowd.
Valentino KanzyaniView Artist
One of the founding fathers of Slovenian techno, but that never really stops him from throwing one of his gourmet house sets. Or anything in between that he finds fresh at the time.
Sonus Festival would not be possible without the amazing support by our local artists and our friends from Croatia.
Andrea LjekajView Artist
Andrea Ljekaj is known for his quality productions. His grooves, euphorich and powerfull trademark sound has gained him worldwide recognition.
Sonus is about the international vibe. We present Felver from Croatia, a mystical man who makes it hard to find any information on him.
A combination of sensual sound and a funky groove that makes his performances recognizeable , are always described by fans as a positive energy generator.
Kristijan MolnarView Artist
Kristijan is devoted to promoting gripping and exciting acts and broadcasting a wide range of saucy music; from deep techno, twisted disco, NYC house, weirdo-dark and modern wave, bitter beats or sweet soul. A fusion of dance music from all around the world can be heard in his bang-up all nighters,
Mariano MateljanView Artist
Expect an uncompromising sound from fresh faced Croatian Mariano Mateljan at his home fixture Sonus...
Marina KaramarkoView Artist
Sankeys resident & Croatian local. Marina is fresh blood of electronic music scene, always playing from the heart with the tendency to spread all over you and into you with a mission to leave you with a full heart before going home.
Yesh keeps promoting cutting edge club music through all of his numerous projects for over a decade so we can freely say he is one of the leading figures of the Croatian club scene.