Sónar 2017: 15 of the Best Sets From the Barcelona Music Festival

People danced past dawn at Sónar, the annual festival of electronic-oriented music, which had its last D.J.s pumping out bass propulsion until 7 a.m.

Yet each stretch I heard was a model of house music as the sonic reflection of a hospitable community, a haven where big-band jazz, soul belting, disco thump and Latin percussion all retain their own character while they find common ground on the dance floor.

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