Life and Death has spent the last ten years releasing soulful dance music helmed by a post-rockaesthetic, and label head DJ Tennis will celebrate this decade milestone alongside his imprint cohortswith a marathon weekender at Barcelona’s Vila Habana.
The fourth annual Life and Death Vila Habana bacchanal will take place Friday, June 19 - Saturday, 20,2020, at the Colonial Neoclassical estate that dates back to 1935. The lineup boasts a kaleidoscopicsmattering of house and techno juggernauts, with the first wave of artists revealed today including theSpanish debut of Redrago, DJ Tennis’ collaborative side project with Red Axes, as well as exclusiveperformances from Dj Nobu, Hunee, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Optimo and Dj Tennis himself.
Imprint veterans John Talabot, Roman Flugel, Henrik Schwarz, Margie and Simone De Kunovich willshowcase the eclectic, experimental sounds that have cemented Life and Death as a curatorial force,while acts like Lena Willikens, Sadar Bahar, Awesome Tapes From Africa and CC:DISCO will make theirLife and Death debut and soundtrack hours of far-flung, shape-shifting beats.
Life and Death’s yearly Vila Habana saturnalia has become the stuff of legend, situated on the historicproperty that overlooks 20,000 square miles of lush gardens, welcoming revelers to escape Barcelona’sunrelenting bustle and bask in the estate’s idyllic oasis. This year, the side stage will transform into afull-fledged production, and offer denizens even more opportunities to indulge in the label’s left-fieldsoundscapes. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Life and Death’s limited-edition 10 yearanniversary merchandise, as well as sip craft cocktails, taste scrumptious food selections and participatein various activities onsite. The event will once again be presented in partnership with local promoterProyectual.
The perfect compliment to next week’s 10 year anniversary soiree in Brooklyn, this summer’s Vila Habanaweekender will be the ultimate celebration of Life and Death’s decade-long commitment to defying genreconstrictions and bringing melody back to the underground.
Stay tuned for the second wave of artist announcements.