Friday 15 | 11:00 h
Psygroo (Born in 1984 in Lleida) progressive psytrance artist, finds out the world electronic music during the beginning of the new millennium. At first he was seduced by techno scene, but was during his first psychedelic meeting, Boom Festival 2006, when he really discovered his real passion: progressive psytrance. His musical taste gets amplified, psychedelia catches him and he begins to work hard to lead with his sets these estate of meditation that progressive psytrance make feel him.
His obsession always has been to become a transmitter of the powerful force that music has to alter our states of consciousness and set us free. Since then, his bright and surrounding sets have sounded in many festivals around the world like: Universo Paralelo (Brazil), Ometeotl (Mexico), Kupuri Festival (Mexico), Hadra (France), Plur Festival (Grecia), Wao (Italy), Back ToNature Festival (Turkey), RiverFlow Festival (Greece), Connection Festival (Spain).
An adventurous spirit and determination to contribute and enrich the scene of Spanish psytrance led him in 2014 to found the Own Spirit collective and a year later the label with the same name, already it has interesting artists and a place in the psytrance scene.
Promoting conditions for consciousness meetings has always been one of his main motivations; this desire was materialized with the celabration in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 of Own Spirit Festival, a gathering mixing his love for music and alternative therapies, based on four pillars: music, health, conscience and transformation.
WARRIORS OF DUB
Friday 15 | 12:30 h
Warriors of Dub Sound System was born in 2013 being the first project dedicated to the original Sound System style in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which was self-constructed 100% handmade.
Their sessions range from Roots, Digital or Dub to Steppas. Throughout these years they have participated in major international festivals such as Dub Camp (France), International Dub Gathering (Spain), Tawai Dub Festival (Brazil) among others.
Since 2017 the group is established in Girona (Spain) where they work on their new sound system, being the first Sound System in the world to have two sound systems in two different continents.
Friday 15 | 16:00 h.
Full Dub, a group from the French scene, explores and revisits the Dub of the last ten years with resolutely modern sounds. Their sharp drums, captivating melodies and psychedelic visuals offer a transcendental show appreciated wherever they happen. These scenic artists will take you into a magical, borderline world, which you will not come out unscathed from.
Friday 15 | 18:30 h.
Inspired by the Reggae roots, Weeding Dub delves into the sound experimentation to create his own music. This artist originally from Lille, France, began his career in 2004 with his first album «Steppactivism» and since then he has never stopped producing, making several records and playing concerts in more than 25 countries around the world.
Now, Weeding Dub is back with a double LP called «Another Night Another Day», a new album musically substantial for all Reggae lovers ... from rootikal feelings to heavyweight stepper style!
Reggae is Dub, Dub is Reggae. And Weeding Dub has done it again. Taking advantage of the many talents surrounding him — artists such as Dixie Peach, Nish Wadada, Shanti D, Oulda or Little R participate in this latest work — comes to Spannabis to delight us with 11 original tracks and 9 versions that show that there is no musical border for all music lovers.
Saturday 16 | 11:00 h.
Green Beats was formed in 2008 thanks to the union of Victor Solsona and Xavier Jansana, two artists with long-standing musical careers. Xavier, better known as Dj Toxic or Toxic In Dub, has been part of the Ambient & Psytrance scene for years, while Victor is a well-known producer of Psytrance who acts under the pseudonym of Hypnoxock & Bioteranian.
Reggae, Downtempo, Psy Chill, Breaks, Electro, Dub, ethnic or spiritual are some of the styles where this duet moves, always investigating and looking for new sounds, textures and atmospheres, creating its particular sound. Strong melodies, hypnotic harmonies and elements of Reggae or Funky, but at the same time psychedelic, characterize their sets and lives.
Green Beats has already released three albums: Cosmic Turtle (2012), The Moon Antidote (2015) and Radio Universe (2018), as well as several Ep'sy compilations on record labels such as Dubmission, Altar Records, Plusquam Records or Nutek Chill, their own label.
They have played in the best festivals in Europe within the psychedelic scene, such as Ozora Festival (Hungary), Psy Fi (Holland), ZNA (Portugal), Sonica (Italy), Shankra (Switzerland) or Samsara (Hungary), but also They have moved around the national scene, at festivals such as Own Spirit, Connection or Aura.
We could say many other things about Green Beats, but we will only say one: Their live act won't go unnoticed. Don’t miss them!
Saturday 16 | 12:30 h.
Mina's Collective is a young collective based in Barcelona formed by 4 selectors from different parts of the world (Argentina, Galicia, Catalunya, Germany).
· Laura from Argentina with several years of experience as a selector, currently member of the Warriors of Dub Sound System.
· Txofi from Galicia has a lot of musical culture and has been a selector in the Sound System culture for years.
· Vanesa from Banyoles, Catalunya, is a young producer and a passionate DJ of different records.
· Sharin from Kiel, Germany, lover of all types of music and selector of various styles.
They are part of the Catalan Sound System scene since 2017, with a musical style from the classic Reggae Roots, through the Digital to the Dub-Stepper. Do not miss this show for 4 warriors that will not let you be still!
SYSTA LIVITY & GOOD OVER EVIL (Live Dub)
Saturday 16 | 14:00 h.
This is a live show with Good Over Evil mixed instrumentals accompanied by Sista Livity at the microphone. A unique musical journey with Jamaican scents, deep bass and a conscious message. Strictly Roots & Culture!
Sista Livity is the personal project of Nerea M., singer of soul influence focused on conscious reggae. Born out of the Barcelona’s Sound System scene, she was part of the Purple Rockets collective for a time before embarking on her solo career. In 2018 she has published several singles before preparing her first LP, collaborating with artists like Don Chavito, Pato Ranking and Chalart58, and is currently preparing the release of her first album with Good Over Evil productions.
Good Over Evil are born between Terres de l'Ebre (Tortosa) and Barcelona. With a Rastafari conscious message and a compact, own and forceful sound, they are usually accompanied by different musicians and singers in their live shows. GOE have produced songs for artists such as Carlton Livingston, Alert Kamarada, Leah Rosier, Brother Ele, Pato Ranking, Anayah Roots, Sista Moni, Raszor Brankata, Robel, Ras Elijah...
We can say that Good Over Evil offers direct Reggae & Dub with touches of other Jamaican sounds. Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae or R & B are musical styles that can often be enjoyed in their sessions.
CHALART58 feat MATAH & CLASSY HORNS
Saturday 16 | 16:30 h.
Chalart58 is a Dub musical project that works its sounds and productions in La Panchita studio, taking them to live with a 22 channel table and different effects to mix them. Matah and his mike accompany him on the show, singing and improvising on the productions. And Classy Horns is the section of winds that will shake the stage with its melodies on the rhythms of Chalart58.
Chalart58 makes each session different, depending on the energy he transmits and receives from the public.
In his latest album, "Geòmetric Dub" (La Panchita Records 2018), Chalart58 collaborates with Matah on the song "In a Bubble" and with Classy Horns on "Taco y Tequila". They have also worked together on other projects, with Matah on the EP "Atomic Land" (La Panchita Records 2017) and with Classy Horns on the singles "A Little Flower" High Paw & Chalart58 (La Panchita Records 2017) and the single 7" "Heavy Load" with Dennis Kapra and Chalart58 (Kapra Records 2018).
Saturday 16 | 19:00 h.
Since 2005, Mahom developed their project around Dub music. They are inspired by the English dub scene and the reggae codes, all revisited in the French way with an electro colour and an ethnic touch. They’ve produced 4 albums, 9 vinyls, and played in more than 200 concerts in Europe.
They adopt their Skankin Cat, this tireless cat that makes crowd dancing, becomes the symbol of the duo. At the same time, Pierre joined the project to help them with booking and artistic follow-up.
Mahom attaches great importance to vinyl production which is an integral part of dub culture. It is for this reason that Antoine and Joris multiply the meetings with different labels and artists, like Irondubz or Panda Dub.
Also note a release on the label of Culture Dub, in collaboration with Adi Shankara, Maicee and Sista Bethshabée. Mahom is present on other vinyls with the labels Organic Roots Record, Emana Sound Record, Dub Alliance.
During soundsystem or indoor parties, the music of Mahom takes all its meaning. The complicity between Antoine and Joris on stage brings an additional dimension to their productions. It is for them the culmination of their work, make vibrate and dance their audience for an hour and a half over their low rhythms.
Sunday 17 | 11:30 h.
A project to promote the feminine genre through Jamaican root music.
Purple Rockets is an artistic collective whose purpose is to spread the music of Jamaican roots, by means of selections in vinyl and live voices.
Reggae is a music of solidarity and combative root, in their letters we find a message of love, respect, trust, unity and equality. These ideals form the basis of the collective, Purple Rockets believe in the need to incorporate them into their work and transmit them to society.
In their short existence they have been able to share sessions in festivals such as Rototom Sunsplash, International Dub Gathering, Poblenou goes reggae, etc. And with renowned artists like Aba Shanti I, Sista Nancy, Vibronics, Bomb Bass Hi Fi, Arise Sound System, Badalonians Sound, Rebelmadiaq Sound System, Dub Soul Sound System and many other great companies.
Modet (Shakti Alliance)
Sunday 17 | 13:00 h.
Lidia González (Seville, 1985) created a very important link with music through sounds from all over the world, thanks to great trips during her life, from an early age. She has always felt a great interest in different cultures and their most primitive origins that have led her not to remain superficial and to probe deep.
She began her career as a DJ in 2005, on the Ibiza island and since then, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Las Vegas and many more cities have enjoyed their sets in different art and fashion Events and clubs.
Currently, she has her own sound radio space (Círculo de Borneo) on the Dublab radio station. She also collaborates with Gladys Palmera radio, Betevé (Radio Africa), Lie Radio, The New Wrong Order, offering sessions of wide musical selection. Together with Susana Hernández (Ylia) he created his own private listening club, Peneda Gerès.
In the city of Barcelona, she has passed through the booths of Casa Gracia, Sala Art, Laut, Miscelanea, Freedonia, Antic Teatre, Casa Bonay, Macba, Soho House, Sound Eat, Poblenou Urban District, Palo Alto, Brunch in the Park, Hangar, Can Felipa, Arts Santa Mónica, Art Center La Panera (Lleida), by the hand of Andrea Gómez and, in a scene more of atmosphere and listening, with Exótica, a workshop of guided painting through voice and music.
420 BACKYARD BATTLE
Sunday 17 | 14:30 h.
420 Backyard Battle, the international freestyle rap competition organized by 420 Backyard, with presence in Chile (Expoweed), Mexico and Spain, which has gathered more than 1000 freestylers from the three countries, organizes a special edition of their battles in Spannabis 2019, in which the themes of the rhymes will revolve around marijuana. "The last chance": eight of the best freestylers of the national scene, will fight for the last place in the coveted final.
Ingenuity, creativity, flow, sharp rhymes, urban poetry by hip hop beat, improvisation and much 420. Make noise! It’s going insane at 420!
Sunday 17 | 17:00 h.
With 28 years, this Badalonese of Senegalese origin began to make music at the age of 16. Through social networks it manages to transmit its protest messages, which have to do with its surroundings, always from a peaceful perspective. His usual styles are Reggae, Rap, Dancehall and Afro Trap. What will he have prepared for Spannabis 2019?
Sunday 17 | 18:00 h.
Karlixx is one of the most recognized DJs / producers within the Spanish junglist scene.
Master and creator of an unmistakable puncturing style, based mainly on the combination of raggajungle and neurofunk, popular for creating unique and original mashups for the lovers of reggae and electronics.
It all started in 2004, when the first reggae and drum & bass vinyls fell into their hands. Since then, he has been delighting us with his characteristic sets, loaded with strong doubledrops, frantic mixes and a perfected and polished technique based on years of experience and passion for what he does.
One of the number one deejays in the drum'n'bass and the jungle nationwide. A joy for the ears from the first to the last minute are their sets, always loaded with the most danceable rhythms and the most positive messages.
Sunday 17 | 19:00 h.
Dj Rambla, popular DJ of the Catalan scene with many performance all over the country, resident of well-known venue Mama Mandawa and member of Suruma Sound System.
Dj Rambla has been able to make a spot for himself in the cannabis scene for having a strain with his name. In his record bag he has a great variety of exclusive tracks from important reggae artists (General Levy, Skarra Mucci, Morodo among others) naming Dj Rambla and his beloved plant.
He has also won a Cannabis Cup and usually performs at tradeshows, competitions and Cannabis Clubs.
His sets are always active and fun and he focuses on reggae but showing little hints of Rap, Jungle, Balkan or Electro-Swing among other styles.
SPANNABIS 2019 AWARDS
Sunday 17 | 19:30 h.
Like every edition, Spannabis closes its doors with the awards ceremony: Spannabis Awards 2019. A contest where the exhibiting companies have presented their most innovative products, voted by hundreds of professionals during the trade show. Come and find out about the most outstanding and award-winning novelties of the moment!
Best SEED BANK
Best CULTIVATION PRODUCT
Best POST-CULTIVATION PRODUCT
Best PARAPHERNALIA PRODUCT
Best HEMP PRODUCT
Best NOVEDOUS PRODUCT