Austrian Heartbeats at Primavera 2018

Primavera Pro is a convention aimed at music industry professionals and is organised together with the Primavera Sound Festival. The trendsetting character of the festival has marked Barcelona as a strategic meeting point for cultural exchange between Europe, North America and Latin America. Primavera Pro offers the ideal setting to channel synergies between professionals from different areas of the sector and is the perfect opportunity to expand networks and soak up the latest trends in the international music scene. Primavera Sound 2018 will take place in Barcelona from 30th May to 3rd June 2018.
Austrian Music Export is present with the fantastic globetrotting duo Cari Cari, young and progressive producer Wandl and Mavi Phoenix.

Austrian heartbeats SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
MAVI PHOENIX, 02:15-03:15, PRIMAVERA A LA CIUTAT – Apolo Venue

Thursday,  May 31, 2018
AUSTRIAN HEARTBEATS RECEPTION, 11:00-12:00, CCCB (Pati de les Dones)
WANDL, 11:50-12:20, DAY PRO STAGE (CCCB)

Friday, June 1, 2018
WANDL, 01:00-01:40 (Friday to Saturday), NIGHT PRO STAGE (PARC DEL FÒRUM)


Living in London, Tokyo, Hamburg and Melbourne Cari Cari stole little bits and pieces from each city and distilled all these elements into their trademark sound after returning to their native Austria in late 2016. The duo has been baptised “the lovechild of The Kills and The XX” (IndieShuffle) “with a pinch of Morricone” (FM4) and “the raw grit of Cat Power” (BestBefore). After numerous high profile gigs at tastemaker festivals like Eurosonic Noorderslag, Tallinn Music Week or The Great Escape, Cari Cari will release their debut album in 2018. LINK


Originally from Linz, Mavi Phoenix is quickly moving on the international stage. Her sound moves fluidly between rap, r’n’b and contemporary pop. “My Fault”, her first EP was released for free download in 2014, quickly followed by a tour with Bilderbuch. In 2017 Mavi Phoenix released her second EP “Young Prophet” and was nominated for the Austrian Amadeus Award.  “The Fader” describes her as a “Lo-Fi Pop Heroine” and ready for the big time. Mavi Phoenix will also perform at Nos Primavera Sound Porto 2018 later in summer. LINK


The young Vienna-resident Wandl developed into one of the most progressive and interesting european producers in recent years. His longplay-debut „It’s All Good Tho“ brings his take on melodic vocals and experimental, bass driven instrumentals to the fore. His EPs “Milk”, “Soon” and his Affine-debut „Far Way Home“ stretch out his personal vision of brainfeeder-nerdism and state of the art bedroom-soul. On “It’s All Good Tho” he plays almost all the instruments, channels his vocals through machines, alienates and exposes them – and he’s not shy of monumental hooks. LINK

About Primavera Pro

Primavera Pro is a global meeting for the music industry of today. During the year it opens a window on the news and challenges of an industry that is in constant evolution, and during the week of Primavera Sound, this commitment culminates in the celebration of the now traditional yearly international meeting in Barcelona. For 5 days the present and future of the music business are debated with the best-known experts in the field, dozens of newcomer bands and all the tools necessary for the professionals from all around the world who attend the meeting.

Austrian Heartbeats at Primavera 2018 is supported by Austrian Cultural Forum Madrid.

Primavera Pro 2018  30th of May – 3rd of June, Barcelona
Primavera Sound 2018  30th of May – 3rd of June, Barcelona
Nos Primavera Sound 2018  7th – 9th of June, Porto