Tag: Oasis Festival

Interview: Booka Shade

Since their break-through performance at Sónar in 2005, Booka Shade have earned huge recognition with their innovative live shows and classic albums. One of those classic albums, MOVEMENTS, is now set to celebrate its decade anniverasry with the duo of Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger releasing an expanded re-issue of the era-defining LP. Featuring 10 exclusive remixes from electronic music’s finest including Nils Frahm, Jonas Rathsman, Deetron (of which we exclusively premiered last month), Eats Everything, Dennis Ferrer, Patrick Topping, M.A.N.D.Y, Andhim, Hunter/Game and Chi Thanh , classic tracks including “Night Falls”, “Mandarine Girl”, “Lost High”, “In White Rooms”, “Wasting ... Read more

Oasis 2016 Adds Jeff Mills, Blawan & More; Reveals DHA Stage

With little less than a month to go, Morocco’s Oasis Festival adds new names to its lineup and also announces our very own DHA stage!. Adding to a lineup that already features Bicep, B.Traits, David August, Dixon, Derrick May, Helena Hauff, Hunee, Maya Jane Coles, MCDE, Omar Souleyman, Prins Thomas, Steffi, Tale of Us, and more, Oasis Festival will also bring Techno pioneer Jeff Mills to the picturesque Source musc resort. Alongside Jeff, joining the bill will also be Berlin’s Red Rack’em, Italy’s underground figurehead Lele Sacchi, Denmark’s Denis Horvat, London’s Krankbrother duo, and Ternesc label head Blawan. We’re also ... Read more

Oasis Festival Adds More Names To 2016 Edition

Oasis festival, the event that has put Morocoo firmly on the electronic music map, has announced additional acts for it’s 16 – 18 September second edition. Already announced on the bill have been the likes of Dixon, Derrick May, Helena Hauff, David August, Job Jobse, Maya Jane Coles, MCDE, B.Traits, Prins Thomas, George Fitzgerald B2B Leon Vynehall, and The Black Madonna, and more. Joining them will be techno luminary Mathew Jonson who will bring his special live show to the event. Also on hand will Panorama Bar residents Steffi and Virginia; the former playing a special DJ set and collaboration ... Read more

Oasis Festival Announces Second Wave Of 2016 Acts

Oasis festival has just unveiled a huge second wave of acts set to descend on Marrakesch for the events second edition. Welcoming the likes of David August, Dubfire, Helena Hauff, Job Jobse, Leon Vynehall, Lindstrøm, Maya Jane Coles, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Omar Souleyman, Prins Thomas and more, these new acts will join Dixon, Derrick May, Tale Of Us, The Black Madonna, Bicep, Hunee and more for Morocco’s leading electronic music festival. Furthermore, in addition to the lineup, Oasis has taken an exciting step forward and will take place in Marrakech’ luxurious The Source. The private resort is picture-perfect for ... Read more

Mix #186 By Daox

Hailing from Casablanca, Morocco, we present mix #186 in the DHA series, from the hands of budding DJ Abdes Alaoui aka Daox. Born in the city of Casablanca, Daox set his sights on a career in music at an early age after getting hooked on classic old school hip hop and electronic acts such as Aphex Twin, Amon Tobin, Model 500 and Ken Ishii. Since those days in his early teens, the talented young man has set to become one of the finest young DJ’s to emerge from the thriving North African underground scene, regularly playing at many of the local and ... Read more

Report: The Oasis Festival

After having returned home to low temperatures and light drizzle, I cannot help but feel a little nostalgic when looking back on my days spent in Morocco for the debut edition of Oasis Festival. Born from the long time dream of the American/Moroccan founder to put her native country on the dance music map, Oasis Festival promised to have everything in store to make my stay, and that of the diverse crowd that coming from 25 different countries, worthwhile.  It was to be a festival quite different from what we’re used to in Europe; the Netherlands in particular. With a highly intimate setting – around ... Read more

Carl Craig Added To Oasis Festival Lineup

With little more than one week to go until the debut edition of Oasis festival takes place in Morocco, it’s revealed that techno innovator Carl Craig has joined the festival line-up. Also announced today is an extended 4-hour set from everybody’s favourite disco maverick, DJ Harvey, plus new additions to the extensive lifestyle programme, including pop-up experiences The Secret Souk and Nomad Restaurant. Oasis is delighted to announce the addition of Carl Craig to the festival line-up. A true Detroit innovator, few artists match the talent and creative output of the prolific producer, Grammy nominee and Planet E label head. ... Read more

Oasis Festival Podcast #001 By Martin Roth

Influenced by both the classic progressive house sound of the 90’s & 00’s and the deep house avant garde of today, Martin Roth’s DJing style, tracks and remixes have been continually supported by the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Tiefschwarz, Solomun, Climbers, Jozif amongst many other leading names.  Today we’re featuring the Berlin-based DJ ahead of his gig towards the exotic Oasis Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco this September. side from being served to some of the finest names in electronic music right now – like Harvey, Agoria, Âme, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, DJ Tennis, Ellen Allien, Gerd Janson, Guy ... Read more

Interview: Ellen Allien

As a youngster, the BPitch Control label signified my introduction to electronic music. Modeselektor’s Happy Birthday and Hello Mom provided countless party anthems for me and my friends, and seeing them live was a downright revelation (champagne shower mosh pits, anyone?).  Paul Kalkbrenner, Sacha Funke, Kiki, basically each and every single artist attached to BPitch helped forge my taste in electronic music. But one BPitch album especially blew my mind: ‘Orchestra of Bubbles’, a collaboration between Ellen Allien and Apparat. A musical journey; a fascinating collection of tracks that once and for all obliterated my skepticism towards the ability of electronic music to evoke emotions. ... Read more

Morocco’s Oasis Festival Announces Second Wave of Artists

A new festival experience will arrive in Morocco this summer, with the debut edition of Oasis, taking place from 11-13 September, and with it comes today’s announcement of the event’s second wave of artists. Nestled on the outskirts of the bustling city of Marrakech at the stunning Fellah Hotel, Oasis is unlike any other event in the region, with DJ Harvey, Âme, Guy Gerber, Ellen Allien, Matthew Dear, Chloé and Axel Boman already set to perform. Now, the second wave of acts has been revealed. Along with an exclusive b2b set from Cassy and tINI, acts including Dyed Soundorom, Gerd Janson, Nicole Moudaber and ... Read more

New Kids On The Block: Festivals

In our segment ‘New Kids On The Block’ we want to introduce you to new developments in the scene across various fields, be they in artists, events or gear. We will kick off with a top five of promising new festivals across the world that we feel have a lot of potential in them. Some of you might have already planned their festival season, but you might be adding one or two to your schedule after checking out these events. The Bay Festival – Corsica (CANCELLED) The Bay will take place on Corsica. A beautiful  spot, between land, the sea and ... Read more