Tag: Oasis

Party Report: Oasis Festival 2017

Last weekend, one of the world’s most exotic cities – Marrakech, Morocco, hosted the third annual Oasis Festival. This 2017 edition, which featured as the event’s biggest to date, was a multi sensory barrage the likes of which few could have truly been ready for. For those unfamiliar, Marrakech is (one of) Morocco’s most important and historical cities. A fortified expanse that dates back (officially) to the 8th and 9th centuries, the city has acted as a seminal outpost for trade and culture since its inception. Upon arrival, one is immediately struck by the consistency of the architecture – red walls ... Read more

Oasis Festival Podcast By Sei A

Sei A moved from his native Glasgow to his adopted London just a short while ago, but, since then, he has been immersed in the hybrid house, firm techno and bass-heavy scenes that happily co-exist within the capital. Sei A is not someone to be gobbled up by the hype machine. Instead, his music operates outside the normal lines, with fans and critical acclaim coming in from many different directions, comfortably inhabiting both the delicate and the more deliberate ends of the electronic music spectrum. Oasis Festival Interview: Booka Shade On 16 September, Sei A will make their debut appearance in ... Read more

10 Best (Late) 2016 Summer Festivals

Summer is inching towards the halfway mark, with only a few weeks in the mix – it’s time to turn our begoggled eyes to late summer festival season. Its June. Thus far, you’ve probably had an alright summer – but the opportunities to be extraordinarily sinful whilst having copious amounts of ultraviolet rays absolutely burn your body are beginning to wane.  Most of the rave heads have probably made it a few festivals already,  but some of us working-life people are still looking to escape our tragic albinism. That’s why we set out what we think are the ten best festivals during the second half of summer ... Read more

Morocco’s Oasis Festival Announces First Names For 2016 Edition

Oasis, coming off a highly successful inaugural edition, has now unveiled the first acts lined up for 2016. Taking place from 16-18 September 2016 at Morocco’s luxurious Fellah Hotel, just a short distance from the heart of vibrant Marrakech, Oasis is the perfect fusion of festival and holiday. Balmy, sun-kissed days and star-lit nights are soundtracked by the finest house, techno, disco and electronica artists across two main stages, with ample time for guests to relax and unwind in the idyllic surroundings of the Fellah, explore the city’s bustling medina or simply take in the spectacular views of the nearby ... 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

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

Top 10 International Festivals 2015

We have lined up the top 10 international festivals for July, August & September. Because there is just too much going on outside the Netherlands during these months Where can we find you? #10 | Exit | 9 July – 12 July | Tickets | Novi Sad, Serbia | Our first entry in this Top 10 is one of the most popular festivals in Europe. So far more than 2,5 million people from over 60 countries around the world have visited it, and was officially proclaimed the ‘Best Major European Festival’ At the EU Festival Awards 2014. Its location at the Petrovaradin Fortress ... 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