Oasis Festival unveils today a new slew of artists who will come to reinforce the impressive line-up of the fifth edition of this pioneering festival in Marrakech in September. Seth Troxler, Amelie Lens and Recondite are added to a poster that will also be an opportunity to highlight the rising and confirmed values of the Moroccan underground scene.
Initiated in 2015, Oasis Festival has since firmly established itself as the reference meeting point for electronic music in North Africa. With its careful programming, it hosts in Morocco the cream of the DJs and live acts of the planet – often a first in this country for these artists – while giving a visibility and a new international audience to a local scene in full expansion.
Three new sizes are now on the bill for their debut at the Oasis Festival: the always innovative detonator of sound from Detroit Seth Troxler, the Belgian techno nugget Amelie Lens, and the master of melancholy loops, German Recondite. Fans of cosmic breakbeats will also be thrilled by the exclusive Back-to-Back between BINH diggers and Nicholas Lutz, and the immersive dubbands of Swede Sebastian Mullaert, half of Minilogue and Son Kite, will find all their resonance in configuration for live.
The range of local-style grooves will be rolled out by some of the festival’s sure-footed favorites, such as Driss Bennis, the techno/house/electro label Casa Voyager’s mentor, and Bassam, a minimalist goldsmith known for his oil-rich productions on Perlon and The Renard Records. DJs from Casablanca Yasmean and Jessin will still cheer up this trend of very spicy vintage.
The live performance of Kosh will be the opportunity to taste his mix of ambient, dub, downtempo and drum’n’bass, while the figurehead of the DEMENT3D label and renowned French selector François X will spread his warm outpourings. house in abundance. In the radius of curiosities, the Mozhgan-Californian Irano will give a glimpse of his dark-clubbing sonic arsenal, and the resident DJ of the Red Light Radio Amsterdam Carista will correlate bass music, soul, hip hop and techno.
A burst of new names that complements the previously announced list of artists – including Four Tet, B2B Dixon Soul, Sonja Moonear, Apollonia, Grab Mall, Loco Dice, Jayda G and many more – in waiting for new surprises to come. What makes this fifth edition of Oasis Festival the most exciting of all.
In addition to its subtle blend of world-class arts, culture and DJs, this year’s pre-festival Oasis offers an unprecedented surfing option with its Find Your Oasis: Vitamin Sea. A perfect opportunity to discover the world famous spot of Anchor Point in Morocco, but also to indulge in the practice of yoga by the sea and enjoy the sweetness of swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, before joining the party under the sun and the starry nights of the Oasis Festival at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Stay at the Yogi Surfer Base Camp, perched on top of a hill overlooking Taghazout Bay, banana plantations and long sandy beaches for an unforgettable experience. More information on theoasisfest.com/trip.
Oasis Festival is a unique experience that combines music, arts and culture with a world-class line-up in the heart of the old city of Marrakech. Located at the foot of the impressive mountains of the High Atlas, the festival is revealed in its intimate setting, with its heavenly party accents amidst tropical gardens populated with cacti and palm trees, and its refreshing pools. With its three scenes, daily yoga sessions, fine local cuisine and cultural options offering plenty of opportunities to explore the region’s historic treasures, Oasis is an authentic experience to take full advantage of North African idiosyncrasies. With the wide choice of ticket options available, including low-cost group deals, installment payments and several hotel package types, the possibilities to organize your trip to Oasis are as free as many.
Oasis 2019 will run from September 13 to 15, 2019. Reserve your tickets and stay tuned for the latest news on theoasisfest.com.