Morocco’s Oasis Festival unveils another impressive wave of names for the festival’s fourth edition, which takes place from 14th – 16th September at the stunning Fellah Hotel in Marrakech.
The latest announcement of international names and local stars includes Ben Klock, Damian Lazarus, DJ Boring b2b Demuja, DJ Slyngshot, George Fitzgerald (live), Polyswitch, Rob Da Bank and Stephan Bodzin (live), who join an already notable roster of previously announced talent, including Avalon Emerson, Carl Cox, DJ Koze, Honey Dijon, Jessy Lanza, Mount Kimbie, Peggy Gou and The Black Madonna.
Oasis Festival is truly unique in that it mixes an authentic cultural experience with a world-class soundtrack, traditional local customs and friendly hosts. It all goes down at the magical Fellah Hotel at the foot of the Atlas Mountains with tropical gardens, palm trees, cacti and sun-soaked swimming pools all backed by breathtaking vistas. Bringing something fresh to the region and offering you the chance to party under the stars or warm summer rays, there are—for the first time this year—three stages at Oasis Festival, and each one offers an immersive experience like no other.
Chief amongst these latest names is Ben Klock, the techno heavyweight with ties to Berghain, Ostgut Ton and his own influential Klockworks label. Then there is desert house shaman Damian Lazarus who runs the Crosstown Rebels empire, Bestival founder and encyclopedia of all musical forms, Rob Da Bank, and a special live set from longtime techno favourite Stephan Bodzin, who is unquestionably one of the best in the game. A further live set will also come from George Fitzgerald, whose exceptional latest album All That Must Be features collaborators including Bonobo and Lil Silva.
Next to these big names are innovative young stars like DJ Boring who plays b2b with Austrian talent Demuja, Rhythm Section and Eglo’s deep house and broken beat specialist Henry Wu b2b Morocco’s funk, house and jazz connoisseur Polyswitch.
German’s razor-sharp lo-fi house producer DJ Slyngshot also lines-up with others like Bali based rare psych and forgotten euro B-side lover Dea Barandana, who Gilles Peterson recently said played the best set he’d seen in ten years. Add in JDH & Dave P, who hail from New York and Philadelphia and run the FIXED parties, plus Casablanca label Casa Voyager, and you have a diverse yet coherent line-up of passionate selectors who’ll take you on a real musical trip.
These newest names come on top of already announced stars including Actress B2B Mount Kimbie, Avalon Emerson, Bradley Zero, Derrick Carter B2B The Black Madonna, Deetron, Detroit Swindle, DJ Koze, Jane Fitz, Jessy Lanza, La Fleur, Larry Heard (live), Honey Dijon, Romare, Sassy J, Peggy Gou and many more.
With this latest wave of names, Oasis Festival 2018 is shaping up to be an utterly essential date on the festival calendar. For a reminder of what happened last year, watch the 2017 after-movie.
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