Rabat - The Oasis Festival is a brand new electronic music festival launched this year in Marrakesh, Morocco. From September 11 to 13, 2015, Fellah Hotel Marrakesh was the destination for over 2000 electronic beats lovers from over 25 different countries who landed in Morocco for the weekend.
Rabat – The Oasis Festival is a brand new electronic music festival launched this year in Marrakesh, Morocco. From September 11 to 13, 2015, Fellah Hotel Marrakesh was the destination for over 2000 electronic beats lovers from over 25 different countries who landed in Morocco for the weekend.
The line-up included international electronic DJs and music producers, such as Chloé, Guy Gerber, Cassy, Alex Nigemann, Eli & Fur, Amine K, Driss Skali, Ardiatique, Ellen Allien, DJ Harvey, Agoria, DJ Tennis and many more.
The dance floor was full of energetic people moving their bodies to the music of the sets played by host DJs in Bamboo Arena and Desert Oasis. The electronic vibes were like healing medicine for dancers and attendees during three intense days.
Every moment spent around the location was an inspiration for me. Although I have attended many electronic music festivals in Europe during the last few years, those experiences can’t compare to my experience this year at the Oasis festival. It is such a great initiative and a step forward that brings a new asset to the electronic music scene in Morocco and internationally.
Morocco World News approached Eli & Fur, the duo from England, who made the dance floor go insane after playing their scheduled set at Fellah Hotel Marrakesh.
MWN: What is your impression after landing in Morocco, and how do you find the location of the Oasis Festival?
It is beautiful; we like it so much. We will go on an excursion tomorrow, so basically, we will see more of it. But the setting of the Festival is incredible. We’ve never seen anything like it — super original — and the vibes are amazing. It is great to be here.
MWN: Tell us more about how you met and collaborated to produce such original and dope melodies?
We met at school, and we started DJing for fun. We started working as songwriters for people and for another music company. It was such a natural thing, and we both loved the same music. It is exciting; we want to keep going. We love it, we absolutely love it.
MWN: What are your plans and scheduled gigs after the Oasis Festival?
We are currently working on a bunch of new tracks to put out at the end of this year and next year. We got a couple of gigs in the UK, and we will be playing at the closing of Ushuaia (music club) in Ibiza, and we are really excited about that. We will be just continuing to gig and make more music. For the long run, we love it and really enjoy it.
MWN: I heard about your road trip across the U.S. You are planning to visit three states, while dropping by radio stations there. Can you tell us more details about this coming trip?
It is something we wanted to do for so long. You know, the US is a great place to put your music out there. We don’t like just to play gigs, but to bring people into a story, so it is going to be an adventure as well. We will be there for three weeks and will be on the Madison boat party, and that’s going be an interesting experience for us.
MWN: Are there any new releases coming out soon?
Probably, there will be something out before the end of the year.
We never like to rush the music. So, no specific dates yet, but definitely, something will be out soon. Our latest release is “Your Eyes” and that’s on our own label, and it is nice to put stuff on our label.
Your catchy title, “Seeing is Believing,” is one of my favorites. Tell us what story inspired it.
A lot of times we write loads of lyrics, and depending on the vibes of the music, we sort of create something out of it.
As we are traveling a lot, we write down a lot of ideas that pop into our head. You always get inspired by certain things — it is very organic — so when we write, a story or an idea just comes out naturally.
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