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Marrakech’s Eclectic Dance Festival Oasis Finalizes Lineup

Here are the festival’s nine top-tier headlining acts.

Rabat – Oasis, an electronic music festival in Marrakech, has announced the full lineup for its fifth edition.

The festival, which promises to differentiate itself from its peers with “an atmosphere of relaxation and wellness,” will run from September 13 to 15 at Marrakech’s Fellah Hotel, and has announced 9 big headlining acts.

Among them is English artist Four Tete. The DJ made his debut in the late nineties and has since made a name for himself internationally with his intricate electronic soundtracks and remixes.

Up next are two Oasis veterans, Ame and Dixon, who will join forces for a back to back performance that is sure to get crowds jumping. Dixon and Ame are known for their spectacular collaborations, as well as finding the iconic electronic music festival Intervisions in Los Angeles. Their style of techno is described as sophisticated and deeply complex.

Following their performance is Parisian techno collective Apollonia. The trio consists of Shonky, Dan Ghenacia, and Dyed Soundorom, and is known for their groove-driven house music that always the dancefloor going.

Also headlining is Canadian-born Berlin based artist Jayda G. Jayda just released the debut album “Significant Changes,” this March, but is already making waves on the international electronic scene. The album combines vintage drum machine funk and house. Jayda is known for her incredibly high-energy live performances at festivals across the world, making her a must-see act at Oasis.

Up next on the list of headliners is Italian-born group Mind Against, who are also Berlin-based. The duo consists of two brothers, Alessandro and Federico Fognini, and combines psychedelic sounds from the 1980s with modern day EDM to make their dance hits.

Oasis will also see a headlining performance from Tunisian DJ Loco Dice. The hip hop DJ has well and truly established himself on the scene, having played support slots for major artists such as Usher, Ice Cube, Jamiroquai, and Snoop Dogg.

Making the lineup even more multicultural is Swiss artist Sonja Moonear. Sonja originally studied classical music, but swapped her piano for a turntable and has been a rising figure in the Swiss DJ scene ever since.

Another American DJ, Seth Troxler, will also headline. Troxler is known for mixing house and techno with indie-rock and ambient psychedelia for a completely unique sound. Just like many of the other headliners, the Detroit native’s career really took off in the mid-2000s when he joined the Berlin electronic scene.

Last but not least is the American group Hercules & Love Affair. The group, founded by DJ Andy Butler in 2004, has been a major part in New York’s disco rival, combining the 70s genre with modern day electronic music. The unique mashup has earned them multiple award nominations and hit singles.

With such a varied array of top-tier DJs this year, Oasis is the place for any dance music fan to be this summer.

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