The fourth installment of Marrakesh’s flagship electronic music event Oasis Festival will return to the city next month with a stacked lineup of talent that would make any dance fan’s head spin.
Nestled in the shadow of the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, the boutique festival will take place September 14 – 16 and feature performances from acts including Avalon Emerson, Ben Klock, Carl Cox, DJ Koze, Hot Since 82, Honey Dijon, Jessy Lanza, Mount Kimbie, Sasha, Peggy Gou, and The Black Madonna, as well as the recent additions of South African doyen Black Coffee and versatile creative Virgil Abloh.
While the lineup is bursting with top-drawer talent, Stoney Roads has selected our top ten acts not to miss at Oasis Festival.
1. DJ Koze
Enigmatic German wizard DJ Koze promises to share his wistful world of dreamy, cinematic productions with the crowd, hopefully including cuts from his latest full-length LP Knock Knock.
2. Stephan Bodzin (live)
Global techno heavyweight Stephan Bodzin is famed for his magnetic, authentic take on underground music in which he careens through melodic soundscapes and high-impact drives.
3. Derrick Carter b2b The Black Madonna
Fellow Chicago house music stalwarts will perform an exclusive back-to-back set that’s sure to showcase both of their far-flung musical catalogues and revered spinning chops.
4. Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers (live)
Deep house pioneer Larry Heard will be serving up a live performance of his Mr. Fingers project, under which he just recently released his first album in nearly 25 years titled Cerebral Hemisphere.
5. Avalon Emerson
Revered for her colorful sets and emotive productions, the American artist is a creative force to be reckoned with.
6. Damian Lazarus
The exotic Moroccan landscape is the perfect backdrop for desert house shaman to share his otherworldly grooves.
7. Honey Dijon
Chicago underground music hero Honey Dijon is slated to show off her shrewd mixing skills and versatile musical styles to the Oasis dance floor denizens.
8. Maribou State (DJ set)
It’s nearly impossible to attend an indie-electronic set these days without hearing English duo Maribou State’s summer hit “Turnmills,” and the pair is primed to bring their signature soulful, instrumentally-driven sounds to the festival.
9. Octo Octa
Rhythmic wonder Octo Octa is known for skyrocketing fans through dimensions with her improvisational sets, and her productions consistently boast a shimmering flair.
10. Romare (DJ set)
Saving the best for last, British sound-bender Romare is sure to deftly mix genre-crossing samples into instrumental reverie.
[Cover Image Mixmag]