MOROCCO: Oasis festival will return for its third edition this September in Morocco’s luxury music resort The Source. Nestled on the outskirts of Marrakech, Oasis will once again showcase international talent, as well as shining the spotlight on the flourishing Moroccan electronic music scene.
The second wave of acts have been revealed this week, with headline guests including dance music pioneer Richie Hawtin and multi-instrumental producer Nicolas Jaar, along with Henrik Schwarz, Marcellus Pittman, Daniel Avery, Anja Schneider, Unes and more.
Richie Hawtin makes his Oasis debut, with a headline performance on September 15. The pioneering electronic artist and technological innovator has been a leading figure on the global electronic music scene since the turn of the ’90s. Over the course of his illustrious career, he has founded seminal labels Plus 8 Records and M_nus, produced groundbreaking musical works as Richie Hawtin and Plastikman, and toured the globe with his cutting-edge shows and event concepts like ENTER. and CONTAKT.
Chilean-American musician Nicolas Jaar will bring his live show to Oasis on September 17. From 2011 debut album Space Is Only Noise to most recent LP Sirens, the multi-instrumental producer creates nuanced and sophisticated electronic music that enraptures critics and fans alike.
Also confirmed to make their way to the Red City are German DJ, producer and composer Henrik Schwarz, Detroit selector Marcellus Pittman, Mobilee mainstay Anja Schneider, London-based producer Daniel Avery and one-third of Stockholm’s influential Studio Barnhus crew, Kornél Kovács. Oasis continues to showcase Morocco’s leading talent too, confirming the Moroccan dance scene’s founding father Unes and Moroko Loko resident and rising star Jaza. Completing the phase two line-up announcement are Artunique, Harvey Sutherland (live), Mar1, Matthias Meyer B2B Patlac and Patrice Bäumel.
The new acts revealed this week join a roster of talent that includes Ellum label founder Maceo Plex, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann, Detroit DJ and producer Moodymann, hardware maestros KiNK and Karenn, plus Auntie Flo, Charlotte de Witte, Chloé, Jeremy Underground, Mike Servito, Polyswitch, Thris Tian and Young Marco.
All of the above will be supplemented with the festival’s official Opening Party, which features a four-hour set from Ibiza main man Solomun, a back-to-back session from Kenny Glasgow and My Favorite Robot, plus sets from Moroccan electronic music ambassador Amine K and Karmon.
Furthermore, fans can expect stage-side swimming pools, daily yoga sessions, lush gardens, adventures in Marrakech, and views of the nearby Atlas Mountains.