Atlas Electronic is a four-day Music, Arts, and Culture Festival that celebrates and connects people and disciplines from all over the world in an intimate setting. It is the result of a long search and craving for more creative connectivity in an ever expanding, divided world. Traveling from town to town planting seeds of progression, Atlas Electronic challenges the intent of going to a festival, creating a place for like-hearted people to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Atlas Electronic 2017 will take up its residence in the outskirts of Marrakech’ palm tree-studded deserts in no place else but the award-winning ecolodge: Villa Janna. Take all freedom to experiment, learn, teach, inspire and be inspired. To meet new faces and discover new places. To try different foods and listen to old tales. To dance underneath the moon, the stars, or the clear blue sky. We always keep moving, connecting, progressing, for together with our national and international visitors, we stand at the birth of a movement. Nothing we know is set in stone. This is where our journey begins!
Ben UFO, Gerd Janson, Fatima Yamaha, Makam, Vakula, Hieroglyphic Being, Shanti Celeste, Ata Kak and more will perform at Atlas Electronic 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco this summer.
The first wave of acts announced for Atlas Electronic 2017 include: ’90s funky hip-house enigma Ata Kak from Ghana, whose music has been recently exhumed and reissued via Brian Shimkovitz’s Awesome Tapes From Africa label. Resident Advisor top 10 live act Fatima Yamaha will be giving one of his show-stopping performances. In a special collaboration with Moroccan musicians, Hieroglyphic Being will be playing live on the opening night. Meanwhile, eclectic DJs Ben UFO, Vakula, Gerd Janson and UK’s rising star Shanti Celeste will join a sterling Dutch contingent from the booth. There’s Dekmantel’s Makam, Red Bull Music Academy alumni Jameszoo, LA-based Palmbomen II, Red Light Radio host Afrobot and Steven Pieters, Khalil and Taylan Alan from Rotterdam’s Triphouse and Clone Records associate RAFF, plus many more.
In the spirit of connectivity and globe-trotting sounds, alchemic DJ and producer C. Love from the US will be joining us alongside returning synth and ethno-music duo Nu Guinea and Habibi Funk, Berlin-based purveyor of all things funky and ‘70s from the Arabic world. Moroccan talent will feature heavily on the bill too. We’re welcoming Casablanca DJs Dex Le Maffo, Kosh, M.A.O.U. and Driss Bennis into the fold. Local wedding band Groupe Bana is joining in on the fun as well. Their Gnawa troupe leader — remembered as one of last year’s highlights — is ready to bring the party once more.
Atlas Electronic isn’t just a festival abroad. It’s a progressive experience, a 360-degree total immersion in a borderless, endless, constantly evolving milieu—a milieu everyone can be involved in creating. This summer come to Morocco to learn, teach, inspire and be inspired. Tickets are on sale now: the journey begins here!
Afrobot (NL), Ata Kak live (GHA), Ben UFO (UK), C love (US), DexLeMaffo (MA), Driss Bennis (MA), Fatima Yamaha live (NL), Gerd Janson (DE), Groupe Bana live (MA), Habibi Funk (DE), Hieroglyphic Being (US), Jameszoo (NL), Khalil (NL), Kosh (MA), M.A.O.U. (MA), Makam (NL), Nu Guinea (IT), Palmbomen II (NL), Prace X Sattar live (NL), RAFF (NL), Shanti Celeste (UK), Steven Pieters (NL), Taylan Alan (NL), Vakula (UA)