Les Dunes Electroniques is back in the desert from November 16 – 17th.
That desert is Ong Jmel, near Nefta, where Star Wars has been filmed and where an client architecture makes for a historical mood and atmosphere.
The festival itself is a three day showcase of the best in electronic music with warm sun and lots to explore.
Here we look at the five best musical reasons you should attend.
Nicola Lutz is part of a new school of DJs who tireless dig into the archives on Discogs and play loads of unknown, forgotten or rare gems that have often been missed. He has a spaced out sound that is built on breakbeats, electro, techno, house and also curates his own much loved My Own Jupiter label. Do not miss.
There isn’t much worth knowing about house music that this trio doesn’t know. The French outfit have been playing it and making it for years, often with a classic bent and old school depth. Made up of Shonky, Dyed and Dan Ghenacia, they are firm Ibiza favourites with their own residency there and this will be a fine chance to catch them in a unique setting.
This Swiss Chilean is a real veteran by now but still has what it takes. He makes final techno with Latin flair and string percussion that gets under you skin and also runs the famous Cadenza label. He is less in the spotlight than he once was but always comes correct when in the DJ booth these days.
This duo have been at the sharp end of the tech house scene for time. They draw on years of DJ experience and lay down sets that make you move but that also get you thinking. They run their own events too so really know how to put on a party ad surely will in the desert.
Behrouz is very much at the centre of his own musical universe. He showcases it as a DJ at his celebrated Do Not Sit On The Furniture party, and as as a recording artist on the label of the same name. It draws on house, disco and techno but always has an infectious groove embellished with heart warming melody, dreamy harmonies and oriental elements of colour and worldly musicality that seep deep into your soul.