Electronic music is on the rise in Morocco that’s a fact, with many talented DJs taking the music scene by storm. Last year, the country saw a number of amazing DJs that have made a significant impact on the industry. Here are the top DJs in Morocco that we saw thrive last year.
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Morocco has always been known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse music scene. Over the past few years, however, electronic music has been making waves in the country, with many talented DJs emerging from the scene. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at the top electronic music DJs in Morocco in 2022.
The Rise Of Electronic Music In Morocco
Morocco has always had a vibrant music scene, with a diverse range of traditional and modern genres. Over the past few years, however, electronic music has been gaining in popularity, with a growing number of DJs and producers emerging from the scene. This can be attributed to a number of factors, such as the growing popularity of electronic music worldwide, the increasing accessibility of music production software, and the rise of electronic music festivals in Morocco.
Top Electronic Music DJs in Morocco
NB: There is no ranking in this list, the order is alphabetical.
Amine K is a talented DJ and producer hailing from Morocco. He was drawn to music at a young age, developing a passion for genres such as house, techno, and deep house. Amine K quickly made a name for himself in the Moroccan music scene, becoming one of the most popular DJs in the country.
Amine K has performed at numerous events and festivals across the world, including the BPM Festival in Mexico, Sonar in Barcelona, and the Miami Music Week. He has also collaborated with several renowned artists such as Solomun, Dixon, and Tale of Us.
In addition to his successful DJ career, Amine K has also established his own record label, Moroko Loko. The label focuses on promoting local and international talents within the electronic music scene, with a particular emphasis on deep house and techno.
Amine K’s music style is characterized by a unique blend of deep, melodic rhythms, and groovy beats, with a touch of the traditional Moroccan soundscape. His innovative approach to music has earned him a loyal fan base and critical acclaim in the industry.
With his passion for music and dedication to his craft, Amine K continues to push the boundaries of the electronic music scene, solidifying his status as one of the most talented DJs and producers to emerge from Morocco.
DJ Capra is a talented musician who was born and raised in Casablanca. She developed a passion for electronic music at a young age and has been on a mission to find her unique sound ever since. She is constantly exploring new musical styles and refining her signature sound.
Capra is known for her inter-genre mixes, which showcase her versatility and creativity as a DJ. Her professional career began in 2013, and she has since played with many renowned local and international artists. Her sets range from melodic house to techno, and she is particularly drawn to grooves and melodies with a dark touch.
Daox, a talented young DJ from Casablanca, Morocco, has made a name for himself in the North African underground scene. His passion for classic old school hip hop and electronic music, including artists such as Aphex Twin, Amon Tobin, and Model 500, has driven him to become one of the most respected DJs in the region.
From 2011 to 2014, he organized and hosted various events under the name Runtomorrow in Morocco, bringing both international and local DJs to perform in prestigious venues such as the Fellah Hotel. He also created the first techno-oriented brand event called “Parallels” at Boultek Technopark, providing a platform for local DJs to express themselves with underground sets.
In 2013, Daox became the Main Artistic Director of Pacha Marrakech, where he invited many international artists to perform in Morocco for the first time. He has booked a plethora of notable names such as Vaal, Dj Tennis, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson, Cadenza’s DJs, Lee Burridge, Seth Troxler, Pete Tong, Art Department, Mind Against, Clockwork, Luciano, and many others.
Daox’s creativity and vision came to fruition in 2014 when he curated an artistic residency and studio recording at the Fellah Hotel, which was streamed worldwide via Boiler Room. He also became a consultant for various international festivals wishing to showcase in the Moroccan market, including helping to bring France’s Nuits Sonores Festival to Tangier.
In 2016, Daox co-founded the MOGA Festival in Essaouira, where he currently serves as the festival’s Artistic Director. In just a few years, the festival has gained significant recognition, being featured in major publications such as Billboard Magazine. Daox’s curation has brought many international artists to the festival, including Kode9, Ron Morelli, Terekke, Huerco S, John Acquaviva, Ron Morelli, Satori, Guy Gerber, Matthew Dekay, Kenny Dope, Ame, and many others.
FNX OMAR is a true pioneer of the multidisciplinary African house wave. His early love for Hip-Hop inspired him to experiment with break beats and create original compositions that mixed various sounds. His musical training has been diverse and eclecticism, reflecting in his unique style of mixing genres like Afro House, Deep House, and Techno.
With an innovative approach to music, FNX OMAR has managed to combine his Arab-Berber roots with modern electronic beats, creating impressive compositions that have garnered attention on the international music charts. His unique sound has made him a force to be reckoned with in the house music scene and a true representative of the African continent’s diverse musical heritage.
Abderrahman Elhafid, also known as Mr. ID, is a DJ and artist who has a deep connection to the city of Casablanca. He is known for his unique style that combines influences from various musical genres, including US Rap beats, Jazz spirituality, and funk rhythms. Mr. ID’s musical background is built on these influences and has served as the foundation for his music creation for years.
During his international pilgrimage, Mr. ID rediscovered the magic of traditional Moroccan and African notes and began implementing them into his music. He mixed the beats with delicious violin airs, African percussions, and vocals from a long gone age that the Atlas Mountains still bear witness to. This became his signature style and the vibes coming out of his tracks bring up a mixture made of the history and music of the whole African Continent.
Mr. ID’s music is a first in the genre, and his tracks scream the IDentity of all the African people, bringing together their voices in a harmonious blend. He is a true artist with heart and guts, and his vinyl serves as tools to transport his listeners into a world of African rhythms and melodies.
NOMADS are a dynamic duo of DJs, Amine Bennani and Mehdi El Amrani, who share an unconditional love for music. Both hailing from Casablanca, they have immersed themselves in the city’s mix of cultures to create a unique sound that blends African and oriental influences with house, techno, and disco. Their music is both powerful and subtle, reflecting their own image.
With their well-established name in the electro scene in Morocco, NOMADS have already participated in several international festivals such as SXM Festival in St Martin, Oasis Festival, and Moga. They released a single called “Exit” on the Art Vibes Music label in February 2019, and their very first EP, “Clouds,” in January 2020 on Kindisch Records.
DJ Oddity is a rising star in the music industry known for his unique sounds that transport listeners into an elevated state of mind. His music works in many settings and transcends genres, making him a favorite among music lovers worldwide.
Oddity’s love for music started at the young age of 13, and he knew from then that it would be a big part of his life. Growing up in Morocco, music became his salvation and allowed him to connect with his passions and emotions. Over the years, he has learned to work the crowds expertly, allowing them to experience his music fully and connect with their senses.
Oddity’s ability to evolve the party into a blissful experience for everyone in attendance has earned him a reputation as a talented DJ. As he continues to expand his talent, he is currently exploring the production side of music. With his passion and dedication, Oddity is ready to take on whatever adventure is waiting for him on his artistic journey, and his fans eagerly await his next move.
Simo Jettou, also known as SJ, hails from the vibrant city of Casablanca and is a unique House and Tech-House DJ with an unparalleled energy that draws from his multicultural background. SJ’s music is a fusion of various sounds and melodies meticulously combined to take his audience on an unforgettable journey.
The driving forces behind SJ’s artistry are his passion for music, love of sharing, and connection with his audience. Not only will you appreciate the authenticity and quality of his music, but you will also be swept away on a captivating journey of the senses. SJ’s style is unlike any other, and his music is infused with an energy that is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who hear it.
The fusion of Yassir & Rikku, a dynamic DJ duo from Morocco, bring their unique blend of emotional house music to the forefront of the African electronic music scene.
Rikku’s love for music started at a young age, but it wasn’t until he experienced his first underground party that his passion was fully awakened. He pursued his dream of becoming a DJ, and after three years of practice and digging, he played his first official gig at a Hush Hush event. Since then, he has performed at numerous events and gigs, showcasing his talents through house music and minimal techno. As he begins his production journey, Rikku is eager to expand his musical abilities further.
Yassir, a minimal house DJ and producer from Tangier, discovered his passion for electronic music during his high school years. His debut performance was at forest parties in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where he shared the stage with well-known artists from both the Romanian and international scene. After moving back to Morocco, Yassir became part of Bookech sound and then Cue Morocco. He is now focusing on his new label, Menara Records, which specializes in minimal and microhouse. Yassir’s love for groovy tracks and exploration of the Romanian house culture is evident in his music.
Together, Rikku and Yassir combine their unique musical backgrounds and talents to create an unforgettable musical experience. They take listeners on a journey full of emotions through their love for house music and minimal techno, and their passion for the art is evident in every performance.
The top DJs in Morocco that we saw last year have made a significant impact on the industry, with their unique sounds and high-energy sets and also some of them as event promoters making the scene grow.
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