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Dubai to host Micro MUTEK Festival with Jeff Mills

Bringing the underground to the UAE

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 10 October 2017

Having recently confirmed its upcoming US debut in San Francisco this spring, Montreal-based MUTEK has now extended its reach to the Middle East with its recent announcement of a two-day micro festival in Dubai.

Since its debut in 2000, MUTEK’s reputation for fostering and elevating live contemporary electronic music has grown exponentially. With annual festivals now established in Mexico City, Tokyo, Buenos Aires and its hometown of Montreal, MUTEK’s global expansion shows no signs of slowing down.

The two day festival, set to take place on November 16-17, will host Detroit legend Jeff Mills, Russian techno stalwart Dasha Rush and a slew of local and regional artists.

Director Mehdi Ansari believes that Dubai is the perfect place for such an event to take place, saying: “We’re bringing MUTEK to Dubai because we see the deep potential and interest from people in enriching the city’s music, art and digital culture, which is still in its early stages... MUTEK’s format and curatorial philosophy, with its commitments to local artistic communities in every city it exists, intersects perfectly with this mission."

Learn more about Micro Mutek Dubai 2017 by going here.

Cameron is Mixmag's US Editorial Intern. Follow him on Twitter here

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