THE NEXT NOW: MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA PLAYLIST BY JAMES LOCKSMITH
EMC 2019’s theme explores THE NEXT NOW, and as part of this exploration we’re bringing you curated playlists that shine a light on the music that is making waves in our community .
James Locksmith has curated this incredible playlist that highlights the talent coming out of The Middle East & North Africa ahead of his appearance at EMC 2019 this week. The playlist is a journey through MENA featuring a vast array of sounds and influences that are expressed through electronic music from the region.
- Tell us about your selections, why do these tracks stand out for you?
Many of these artists are already quite accomplished. For dance music, young Iranian artist and producer Salar Ansari, is someone I see a bright future in 2020 and beyond. He’s now based in Detroit, already heavily involved with legends like Derek May, A Guy Called Gerald and Patrice Scott to name a few.
3. What most excites you about the decade ahead?
James will join Zahed Sultan, Megan Quashie and Paris Pompor for a session that dives into the musical and cultural history and trends of the MENA region, celebrating the successes of strong women succeeding in such a male-dominated market and highlight the export opportunities in the region. Tickets available here.