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Air Festival will see artists from Tuskegee, Crosstown Rebels & more head to the Gili Islands

Expect every shade of house from deep to afro, plus techno and plenty in between

  • Mixmag Asia Staff
  • 18 December 2017

The line-up for the 4th edition of Air Festival in beautiful Bali has arrived.

Musically, it runs the gamut from house to soul and everything in between. Fans of deep, spine-tingling house music will love the fact New York’s Fred P from Soul People Music is playing, while Tuskagee and Crosstown Rebels artist Bas Ibellini will bring plenty of fresh tech house. More dubbed out house will come from Sushitech’s Dutch star Makam, Rampa deals in warm, progressive and melodic house with his releases on labels like Innervisions and Kelinemusik and loopy tech house man Boris Werner will keep you dancing for days.

Sweden’s Art Alfie put out a fantastically cuddly album of charming house on Studio Barnhus recently so expect more of the same from him. Ata, DJ and founder of renowned club Robert Johnson whose labels include Playhouse, Klang, Ongaku also billed to play.

Even more will be covered from Mimi Love, KMLN, Peak & Swift, Jonathan Kusuma, Esther Silex, Dave Dinger, Walker Barnard, Tiago Oudman, Sylvie Forêt, Dr. Kessler, Ricardo Who, Archie, Trigan Young, Dr. Yez, Kai, Kusaki and more.

Apart from holding space for the more epic dance floor moments with DJs from around the world, 2017 saw the introduction of the Awan Stage - the festival’s living heart where the sacred fire burns, the cacao flows, and super-inspiring live musicians and slow DJs share their songs and organic earth vibes. The Air Stage and the Awan are complimentary zones where festival goers can move from peak time party to relaxed and grounded gathering and back again all within the same container.

Air Festival takes place on Gili, a tiny island floating in the archipelago between Lombok and Bali where there are no cars, only horse-drawn carriages and bicycles and its two stages merge underground dance music culture with ceremony and sacredness.

The organizers are committed to leaving no trace on the island and have offered support to the local community in ways of waste removal and reduction, plus renovations at their local school. This year they are also challenging themselves to go completely plastic free.

The festival runs from March 30th until April 1st and tickets can already be purchased here for $90.

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