09 Sep 2018

MUTEK.AE announces its second edition and partnership with GITEX Future Stars

Dubai – UAE, 9th September, 2018. MUTEK.AE is proud to announce a partnership with GITEX Future Stars (“GFS”), the fastest growing global startup event in MENA. The collaboration with GFS strengthens the MUTEK.AE mission to enrich the UAE’s electronic music scene with digital artistry, and will allow those attending MICRO MUTEK.AE to discover the international creative economy and start-ups driving the technological evolution in the Middle East.


The Middle East is demanding access to digital creativity, specifically audiovisual content, which is the commitment and focus of our second annual gathering. The chemistry between MUTEK.AE and GFS is incredibly powerful and allows us to infuse the technology startup scene with innovative digital artistry, that is a growing trend within the international contemporary music scene”. Mehdi Ansari, Co-Founder of MUTEK.AE

After the ground-breaking Dubai launch of digital creativity and electronic music festival MICRO MUTEK.AE Edition 1 in November 2017, the unprecedented gathering announces dates for its second edition. 

Taking place at various venues such as the Dubai World Trade Centre between Sunday, October 14th and Friday, October 19th MICRO MUTEK.AE will feature an all-encompassing array of immersive environments that showcase the intersection of music, art and innovative technology. The live performances will push the envelope of contemporary music and creativity to new dimensions.

Last year’s festival brought an unimaginable line-up of cutting edge local and international artists in music, audio visual and technology such as the regional debut of the highly influential drum machine wizard and Underground Resistance founder - Jeff Mills, Dasha Rush and Habibi Funk. The 2018 line up will feature a sophisticated selection of the world’s most avant-garde live audio-visual artists, to be announced soon.


"Established in 2000, MUTEK is a festival dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and digital arts. It is the leading art and culture festival worldwide. The central platform is an annual five-day event in Montreal, which exists for the past 19 years. Today, 7 cities host their MUTEK festival including Montreal, Mexico, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Tokyo and Dubai".


GITEX Future Stars is the fastest growing startup event and the largest in the Middle East, Africa & South East Asia, providing a platform for a thriving startup ecosystem, mega fund investors, corporate and government buyers to meet and connect– aptly located in one of the world’s most innovative cities, Dubai. It is co-located with GITEX Technology Week - the MENA region’s #1 Tech Show - delivering 100,000+ visitors and 5,000+ exhibitors and providing the region with unrivalled opportunity to connect with the world’s leading technology providers, corporate and government buyers.


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