Moroccan DJ ڭليثرGlitter٥٥ celebrates her heritage through her DJ sets; a unique blend of the Shaabi music from her homeland merged with futuristic techno.
Growing up in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, she moved over to Paris to study art almost a decade ago. That move also helped her to find her space in the musical sphere, and over the years has seen her land regular slots at local clubs like La Machine du Moulin Rouge and Concrete as well as making her Boiler Room debut at Festival Le Bon Air and playing major festivals like Nuits Sonores and We Love Green.Now.
More recently she's started her own residency called FISSA in Paris which will see her invite artists from across the globe to join her, while also dabbling in production, with her vocal contribution to Global Warming Records' boss Malcolm's Baptem released on Biologic recently.
For her Local Heritage playlist she revisits her roots, picking out some of the tracks she grew up with...
"These are the first five tracks that came to mind in reference to Moroccan (and one Egyptian) music. In the 00s, Egyptian music was actually really installed on TV in Morocco through the presence of a lot of Egyptian channels. I grew up with most of these tracks and some I was lucky to discover recently through friends."
Lhamdaouia - L’Hajja
Lhamdaouia is considered as one of the pioneers of Moroccan popular music. Women’s freedom, gender struggles and social issues constitute the major themes of her brilliant lyrics. She is a source of inspiration in the fight for gender equality and rights in Morocco. This song is a beautiful Moroccan feminist anthem.