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Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

Nov 8, 2013All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen recently returned from what he calls the most creative music festival he's ever seen. Read about his five favorite moments from the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.
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Nov 8, 2013 — The first-ever Mountain Oasis festival went down the weekend before Halloween in Asheville, N.C., filling the city's streets with music and costumed fans. See some of the live performances and street scenes in animated GIFs.
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Nov 8, 2013 — Gary Numan is considered a pioneer of synth-based electronic music who has often featured a heavy rock influence. For this special set, Numan performed a number of classic hits, as well as new tracks.
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Nov 8, 2013 — It's been a pretty big year for Brit producers (and brothers) Guy and Howard Lawrence. The electronic duo, better known as Disclosure, released their debut album, to great fanfare.
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Nov 8, 2013 — Jherek Bischoff is known for pushing the limits of orchestral music. For this special set for the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Bischoff worked with four local Asheville, N.C. musicians.
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Nov 8, 2013 — The London-based producer is known for creating emotive, slightly swampy remixes, and was recently signed to Disclosure's new label. Here, Tourist. performs live at Mountain Oasis 2013.
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