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Set Review: Avidbold Live at Chill O’posite Festival Dahab 2017

Jordanian DJ Avidbold closed out Chill O’posite Festival with tremendous finesse - here is a recording of his set.

Staff Writer

Last Eid, the Jordanian Chill O’posite Festival in Dahab featured a surplus of solid, memorable, and above all immensely enjoyable sets. The final day of the festival on September 3rd saw sets from Ameed Mughrabi, Ouzo, Sebzz, and Avidbold - the latter was up to close out. Ahmad Hijjawi aka Avidbold was a relatively new name to the Egyptian portion of the crowd, this clearly wasn’t the case among the Jordanians who made up most of the attendance. Hijjawi is an indispensable element of the Jordanian dance music community, he’s become a staple in nearly every dance music event in his home country. 

Ahmad took over the decks at around midnight, following a very vibrant and melodic B2B from Ouzo and Sebzz. He had two hours to leave his mark - he delivered. Starting out by carrying over the melodic vibe from the previous slot and building on it with tracks like SHFT’s Gemini and Joeski’s remix of Benevolence. Picking up the tone with darker techno cuts from Township Rebellion and Alex Lühr and introducing some acid-themed tech house with Dachshund’s remix of Spieltape’s Ali. 

Ahmad then continues with more techno courtesy of Alberto Ruiz but shortly after mixes to a vocal house piece, Sandy Rivera’s Listen Again. Adding to the string of classics threaded through his set he drops more legacy tracks like David Mayer’s remix of Moroder’s The Chase, and Depeche Mode’s Where's The Revolution in the Patrice Baümel rearrangement. Entering the final stretch, Avidbold sought out an ethereal finish, a lingering sound that was the perfect ending note for what was one of the best music events to hit Egypt's shores this summer - check out the full set below.For more of Avidbold's sets check our his Soundcloud and follow him on Facebook for more updates.