Blast Off With Sama Abdulhadi for the Monegros Livestream

Apr 21, 2022

Luca Rizzello

2 min read

Firing you into the stratosphere with intense hooks and thumping kicks, Sama Abdulhadi’s 2020 set for Monegros Desert Festival's livestream delivered immeasurable energy. An icon of the Palestinian underground scene, she is one of the first DJs and producers to emerge internationally from her home country.

Her tracks and sets elevate techno into an immersive narrative, bringing in a myriad of real-life samples she records on her travels and shapes in the studio. “The music is Berlin techno, but I perceive it in a Lebanese way,” Sama explains.

Abdulhadi’s 2018 Boiler Room set, viewed nearly 10 million times, introduced her talents to the global electronic music community. Her ambition has always been to put Palestine on the musical map.

Abdulhadi continues to inspire a community of artists in Palestine despite Israeli government restrictions. She uses her global success to support a growing number of musicians at home. Abdulhadi set up Union, an artistic community in Ramallah, that helps local DJs and producers to improve their skills, and advises them on challenges they’ll face going forward.

The globetrotting maestro is set to play at Halcyon in San Francisco, Coachella, Fabric, and many more incredible clubs and festivals in the coming months.

This year’s edition of Monegros Desert Festival features Paul Kalkbrenner, Giorgia Angiuli, Maceo Plex, and more - tickets are available now.

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