Dax J, a London-born, Berlin-based producer, performed quite a set at Orbit Festival, which took place at a club in Nabeul, Tunisia.
Dax J has been largely successful, as he was voted into Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs of 2016, while also being nominated in Mixmag, Groove Magazine, and DJ Mag for Best Breakthrough DJ.
Following his set on Friday, April 1st, clips emerged of people rejoicing and dancing to a song that sampled the Muslim call to prayer, which immediately attracted the authorities in the Muslim-majority country.
Since then, The Guardian has reported that the club, El Guitone, has been shut down and is under serious investigation. They have also fired the manager for “violation against good morals and public outrage against modesty.”
The festival has given their sincere apologies, but has also stood by Dax J and claimed that he didn’t know he was going to offend anyone with this sample. As Dax J has also tried to atone himself, he has deleted his Facebook page due to ongoing death threats.