- The British DJ has received death threats in the wake of his set at Orbit festival this past weekend.
A club in Nabeul, Tunisia, has been closed after clips of a Dax J set featuring the Muslim call to prayer emerged on social media.
British DJ Dax J was playing in the coastal city as part of Orbit Festival, which took place at the El Guitone nightclub—near the resort town of Hammamet—and also featured DVS1, La Fleur and Radio Slave. Following Dax J's set on Friday, April 1st, videos emerged of his set showing patrons dancing to his track that samples the Muslim call to prayer, attracting the attention of authorities in the Muslim-majority country.
The Guardian reports that El Guitone has since been shut down and is under investigation. The manager was arrested for "violation against good morals and public outrage against modesty," according to Nabeul governor Mnaouar Ouertani, who said that the government will "not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred."
The festival apologized for the incident but defended Dax J, saying that he didn't realize he might offend a Muslim audience by playing the track. Dax J also apologised, but has since removed his Facebook page in the wake of ongoing death threats.
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