Les Siestes Electroniques
Catch some boundary-pushing DJ sets in the balmy surroundings of the Musée du Quai Branly gardens, every Sunday in July
Inaugurated in Toulouse and a regular fixture of the Parisian summer schedule since 2011, Les Siestes Electroniques – 'Electronic naps' – is far from the torpid affair that its name suggests. The concept is simple, yet strikingly fresh: upcoming DJ talent eschews the big summer hits in favour of sets that draw on the audio archives of the Musée du Quai Branly – in whose leafy gardens the festival is set. The result is an innovative programme of world music-inspired electro, carefully curated to shake your mind as well as move your feet. Oh yeah, and it's all free. One of the lesser-known gems of the festival scene.
The 2014 edition will take place on every Sunday in July (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th), from 4 to 6pm. For more information, including a full lineup, check out the official website.