A story about the beat: since its origins, this has been an adventure that the Festival has nurtured without fail. Unsurprising, given that each year the Montreux Jazz Lab organizes a night dedicated to electro and its most exciting temples. Invited to kick things off: Geneva duo Ramin & Reda, creators of a house with Oriental influences. A taste for hybridity shared by Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi, a Tel Aviv tandem brought together as part of Red Axes, who blend disco and techno with a spicing of new wave. Floorplan is the father-daughter duo of techno legend Robert & Lyric Hood, who have re-positioned the euphoric feel of gospel into their disco, funk and soul styled house across the world’s dancefloors. German idols Gerd Janson (head of the label Running Back) and Dixon (lead of the duo Âme, present at Montreux in 2017), some of the best DJs in the world, will close out a night of sweat and bass.