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Brighton Music Conference (BMC17) grows again for 4th year


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  • UK’s only electronic music conference reports growth again in its fourth year.
  • lBoth Professional and Academy attendees increased significantly at BMC17.
  • Speakers from brands and organisations including AFEM, Beatport, PRS for Music, PPL, Ministry of Sound, Sony, Label Worx, Live Nation, Mixcloud, Mixmag, Defected, NTIA, Toolroom, Hospital Records, MMF, DJ Mag, AEI Group, DJ Monitor, UKF, Drum & Bass Arena, Loopmasters, Napster, Brapp TV, PIAS, Loopmasters, Sub Club, Clintons, Crown Management, Roland, Anjunabeats, Audiolock, Serato, BIMM, Wunderground, UK Diversity Task Force.
  • Artists included Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Mark Knight, Friction, Danny Howard (Radio 1), Patrick Topping, Barry Ashworth, Foreign Beggars, LEVELZ, Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, My Nu Leng, Just Her, Coldcut and more.


 

 

 

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BILLY MAUSETH FROM BMC SAID:

“This year was a huge success. BMC attracted more professionals and students than ever before, and we had a programme packed with leading figures from across the industry. It’s really encouraging to see the level of future business and creative talent that’s coming through; we’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as the UK’s leading electronic music conference and the opportunity to grow with the next generation of music industry figures is really exciting.”

 

 

Brighton Music Conference (BMC17) returned to the Brighton Dome last week for its fourth year and registered significant increases in both Professional and Academy delegates. The 2-day event drew leading music industry figures, artists and DJs, tech brands, and students from across the UK, with industry professionals flying in from America, Germany, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, Holland, and beyond.

 

BMC17 featured talks and panels on Thursday 27th April and Friday 28th April with speakers from AFEM, Beatport, PRS for Music, PPL, Ministry of Sound, Sony, Label Worx, Live Nation, Mixcloud, Mixmag, Defected, NTIA, Toolroom, Hospital Records, MMF, DJ Mag, AEI Group, DJ Monitor, UKF, Drum & Bass Arena, Loopmasters, Napster, Brapp TV, PIAS, Loopmasters, Sub Club, Clintons, Crown Management, Roland, Anjunabeats, Audiolock, Serato, BIMM, Wunderground, UK Diversity, Native Instruments, and many more, with the conference programme split between the professional and academy theatres.

 

BMC17’s Professional programme talks included ‘Streaming vs Radio’; ‘AFEM Presents Get Played, Get Paid’; ‘How to Promote Diversity In Dance Music’; ‘What’s Next For Electronic Music?’; ‘BPI Presents Music Piracy’; ‘NTIA Presents Save Our Nightlife’; ‘Creative Law Presents: But it was only a “cheeky” re-edit? Copyright law and the Remix’; ‘BPI Presents ‘Sync In Progress’; ‘Music Recognition Technology: how does it work for you?’ moderated by Tim Arber, Head of Membership Support, PRS for Music, and ‘Giving Back In Association With Last Night A DJ Save My Life Foundation’.

 

BMC17’s Academy Programme featured panels and topics ‘BIMM Presents: Writing & Producing To A Brief’; ‘Ghost Writing’; ‘How To Get Ahead In The Industry?’; Toolroom Records Q+A; ‘Roland / Serato Workshop’; ‘Why Should I Make A Video?’; ‘DJ Q+A with Friction, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, and My Nu Leng’; ‘ACM Workshop’; ‘Hospital Records Q+A’; Producer Q+A with Seamus Haji, Prok & Fitch, Paul Hartnoll, and Just Her’; and more.

 

In addition to housing Native Instruments in the BMC Demonstration Igloo installation, the exhibition floor featured brands, organisations, and education providers including Pioneer, AFEM (Association For Electronic Music), BPI, NTIA, Native Instruments, Traktor, Focusrite, Novation, Serato, Roland, Korg, Beatport, PRS for Music, In Music Brands, Toolroom, GAK, Hospital Records, CM Sound, Source Distribution, Ditto Music, DJ Mag, Data Transmission, Decoded, Skiddle, MMF, Believe Digital, Horus Music, Evolution Domes, Yamaha, Steinberg, Element 5, and more.

 

Native Instruments’ Native Sessions platform ran production seminars, talks and workshops on both days, with topics covered including the use of Maschine, Workflow, Kontakt, and Traktor. Producers and this year’s artists included Randomer, Ikonika, Whyt Noyz, Throwing Shade, with SSR London discussing Tactile Sound Design using Maschine Jam.

 

The nighttime schedule saw official BMC events including Constant Circles hosting a two day Label Showcase & Art Exhibition; the now legendary Wunderground x BMC Networking event returned to Brighton to host the world’s first ever episode of ‘DJ Blind Date’. Thursday’s hottest ticket was TAKE, with Hot Creations producer and Elrow resident Patrick Topping at The Arch, the Official 2017 BMC After Party. Wiggle returned on Friday 28th April to hold their 23rd birthday party with On The House BMC Party with Pioneer DJ and Kuvo at Al Duomo. DJs included Magnus Asberg, Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards, Andy Blake, Rob Anderson, Lucas Hulan, Felipe Kastegliano, Dylan Debut, Liz Edwards, Joe Volpeliere, Corin Martin, Simon Atkinson, and Beatsworkin.

 

Brapp threw Friday’s BMC Official after party at Patterns. Headlining the night was the award winning grime, d’n’b, and rap hybrid collective from Manchester known as LEVELZ, one of the best live shows in the country, featuring an upfront collective of producers, MCs and DJs.

 

This year’s event charity partner was Last Night A DJ.

 

Brighton Music Conference focuses on innovation, education and the key issues facing the electronic and dance music sector. Attended by thousands of experienced music industry professionals and the next generation of DJs/producers, BMC enables attendees to form new business partnerships, showcase products and expand existing networks, and is the UK’s annual opportunity for the industry to meet face to face, share knowledge, and build new opportunities.

 

BMC17 brought together Industry-leading delegates and speakers at over 50 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the conference duration. BMC Professional connects music with business, bringing together thought leaders through a series of panels to discuss the future sustainable growth of the electronic music industry, targeted networking events and access to an evening schedule of events and parties across Brighton. BMC Academy is about plugging in the next generation and fostering new talent via a series of master classes, panels and talks.

 

www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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Renegade Snares: The ultimate story of drum & bass music (Fund Raiser)


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A fusion of Jamaican dancehall, American hip-hop and Belgian techno, drum & bass is a uniquely British concoction born in multi-cultural London. From its roots in the underground over 25 years ago, drum & bass has gone on to top the pop charts, fill concert halls and sound-track movies. It’s an amazing, futuristic creation that has resonated around the world.

 

Drum & bass has given rise to charismatic figureheads like Goldie and Roni Size, had the patronage of Björk and David Bowie, and periodically mutated into new forms, staying one step ahead of trends and fads. It’s an underground, outlaw sound that has had a remarkable impact on popular culture.

 

But drum & bass doesn’t, yet, have the definitive book. A few have told individual stories or given accounts of the early years, but Renegade Snares tells the whole tale. It charts this extraordinary genre from its fiery beginnings, through its mainstream acceptance and periodic movements back into the underground, gaining unique insights from all the scene’s biggest players — both established and brand-new.

Written with the blessing of the scene’s leaders, including Goldie, who’s kindly agreed to write the foreword, Renegade Snares tells the stories of DJs like Fabio, Grooverider, Hype, LTJ Bukem, Andy C, Roni Size, Randall, Ed Rush & Optical and Bryan Gee, and of lesser-known mavericks like Dillinja, Omni Trio, Remarc or Calibre – the renegades who’ve stayed true to the scene every step of the way.

 

 

 

They’ll shed a light on the new school trailblazers too, from High Contrast, Noisia and London Elektricity, to futurists dBridge, Kasra and Fracture.

From warehouse raves and hardcore, through soundsystem jungle to intelligent drum & bass; from the Bristol sound to tech-step; the Brazilian connection to a second surge into the charts; heavy metal and neuro-funk, to its influence on genres like nu-breaks, dubstep and bass music, this is the true unexpurgated history of drum & bass we’ve been waiting for.
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Flite – The Cure EP [Liquicity Records]


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Liquicity Records is happy to introduce to you ‘The Cure EP’ by American producer and composer Flite.

Flite is no stranger to the Liquicity Records after appearing on the labels Alchemy & Galaxy of Dreams compilation series. But this, his debut solo EP on the label has allowed Flite to explore a more diverse creative space.

The EP’s title track kicks things off and makes the mission statement clear. Lush melodies, ethereal vocals and heavy drums are the order of the day here. Next up, ‘Cloud District’ is a fresh take on the ‘half-time’ tempo of the moment and plays like the soundtrack to a beautiful dream sequence in a big budget Hollywood block-buster. Track 3, ‘Be Still’ picks the pace back up and takes the vibes a little deeper with razor sharp production and rolling beats. To finish the EP off in epic style, ‘Earth Past’ once again opts for a half-time style and euphorically erupts through the speakers with up-lifting synths and robotic vocals.

Flite has had support on major platforms such as UKF & BBC Radio 1 along with releases on massive labels like Hospital and MrSuicidesheep. This EP will only strengthen his legacy and fan-base and its a perfect fit for Liquicity.

Liquicity have big plans for this year. With the next edition of their Escapism compilation and the biggest news of all, their Liquicity Festival in July. 2017 is going to be MASSIVE for the Drum & Bass multi-media powerhouse.

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RONI SIZE ANNOUNCES UK DATES FOR GROUNDBREAKING NEW LIVE SHOW


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  • Further shows include Moovin Festival, The Downs Festival, and Hospitality In The Park.
  • Roni confirms DJ dates at Glastonbury, Fabric, Greenman, and more.

 

Roni Size has announced UK tour dates featuring his groundbreaking new audio visual live show, and revealed plans for more shows later this year. Debuting at London’s Oval Space on 28th April, the new hardware show will also hit Moovin Festival in August, and The Downs Festival and Hospitality In The Park in September.

 

The combined live instrument and hardware show features state of the art production and 3D effect projection mapping in the form of the ‘light box’; and will be the first time Roni has performed the Mercury Prize winning album ‘New Forms’ as a solo performer. Roni will be playing both originals and remixes from ‘New Forms’, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. The Oval Space performance marks his first return to the British capital since selling out the Roundhouse weeks in advance. Roni will be joined by fellow Full Cycle co-founder DJ Krust.

 

Forthcoming UK and European DJ shows for Roni include Glastonbury, Fabric, Greenman, Soundwave, D Festival and many more (full details below). US shows will take place from the end of June and throughout July (details to be revealed soon).

 

Roni recently announced a new radio show on Worldwide FM; every first Thursday of the month he’ll curate a six hour Sound System Special focusing on drum n bass.

 

2016 was a vintage year for Roni Size. Live shows included Ram Records’ NYE show at O2 Academy Brixton, a headline show at the BBC 6 Music festival in February, and a summer festival season that began at Love Saves the Day with a curated Full Cycle Stage Takeover for Arcadia Afterburner, and included Secret Garden Party, Evolution, Glastonbury (Glade headline performance), Blissfields, NASS, EDC, Dour, Boomtown, Frequency, Lowlands, Creamfields, SW4, Outlook, and many more.

 

Roni relaunched Full Cycle Records with fellow co-founder, DJ Krust, the releases drawing praise from The Wire, Dummy, UKF, Mista Jam, 6 Music, Gilles Peterson, Radio 1, 1Xtra, DJ Mag, and beyond. The label’s return in February coincided with a spring tour including packed out shows at the BBC 6 Music Festival Rampage, Band On The Wall, Village Underground and a 9 date North American Tour, with shows in Toronto, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more.

 

RONI SIZE LIVE SHOW DATES

28th April                               Oval Space

26th August                           Moovin Festival, Manchester

2nd September                       The Downs Festival, Bristol

23rd September                     Hospitality in the Park, London

 

RONI SIZE DJ DATES

Fri 28 Apr 2017             United Kingdom           London                        Oval Space

Fri 05 May 2017            France                         Lac de Serre-pançon    OutDoorMix

Sat 06 May 2017           United Kingdom           Bath                             The Nest

Fri 26 May 2017            United Kingdom           Bedford                        Esquires

Sun 28 May 2017          United Kingdom           Portsmouth                  Mutiny Festival

Sat 03 Jun 2017            United Kingdom           Cambridge                   Junction

Sun 04 Jun 2017           Reunion                       Sakifo                          Festival Sakifo

Sat 10 Jun 2017            United Kingdom           Bristol                          Hospitality BBQ @ Motion

Fri 16 Jun 2017 France                         Tours                           Aucard De Tours

Fri 23 Jun 2017 United Kingdom           London                        Fabric

Sun 25 Jun 2017           United Kingdom           Shepton Mallet                        Glastonbury: Arcadia

Fri 14 Jul 2017              Macedonia                   Dorjan                          D Festival

Sun 30 Jul 2017            Croatia                         Tisno                            Soundwave

Sat 12 Aug 2017           Germany                      Saalburg                      Sonnemondsterne Festival

Fri 18 Aug 2017            United Kingdom           Brecon                         Greenman Festival: Far Out

Fri 25 Aug 2017            Czech Republic           Vroutek                        Rock for Churchill

Sat 26 Aug 2017           United Kingdom           Stockport                     Moovin Festival

Sat 02 Sep 2017           United Kingdom           Bristol                          The Downs Festival

Sat 23 Sep 2017           United Kingdom           London                        Hospitality in The Park

 

 

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Cakewalk & Synchro Arts Announce Breakthrough Collaboration


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— Collaborative breakthrough speeds up, simplifies syncing audio tracks to each other —

 

Synchro Arts’ legendary automatic time-alignment software, VocALign Project, now integrates with Cakewalk SONAR via the ARA (Audio Random Access) protocol. Compared to non-ARA DAWs, ARA provides instant access to the host’s audio data—simply drag and drop Guide and Dub audio events into VocALign Project 3, and it edits the Dub audio instantly to match the Guide’s timing.

 

Since 1995, VocALign has been acclaimed as the unique, ‘must have’ time alignment tool for audio professionals. It provides vast time-saving and quality benefits when tightening double-tracked vocals and backing harmonies, aligning instrument tracks or sound effects, and syncing ADR or foreign language dubbing. The Synchro Arts/Cakewalk collaboration has culminated in a simpler, streamlined workflow that can save users hours in the studio.

 

VocALign Project with the new SONAR integration is also now more affordable, and supports computer-based as well as USB iLok authorization.

 

The ARA version of VocALign Project 3 is available as a free update for existing VocALign Project 3 license owners.

 

Cakewalk is currently running a special direct promotion for 20% off VocALign Project 3 until May 31, 2017 in its online store at shop.cakewalk.com.

 

 

About Synchro Arts

Synchro Arts Limited, based near London, UK, develops and sells audio processing software via a global dealer network and directly via www.synchroarts.com. VocALign, the legendary software for automatic audio alignment of vocals or lipsync dialogue, was introduced in 1995.  VocALign is a registered trademark of Synchro Arts Limited.

 

About Cakewalk, Inc.

Cakewalk, Inc., a Gibson Brand, has been empowering music creators for 30 years with award-winning and innovative music software. We invite you to learn more about our company and products by visiting www.cakewalk.com. Cakewalk is a registered trademark, and the Cakewalk logo is a trademark of Cakewalk, Inc.

 

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