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Koven – Figure


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Max Rowat and Katie Boyle, professionally known as Koven, are one of the most dynamic duos in bass music. Known for their unique spin on drum and bass that combines acoustic and electronic sounds together with strong vocals, their new track ‘Figure’ is the perfect reminder of why the duo are so highly acclaimed in the scene.

Opening with warm guitar and gentle vocals, Katie’s alluring voice takes the spotlight before the track breaks down into a comforting yet powerful drop. Emotive, soothing, and compelling, poignant lyrics pair with flawless delivery and charismatic production to create one truly memorable track.

Beautifully combining organic and synthetic noise into one charming package, ‘Figure’ is both elegant and formidable – another high point in the duo’s already flourishing career.

Catch Koven at 8 dates around the UK this winter as part of Viper & Academy Music’s The Sound of Drum & Bass Tour: www.thesoundofdrumandbass.co.uk 

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Brighton Music Conference announces 2018 dates


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  • UK’s only electronic music conference returns for fifth year.
  • 2018 dates announced Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th April
  • Conference reported significant growth again in its fourth year.
  • Both Professional and Academy attendees increased significantly at BMC17.
  • Speakers from brands and organisations at BMC17 included 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.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL – SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2018

BRIGHTON DOME & VENUES AROUND THE CITY

Tickets are now on sale now – Super early bird

  • Academy – £16.60

 

Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) returns to Brighton Dome and other venues in Brighton for its fifth year from Wednesday 25th April to Saturday 28th April 2018, following its most successful year to date in 2017.

 

Super early bird tickets are now on sale for the two-day music conference at The Dome on Thursday 26th April & Friday 27th April, priced at Academy £16.60 and Professional £75.90.

 

BMC18 featured talks include 14 panels in the professional theatre and 14 workshops, panels and seminars in the Academy theatre. The Toolroom Academy (Thursday only) hosts 5 production workshops and talks. New for 2018, the Focusrite/Novation Igloo features 10 workshops and talks. There will also be a specialised exhibition floor for the tech and services industry for DJs and music makers and a professional delegate-meeting zone. There will be networking events and club nights over 4 days and 140 inspirational speakers.

 

Sponsors/partners for 2018 so far include Association For Electronic Music, Beatport, Believe Distribution, BPI, DJ Mag, Data Transmission, Element 5, Evolution Dome, Focusrite Novation, Horus Music, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, Mixcloud, The Arch, Native Instruments, PRS for Music, Sharpe stream, Skiddle, Toolroom, and Visit Brighton, with educational partners ACM and BIMM

 

 

About Brighton Music Conference

 

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 brings 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.

 

Both tickets give access to the two-day exhibition featuring tech showcases, panels and interviews.

 

www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk

www.facebook.com/BrightonMusicConference

www.twitter.com/BrightonMusicCo

#BMC18

 

BMC17

 

Brighton Music Conference 2017 was held Thursday 27th April and Friday 28th April and featured 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 at No Walls Gallery; 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.

 

 

 

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Brighton Music Conference announces 2018 dates


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  • UK’s only electronic music conference returns for fifth year.
  • 2018 dates announced Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th April
  • Conference reported significant growth again in its fourth year.
  • Both Professional and Academy attendees increased significantly at BMC17.
  • Speakers from brands and organisations at BMC17 included 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.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL – SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2018

BRIGHTON DOME & VENUES AROUND THE CITY

Tickets are now on sale now – Super early bird

  • Academy – £16.60

 

Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) returns to Brighton Dome and other venues in Brighton for its fifth year from Wednesday 25th April to Saturday 28th April 2018, following its most successful year to date in 2017.

 

Super early bird tickets are now on sale for the two-day music conference at The Dome on Thursday 26th April & Friday 27th April, priced at Academy £16.60 and Professional £75.90.

 

BMC18 featured talks include 14 panels in the professional theatre and 14 workshops, panels and seminars in the Academy theatre. The Toolroom Academy (Thursday only) hosts 5 production workshops and talks. New for 2018, the Focusrite/Novation Igloo features 10 workshops and talks. There will also be a specialised exhibition floor for the tech and services industry for DJs and music makers and a professional delegate-meeting zone. There will be networking events and club nights over 4 days and 140 inspirational speakers.

 

Sponsors/partners for 2018 so far include Association For Electronic Music, Beatport, Believe Distribution, BPI, DJ Mag, Data Transmission, Element 5, Evolution Dome, Focusrite Novation, Horus Music, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, Mixcloud, The Arch, Native Instruments, PRS for Music, Sharpe stream, Skiddle, Toolroom, and Visit Brighton, with educational partners ACM and BIMM

 

 

About Brighton Music Conference

 

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 brings 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.

 

Both tickets give access to the two-day exhibition featuring tech showcases, panels and interviews.

 

www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk

www.facebook.com/BrightonMusicConference

www.twitter.com/BrightonMusicCo

#BMC18

 

BMC17

 

Brighton Music Conference 2017 was held Thursday 27th April and Friday 28th April and featured 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 at No Walls Gallery; 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.

 

 

 

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SHOGUN AUDIO NOMINATED FOR AIM AWARDS 2017


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Shogun Audio have just announced their nomination at this year’s AIM Awards. With previous category winners including Black Butter, Numbers and Hyperdub Records, their selection recognises Shogun’s 13 year involvement in breaking new sounds, new artists and pushing drum & bass and electronic music forever forward in the UK and beyond. Combined with recent sellout stage takeovers at the world renowned Let It Roll, Boomtown and forthcoming Outlook festivals, the AIM Awards 2017 is a very welcome addition to the Shogun calendar.

 

 

“It’s an honour to be nominated for such a prestigious award. The label is 13 years in and was started purely for the love and passion of the music so it’s amazing to see where we have come to now. Along the way we’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing artists and see our hobby become our careers, and this nomination is a wonderful validation of the work we and our team have been putting in. Huge thanks to AIM and all the members! Can’t wait to join the great and good of the indy music world for the awards ceremony on the 5th Sept.” Keir Tyrer MD Shogun Audio

 

www.musicindie.com/awards

www.ShogunAudio.co.uk

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Eatbrain Goes to Let It Roll EP


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Its hulking form loomed impressively over the landscape with silent menace, intricately laced with the forbidden technology of its inherent design – discrete but powerful audio weaponry blisters in low profile across its chassis. Its journey from the depths of the continent to the crucible of Europe had been arduous, following the densely interwoven fiber stands laid down by the Controller itself, webbed across the hemisphere to gather sonic intel from the core label habitats and to signal the gathering once per cycle at the apogee of solar proximity. With the arrival of that signal, the EATBRAIN cluster had erupted in a frenzy of activity, initiating the activation sequences planned by their greatest minds. An upload of the entire population into the vast mechanism of their creation, a design with the pure objective of sonic decimation at the LIR battle royale. It stood there against the skyline looking down at that sector, the Controller’s ship setting down in the dust of the ancient, abandoned military base, the arriving vessel unfurling resonators and speaker stacks primed with off-world mechanisms. Without hesitation the vast Eatbrain mecha issued its sequence of final checks, loading the audio assimilation interface destined to annihilate all below and took a stride towards the awaiting masses.

 

 

EATBRAIN deliver their second tight package of pure neurofunk energy for the LIR EP, signalling their unwavering intent to deliver an ultimate selection of high-end drum & bass at Europe’s largest drum & bass festival. Featuring blinding audio weaponry from neurofunk pioneer CHRIS.SU, the colourful but mighty arena energy of MOB TACTICS and Eatbrain veterans ZOMBIE CATS, alongside fresh but highly significant creators in the form of MALUX and SYNERGY – this is an EP carved out by a label at the top of its game in preparation to deliver an intense night of sonic mayhem of the kind that the label is known and loved for.

RELEASE DATES

17.07.2017 – Beatport

31.07.2017 – Worldwide

 

 

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