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13th Mar 2017 2:41pm | By Editor
UK’s foremost electronic music conference returns for fourth year at Brighton Dome and various venues on 27th & 28th April 2017.
BMC17 has announced the parties and networking events for the fourth edition of the UK’s leading electronic music industry conference, featuring TAKE with Patrick Topping (Thursday BMC Official After Party), Brapp x BMC Present LEVELZ (Friday BMC Official After Party), Constant Circles Label Showcases, Wunderground, Wiggle, Native Instruments: Traktor Cookery School, Toolroom Drinks, AFEM, LNADJ, Wall of Sound & English Disco Lovers, and more.
Ahead of the two-day conference schedule (Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April), the annual AFEM Networking & BMC Welcome Drinks returns to The Tempest on Wednesday 26th April with DJs from MVMT (6pm - 10.30pm). The most popular music business event at BMC, the Welcome Drinks brings together BMC Professional attendees, leading industry figures, conference speakers and panellists.
New for 2017 is a networking area only for BMC Professional ticket holders. Open across both days, and located in the Dome mezzanine level above the bar, this space gives the industry an opportunity to network with other professionals away from the main conference. Beatport will also host its annual report in this area providing a more intimate feel to the presentation.
Thursday highlights include Constant Circles hosting the first in a two day Label Showcase & Exhibition at No Walls Gallery (11am - 7pm Thursday and Friday); the now legendary Wunderground x BMC Networking event returns to Brighton Pier (7.30pm – 11.30pm), and this time “dance music’s biggest jokers” play chief-matchmaker, hosting the world’s first ever episode of ‘DJ Blind Date’ where groups of DJs will battle it out to win the love of their favourite promoter (free entry to anyone dressed as Cilla Black, £5 for anyone else).
Thursday’s hottest ticket is TAKE with Patrick Topping at The Arch (10pm - 6am), the Official 2017 BMC After Party. In 2016, TAKE hosted one of the South Coast’s biggest events of the year with Seth Troxler topping the bill. This year’s headliner is Hot Creations front man and Elrow resident, Patrick Topping, an artist who’s cemented his status as one of the most in demand names in electronic music.
Further Thursday events include PRS’s networking party at BLOCK (formerly Neighbourhood, 6pm-8pm), and two invite only/ticketholder events with Toolroom Drinks at Dead Wax (open to Toolroom Academy Ticket Holders only), and Native Instrument’s Traktor Cookery School at Vine Street Studios.
Friday will see day two of the Constant Circles Label Showcase & Exhibition at No Walls Gallery (11am-7pm), while Berlin Brighton will take place at Green Door Store (11am – 4am). Networking events include the Horus Music Networking Party at BLOCK (6pm-11pm), and Afrika motion’s Networking Drinks at My Hotel (5.30pm – 9pm).
Brapp will be throwing Friday’s BMC Official Official after party at Patterns. Headlining the night will be the award winning Grime, Dnb, Rap hybrid collective known as LEVELZ. With one of the best live shows in the country, Manchester’s most upfront collective of producers, MCs and DJs will be serving up a heated platter of incredible dubs, bars & energy. Full Live Show featuring: Biome, Black Josh, Bricks, Chimpo, Chunky, Fox, Jonny Dub, Metrodome, Rich Reason, Skittles, Sparkz, Truthos Mufasa, and T-Man. Brapp will also present 64 Bar MC Showcases. They’ve handpicked a selection of emerging and legendary Hip Hop & Grime artists from all over the UK to showcase their skills in a 64 bar showcase (Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton, Manchester and London will all be represented on the night). Each artist will be filmed and multitrack recorded for official release as one-take live appearances on Brapp’s Records & YouTube channel. The evening will be hosted by Foreign Beggars frontman & Brapp co-founder Orifice Vulgatron alongside Brighton's Tom Hines (Slip Jam Crew).
Also on Friday, LNADJ (Last Night A DJ Foundation is BMC17’s official charity partner), Wall of Sound & English Disco Lovers will join forces to present a charity event at Komedia, with all profits going towards LNADJ. Artists to be announced.
Wiggle return to hold their 23rd birthday party with On The House BMC Party with Pioneer DJ and Kuvo at Al Duomo (5pm – 6pm). DJs include 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.
Tickets on sale here http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/
Wednesday 26th April
AFEM Networking & BMC Welcome Drinks - The Tempest - 6pm – 10.30pm
DJ’s from MVMT label
Thursday 27th April
Constant Circles Label Showcase and Exhibition - No Walls Gallery - 11am – 7pm
PRS Networking Party – BLOCK (formerly Neighbourhood) - 6pm – 8pm
DJ’s - W.H.A.T.A.M.I / Timo Garcia / Magnus Asberg
Toolroom Drinks – Toolroom Academy ticket holders only Dead Wax 6pm – 8pm
Native Instruments – Traktor cookery school - invite only - Vine Street Studios 7pm – 11pm
Wunderground - Brighton Pier - 7:30pm – 11.30pm
Free entry for anybody that comes dressed as Cilla Black. £5 for everybody else...Take with Patrick Topping BMC 2017 After Party - The Arch - 10pm – 6am
Friday 28th April
Constant Circles Label Showcase and Exhibition - No Walls Gallery - 11am – 7pm
Horus Music Networking Party – BLOCK- 6pm – 11pm
Afrika Motion Networking Drinks - My Hotel - 5.30pm – 9pm
Wiggle / On The House – Aldumo - 6pm - 5am
Berlin Brighton - Green Door Store - 11pm – 4am
LNADJ (Last Night A DJ Foundation is BMC17’s official charity partner), Wall Of Sound & English Disco Lovers will join forces to present a charity event at Komedia, with all profits going towards LNADJ. Artists and times to be announced.
Brapp x BMC presents LEVELZ + more - Patterns - 8pm - 4am
Event link (fb): https://www.facebook.com/events/642446165947053/
Ticket link: http://skiddle.com/e/12927117
Get involved at www.brapp.tv
Discounted tickets available for active BRAPP users. Email email@example.com to receive a code (email should be the same one used for registration)
BMC17 – RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
BMC17 will welcome key industry figures from the BPI, PRS, Ministry of Sound, Sony, Deezer, Fabric, Live Nation, Beatport, Defected, NTIA, Toolroom, Hospital Records, MMF, DJ Mag, AEI, Loopmasters, Insanity, Sub Club, Clintons, Crown Management, Roland, Serato, BIMM, and more. The first conference artists announced include Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), High Contrast, Mark Knight, Friction, Danny Howard (Radio 1), Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, My Nu Leng, Just Her, and more. Further speakers and panellists will be announced soon.
BMC’s fourth year will feature exhibitors, partners, and sponsors, including Pioneer, AFEM (Association For Electronic Music), BPI, NTIA, Native Instruments, 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, and more.
Leading electronic music DSP, Beatport, will deliver its Annual Report during BMC17 in the new BMC Professional networking area on the Dome’s mezzanine level. Native Instruments will run Native Sessions for the conference duration, including 6 talks and workshops per day. The Association For Electronic Music will present a panel while the NTIA will also be running a panel this year. The first educational partners announced include BIMM and ACM.
2 day passes for BMC Professional (£110), Toolroom Academy with BMC Professional pass (£148), Toolroom Academy with 2 day BMC Academy pass (£59) and BMC Academy (£22) are now on sale via the new BMC website: www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk
BMC 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 will bring 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. The specialised exhibition hall will feature the scene’s best suppliers, technology companies, and service providers. Club nights hosting world-class artists and DJs at the city’s finest venues will take place across Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. BMC17’s official charity partner is Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.
BMC16 saw attendance substantially increase once again, attracting thousands of industry professionals and those looking to make a career within the music business. BMC16 talks and panels featured speakers from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Vine, Spotify, Kobalt, Native Instruments, Beatport, Coda, AFEM, NTIA, Mixcloud, Toolroom, Hospital, Believe Digital, Pioneer, Korg, Roland, PRS, BIMM, AEI Media, Shogun Audio, GAK Audio, Wunderground, and many more, with the conference programme split between the professional and academy theatres.
In addition to housing the BMC Demonstration Igloo installation, the exhibition floor featured brands, organisations, and education providers including Korg, the Gak Playground (with Pioneer, Steinberg, SCV, Focusrite, Novation, Native Instruments, Ableton, and Focal), Roland, Yamaha Music Europe, DJ Mag, Northbrook College, Dubzoo, Horus Music, ACS Custom, Mansworld, BIMM, CM Sound, PRS For Music, Element 5, Next Audio Labs, Sound On Sound magazine, Wax Unity, Traction Sound, Help Musicians UK, Nova Distribution, Eve Audio, Warm Audio, Dreadbox, Chandler, Fredenstein, EMTO, Evolution Domes, and K&S Technology.
Native Instruments’ Native Sessions platform ran Production Seminars in the Founders Room and Production Workshops in the Mezzanine Bar on both days, with workshops, demonstrations, and talks covering Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, Loopmasters, Moog, SSR’s Reaktor course, and much more. Interviewees included electronic music legend, Tom Middleton, Henry Cross - the technical mastermind behind live stage shows from Massive Attack and the Chemical Brothers, and Pete Boxsta, while further artists who gave an insight into their creative process included Kirk Degiorgio, Icicle, Prolix, Ulterior Motive, Capsun, Hannah V, and Prime Cuts.
The nighttime schedule saw official BMC events including the BMC Afterparty with Take featuring Seth Troxler at The Arch, and Wunderground Bingo on Brighton Pier on the Thursday. Mute, in association with BMC, took over Brighton’s Patterns on the Friday for a show with Mala, Commodo, and Foamplate. The same night also saw English Disco Lovers & BMC present Crazy P Soundsystem at Komedia, and Wiggle and On The House teamed up to present their annual Brighton Music Conference party by the sea.
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