Its that time of year again! Brighton Music Conference (BMC) returns to Brighton Dome for a lively evening of discussions, debates, and conversation about the state of the electronic music world, and what we want to see happen in the next 12 months. BMC attracts the very best of musicians as well as industry executives, experts and the creative brains behind musical media. Outside the Dome, the Conference can be found in the forms of gigs, workshops and socials across the city, so keep the 27th and 28th of April free in your diary. You don’t want to miss out! Here’s 5 things were looking forward to at BMC 2017:
1. WHAT HAPPENED TO FABRIC?
The electronic music world was shaken to its core last September when Fabric, often voted best club in the world, was closed by police due to deaths related to the club. As well all know, Fabric has now reopened its doors, but Keith Reilly, co-founder of Fabric in 1999 will give us an in depth interview into what happened with Fabric, its effect on the industry, and looking forward to the future.
2. DJ & PRODUCER Q&A’S
These fantastic Q&A’s are what I am most looking forward too. Four huge names in dance music – D&B godfather Friction, UK Bass figureheads My Nu Leng and House Virtuosos Sam Divine and Josh Butler will all be spilling the beans on their success, how they did it, and what’s they’ve got planned for the future. Later on in the day, we have a further Q&A with great names like High Contrast, Orbital founder Paul Hartnoll and Prok & Fitch going in depth in how they create the music we love. For the budding musicians out there, this one is essential. Additionally, Native Instruments will be hosting a similar producer workshops with Randomer.
3. TOOLROOM ACADEMY
Toolroom’s unique Academy Live events are a great chance to see world-renowned producers in the flesh,, with this years edition including Josh Butler with a production masterclass, tech house pioneer D Ramirez with a talk on finishing your tracks, and House bossmen Mark Knight and Prok & Fitch providing an Artists and Relations Panel.
4. PATRICK TOPPING AT THE ARCH
Last year, it was Seth Troxler – this year its Patrick Topping. Patrick’s rise to success has been deserving, and the house star will be bringing his minimalist brand of house to the Arch on Thursday. Be there!
5. WHATS NEXT FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC?
Perhaps the most important part of BMC is looking forward to the future. London House DJ Anna Wall is joined by veteran Hip-Hop Fusion pioneers Coldcut, alongside Beatport Vice President Terry Weerasinghe to discuss where they think electronic music will be in 5 years. These three are seasoned in the electronic music world, and should offer some real wisdom. Look out for this.
BMC 2017 is packed with everything you could want to know about electronic music, and will take place 27-28th April 2017. You can buy tickets at http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/