Brighton Music Conference has confirmed the official fifth anniversary parties and networking events for BMC18.

This year’s BMC Official Fifth Birthday Parties include Eats Everything at Take (Thursday 26th April), Drum & Bass Arena presents Friction at Patterns (Friday 27th April), BMC & LNADJ charity party at Bau Wow with Alex Banks and Steve Mac, and legendary fabric resident Craig Richards at Patterns (Saturday 28th April).

Other BMC events include Wiggle’s 24th Birthday Party with Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards, Magnus Asberg, Kristo & Eli K at Bau Wow, and Alex Niggeman, Alice Clark, Timo Garcia, Monica, Pook and Markus Saarlander at Berlin, GreenDoorStore on Friday; Hacienda Classical Evening with Graeme Park at Komedia; Franky Rizardo at Wonderland at The Arch; and Drum Safari at Hideout on Saturday.

This year’s networking parties include AFEM’s official BMC launch party at Tempest on Wednesday; Data Transmission at Hotel Pelirocco; Novation/Focusrite with Alex Arnout at Block; PRS For Music networking party with Tru Thoughts & J-Felix; Horus Music with Seamus Haji at Tempest on Thursday; Skiddle & AudioLock with Just Her & These Machines; Hospital Records at Dead Wax with DJs Chris Goss, Dexta and Matti Limitless, and SharpStream with Timo Garcia, Steve Whittle and Zoe Zoe at Block. 18.00 – 23.00 Sharp Stream networking party with DJ’s Timo Garcia, Steve Whittle and Zoe Zoe on Friday.

Ahead of the two-day conference schedule (Thursday 26th and Friday 27th April) at the Brighton Dome, the annual AFEM Networking & BMC Welcome Drinks returns to The Tempest on Wednesday April with DJs from 6pm – 10.30pm.

Focusrite/Novation will host the BMC demonstration igloo for 2018. Focusrite, the best-selling audio interface brand together with keyboard and DJ hardware and software creator Novation are running 10 seminars across 2 days including ‘Hitting the Stage – performing studio-based productions live on stage’ with CALC; ‘Composition and processing technique’ and ‘Mix and arrangement Exploration’ with UK trance artist James Dymond (Armada/Future Sound); ‘State of the Art Synthesis’ with East End Dubs; and ‘Standing out from the crowd – Mashup technique with South of the Stars’ on Thursday.

Friday’s demonstrations include ‘Live By Design’ with Alex Jann; ‘Create, Capture and Arrange’ with Alex Arnout and more tbc. Focusrite/Novation will be hosting a networking event at Block, 6pm – 11pm on Thursday 26th April, with Alex Arnout, Alex Jann, East End Dubs and South Of The Stars.


Damion Pell
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