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BREAKING: The Bristol Hi-Fi Show Cancelled for 2021, Going Virtual Maybe?

BRISTOL UK (PTA) — In a post made to social media, the Bristol Hi-Fi Show has announced the cancellation of their in-person event that was to be held in the last weekend of February of 2021, in the city of Bristol, UK. The event was cancelled due to the lingering concerns surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, public health, and travel safey. As a possible solution, the Bristol Hi-Fi Show organizers are working to keep options open as hosting a virtual hi-fi event may be the best course of action. This remains a developing story. Stay tuned for updates. The Bristol Hi-Fi Show celebrates its 34th year in 2021. The show is organized by Audio T (a UK dealer) in association with What Hi-Fi? (a UK publication) and is the largest and longest running consumer home audio show in the UK. From the Bristol Hi-Fi Show Facebook Page “Due to the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic, we have made the difficult decision not to host the Bristol Show 2021. We are currently looking at options to host a virtual event, so watch this space!”  

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Decoded Magazine joins Brighton Music Conference

Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK’s foremost electronic music and networking event is excited to be the first music industry conference to take place in 2020, uniting the electronic music industry to collaborate, inspire and find solutions to support business during the pandemic. Taking place from 1st to 2nd October, the award-winning event will return to the prestigious British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront for its seventh edition with the addition of a new ‘online virtual pass’ to access the conference online in partnership with Beatport.

In order to comply with the new guidelines both venue & theatre capacity has been reduced accordingly and the team have been working hard to finalise the updated BMC programme to maintain the high level of panels and talks, with key industry speakers. The beachfront complex will host three theatres featuring in-depth discussions and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry such as ‘the new normal’, diversity, mental health, streaming, the environment and current music and business trends. The Label Lounge A&R Sessions also returns for its second year at BMC, partnering with the Association of Independent Music. View full program here: https://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/whats-on-2020/

In addition to the physical conference, BMC are also introducing a new ‘online virtual pass’’ to access all the conference panels and content online. There will also be exclusive events in unique locations including 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower. More info coming soon.

All artists and speakers confirmed for 2020 event (In alphabetical order)
Albie Saliba, Alon Shulman, Anna Russell, Aryana Neo, Archie Hamilton, Ben Rush, Carl Cox (via video link), Carl Loben, Carly Wilford, Charlotte Ambrose, Charlotte Spillerova, Chris Goss, Christopher Davies-Smith, Claire Rose, Clara Suess, Damion Pell, Darius Syrossian, Dean Marsh, DJ Kitty, DJ Paulette, DJ Rae, DJ Rap, Ellie Taliban, Faithless, Fleur Shore, Freddy Masters, Georgia Roberts, Gordon Mac, Grahame Farmer, Greg Marshall, Habs Akram, Harold Heath, Harriet Jaxxon, Heiko Hoffmann, Irvine Welsh, Jack Collins, Jaguar, Jake Shillingford, Jasmine Kent-Smith, Jay Forster, Jay Hill, Jeff Gray, John Gold, Josh Butler, Joshua, Judy Griffith, Jules O’Riordan AKA Judge Jules, Jumpin Jack Frost, Just Her, Krafty Kuts, Lee Morrison, Leftwing:Kody, Lutz Leichsenring, Mark Knight, Mark Radford, Markus Saarländer, Martha Cleary, Matt King, Michael Kill, Mike Mannix, Mike Seddon, Mitch Davis, Neil Evans, Nick Lawrence, Nikki McNeill, Niks Delanacy, Nolan, Nomine aka Outrage, Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, Nurve, Orbital, Patrick Cloherty, Paul Ridney, Pete Jordan, Prok & Fitch, Phutek, Raj Ramanandi, Reju Sharma, Rich NxT, Robbie Murch, Robert Luis, Rowetta, Sacha Lord, Sacha Wall, Sam Taylor, Samantha Warren, Sara Al Hamad, Seb Zito, Serge Santiago, Shino Parker, Silvia Montello, Simon Birkumshaw, Simon Hills, Ski Oakenfull, Sophie Bloggs, Stanton Warriors, Steph, Steve Nickolls, Steven Braines, SUAT, Suddi Raval, Susan Gloy-Kruse, Tammy Tinawi, Tracey Fox, Tristan Hunt, Yousef, Wax Worx, Waze & Odyssey.

Over 200 speakers and representatives confirmed including (In alphabetical order)AFEM, AIM, Amnesia, Audio Rehab, AudioLock, BBC Music Introducing, Beatport, Believe, Berlin-Brighton, BIMM, Black Blandcamp, Blackburn Raves, Blokur, Cavendish Music, Choppersaurus, Clintons, Clubcommission, CMU, Creative Law & Business, Data Transmission, Data Transmission Radio, Decoded Magazine, DJ Mag, Do Not Sleep, Education & Bass, Fabric, Funktion One, Global Publicity, Grade Management, Help Musicians UK, he.she.they, Hospital Records, Hypeddit, Iconic Underground Magazine, InChorus, Keep Hush, Lime Blue Music, Loft Sessions, Loopmasters, LWE, Mi-Soul, Motion Artists, NTIA, Point Blank, PRS for Music, Rights Hub, RSH Audio, Selador, Sentric Music, Shanghaied, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Skiddle, Skint, Tik Tok, Toolroom Records, Tru Thoughts, Twitch, TWTMEGP, Ultra Music, United We Stream, plus more to be announced…

Brighton Music Conference would like to thank everyone for their continued support, especially the i360, sponsors and partners. We can’t help everyone in the industry but everyone in the industry can help someone.

Some words of support from some of BMC’s partners and friends:

“It’s great that the Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is happening at the start of October. The electronic music industry has been one of the hardest hit by the Coronavirus Crisis, and it’s important that networking/information-sharing events such as BMC are held — in a safe way — in order for the industry to work together and seek solutions to emerge out the other side.” – Carl Loben, DJ Mag Editor

“We support BMC in its decision to move the conference back to the 1st/2nd October 2020, adhering to the safety measures in line with Government Regulations, with a focus on ensuring the event can take place in a safe environment, Brighton Music Conference is one of the shining lights of the music industry, its commitment to industry education, technology and talent has stood testament to its growth and success over the last 7 years” – Michael Kill, CEO NTIA

“Brighton Music Conference is set to run at the start of October and will be the first physical electronic music conference in many months. From discussions with the organisers, they are planning an inspiring educational event with robust safety standards for the industry to share knowledge and know-how to build a positive future for the scene.” – Greg Marshall, AFEM General Manager

“The news that BMC is going ahead in October is a much-needed boost for the electronic music industry. Finally, a chance to come together in-person to network while knowing our safety is being taken seriously. We can start talking, paving the way for solutions. The collaboration of the industry will allow us to move forward together” – Della Rush, AudioLock Chief Operating Officer

Save the date for BMC 2020 1st and 2nd October with more info on the event program updates to follow. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled October dates. Any questions please email [email protected]

BMC Pro Pass £155 + b/f
BMC Virtual Pass £25 +b/f
Academy Tickets: sold out
Buy tickets here: http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/

BMC also supports the charities Help Musicians UK, and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

About Brighton Music Conference

The award-winning Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is the UK’s foremost electronic music conference & networking event, focusing on innovation, education & the key issues facing the electronic dance music sector. BMC brings together Industry-leading delegates and speakers at over 60 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the conference duration. It is attended by 1000s of experienced music industry professionals, the next generation of DJs, producers as well as electronic music enthusiasts.
BMC was also awarded by the NTIA at the Ambassadors of the Night Awards 2019 for their work and commitment to developing awareness and education of the UK Electronic Music Scene internationally within the NTE.

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‘Breaking The Beats: A Personal Selection Of West London Sounds’



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Compiled by Dave Lee and Will Fox‘Breaking The Beats: A personal selection of West London sounds’, is exactly that. Released on Lee’s Z Records on 11 September, ‘Breaking The Beats…’ brings together the pair’s pick of some of the West London scene’s greatest tracks and remixes, featuring Bugz In The Attic, 4 Hero, Sunburst Band, Jazzanova, Atjazz, and many more. The album is available in double CD, gatefold double vinyl, download, and streaming formats; with sleeve notes by Mr Beatnick.

Selectors, DJs, tastemakers, curators – in the days of algorithms and digital homogeneity arguably they’re more important than ever, but in the not too distant past these human-led roles were the rare access points for, and champion of, niche genres and artists. The same applies for retrospectives and the historical cataloguing of music culture. Dave’s selection on ‘Breaking The Beats…’ has seen him hunting down as many of broken beat’s landmark tracks and mixes as he and Will were able to licence.

Having helmed numerous DJ mixes over his career, Dave Lee personifies that type of superfan turned musical guide to multiple genres, eras, and artists. Above all he’s someone who loves underground dance music, and that’s been the hallmark of his career as a DJ, music artist, label owner, and promoter. Lee has almost 1200 production and writing credits, and along the way he’s released hundreds of singles, had the occasional chart hit (having never gone looking for one), scores of albums, over 170 remixes and many now-legendary compilations. A hugely respected imprint with a global fanbase, Z Records itself celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, while the 300th release is being readied for this autumn (details below).

A champion of Black music and Black artists for over 30 years, Dave Lee fka Joey Negro (Latin American pronunciation), recently decided to discontinue the latter pseudonym. Although it had unwittingly became one of his most popular monikers, Lee originally chose the name for a record he released on New York label Nu Groove in 1990, so it would fit alongside the American DJs and producers who were releasing the music he loved. On 21st July 2020, Dave announced he would no longer release new music or projects under the name Joey Negro, and explained the background to the name’s origins, and his decision to stop using it, via a statement on Facebook.

On ‘Breaking The Beats: A personal selection of West London sounds’, Mr Beatnick said:

“At the end of the 1990s, a movement began in West London that birthed a fresh direction in dance music. Though this movement never got mainstream press coverage, never had a crossover chart single, and never really transcended its community roots, there was a unique alchemy at work – a fertile moment of creativity, where a group of friends began to experiment with new cadences, rhythms and distilled influences, crafting a new direction in the attics and bedrooms of their neighbouring postcodes. Their music was a head-on collision between the sounds they had been raised on; the reggae sound system culture of Notting Hill Carnival, the sophistication and sheen of Electro-Funk, Jazz Fusion, Soulful House and Disco, the Afro-Beat sounds of Tony Allen and Fela Kuti, and the raw minimalism of early Hip Hop.

Though “Broken Beat” was never a tagline that the producers anticipated, and one that they often publicly resisted, those two words would gradually come to represent the scattered rhythms, rolling basslines and soaring changes that were inherent to this exciting new sound. It’s not clear who first coined the term “Broken Beat”, but try to imagine how it felt to hear it for the first time; the production was grounded in MPCs and SP1200s, the hand-me-down samplers of the Hip-Hop and Jungle golden eras, and the drums that tumbled out of these machines at the hands of these creators had a jagged, stuttering feel, almost as though the groove was close to collapse.

Much respect due to Dave Lee for truly using his DJ power, and taking the time and dedication to bring a solid selection of these optimistic, afro-futuristic jams to a fresh audience”

Dave Lee said:

As a music lover I was always a fan of the broken beat records that came out of West London in the late 90s/early 2000s. I preferred the jazzier soulful end of it to the harder edged drum driven, rap led bruk sound. Like Jungle & UK garage it was a very UK sound, but one that spread worldwide, be it on a very underground level. So there’s songs on here from Germany (Jazzanova and Lars Bartkuln) Japan (Jazztronik and Hajime Yoshizawa ) to represent that. When putting this album together it is hard not to notice the presence of Kaidi Taitum on many of the songs, he was such an instrumental force in the evolution of the sound. ‘Breaking the Beats’ isn’t a best of broken beat album and due to some licensing issues we were unable to include every song I would have liked but I think it does give the listener a good taste of the sound.”


Disc One

1. 4hero – Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic’s Co-Operative Mix) 

2. Agent K – Feed The Cat
3. Fourth Kind – Take Me To Your Sky
4. Domu feat. Face – Save It
5. Jazztronik – Samurai
6. Nova Fronteira – Baila Conmigo (AtJazz Remix)
7. Kaidi Tatham – Organic Juggernaut
8. Vikter Duplaix – Manhood
9. Taylor McFerrin – Broken Vibes (feat. Vincent Parker) 10. NSM – DJ Power (Use It)
11. The Sunburst Band – Turn It Out (IG Culture Remix)

Disc Two

1. Blakai feat. Bembe Segue – Afrospace
2. Agent K – Hands
3. Daz-I-Kue feat. Colonel Red – Rokstone (Soon come) (Several Small Furry Bugz Co- Operating in the Attic Remix)
4. Afronaut – Transcend M.E. feat. Melissa Browne
5. Lars Bartkuln – Dimensions
6. Homecookin’ – Lazy Days
7. Hajime Yoshizawa -Endless Bow
8. Incognito – Get Into My Groove (Jazzanova Remix)
9. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Shine
10. East West Connection – Mint Sauce
11. Likwid Biskit – The All New Ummm

Vinyl 2-LP

Record One:

A1. 4hero – Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic’s Co-Operative Mix) 

A2. NSM – DJ Power (Use It)
A3. Domu feat. Face – Save It

B1. Jazztronik – Samurai
B2. Kaidi Tatham – Organic Juggernaut B3. Vikter Duplaix – Manhood

Record Two:

C1. Agent K – Feed The Cat
C2. Fourth Kind – Take Me To Your Sky
C3. Taylor McFerrin – Broken Vibes (Ft. Vincent Parker)

D1. Agent K – Hands
D2. Nova Fronteira – Baila Conmigo (AtJazz Remix) D3. Blakai Featuring Bembe Segue – Afrospace

Digital download / streaming

1. 4hero – Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic’s Co-Operative Mix) 

2. Agent K – Feed The Cat
3. Fourth Kind – Take Me To Your Sky
4. Domu feat. Face – Save It
5. Jazztronik – Samurai
6. Nova Fronteira – Baila Conmigo (AtJazz Remix)
7. Kaidi Tatham – Organic Juggernaut
8. Vikter Duplaix – Manhood
9. Taylor McFerrin – Broken Vibes (feat. Vincent Parker)
10. NSM – DJ Power (Use It)
11. The Sunburst Band – Turn It Out (IG Culture Remix)
12. Blakai feat. Bembe Segue – Afrospace
13. Agent K – Hands
14. Daz-I-Kue feat. Colonel Red – Rokstone (Soon come) (Several Small Furry Bugz Co- Operating in the Attic Remix)
15. Afronaut – Transcend M.E. feat. Melissa Browne
16. Lars Bartkuln – Dimensions
17. Homecookin’ – Lazy Days
18. Hajime Yoshizawa – Endless Bow
19. Incognito – Get Into My Groove (Jazzanova Remix)
20. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Shine
21. East West Connection – Mint Sauce
22. Likwid Biskit – The All New Ummm

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