“Dancefair is coming to Ibiza for two day educative gathering”
in association with Future Music & Music Radar
Weds 24th & Thurs 25th September 2014
On the 24th and 25th of September, Dancefair lands in Ibiza! The international gathering of producers, dj’s, engineers, record labels, and manufacturers is organising two days of seminars, workshops, Q&As and performances in Benimussa Park, the island’s former zoo. Over 10.000 participants of the Dutch editions learned the trade’s secrets from professionals such as Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Shlomi Aber, Secret Cinema and Egbert.
In just three years, Dancefair has become one of the industry’s leading summits. In the Jaarbeurs building in Utrecht, talented musicians learn what it takes to make it in the world of electronic music. Key figures such as Armin van Buuren, Shlomi Aber, Marco Bailey, Laidback Luke, Simon Dunmore, Armada, Spinnin Records and Hardwell share their secrets, and world-renowned technicians showcase the latest tools. Dancefair is a Dutch organisation, with strong ties to the countries and international electronic music scene.
FIRST WAVE OF NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS:
> Weds 24th Shlomi Aber, Marco Bailey, Mauro Picotto, Cristian Varela, UNER, Coyu, Finnebassen, Chus & Ceballos, Dosem, AFFKT, Dale Howard, Uto Karem, Mendo, Secret Cinema, Benny Rodrigues, ONNO
> Thurs 25th Paul van Dyk, Laidback Luke, Shermanology, Judge Jules, Aly & Fila, John O’Callaghan, Vato Gonzalez, Albert Neve, Abel Ramos, GLOWINTHEDARK, Woody van der Eyden, Juanjo Martin
> Manufacturers: Ableton, Roland, KRK, Stanton, Cerwin Vega, Emulator, Tiptop Audio, Rob Papen, AVID, API, DJ Tuna Gear
> Education Partners: Point Blank, SAE
> Collaborators: Mixmag, DJMAG, Future Music Talent, Reverse, Magnum Bookings
…and many more names, manufacturers and partners to be announced!
Dancefair is a must for every self-respecting, ambitious dance music artist. A group of industry specialists gather on a spectacular open-air location in Ibiza’s former zoo, Benimusa Park, to teach aspiring talent what it takes to be successful. The Wednesday program focuses on the underground sounds of techno, deephouse, house, and drum&bass whilst Thursday concentrates on commercial sounds like EDM, electro, trance and progressive.
Founder Norman Soares: “Our objective is to help reach the goals of every up and coming DJ and Producer of the world. With English being the first language, we will be providing key workshops and seminars in Spanish too as not only are we in Ibiza but there is a lot of great new artists in Spain who are seeking for information and hands-on knowledge on music production and taking their first steps in the industry.”
With established record labels giving feedback, famous producers discussing different techniques, seminars and workshops hosted by educational platforms and mentors with leading manufacturers showcasing the latest gear, there’s something to learn in every corner of ‘The Fair’.
Furthermore, media specialists talk about essential career elements like promotion and online presence. Dancefair also recognises the importance of a structured lifestyle, with seminars on time management, and advice on efficient integration of music in everyday life.
The best way to get music across remains a widely respected record label. That’s why over 40 of the industry’s strongest imprints are attending Dancefair Ibiza’s Demo Drop. They give constructive feedback, answer questions, and of course look for quality music. During the 2012 and 2013 editions, a total of 95 tracks were signed.
Dance music is driven by technological innovation. That is why manufacturers of all currently relevant software, hardware, and other technological goodies set up shop at Dancefair Ibiza. Product demonstrations are aimed at both the curious home studio owner looking to take the next step, and the professional who wants to learn more about a specific compressor or equalizer.
Tickets are €35,- for one day/€50,- euros for a weekender that gives you access to all workshops, panels and performances and can be purchased here: