A relatively new blip on the trade show radar is the Dutch based Dancefair. But instead of expecting the cream of the DJ music industry to head to a very cold Europe in the snowy depths of February, it would appear that Dancefair is going to where those people are likely to congregate along with a heap of happy clubbers, and do it on a warm balearic island at the height of summer. Yes people – Dancefair Ibiza is coming at the end of September.
Here’s the full word from Dancefair HQ:
in association with Future Music & Music Radar
25th & 26th September 2014
On the 25th and 26th of September, Dancefair is coming to Ibiza! Holland’s leading gathering of producers, dj’s, engineers, record labels, and manufacturers is organising two days of seminars, workshops, and debates 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.
Promo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_IAEGzo48A
Workshops & Seminars
First artists confirmed include: Laidback Luke, Shlomi Aber and Secret Cinema
Dancefair is a must for every self-respecting, ambitious Dance 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 Thursday program focuses on commercial sounds like EDM, electro, trance and progressive, while on Friday genres as techno, deephouse, house, and drum&bass are scheduled.
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.
He goes onto say: “On the other hand, many DJ’s and Producers from all over the globe celebrate the end of the summer on the island and many electronic musicians work in the numerous bars and clubs, hoping to get picked up with their music along the way, therefore I believe that Ibiza is a great place for Dancefair.
With established record labels giving feedback, famous producers discussing different techniques, Artist panels moderated by Point Blank and other educational platforms, as well as mentors and 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.
To me, Dancefair is very much about the business of becoming and being a DJ, producer, and performer. The lineup has traditionally featured VIPs all happy to share their journey and experiences with whoever wants to turn up and listen. Thankfully you’ll be able to do just that and soak up the best that the dance music mecca has to offer.