Sandwiched between NAMM and Musikmesse is Dancefair 2014, a music event aimed at networking all corners of the dance scene. Over the period of 2 days (15-16 February) in Utrecht, The Netherlands, superstar DJs, record labels, producers and technology companies all converge under one roof, namely Jaarbeurs Utrecht.
Some official words about Dancefair 2014:
> Armin van Buuren & Hardwell inspiring DJ’s & Producers at Dancefair 2014…
> Roland Aire worldwide launch…
> 5,500 Visitors, 18 Areas, 200 Seminars & Workshops, 60 Top Artists, 70 renowned record labels, 2,000 m2 Expo Floor…
THE GATHERING OF ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS
15 + 16 FEBRUARY 2014
JAARBUERS, UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
Dancefair, the educational event for upcoming DJs, producers and events organizers are extremely proud to announce the addition of two of the biggest artists in the world. Hardwell, who was recently voted N0.1 DJ in the world and five times winner Armin van Buuren will be part of this years program which includes more than 200 seminars, workshops and panels. Along with 60 other top artists from the electronic music industry they will inspire as many as 5,000 DJs and producers to get the most out of their musical aspirations.
Workshops will include music production, music law, time management and ‘Demodrop’, where more than 70 record labels are scouting for new talent which makes Dancefair the place for DJs and producers to put themselves in the spotlight in front of major record labels like Armada, Spinnin’ Records, CR2, Powerhouse Music, Mixmash and Revealed. Dancefair also features 2,000 m2 Expo floor featuring the biggest brands in MI including Native Instruments, Ableton, Roland, Novation, Gemini, Rob Papen, Senheisser, Universal Audio, Arturia, Stanton, Korg,Hercules, Moog, Focusrite, Vestax, KRK, Adam, Serato, PMC, Avid, Prime, SPL, AIAIAI, API, Tip Top Audio, Røde, Icon, UVI, Studiowood, Sonoris, Grimm, Prism Sound and many more making Dancefair the most important gathering for electronic musicians and music industry.
Dancefair organizer Norman Soares goes onto say “it’s amazing to see Dancefair being embraced more and more by the industry. Our audience work with electronic music on a daily basis, they need to network, be inspired and gather information on the latest developments of DJ and producer gear. Dancefair gives the global dance community a huge boost’
ARTIST LINE UP CONFIRMED:
Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Pan-Pot, R3hab, Sidney Samson, Blasterjaxx, Frontliner, Alvaro, Egbert, Jeremy Ellis, Endymion, Outbreak, D-Wayne, Michel De Hey, Martin Eyerer, Franky Rizardo, Gregor Salto, Rene Amesz, Roog, Olav Basoski, Vato Gonzalez, TV Noise, Leroy Styles, Warren Fellow, Chain Reaction, Evil Activities, Dyna, La Fuente, Benny Rodrigues (ROD), Roul & Doors, Mike Monday, Rob Papen, Jay Hardway, Oliver Heldens, TV Noise, Taras van der Voorde, Pitto & many more…
‘The Workflow’ and ‘In The Studio With…’ are two of the numerous playground areas where these top artists will reveal their musical secrets. Alongside this invaluable advice the ‘Hey DJ’ area, hosted by Pro DJ School, provides hands-on tips and tricks for advanced and starting DJ’s, concerning stage performance, network skills and more need-to-know topics on DJ’ing in the digital era.
The new Dancefair feature ‘Make music – Your Life’ is an initiative by Australian artist Mike Monday. He developed a course helping producers with their writer’s blocks and time management issues. “The mistake so many music producers make is that they try to separate what they do in the studio from everything else. I see this time and time again from complete beginners to globetrotting superstars,” Mike concludes. “I’m excited to attend Dancefair helping DJ’s and producers with their every day challenges as an artist.”
ROLAND AIRA – WORLDWIDE LAUNCH
Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that the 909 is to be updated, Dancefair are particular excited to announce they will host the worldwide launch of the Roland Aira, – this is the most anticipated product launch of the year
Watch the preview here:
Areas: Mixing & Mastering / Native Instruments Room / Ableton Room / Logic Pro Room / Promoting Yourself / Roland Room / Recording / Business of Music / Synthesizer World / Dance Composer / DJMag Product Showcase Stage 1 & 2
For a program overview and further information check http://www.dancefair.nl
Dancefair 2013 Aftermovie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFda4CpWqI0
DJWORX won’t officially be in attendance (there’s only so many shows we can go to), but eyes will be on the show to see exactly what the Roland Aira is going to be. The clip above only shows so much, and fresh info has been a tad thin on the ground. To me however, it looks like a controller rather than a standalone analogue box, so in essence it looks like Roland’s Maschine. I hope I’m wrong as a standalone version would be awesome.
Anyway, if this show sounds like your thing, you can grab tickets here.