LEME (London Electronic Music Event) have announced details of their third annual return to Rich Mix in Shoreditch to give an unparalleled insight into the world of electronic music, featuring over 30 production workshops, industry panel discussions, artist keynotes, networking sessions and live performances.
The first part of an impressive programme has been announced today with producer heavyweights Legowelt, Neville Watson and Kris Wadsworth, record labels Defected, Hypercolour and Fear of Flying as well as Ableton, XOYO, Bloc and Rubadub all ready to unlock the secrets of the industry.
The two-day event brings together industry insiders, producers, DJs, labels and manufacturers for an inspirational, informative and empowering weekend. For full programme and ticket information visit the LEME website.
Championing the hands on approach, LEME kicks off the 2014 event with In The Studio With Neville Watson, which sees the renowned house and techno producer take to the Rich Mix studio with his core production kit, to jam live and discuss his music-making approach.
Rush Hour’s leading light Legowelt takes part in an in-depth Q&A session with CDRs Tony Nwachukwu followed by an exclusive live performance on the Saturday night. Taking LEME 2014 global is Detroit native Kris Wadsworth, who flies in from Berlin to talk about his creative process and share his forthright opinions on the industry in On The Road: Making A Living as a DJ/Producer.
Andy Peyton from leading London club XOYO and Bloc co-founder George Hull discuss the challenges of putting on events and how to be successful in an increasingly competitive industry in Club nights: How To Survive And Thrive, whilst underground icons Defected Records and Wolf Music debate the role of the record label today as LEME asks if record sales are the ultimate aim of the modern label or whether a new modus operandi has emerged?
Hypercolour Records co-founder Jamie Russell discusses the story of the label and its numerous offshoots, sharing his insights into growing a successful independent imprint in Hypercolour: Top Tips For Running A Label.
LEME also examines the recent rise in vinyl record sales with Fear of Flying Records’ boss Jay Robinson and Rubadub Distribution co-founder Mark Maxwell via Crate Digging And The Resurgence Of Vinyl. Finally Ableton join in the action, showcasing their all-new Push controller with a series of live performances and interactive product demonstrations with top secret artists from the Ableton Push roster.
LEME will take attendees on a journey of discovery, covering the subjects and themes that matter as told by leading industry figures with years of experience in their field. With a host of extra sessions and surprise guests to be announced in the coming weeks, no other event offers such in-depth programming or provides as much insight into the electronic music industry as LEME 2014.
Strictly limited Early Bird tickets are now on sale for 40, with full price tickets available later at 60 and day/night tickets starting at just 15. Tickets can be booked exclusively at www.londonelectronicmusicevent.com.
In The Studio With Neville Watson
Renowned hardware enthusiast Neville Watson brings his core production kit to LEME to share insights into his music-making, answering questions from the floor along the way.
Club nights: How To Survive And Thrive
Rising DJ fees, global recession, event overload. How can promoters survive, and ultimately thrive, in one of the most competitive event landscapes ever known? We speak Bloc and XOYO for their views.
Role Of The Record Label Today
Are record sales the ultimate aim of record labels today or do the perform a range of potentially more profitable functions? We talk to Defected and Wolf Music for their views and discuss their own creative and business approaches to achieving long term success.
What Is ‘Underground’ And Does It Matter?
Dance music tropes have taken up permanent residency in the mainstream, so what does underground mean today in electronic music? Can chart-topping artists like Duke Dumont, huge festivals like Dimensions or global clubbing brands like Circo Loco be considered underground? And does it matter anyway?
The Art Of Sampling
It’s the cornerstone of electronic music. Sample packs are more prevalent than ever. But how can you use samples – and sample – creatively? Leading producers share their top tips for successful sampling.
Crate digging and the resurgence of vinyl
We’re told vinyl sales are increasing but how does that compare with other formats? Whats the real story behind the headlines? Are the increase sales merely a reflection of a collectors’ culture, and can labels still sell vinyl and turn a profit?
Ableton Present Push
Ableton head to LEME to showcase Push, the all-new controller for Live 9. Ableton affiliated artists perform live, take part in Q&A sessions and deliver interactive product demonstrations throughout the weekend.