LEME gives an unparalleled insight into the world of electronic music, featuring dozens of production workshops, industry panel discussions, artist keynotes, networking sessions, film screenings and live performances.
UPDATE – 27 Jan ’14 – £40 Early Bird and £50 Saver tickets have now sold out. Final Release tickets now on sale for £60 and individual day or night tickets starting at just £10. Information on the artists, programme, location and how to book can be found on the LEME 2014 website.
The first programme announcements include appearances from Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt, Theo Parrish, Neville Watson and Kris Wadsworth. The event features panellists from across the spectrum of electronic music, from record labels such as Defected, Hypercolour and Ninjatune, to events and promotion heavyweights Bloc, The Hydra and XOYO, music retailers Beatport and Juno, distribution kings Rubadub and INgrooves, plus music tech giants Ableton and Roland.
LEME kicks off the weekend with ‘In The Studio With Neville Watson’, as he showcases his core production kit, jams live and discusses his music-making approach.
Rush Hour’s leading light Legowelt takes part in an in-depth Q&A session with CDR’s Tony Nwachukwu followed by an exclusive live performance on the Saturday night.
Meanwhile Detroit native Kris Wadsworth flies in from Berlin to talk about his creative process and share forthright opinions on the industry in ‘On The Road: Making A Living as a DJ/Producer’.
Other announced sessions include:
The Art of DJing – Vinyl, CDJs, Ableton and Beyond
Is the traditional two turntables and a mixer setup a novelty today? Has technology enriched or eroded the art of DJing? Top DJs discuss approaches to their craft and the impact of technology on DJ culture.
Rush Hour: Building Your Own Scene
Record store, distributor, record label: Rush Hour is at the forefront of underground electronic music in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond, with artists such as Tom Trago, Legowelt and San Proper calling it home. We speak to Rush Hour founder and main man Antal about the Rush Hour story and how to create your own ecosystem.
From ripping Reeses to chest-rattling subs, garage bounce to dubstep wobble, get a bigger bottom end with this comprehensive guide to beefing up basslines. Compression; sub bass; which frequencies to push; essential plugins; parallel compression; parallel distortion; layering and more is all covered in this step-by-step guide to making bigger basslines.
What Is ‘Underground’ And Does It Matter?
Dance music tropes have taken up permanent residency in the mainstream, so what does ‘underground’ mean to today’s electronic music? Can chart-topping artists like Duke Dumont, festivals like Dimensions or global clubbing brands like Circo Loco be considered underground? And does it matter anyway?
LEME brings together industry experts, producers (both established and aspiring), DJs, labels and pro-audio manufacturers to discuss the key issues shaping electronic music in 2014 and is an unrivalled opportunity to glean from a huge collective expanse of musical knowledge.
LEME will be announcing a host of extra sessions and artists in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the website for announcements.