Deadmau5 And Richie Hawtin To Head Up Stellar Line Up Of Speakers At Beatport’s Inaugural ReConnect Summit In New York This September

Beatport, the global leader of music for DJs, producers, and their fans, has announced the first slate of speakers for its inaugural ReConnect Summit in New York City taking place on September 21 and 22 at 74 Wythe (Superior Ingredients) in Brooklyn.

PIXELYNX co-founders deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin will offer the inside track on emerging technologies in Web3 within the music space. Other artist speakers include A-Trak, Coco & Breezy, Eris Drew, Giolì & Assia, Kerri Chandler, Natalia Clavier, Octo Octa, UNiiQU3, with more still to be announced.

The ReConnect Summit is a one-of-a-kind event for music industry professionals to immerse themselves in inspirational conversations and unique showcases. The two-day event will highlight topics such as wellness, diversity & inclusion, Web3, branding, future technology, and what’s next in music, with attendees comprising international artists and professionals from some of the most innovative companies and initiatives impacting the music industry.

ReConnect Summit will also feature industry heavyweights from Meta, Association for Electronic Music, Reed Smith LLP, MAC Presents, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Red Light Management, Disruptor Records (The Chainsmokers) as well as speakers and attendees from the most relevant labels, distributors, and technology platforms. Intended to be more than a traditional conference, ReConnect will provide valuable opportunities for guests to fully engage with others in our profession while experiencing immersive activations and interactive Q&A sessions from innovators such as Audius, Volta, and PIXELYNX.

Attendees will experience wellness programming hosted by The Art of Areté, featuring a call and response session “laughtercises,” led by ambient music pioneer LARAAJI, and a special breathwork session hosted by Natalia Clavier of Thievery Corporation. Additional daytime programming will come from DanceSafe, shesaid.so, and Women In Music, who will host educational workshops on topics ranging from throwing safer events to growing independent artists.

The summit will also feature intimate nighttime events with some of the world’s top DJs and artists, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets start from $225 for a full two-day pass, or $125 for single day, which gains access to daytime talks, keynotes, workshops, rooftop DJ sets, and nightly events in the club’s main room. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here: https://reconnect.beatport.com/

Confirmed Speakers Listed A-Z (more to be announced):

A-Trak (DJ, Producer)
Adam Alpert (Disruptor Records)
Alex Kane (VOLTA)
Blaise DeAngelo (The Art of Areté)
Coco & Breezy (DJs, Producers)
deadmau5 (Producer)
DJ White Shadow (DJ, Producer)
Eris Drew (DJ, Producer)
Gregor Pryor (Reed Smith)
Gioli & Assia (DJs, Producers)
Haris Fazlani (WØRKS)
Inder Phull (PIXELYNX)
Jess Mitchell (Monstercat)
Joe Perez (WØRKS)
Katie Bain (Billboard)
Kerri Chandler (DJ, Producer)
LARAAJI (Visionary Musician)
Liz Miller (Meta)
Marcie Allen (MAC Presents)
Maria May (CAA)
Matthew Friedman (Beatport)
Mitchell Bayer-Goldman (VOLTA)
Mitchell Gomez (DanceSafe)
Mohawk Greene (DanceSafe)
Natalia Clavier (Musician, Producer, Sound Healing Facilitator)
Octo Octa (DJ, Producer)
Raihan Anwar (Friends With Benefits)
Randy Reed (Red Light Management)
Richie Hawtin (DJ, Producer)
Robb McDaniels (Beatport)
Romain Pouillon (Beatport)
Roneil Rumburg (Audius)
Ronnie Yoked (Anheuser-Busch)
Sam Valenti IV (Ghostly)
Steve Satterthwaite (Red Light Management)
Tiffany Almy (PKA LAW)
Tanner Wilfong (Armada Music)
UNIIQU3 (DJ, Producer)
Verity Mayes (Beatport)
Vivian Rosenthal (Frequency Co-Founder)

ReConnect was launched by Beatport in March of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt. With the goal of bringing together the greater music community, the initiative aimed to (re)connect people while benefiting those in our industry impacted by COVID-19, world conflicts, and mental health. Since its inception, ReConnect has generated over $800,000 from its live stream events.

Tickets for Beatport’s ReConnect Summit are on sale now at https://reconnect.beatport.com/.

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