With less than 2 months to go for the Brighton Music Conference is less than 2 months away, the night-time lineup and networking events for BMC17 have now been announced.
Evening events include TAKE with Patrick Topping (BMC Official After Party), Brapp x BMC Present LEVELZ (Friday BMC Official After Party), Constant Circles Label Showcases, Wunderground, Wiggle, a special Native Instruments: Traktor Cookery School, Toolroom Drinks, AFEM, LNADJ, Wall of Sound & English Disco Lovers, and more.
The annual AFEM Networking & BMC Welcome Drinks returns to The Tempest on Wednesday 26th April featuring DJs from MVMT.
Thursdays are also a highlight for music enthusiasts this year, with Constant Circles hosting the first in a two-day Label Showcase & Exhibition at No Walls Gallery from 11am – 7pm on Thursday and Friday).
The much-acclaimed Wunderground x BMC Networking event returns to Brighton Pier and this time “dance music’s biggest jokers” play chief-matchmaker, hosting the world’s first ever episode of ‘DJ Blind Date’ where groups of DJs will go head-to-head in order to land a deal with their favourite promoters. In an amusing deal, they are also offering free entry to anyone dressed as Cilla Black.
The biggest draw, however, will be TAKE with Patrick Topping at The Arch for the Official 2017 BMC After Party. In 2016, TAKE hosted one of the South Coast’s biggest events of the year with Seth Troxler headlining the event. This year’s headliner is Hot Creations legend and Elrow resident, Patrick Topping, an artist who has quickly become one of the most popular Electronic Music artists in England.
There are also several other events to look forward to, with PRS’s networking party at BLOCK and two invite only/ticketholder events with Toolroom Drinks at Dead Wax – which is only open to Toolroom Academy ticket holders.
Native Instruments are also bringing something to the table with their Traktor Cookery School at Vine Street Studios.
Friday will see day two of the Constant Circles Label Showcase & Exhibition at No Walls Gallery (11am-7pm), while Berlin Brighton will take place at Green Door Store (11am – 4am).
The networking events on show include the Horus Music Networking Party at BLOCK (6pm-11pm), and Afrika motion’s Networking Drinks at My Hotel (5.30pm – 9pm).
Brapp will be throwing Friday’s BMC Official Official after party at Patterns. Headlining the night will be the award-winning grime, dnb, rap hybrid collective known as LEVELZ who are well known for their brilliant live performances.
The full live show will feature Biome, Black Josh, Bricks, Chimpo, Chunky, Fox, Jonny Dub, Metrodome, Rich Reason, Skittles, Sparkz, Truthos Mufasa, and T-Man.
Brapp will also present the unique event called 64 Bar MC Showcases. With handpicked Hip Hop & Grime artists performing, the acts will also be filmed and multitrack recorded for official release as one-take live appearances on Brapp’s Records & YouTube channel.
The evening will be hosted by Foreign Beggars frontman & Brapp co-founder Orifice Vulgatron alongside Brighton’s Tom Hines (Slip Jam Crew).
Also on Friday, LNADJ (Last Night A DJ Foundation is BMC17’s official charity partner), Wall of Sound & English Disco Lovers will join forces to present a charity event at Komedia, with all profits going towards the LNADJ foundation, although the Artists have yet to be announced.
Wiggle will also return for what promises to be a brilliant celebration of their 23rd birthday , with On The House BMC Party with Pioneer DJ and Kuvo at Al Duomo (5pm – 6pm). DJs include Magnus Asberg, Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards, Andy Blake, Rob Anderson, Lucas Hulan, Felipe Kastegliano, Dylan Debut, Liz Edwards, Joe Volpeliere, Corin Martin, Simon Atkinson, and Beatsworkin.