Acid house pioneer DJ Pierre, dubstep don Skream and Brighton’s baron of techno Dave Clarke are among the first wave of artists announced for the inaugural Brighton Music Conference (Fri 11th – Sat 12th April). Taking place at the Dome and other Brighton venues, the daytime conference events focus on music technology, business and education, and include the UK’s first hands-on look at Roland’s new, reimagined versions of their seminal TR-808, TR-909 and TB-303 machines, the building blocks of house music.
DJ Pierre also joins Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll, Lisa Lashes and Above And Beyond’s Jono Grant in the BMC’s line-up of guest speakers. The accompanying club nights, including showcases from Skint, Black Rock Records, JOOF, Wiggle and Lost, take place across various Brighton venues to be confirmed. Meanwhile, here’s that first wave of artists in full:
Adam Shelton / Adrian Pickard / Alex Knight / Alex Downey / AND.ID / Andrew Macari / Andy Riley (Inland Knights) / Booker T / Beatsworkin / C-Soul / Dave Clarke / Dave Seaman / Dead Celebrities / Digs / DJ Pierre / DJ Spen / Eddie Richards / Hoi! / James Thomson / John 00 Fleming / Leon Sweet / Lifford Shillingford / Liz Edwards / Louis Hughes / Mandyngo / Markings & Dominion Man / Mat Playford / Matt Pond / Mick Fuller / Nathan Coles / Pablo Contraband / Phil Asher / Psycatron / Ralf Kollmann / Rik Parkinson / Seascape / Sebastian Krenzlin / Sebastian Notyourbuiz / Sebo K / Skream / Simon Stokes / Sonny Wharton / Steve Bicknell / Steve Mac / Terry Francis / Tech-Noir / Tom Sevinski / Tony Montana