Village Underground presents CONVERGENCE: A Music + Technology series 22nd – 27th April 2014

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Leading East London music venue Village Underground is hosting a brand new series of talks and gigs based around technology and art - Convergence will be a multi-venue series of events taking place between 18-27 April.

MIXCLOUD CURATES: Tue 22 April, All Day, Village Underground

We’re pleased to announce that we are launching our second annual event with Convergence. The Mixcloud Curates event will bring together over 200 leading lights and pioneers from music, tech and media for a day of discussion, analysis and connection.

The program for the event runs as follows:


45 mins: Panel 1

Meet the Curators

Curation and discovery through experts and tastemakers runs through our DNA at Mixcloud, so we’d like to kick the day off with a dicussion exploring the role of music journalists, radio broadcasters, DJs and curators. How important are they in the new world of digital media, how are their roles changing, and what is their approach to curation ant the content they create.

Pannellists:

  • Huw Stephens (Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1)
  • Caspar Llewellyn Smith (Music Journalist, The Guardian)
  • Alex Hoffman (Head of Music, VICE)

Moderated by Del Dias (Managing Director, AEI Media Ltd – UKF, Majestic Casual, Drum N Bass Arena)


30 mins: Interview

Long Player with Pete Paphides

Interviewee to be announced


45 mins: Panel 2

Brands & Music Panel

Music is one of the world’s biggest passion points and presents a powerful opportunity for brands to engage their target audiences. In this panel some of the leading brands and agencies in this space will discuss their approach to music. What are their strategies? Where to they focus? And what challenges and opportunities do they foresee as this space evolves?

Pannellists:

  • Matt Dyke (Founder, AnalogFolk)
  • Jade Garrow (Marketing Director @ Boxfresh)
  • Natalie Wills (Global Marketing Manager, SABMiller)
  • Jack Horner (Founder, FRUKT)

Moderated by Ben Lawrence (Head of Brand Partnerships, Mixcloud)


20 mins: Presentation

Protein Audience SurveyWilliam Rowe (Founder & CEO at Protein group
With a teaser on their annual audience insights and trends report


45 mins: Panel 3

Live experiences panel

Creating unforgettable live/festival experiences – what’s the current pulse and where’s it all going? From marketing to content and curation to on site experiences, how do different organisers approach their strategy and stand out in an increasingly saturated market?

Pannellists:

  • Keith Reilly (Founder, Fabric)
  • Jo Vidler (Secret Productions / Wilderness Festival)
  • Glenn Max (Creative Director, Village Underground)
  • Noah Ball (Managing Director, Soundwave Croatia / Outlook festival / Dimensions festival)

Moderated by Marino Fresch (Head of Marketing, UK + Ireland, Eventbrite)


Delegates also receive free entry to Emergence, the Convergence launch party, immediately following Mixcloud Curates.

EMERGENCE: Tue 22 April, 7- 12pm, Village Underground

Mixcloud and Village Underground present Emergence, the launch party for Convergence. We’re very pleased to announce three exciting and varied acts who have pushed the electronic loop to extraordinary lengths:

Hannah Peel writes music for late night epiphanies with intimate, acoustic songs that take their root in electronic music but are much more hand-spun.

Sculpture‘s Dan Hayhurst makes media devices and electronic instruments as well as music and is possibly best known for the 7inch zoetrope records made with Reuben Sutherland. Sculpture’s performance is sure to be an audio-visual treat.

Three Trapped Tigers the sensationally rhythmic live band who refuse to be contained by musical genres and count Brian Eno among their devoted fans.

CONVERGENCE

Tickets available from convergence-london.com
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The New Search Filters

Hey Mixclouders, we’ve just launched an improved version of our Search feature.

We made it easier for you to find your favourite content with the new updated search bar. This new feature lets you navigate and find the Cloudcasts you love by filtering them through Tags, Cloudcasts and Users.

Here’s how you do it.

1. Type in whatever you’re looking for in the search tab. This can be an artist, a track, a tag or anything you fancy.

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2. Filter your results based on Tags, Cloudcasts or Users.

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3. Use the filter options to narrow your search.

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Here is an example of how it would show up:SearchFilters

WhoSampled presents ‘Samplethon’

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CALLING ALL PRODUCERS: COME BATTLE IT OUT AT THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER SAMPLETHON!

On Saturday May 10th 2014 WhoSampled will host the first ‘Samplethon’ – the world’s first ever Hackathon for music!

This first-of-a-kind event will give up-and-coming producers access to rare and sought after sample material from a leading music library to produce exciting new music under the guidance of world class producers. During this one day event hosted at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK, 20 producers will be given exclusive access to pre-cleared original sample material from the archives of famed library music specialists Boosey & Hawkes. The challenge: to produce a new track using the provided sample material against the clock, with the supervision and assistance of our team of esteemed mentors. This is a rare opportunity to sample from these highly regarded recordings performed by world class musicians, free from the legal shackles often associated with sampling.

The day will conclude with a judging session where industry experts will choose the winning tracks which will be put forward for inclusion on a forthcoming release alongside tracks created by established producers, all to go on to form part of the prestigious Boosey & Hawkes music library.

We are looking for 20 talented producers to take part in this event. If you are a producer or beatmaker interested in battling it out at this unique event with an opportunity to win prizes and put your music in front of the world’s largest community of sample based music fans, we want to hear from you! 

To apply, please email samplethon@whosampled.com with the following information:

- Your name, age and producer alias / stage name
- A link where we can listen to your music (Soundcloud, Bandcamp or equivalent – no downloads please)
- One sentence about why you want to take part in this event
- Links to any of your social media accounts, sites or blogs you consider of relevance

Further details will be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned to our blog, Facebook and Twitter for more info!

Time Warp 20th Anniversary

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Time Warp is definitely one the world’s most intensive techno party! This Saturday 5th it was the 20th Anniversary being held in Manheim!

All the biggest DJs came along to celebrate this incredible achievement! There were Carl Cox, Luciano, John Digweed, Ben Klock, Josh Wink, Chris Wood & Meat..

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So… Did you go to Time Warp? Don’t worry if you missed out on that one because  the IBIZA SONICA RADIO crew was at Manheim to capture the moment. They recorded the best sets of this awesome festival which are now available on our platform.

Go on their Mixcloud Profile to listen to their TIMEWRAP 20TH Playlist

 

2020Vision

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2020Vision burst into the London party scene in 2010 by combining unique spaces, high quality production and amazing DJs; to bring a series of infamous all day parties. Now they are back to take the legacy one step further with a brand new day and night experience in East London on May 25th, bank holiday weekend. The outdoor terraced daytime party will be all about summer sounds and street food before venturing into the warehouse after dusk to get deeper and darker.

Introducing Kag Katumba, the newest addition to the 2020Vision family and the first DJ only artist on the label. He’s given off that real summer flavour with this ’053 LWE’ mix, and we’re hoping for more of the same at the 2020Vision party on 25.05.14 alongside Greg Wilson, Ralph Lawson, Citizen, Psychemagik, PBR Streetgang & The Reflex.

For more event info, click here!

Mixvibes 2014 DJ Competition

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Mixvibes has been developing pro DJ software and DJ apps for more than 15 years. To celebrate Cross DJ 3.1 release – that offers a direct share of recorded mixes to Mixcloud – Mixvibes teams up with Mixcloud, Allen & Heath, Creative & Nüba to organise an international DJ competition with awesome prizes.

 

How to enter

  • Like Mixvibes, Soundblaster, Allen & Heath and Nuba Paris on Facebook
  • Create a profile and upload your 30 minutes house music mix on the Mixvibes DJ Contest Mixcloud page
  • Title the mix ‘Mixvibes 2014 DJ competition (your name)’
  • Tag the mix: “Mixvibes 2014 DJ competition“. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
  • Set this artwork as you Facebook cover picture. You can download the artwork here
  • Write a short biography including your DJ name no longer than 150 words.
  • Include the competition artwork, provided here. If you fail to upload it, your mix won’t be considered.
  • Mention the full mix tracklist in the description.
  • Only mixes with more than 40 plays will be shortlisted. Make sure you promote your mix via social media.