MusicTech Fest Coming To The Funkhaus Berlin, May 27-30

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The 10th edition of the MusicTech Fest– an event focusing on innovation in music technology – will be held May 27 to May 30, 2016 at Funkhaus Berlin.

The 4-day event will feature back-to-back performances, demonstrations and showcase some of ‘the most mind-blowing advances at the intersection of art and science’.

Some of the highlights of the event include:

  • Working with ‘bionic pop artist’ Viktoria Modesta and creative technologists to create a brand new image, ethos and vision for the music industry;
  • #MTFLates: Overnight DJs, performances and experiments in a secret chamber of the incredible Funkhaus Berlin;
  • #MTFLabs: Blockchain – a week of experiments and prototypes with world leading experts in the field of blockchain technology, industry and policy makers;
  • The General Assembly and legal formation of the European Alliance of Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) on Monday, hosted by MusicTech Fest at Funkhaus, brings together the European policymakers and captains of industry representing almost 500 major companies invested in the future of the internet – including Samsung, Siemens, Bosch, Philips, Intel…
  • The unveiling of our #MusicBricks incubated commercial prototypes and startups to an industry only VIP networking event, #MTFAmplifier;
  • A Trackathon led by UK top 10 producer, Ivor Novello nominee and remixer of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Shakira and others – coaching a dozen electronic producers in Berlin to each create a dance track in 24 hours during the festival.
  • A giant creative laboratory of innovation, performance and experimentation bringing together a line-up of world renowned artists, Mercury nominees and top producers with engineers, designers, hackers and scientists to invent the future of music and the future of technology – with more being announced daily right up to the festival.

Here’s a video preview of the event: Continue reading

808 Documentary Getting Simultaneous Apple Music/iTunes & Theatrical Release

free-roland-808-sample-libraryAtlantic Films and You Know Films have announced plans to release the Roland TR-808 documentary, 808, simultaneously on Apple Music/iTunes and in theaters, later this year.

The film chronicles the story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine and its use in popular music. The film features commentary and contributions from Pharrell Williams, Afrika Bambaataa, The Beastie Boys, Damon Albarn, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Diplo, New Order, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Rick Rubin, Jellybean Benitez, Hank Shocklee, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and others.

Here’s the official trailer: Continue reading

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music Coming To England Nov 2016

Organizers have announce plans for the Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music, being held Nov 10-13 in Birmingham, England.

The inaugural Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music will take place across four days and three venues. The line-up includes highly influential ambient industrialists :zoviet*france; Kraut-rock’ and electronica collective Gnod; Ex-Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur; DJ Rusty Egan of Visage fame and Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree, Japan). Continue reading