BMC24 Programme TBA

THURSDAY 25th MAY 2023


For the workshop Habs Akram will demonstrate & discuss Visual Mixing in realtime & also demo his visual mixing APP called V4M (Visuals 4 Music).

Habs is rightly regarded and respected as one of the leading VJ’s in the music industry. He’s worked with the world’s best known DJ’s such as Carl Cox for over 10yrs as his personal VJ, & also with Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Armand Van Burren & many more at leading dance Festival main stages and entertainment events globally for over 25yrs.

Habs has also toured with numerous bands including Nine Inch Nails, Leftfeild, Hybrid and Franz Ferdinand.

Habs has also performed at some of the world’s leading events including the Glastonbury Festival (Main Stage), V Festival and the Isle of Wight Festival. He’s also performed at world renowned locations including Wembley Arena, Ministry of Sound, Tomorrowlands, EDC, WMC Miami, Global Gathering festivals, Creamfields, Tomorrowlands ,Ultra Miami and Ultra Worlwide and Resident VJ @ Space Club Ibiza with Carl Cox for 8yrs .

Presenter: Habs Akram


11.30am: TOOLROOM WORKSHOP (in association with Toolroom)


Creative Techniques For Creating Toolroom Style Breakdowns, Build Ups & Drops.

Presenter: D.Ramirez



12.30pm: VOLTA XR (in association with Volta)

Join us for an inspiring demo of Volta XR’s cutting-edge tool that is revolutionizing the music industry. In this session, we will explore how musicians can now monetize their streams and perform in immersive 3D worlds, opening up new creative horizons and revenue streams like never before.

The demo will share insights on how this technology is empowering musicians in the virtual era, and how it is transforming the way music is experienced and consumed. Volta’s users include Richie Hawtin, Sasha, DJ Yoda and many more!

During the demo, we will showcase the powerful features of Volta XR’s tool, demonstrating how it seamlessly integrates with existing streaming platforms like Twitch and social media channels to provide a fully immersive, interactive, and monetizable experience for both musicians and fans.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Volta XR is empowering independent musicians and creating new opportunities for musicians to connect with their fans and monetize their music in innovative ways.

Presenter: Alex Kane (Volta XR, CEO OF VOLTA XR)


1.30pm: DIY

What does an artist need to know if they want to self-release?

We talk about the challenges – and rewards – of bypassing the traditional label system and going it alone.

From the essentials of mastering for streaming platforms and club DJs, through to distributing your release where it matters, and on to getting quality PR without relying on the established system, this panel will explore all aspects of taking back control and creating your own community from scratch.

Moderator: James Wiltshire (Freemasons)

Alex Branson (Senior Vice President, Beatport Music Services)

Clara Suess (Suess Media)

Josh Gunston (FFRR / Southpoint)

Naomi Bressani (Republic of Music)

Tank Edwards (Warm Audio Mastering)


2.30pm: A&R FEEDBACK SESSION (in association with Toolroom)

Join Toolroom A&R’s Pete Griffiths and Matt Smallwood as they offer live feedback on your demos.

For more info & to submit your demo, click here.

Hosted by: 

Matt Smallwood (Toolroom, A&R)

Pete Griffiths (Lead Tutor at Toolroom Academy & Toolroom A&R)


3.30pm: PRODUCER Q&A (in association with BIMM)

Always one of the most popular talks at BMC, this year’s producer panel draws on the knowledge of some of dance music’s finest; with veteran producer Chad Jackson, DnB legend DJ Rap, hotly-tipped electronic artist lau.ra, live techno wizard Saytek and all-round studio hero Steve Mac on hand to dispense their wisdom.

Moderator: Matt Hodson (BIMM)

Chad Jackson




Steve Mac




4.30pm: JAMES HYPE DEMO (in association with Future Music)

Watch as James Hype breaks down / makes one of one of his remixes / mash ups for Future Music.

In this interview / workshop demo James will share his innovative ideas, tips & tricks with the audience.

James Hype is the UK’s undisputed breakout DJ/ Artist, from his bootlegs and remixes forming the cornerstone of most UK and international dance floors, to his debut single being accredited Platinum record sales in the UK, Gold in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands with a strong base of over 1 Billion streams worldwide.

Moderator: Si Truss (Future Music)

James Hype (DJ / Producer)

FRIDAY 26th MAY 2023

11.30am: THE TOP 10 ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES EVERY PRODUCER SHOULD KNOW (in association with Steinberg)

During this session, Steinberg product specialist Sappo will show you 10 essential techniques every producer should know. Using only Cubase Pro 12’s stock instruments and effects, he will explain how to build the perfect mastering chain to achieve a big club sound, how to add punch and character to your tracks, how to use resampling and layering to create beats and much more!

Presenter: DJ Sappo


12.30pm: WHAT IT TAKES TO GET SIGNED IN 2023 (in association with Mixmasters)

What it takes to get your music signed in 2023?

Join us for a deep dive into what it takes for artists to get signed. Our expert panelists include producer and singer/songwriter Jess Kidd, Defected A&R Seamus Haji, Solid Grooves A&R Ramin Rezaie, Toolroom artist Huxley, and artist manager Jack Broom.

Get ready for insights, and practical tips on everything from crafting the perfect demo to getting heard by your dream labels.

Moderator: Tracie Storey (Elemental Resonance)

Huxley (Toolroom)

Jack Broom (Artist Development Coach / Label Manager)

Jess Kidd (Stealth Records, Glasgow Underground, Hellbent Records)

Ramin Rezaie (Solid Grooves)

Seamus Haji (Defected A&R Manager / Big Love)


1.30pm: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (in association with Thunderboom)

Thunderboom Records is the world’s first record label for robots. Being a non-profit, they investigate how new technology, and especially AI, can benefit human creativity instead of threaten it. To do so, they develop their own AI technology and virtual artists which are inclusive, accessible and transparent.

Responsible AI for the music industry: create live music with WAIVE, an AI-driven DJ system. During the workshop we will discuss the impact of AI on the music industry and live performances. Also, we will collectively create beats with the help of our AI-driven DJ system WAIVE. WAIVE helps you create original dance music by using Dutch audio heritage materials in a unique way.

We will show the audience how AI could challenge and enrich the live music creation process by using WAIVE Studio.

Presented by:

Joost de Boo (Thunderboom)

Max Tiel (Thunderboom)


2.30pm: EDM TIPS

How to learn to produce ANY genre of dance music as quickly as possible!

Will Darling runs EDM Tips – a music production Youtube channel and blog with over 10 million views, and support from Boris Brejcha, Morten, Duke Dumont and Patrick Topping.

“I’ve now helped several thousand music producers get their music up to a professional standard – many of whom are now releasing on their favourite labels and getting supported by their favourite DJs.

The most fundamental skill you can learn is how to correctly identify what sounds good and why, by referencing music in great detail – so in this workshop I will show you the 10-step process I use to analyse and create any genre of music each week for my Youtube channel.

I guarantee that this is THE fastest way to improve your music production skills.”

Presented by: WIll Darling (EDM Tips)



Collaboration and feedback are two challenging aspects of your music making process. And yet both are essential to your growth and development as a musician.

Join OpenDAW’s founder Lex Luca alongside James Hurr (Toolroom), Jansons (CircoLoco Records), Eve Horne (Peak Music UK) & Penny F (Circus, Armada, Perfect Havoc) to discuss how to work well with others, get the best out of your collaborations, and the importance of feedback along the way.

Expect to get key tips and tricks to help you make music with others, and discover how to best incorporate feedback into your music.

Moderator: Lex Luca (OpenDAW)

Eve Horne (Peak Music)

James Hurr (Toolroom)

Jansons (CircoLoco Records)

Penny F (Armada Electronic)











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