Europe’s Largest DJ and Music Production Show
Following the massive success of the event in 2010, which attracted over to 6000 visitors, BPM 2011 will return to the Birmingham NEC later this year from Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd October. BPM brings together DJs, producers, re-mixers and electronic music lovers from every corner of the UK, across Europe and even further afield. Now in its fifth year, BPM incorporates the biggest exhibition of DJ and electronic music production equipment to be found anywhere in Europe, which features every major manufacturer, as well as a host of smaller and niche suppliers. Visitors to the show are invited to try out all the latest kit, comparing different products in each brand’s range, and then if they find what they’re looking for, buy gear at great prices from on-site retailers. BPM is also a unique opportunity to find out about the latest new equipment releases and also to speak to the people who actually design and make the gear! Alongside the exhibition, BPM features a varied educational programme offering inspiration as well as valuable information to DJs and producers at all levels. Throughout the three days more than 30 seminar sessions will take place, each focusing on a different aspect of DJing or Music Production. There’s sure to be something for everyone with sessions covering technical topics ranging from the basics of beat-matching and sequencing up to advanced mixing and production techniques. There’ll also be sessions focusing on the business side of things, with advice on self-promotion and building a career in dance music. Last year’s event featured unique live Q&A sessions with Trance legend Paul van Dyk, hard dance supremo Kutski and Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Bailey. As well as an ideal opportunity to try out new bits of kit and learn from the experts, BPM is also a perfect networking opportunity for DJs and producers. Hundreds of promoters, record label people and club managers attend the show, and the opportunities to meet and impress – and pass a demo to - those who may provide future employment for a DJ/producer are ample. BPM also features an eclectic line-up of DJ sets and performances from big names and new talent. Every style of music is covered, with the emphasis on fresh ideas and innovative performance techniques. In 2010 BPM saw incredible AV sets from DJ Yoda and Cheeba, epic scratching from a host of DMC finalists, including the current World Champion DJ Shiftee, and tight mixing from Kutski, DJ Bailey, Rebecca Saforia, Tom Upton and many more.
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