triple j Unearthed Music Director Dave Ruby Howe is at it again as EMCPLAY LIVE programmer, and on Saturday 17 November, new Return To Rio opus Rio Revel will feature SASHA with a three- hour set, alongside progressive maestro, Cid Inc, and Rio favourite – Hoj.
Taking place from 5pm – 3am at Manning Bar, Rio Revel will also feature Greg Wilson’s Credit To The Edit stage with Late Nite Tuff Guy, The Owl, plus a secret still-to-be-announced super-star guest.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that The Rio Revel is happening on Saturday 17 November as a part of EMCPLAY’s new format. To have such legendary artists performing at an indoor/outdoor event on a summer afternoon and evening in Sydney is the perfect celebration of electronic music excellence. I know that I for one will be planting myself on that dancefloor at The Rio Revel!”
Richard Cooper, Chief Mischief Maker, Return to Rio added:
“We are backing it up from the ‘ultimate weekend away’ to throw an almighty shindig in the centre of Sydney. It will be a chance for music fans who missed the chance to catch extended sets from these legendary artists at Return to Rio experience a sprinkling of the magic at the Rio Revel. The Riopians will be out in force and with indoor and outdoor stages it’s primed to be one of the summer’s biggest electronic music extravaganzas.”
Dave Ruby Howe said:
“It’s a pleasure to be able to work with the EMC team on another live instalment for this year, especially when the calibre of local acts around right now feels so strong. If you throw out an opportunity like this for emerging artists to showcase in front of the industry you get to see both talent and passion for creating exciting new electronic music come together so damn well. Putting together the lineup puzzle is like completing a Rubik’s Cube with sounds and genres on each side, but I’m keen to line up something special for 2018.”
Artists can apply to showcase at EMCPLAY and promoters, labels, agencies and collectives can also apply to Host an EMCPLAY event from Friday 16 November to Sunday 18 November. Artist and Host applications are open now. Artist applications close 11:59pm (AEST) Friday 7 September and Host applications close 11:59pm Wednesday 12 September.
EMC’s organisers has also added a swathe of new speakers to its 2018 conference program.
Joining the conference lineup is Paradigm Agency’s Denise Melanson and Ian Bron, (USA) United Talent Agency’s Chad Cohen, (USA) Supermodified Agency’s Robb Harker, (ASIA) Chartmetric’s Mike Warner, (USA) Rhythm & Vines’ Kyle Bell, (NZ), and 2SER’s Lorna Clarkson.
The aforementioned will join SASHA, Gilles Peterson, BLOND:ISH, Greg Wilson, Flexmami, DJ Mag’s Charlotte Lucy Cijffers, John Watson and AAM’s Leanne de Souza.
More speakers will be announced in September and October. Second release tickets are onsale now until October 8. Head to electronicmusicconference.com for tickets and further info.
Taking place all under the one roof at the multi-award winning Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS in Ultimo, over 100 local and international speakers are set to take over Sydney this November.
This year’s theme is THE FUTURE OF YESTERDAY to pay homage to some of the most golden years in electronic and dance music from the last three decades – 1988; 1998; 2008.
EMC 2018 SPEAKERS (In alphabetical order)
BLOND:ISH (Canada) Chad Cohen, United Talent Agency (USA) Charlotte Lucy Cijffers, DJ Mag (UK) Denise Melanson, Paradigm Agency (USA) FlexMami Gilles Peterson (UK) Greg Wilson (UK) Ian Bron, Paradigm Agency (USA) John Watson,ELEVEN: a music company Kyle Bell, Rhythm & Vines (NZ) Leanne de Souza, Association of Artist Managers Lorna Clarkson, 2SER Mike Warner, Chartmetric (USA) Robb Harker, Supermodified Agency (ASIA) SASHA (USA)
EMC 2018 Wednesday 14 November – Thursday 15November, 2018 Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS Ultimo
EMCPLAY LIVE Wednesday 14 November – Thursday 15November, 2018 The Landsdowne, Chippendale
Continuing Friday 16 November – Sunday 18 November, 2018
Featuring The Rio Revel with SASHA, Greg Wilson, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Cid Inc, Hoj & The Owl Saturday 17 November 5pm – 3am, Manning Bar
Pre Release $69 First Release $79 2nd Release $89 Final Release $99