£40 EARLYBIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Legowelt, Kris Wadsworth, Neville Watson, Luke Solomon, Defected, Hypercolour, Ableton, Bloc, XOYO and more on board for the return of UK’s original electronic music conference
Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 April 2014
The third annual LEME returns to Rich Mix in Shoreditch to give an unparalleled insight into the world of electronic music, featuring over 30 production workshops, industry panel discussions, artist keynotes, networking sessions and live performances. The first part of an impressive programme has been announced today with producer heavyweights Legowelt, Neville Watson and Kris Wadsworth, record labels Defected, Hypercolour
Championing the hands on approach, LEME kicks off the 2014 event with In The Studio With Neville Watson, which sees the renowned house and techno producer take to the Rich Mix studio with his core production kit, to jam live and discuss his music-making approach.
Rush Hour’s leading light Legowelt takes part in an in-depth Q&A session with CDR’s Tony Nwachukwu followed by an exclusive live performance on the Saturday night. Taking LEME 2014 global is Detroit native Kris Wadsworth, who flies in from Berlin to talk about his creative process and share his forthright opinions on the industry in On The Road: Making A Living as a DJ/Producer.
LEME also examines the recent rise in vinyl record sales with Fear of Flying Records‘ boss Jay Robinson and Rubadub Distribution co-founder Mark Maxwell via Crate Digging And The Resurgence Of Vinyl. Also joining the action is Ableton, showcasing their all-new Push controller with a series of live performances and interactive product demonstrations with top secret artists from the Ableton Push roster. Expect to rub shoulders with big names behind several other essential electronic music tools, both analogue and digital.
Andy Peyton from leading London club XOYO and Bloc co-founder George Hull discuss the challenges of putting on events and how to be successful in an increasingly competitive industry in Club nights: How To Survive And Thrive, whilst underground icons Defected Records and Wolf Music debate the role of the record label today as LEME asks if record sales are the ultimate aim of the modern label or whether a new modus operandi has emerged?
Meanwhile Hypercolour Records co-founder Jamie Russell discusses the story of the label and its numerous offshoots, sharing his insights into growing a successful independent imprint in Hypercolour: Top Tips For Running A Label.
LEME will take attendees on a journey of discovery, covering the subjects and themes that matter as told by leading industry figures with years of experience in their field. With a host of extra sessions and surprise guests to be announced in the coming weeks, no other event offers such in-depth programming or provides as much insight into the electronic music industry as LEME 2014.
Strictly limited Early Bird tickets are now on sale for £40, with full price tickets available later at £60 and day/night tickets starting at just £15. Tickets can be booked exclusively at www.
THE ART OF DJING – VINYL, CDJS, ABLETON AND BEYOND
Is the traditional two turntables and a mixer setup a novelty today? Has technology enriched or eroded the art of DJing? Top DJs discuss their approach to their craft and the impact of technology on DJ culture.
CLASSIC HOUSE MASTERCLASS
Our resident house expert gets to grip with five defining classic house sounds, from the M1 organ to deep underlaid bass through groove-laden beats to cut-up vocals in this immersive walkthrough session led by Sample Magic’s Sharooz.
From ripping Reeses to chest-rattling subs, garage bounce to dubstep wobble, get a bigger bottom end with this comprehensive guide to beefing up basslines. Compression; sub bass; which frequencies to push; essential plugins; parallel compression; parallel distortion; layering and more is all covered in this step-by-step guide to making bigger basslines.
RUSH HOUR: BUILDING YOUR OWN SCENE
Record store, distributor, record label: Rush Hour is at the forefront of underground electronic music in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond, with artists such as Tom Trago, Legowelt and San Proper calling it home. We speak to Rush Hour founder and main man Antal about the Rush Hour story and how to create your own ecosystem.
RECORD A VOCAL IN AN HOUR
With advances in studio technology, everyone can record a world-class vocal in the home studio. In this immersive hands-on session, we take a vocal track from recording setup to completion, selecting mics, setting them up and tweaking levels as our vocalist delivers a release-ready performance.
MASTERING ALCHEMY: UNDERSTANDING MASTERING
Few aspects of the production process are surrounded by as much mystery as mastering. In this session, MPG Mastering Engineer of the Year 2013 Matt Colton (Depeche Mode, Claude Von Stroke, Radio Slave and James Blake) of Alchemy Mastering dispels the myths and unveils the science behind the art. Is loudness killing music? How much stereo width is good width? Get the answers from – and pose your questions to – the best in the business.