Dance Fair started up in a form of a response toward the bubble that continued growing worldwide, as, marketers, producers, DJ’s and overall professionals in dance music industry took a plea on teaching any new or old comes about the strings of the job. By the looks of it now, Dance Fair has become one of the biggest workshops in the world that doesn’t interfere with the circuit calendar (ADE, BPM, Sonar or Detroit Movement Festival)
Started in 2012, the first edition of Dance Fair that took place in Utrecht brought together not only DJ’s that could elaborate on the do’s and don’ts of being a DJ from the likes of Armin Van Buuren or Laidback Luke, but it also served as a real life magazine where everybody could take on a workshop based on their area of interest. From labels like Armada or Spinnin signing over 45 track in one day, to presentations of the latest production hardware and software for ever individual, to gear, hot-spots and much more. In its 3 years of existence Dance Fair has become one of industry’s leading summits.
Following the success of the past 3 editions in Holland, Dance Fair will emerge onto the island of Ibiza where each summer dance music professionals spend most of their days. It’s the perfect opportunity for Dance Fair to make its debut internationally and accustom its guest to a fresher way of thinking and understanding the industry and accessing new merchandise for various types of usage. Between the 24th and 25th of September, in an open air exhibition, the old Ibiza zoo in Benimusa Park will host this year’s Dance Fair Ibiza gathering an international audience.
The Wednesday program features the more underground part of dance music, from techno, deep house, house, drum&bass with artists like Shlomi Aber, Marco Bailey, Cristian Varela, UNER, Chus & Ceballos, Dosem, Uto Karem, Mendo, Secret Cinema, Benny Rodrigues, ONNO and AFFKT hosting constructive workshops and seminars. While on Thursday the mainstream EDM, electro, trance or progressive will take on the scene with the likes of Laidback Luke, Shermanology, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, GLOWINTHEDARK, Woody van der Eyden, Juanjo Martin are offering guest an inside on how to conquer the hill of electronic music.
Among the names mentioned above, manufacturers such as Ableton, Roland, KRK, Stanton, Cerwin Vega, Emulator, Tiptop Audio, Rob Papen, AVID, API, DJ Tuna Gear will present their latest products and will offer courses and live tests on their usage and their products functionality.
Norman Soares, the founder of Dance Fair Ibiza stated: “Our objective is to help reach the goals of every up and coming DJ and Producer of the world. With English being the first language, we will be providing key workshops and seminars in Spanish too as not only are we in Ibiza but there is a lot of great new artists in Spain who are seeking for information and hands-on knowledge on music production and taking their first steps in the industry.”
Dance Fair Ibiza aims to educate the public through discussion about various techniques, seminars and workshops from established producers, while a number of over 40 established record labels teach and give out live constructive feedback on already existing or newly submitted tracks via the demo drop off area, in order to attain the maximum learning curve for newcomers.
Among manufacturers, Dj and record labels, the summit provides intel and speeches from media specialists, teaching about career essential guidelines like self-promotion, online presence, approaching a media source, management for new producers and DJ and an efficient integration of dance music in everyday life as well as evidence on lifestyle.
Dance Fair Ibiza takes place on the 24th and 25th of September at Benimusa Park on the island of Ibiza.