March 2012 saw a selection of Cape Town's electronic music scene come together in celebration of its existence. Through a series of development workshops, Satellite events and a core 3 day festival the process of presenting an annual look into the multi facets of South Africa's electronic music scene had begun.
Now one year on, the CTEMF proudly reopens it window onto the ever-growing world of South Africa's electronic music scene.
Once again we reach back to the roots of how it all started, and discover what continues to inspire. Who has progressed and why and who are the names to watch. Which global artists shape trends in South Africa and more importantly who are the South African artists that are shaping trends globally.
15-17 FEBRUARY 2013 Friday 15:00 - 02:00 Saturday 12:00 - 02:00 Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Roof of breakwater parking garage - the victoria & alfred waterfront
weekend pass: R350
day pass: R150
Tuesday 12 Feb – Thursday 14 Feb
Without the pyramid of industry that exists behind every successful artist there would be no artist for us to engage with. With out these structures in some form many of the artist you know of today would have never left their bedrooms.
It is the efforts of this industry that supports the creative arts and in particular electronic music, and allows an artist to pursue their calling as a serious career
We team up again with Red Bull Studio to present the workshop component of CTEMF. Once again a collection of various esteemed Role Players will take part in lectures, panel discussion and workshops. They will dive into what it takes to become a successful artist in today’s market as well as the various aspects that make up the industry of electronic music.
The goal is to reveal some of the mechanics that go into forging a career in electronic music on and off the stage.
Aside from being one of the CTEMF organisers, Duncan Ringrose is co-owner of booking agency sSHADOWORKSs, sound-design company Say Thank You and Cape Town music venue The Assembly. He will sitting down with music maverick, Dave Chislett, the author of 1,2,1,2: A Step By Step Guide to the SA Music Industry and South African-born DJ / Producer currently living in Scotland organising regular events at the legendary Sub Club, Esa Williams, to talk about the various music industry career opportunites in South Africa.
If there is one person who can wax lyrical on music copyright, its Hilton “Roach” Roth Hilton. Having co-founded Krushed and Sorted and African Dope records with Fletcher Beadon, Roach now represents South Africa on the board of The Merlin Network, a global rights agency for independent music. He will be giving an overview of exactly what rights an artist when it comes to composing, recording, producing and performing music.
Many people might associate Hip-Hop with the polar opposites of “bling” consumerism on one side and keeping-it-real posturing on the other. But what they may not be aware of is since its inception the genre has had a fascination with futurism or, to put it another way, “dropping science” which has been a major influence on the SA Glitch-Hop and Bass Music scene. As a rare treat, the CTEMF Open-End will be hosting an info-session with one of Hip-Hop’s most innovative production pioneers of all time, Mantronix – The Original King of the Beats –alongside M.Sayyid, member of groundbreaking crew Antipop Consortium. They will be talking about the genre’s often ignored experimental nature and taking us on a first-hand history lesson through New York’s influence on the world.
Marc Algranti is Executive Producer for Pulse Music, a company that bridges the record, film, TV and commercial worlds working with artists such as Mary J. Blige and Herbie Hancock, and clients such as Coke and BMW. He will be joined by local film-music composer and South Africa Electronic Music pioneer, Warrick Sony, to talk about the lucrative and competitive world of creating and licensing music for picture (film, TV, advertising).
Two of South Africa’s hardest working DJs and event organisers, Shaun Duvet and Bruno Morphet, who sit on different sides of the fence when it comes to what they do, will be talking about the merits of “larger-than-life” versus “the-music-speaks-for-itself” showmanship in the DJing industry. They will be joined by BPM Editor Dave Mac whose experience in covering all aspects of the Electronica landscape allow him a totally unbiased viewpoint.
Described on the www.theguardian.co.uk as, “Marimba solos at 180 bpm, lyrics like African soap operas and a whole lot of ass-shaking” the hyper Electronic Afro-Pop that is Shangaan Electro has captivated the world’s attention and will be a highlight for many CTEMF 2013 festival goers. Richard "Nozinja" Mthethwa, aka Dog, one of the founders and innovators of the style, will sitting on the couch to talk about the sound and sensation he has created.
Local Drum n Bass icon, Niskerone will be taking a look at some of the first steps to take when starting out as a professional DJ as well as the technical skills to pay the bills, all in relation to his own life experiences from his early days growing up in Mitchell’s Plein to becoming one of the country’s most sought-after underground artists.
This lecture will give insight on how producing has become key to earning a life through music as nowadays many young DJs produce music from a home studio.
RA tells the remarkable story of Johannesburgs thriving house scene.
Techno innovater and arugably one of the world’s most forward thinking producers, Richie Hawtin will be sitting down with local House legend Black Coffee to take a look at world of modern music technology and its ever vital role in pushing the boundaries of Electronic Music.
Masterclass on Technology and its role in Electronic Music
Tuesday 12 Feb – Thursday 14 Feb
The Deep End is an addition to the CTEMF Open End, geared at taking the workshop experience to a personal exchange. Up and Coming Electronic Music producer / artists could get the chance to interact and take direction from two of South Africa's pioneering and currently relative legends.
Take a look at the sessions below and if you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to email@example.com describing:
a) Who you are and what kind of music you’re making.
b) What you think you could get out of the workshop you are interested in attending.
There are specific entry requirements for each workshop so please read carefully and please do not apply if you do not meet these.
Marcus is one of SA’s most prolific producer / DJs who has journeyed through modern Electronic Music, from the booty-shaking, money-making fame of Sweat X to his current haunting mix of live orchestration and subtle Glitch-Hop. Arguably SA Electronica’s poster-boy, he is also one of the country's leading sound-for-film and advertising composers and sound-designers, whose music library, Biblo is fast become the go-to online space for licensing leftfield music.
Applicants must be producers with some musical knowledge and who can play instruments.
Fletcher is one of Cape Town's pioneering Djs and Producers. As one of African Dope's founders, his passion for music has taken him all over the world, from outdoor parties in Zambia to clubs in Zurich, raves in Rotterdam to the favelas of Rio. His love of technology ensures that he is at the cutting edge of production and DJing trends and he is sponsored by Native Instrument's Traktor Scratch and Akai's APC40. Fletcher currently runs and teaches the “Electronic Music Production in Ableton Live (EMP)” course at SAE and is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s leading Ableton Live tutors.
Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s sessions will be taking place at the Red Bull Studio Cape Town at the Planet Art Building, 32 Jamieson Street, Cape Town CBD. Space is limited and the Studio will be open an hour before the sessions start each day, so make sure to come through early. Thursday’s session will be taking place in Guga S’thebe Arts & Cultural Centre, Langa.
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