EMC unveils EMCPlay 2017 program

With ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONFERENCE just around the corner, things are heating up with the electronic music industry. The extensive conference program has already been unveiled, featuring guest speakers such as ANDREW WEATHERALL and DJ TIGERLILY among many others, and Musica Copa announced their return for the fifth year in a row to wrap things up during EMC week. But, what about the night time? Well, your prayers have been answered today, with the release of an absolutely huge program for the annual EMCPlay.

With selected crews and communities once again coming together to take over some of Sydney’s most loved venues, EMCPlay 2017 is shaping up to be one of the best line-ups yet. This is your chance to catch the next crop of artists in their somewhat formatives stages, before they blow up onto the world stage, obviously. This year, the likes of S.A.S.HOF LEISUREHOUSE OF MINCE x MELLUMCAKE WINES and more have all brought the goods when it comes to their respective line-ups, so if you needed any more persuasion to head to EMC this year, this is it!

Sydney clubbing institution S.A.S.H are set to welcome deep house legend Fred P to the Inner West’s Sly Fox Hotel on Tuesday November 28 for an EMCPlay opening night of soul-driven house to kick things off, before the following two nights of multiple venues and over 55 artists to choose from. Wednesday will feature everything, from EMCPlay‘s headline event at Chippendale’s The Lansdowne Hotel, at which you can catch CommandeurMiss BlanksElkkle and Tiber, to Of Leisure taking over Freda’s, RefugeDouble Up and One Hit Agency’s combined roster descending on The Chippo, and Cake Wines teaming up with Liveschool and the Ableton User Group to present a special live video link with Ableton don Freddy Frogs, followed by Ableton Live performances from Liveschool alumni. Talk about the future!

Thursday night is set to go down in a similar fashion, this time with The Lansdowne housing Annie BassMatkaMuto and more, Freda’s being taken over by House of Mince and MellumParallel Artist x Sync Artist Management securing The Chippo and EMC presenting a special night at Cake Wines with Soundway Records’ Lord Echo (NZ) and Miles Cleret.

Speaking of this year’s program, EMCPlay’s programmer Dave Ruby Howe shared his insights on this year’s event: “You need only look at the biggest names in new electronic music right now to see how in demand Australian acts are at the moment. With artists like Alison Wonderland, Flume, RÜFÜS and What So Not slaying on a global scale it couldn’t be a better time to take a closer look at the next generation of local talent that’s on the rise. The collection of successful applicants that showed the most exciting potential and join the 2017 EMC Play lineup boast a bit of something for everyone with the body-shaking bass flavours of artists like Tiber and Arcane Echo, shapeshifting genre-non-conformists in Elkkle and Various Asses, and prodigious worshipers of groove like The Nights and Mickey Kojak. You’ll find emerging acts making exciting early moves at the start of their careers as well as those names like MUTO and Miss Blanks that look ready to blow at any moment. Shout out to all those acts that applied and gold stars for those who made the final lineup, there’s big things ahead.”

EMC 2017 is certainly shaping up to be a “choose your own adventure” kind of conference, with tickets being sold to each individual session during the day, as well as the option of a full conference pass, or just a pass to any of the EMCPlay parties. If this wasn’t enough still, there is also a collaboration between EMC and a couple of Sydney’s beautiful cinemas for some exclusive screenings of select music documentaries in 2017. From Surry Hills’ Golden Age, catch the widely applauded Grace Jones biopic Bloodlight and Bami on December 2, and from Chippendale’s newly unveiled Palace Cinemas complex, see Pioneer and DJsounds’ Why We DJ. Seriously, is there anything EMC can’t do?

EMCPlay 2017 Program:
Tuesday November 28 – Thursday November 30, 2017
Tickets on sale HERE.

Tuesday November 28

Sly Fox Hotel: S.A.S.H EMC Warm Up
199 Enmore Road, Enmore
Lineup
Fred P
Robbie Lowe
Garth Linton
Pip Dalton
Taridas

Wednesday November 29

Lansdowne Hotel: EMCPlay hub
2-6 City Road, Chippendale
Lineup
Austen
Commandeur
Elkkle
London Topaz
May Lyn
Miss Blanks
PTwiggs
The Nights
Tiber
Various Asses
Vincent Sole

Freda’s: Of Leisure showcase
107-109 Regent Street, Chippendale
Lineup
Plantlife
James Pepper
Eduardo Muchacho
Life of Leisure
Strange Associates

The Chippo: Refuge x Double Up x One Hit Agency
87-91 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale
Lineup
Avon Stringer
Mark Maxwell
Peekay
Donald Leicester
Jerk Boy
Sondrio
Hannah Gibbs
L.O.U
Minx
Cassette
Hood Rich
Stace Cadet
LO’99

Cake Wines, Liveschool, Ableton User Group Sydney & EMC Presents
16 Eveleigh Street, Redfern
Lineup
Freddy Frogs
(video link from Paris presented by Ableton User Group Sydney)
DQ
Isabel
Luunes
Natalia

Thursday November 30

Lansdowne Hotel: EMCPlay Hub 
2-6 City Road, Chippendale
Lineup
Amastro
Annie Bass
Arcane Echo
Blondebears
Doolie
Matka
Mickey Kojak
Midnight Pool Party
Moza
Muto
Tobacco Rat

Freda’s: Mellum x House of Mince Showcase     
107-109 Regent Street, Chippendale
Lineup
Various Asses
Jikuroux
PTwiggs
Chanel
Yung Brujo

The Chippo: Parallel Artist x Sync Artist Management Showcase
87-91 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale
Lineup
Alec Bonnici
Arcane Echo
Emma Bass
Sodf
Val York
& special guests

Cake Wines & EMC Presents
16 Eveleigh Street, Redfern
Lineup
Lord Echo (DJ Set)
Miles Cleret
Sampology
World Records DJs

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EMC 2017 speakers line-up (in alphabetical order):

Adam Winstock, Global Drug Survey UK
Aden Mullens, etcetc
Alexander Nut, Eglo Records (UK)
Alice Kimberley, VICE
Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio
Andrew Li, Zouk (Singapore)
Andrew Weatherall, Artist (UK)
Anna Burns, Future Classic
Ant Celestino, onelove
Austin Gavlak, Top Tap Tech
Beatrice, Artist
Ben Tucker, For The Love
Brooke Powers, DJ
Bryony Beynon, Good Night Out (UK)
Carly Roberts, Picnic Events
Cathy Adamek, Adamek Productions
Chloe Rickard, Jungle
Chris Berkley
Chris Murray, Falcona
Chris O’Donnell, Eventbrite
Dan Aux, George FM (NZ)
Dita Hariadi, Ismaya Group (Indonesia)
Dr. Bianca Fileborn, UNSW
Driller Jet Armstrong, Artist
Emily York, Penny Drop
Eva Trifonas, Inertia
Frank Rodi, APRA AMCOS
Hamish Pinkham, Rhythm & Vines
Hannah Bronte, Artist
Hannah Crofts, Artist
Helen Marcou, Bakehouse Studios/Your Choice
Huw Nolan, Good Manners
Jacqui Louez Schoorl, Jaxsta
James Mathison
Jana Gibson, APRA AMCOS
Jo Pretyman, i-Manifest
Johann Ponniah, I OH YOU
Jonno Seidler, One a Day
Jonny Peters, Gazecoin
Judy Griffith, Fabric
Justin Sweeting, Sonar HK (Hong Kong)
Kate Becker, Office of Film + Music City of Seattle
Katie Pearson, (Whiskey Houston) Artist
KLP, Artist
Laura Huddle, Eventbrite
Leanne de Souza, AAM
Leko Novakovic, Novatech
Mary Hoang, The Indigo Project
Michelle Grace Hunder, Photographer/Film Maker/Radio Host
Miss Blanks, Artist
Murat Kilic, Dream Channel
Ngaiire, Artist
Ollie Wards, triple j
Paul Stix, undr CTRL
Richard Moffat, Way Over There
Richie Carrera, T100
Richie McNeill, Hardware Corp
Sam Carmex, TRNSMT
Si Gould, Wondercore Island
Thelma Plum, Artist
Tigerlily, Artist
Touch Sensitive, Artist
Travis Grech, Ultra Australia
Troy Sincock, Fresh FM
Tyson Koh, Keep Sydney Open
Uda Widanapathirana, Mellum
Vanessa Picken, Comes With Fries
Vi Hermens, Motorik

Tickets are onsale now at electronicmusicconference.com

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