9 May 2019

Kae Burke (House of Yes; Founder & Creative Director; USA)
Nadine Artois (Artist; UK)
Nissan Logan (Artist Manager / Co-founder, Moonshine; Canada)
Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)
Sophia Kearney (The Weird & The Wonderful / TAP Music; Artist Manager / Club Promoter; UK)
Moderated by Bill Brewster (Writer / DJ; UK)
Briefing: Dance music was originally built by black & brown LGBTQ communities who were forced to rave in spaces where they could feel safe, included and represented. With electronic music becoming more popular and commercial, this value was taken away from the movement. A lot of electronic music events are now taking place in super clubs, or luxury festivals that only the few can afford. While commercialization is natural, there is a responsibility to ensure that the communities who built it in the first place not only continue to have access but are also a part of that financial ecosystem.