If you are a dance music aficionado or work in the industry, we’ve got hot news for you: The first ever electronic music conference in Japan is going to be held at the end of this year in Tokyo, and it’ll be three days jam-packed with the best of Tokyo nightlife: Not only are star industry speakers going to be there to offer insight, there’ll be workshops and live DJ performances (even featuring Boiler Room) in some of the best venues in town.

The conference—Tokyo Dance Music Event will be held 1-3 December, 2016. With the city as the nightlife beacon of Japan, which in turn is the second largest music market in the world, the location makes perfect sense.

It also means you get a chance to explore the local nightlife landscape. Up top overlooking Shibuya’s busiest intersection is Hikarie Hall A, where a performance with Boiler Room kicks off the weekend. Other events and music showcases will be held at venues like Womb, the top-ranking club on Resident Advisor in Tokyo; the club giant Sound Museum Vision; and if you’re looking for a taste of Berlin, Contact, which just opened earlier this year.

Ever wanted the know-how to make your own Tech House record? Workshops at TDME will be offered by Toolroom Academy (the first time in Asia) and Ableton.

There’s also an exciting roster of speakers, and the initial announcement includes the likes of Japanese hip hop veteran Zeebra; Patrick Moxey of Ultra Records—aka the OG who established the fame of N.E.R.D, Jay Z, Deadmau5 and David Guetta to name a few; Mark Lawrence, the CEO of the Association for Electronic Music, and more.


If all this has you shaking in your seat already, you’ll want to get your tickets now from here.

Article by Evelyn Lok



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