Panelists

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Asad Raja
Artist Liaison & Ops Manager / Viper Recordings

Asad Raja is Operations Manager & Artist Liasion at Viper Recordings and has been full time with the company since August 2014. He directly manages Cyantific, InsideInfo, Smooth, Mob Tactics, Trei, Bmotion, Dossa & Locuzzed and Miss Trouble, also overseeing the smooth running of all sides of the Viper business working closely with all team ...

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Steve Jefroy
BCee / Spreadhead Records

As head of renowned label Spearhead Records, BCee’s golden ear has introduced a galaxy of new talent to the world. Artists like SPY, Netsky & Technimatic cut their teeth at the label, rubbing shoulders with scene giants like Danny Byrd and Alix Perez. BCee’s love of discovering and developing young, promising artists such as Hybrid ...

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Jiřina Barello
Member of Board / OSA

Jiřina Barello has been a member of the board of the Association for the Protection of Musical Copyright (OSA). She is competent for data analysing of the users of musical pieces, accounting for author´s revenues, monitoring of quality reports of applied work and issues represented by right-holders, including registration of domestic and foreign songs to ...

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Andy C
Producer & DJ / RAM Records

Regarded as one of the greatest DJs ever to touch a turntable, the Ram Records founder has relentlessly dedicated almost two decades of his life to the music he loves, flying across the globe week in, week out, to demonstrate a mastery of craft that has earnt him a status as one of the most ...

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Brendan Collins
P.K.A Futurebound / Founder of Viper Recordings

Brendan Collins (P.K.A Futurebound) is one half of the prestigious DNB duo Matrix & Futurebound, and founder/owner of Viper Recordings. Since its inception in 2004, Viper Recordings has become a powerhouse in the industry and has been responsible for releasing some of the biggest dancefloor hits of the past decade. Always at the forefront of ...

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Chris Goss
Co-founder/Owner of Hospital Records

Chris Goss is co-founder/owner of Hospital Records, the leading brand in drum & bass. Established in 1996 with business partner Tony Colman, the pair made music as London Elektricity, til Chris withdrew from recording work in 2002 to focus on building the company. Hospital pioneered artist development within the genre, discovering artists such as High ...

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Toby Howieson
Head of Music Operations, AEI Media

Toby has been heading up AEI’s digital music operations for nearly 10 years, responsible for digital music distribution to a multitude of download stores and streaming services; iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, Google Play and Pandora to name a few. The compilation-album brands now sitting under the AEI’s umbrella cover an impressive spectrum of electronic ...

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Christian Lakatos
Manager, UAF Music

Christian Lakatos started promoting events at 17 and has played a huge part in the Austrian electronic music scene since. Following his great love for music, following years of running events, his university campus radio station, as well as DJing, Christian finally founded his Urban Art Forms Festival company in 2005, organizing the annual audiovisual ...

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Hylke Klazema
Pythius DJ / Blackout Recordings

Hylke Klazema has been with Blackout since the early beginnings and helped the label develop into the international powerhouse it is today. Growing along with the label both professionally and musically under his alias Pythius, Hylke has been an influential figure within the Dutch drum and bass scene for years. From the very beginning Blackout ...

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Gábor Simon
Jade DJ / Owner of Eatbrain

Jade first started to DJ before the turn of the millennium but soon put the records on hold and started to produce his own music. With constructive help from SKC and Chris.SU he found his own style and in 2004 released ’Got Lost!’ with Matt-U as part of the ’The Spine’ EP on Black Sun ...

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Mathias Busse
Label Manager / Believe Digital

Mathias started work in the Music business back in 1999 in the region of Hannover, Germany. Influenced by UK music styles like Drum & Bass, Garage and Dancehall, Mathias built up a series of events and concerts and the established brand ‘Good Vibrations’. Moving to Hamburg in 2007 he continued his work under new brands: “Bass in Your Face” ...

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Clayton Hines
Founder of Renegade Hardware

Clayton Hines and his label ‚Renegade Hardware’ have been a backbone of the industry for over two decades. Starting back in 1995 Renegade Hardware has without question cemented itself as one of the most pioneering Drum & Bass labels in the world. Over the past 20 years, Hardware has shaped and shifted the Drum & Bass scene, steadily setting ...

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Ash Howard
Dance Music Account Manager / PRS for Music

Ash has recently been recruited by PRS for Music as their new Dance Music Account Manager, overseeing the company’s relationship with the dance/electronic music community and with members who operate within the genre. He is also involved in reviewing PRS processes and raising awareness of PRS for Music’s service within the sphere of dance/electronic music. ...

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Paul Harding
Pendulum DJ

Formed during 2002 by three musicians from Western Australia, Pendulum’s mission has always been to pull together their production resources, ideas and influences from various styles of music, to create a new sound that they felt was missing from dance music. They have had a successful history of releases including the highly acclaimed albums ‘Hold Your Colour’, ‘In Silico’ ...

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Amy Jayne
Head Of Promotions / Hospital Records LTD

Amy joined Hospital Records in Autumn 2013, following many years managing multiple projects throughout the music industry. Within 12 months she progressed from marketing assistant to Head of Promotions at the label. Hospital Records is an independent record label based in South London. Primarily releasing drum&bass, the label was started in 1996 by Tony Colman and Chris Goss, and has ...

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Sarah Cole
Promoter / Booker

Hailing from Brighton in the UK, Sarah has over 15 years experience in dance music events and has promoted some of the UK’s biggest brands and artists around the world. After managing venues and promoting club nights Sarah went to work for and eventually bought the Brighton based, award winning record label and events brand  ...

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Kevin Gimble
Agent / Circle Talent Agency

Kevin Gimble began his career as a booking agent in 1999 forming the North American based boutique agency Circle Management, which focused on Drum & Bass and Jungle. Early signings of in demand acts such as Andy C, Ed Rush & Optical and Adam F set the pace for the one-man operation to evolve into ...

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Hannah Helbert
PR / RAM Records

Since 2014 Hannah has managed the in house press at award-winning drum and bass label Ram Records, covering release campaigns for artists under their roster. Having previously worked as a freelance journalist, she has experience both pitching and covering music for different outlets, both in the mainstream and more niche media markets. On top of ...

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Walter Flapper
Manager / Vision Recordings

Walter Flapper manages Noisia, Mefjus, Posij and Zonderling with his team at Flapper Management, based in Groningen, the Netherlands. He has been working with Noisia for 10 years and has started new ventures with them; record labels like Vision, Division and Invisible, events like Noisia Invites and Machtig and a brand new publishing company specialising ...

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Soraya Sobh
Manager & Marketing Consultant

Soraya needs little introduction, an industry veteran who was responsible for the meteoric rise of both Above & Beyond and their labels Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, followed by a stint managing and marketing artists such as Swedish House Mafia, Groove Armada, Miike Snow and Jacques Lu Cont at ATM Artists. Proceeding over 6 years working for ...

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Jack Bridges
Head of International Account Management, Label Relations / Beatport

Jack has been with online music store Beatport for more than 3 years, where he currently heads up the International Label Relations team and has seen the company transition through a number of major changes. Originally from London but based out of Berlin, Jack has worked in the music scene for over 10 years. Starting out ...

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Hans Machiels
Murdock DJ / Promoter

Over a decade and a half of drum&bass in Belgium. Gone from throwing small bashes to rocking every major festival in the country several times over. He compiled big tunes by friends like Sigma, Camo&Krooked, Total Science, Danny Byrd, Trei, Crystal Clear and many more to form the ultimate homegrown drum&bass mix series. Murdock is the ...

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Forrest Hunt
Forrest Hunt / EP Insomniac, Electric Daisy Carnival

Forrest Hunt is the Executive Producer for Insomniac, the producers of the world’s premier electronic dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival. Entrenched in the Los Angeles underground dance music scene since he was a teenager, Forrest cites his love and passion for drum & bass as continuing to be the driving force for his success ...

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Jeroen Snik
Icicle DJ / Shogun Audio

Jeroen Snik – aka Icicle – is recognised as one of the most technically advanced and highly respected producers in electronic music. After commanding the attention of the masses with releases on labels such as Hospital Records, Ram Records, Renegade Hardware and Critical Music, Icicle made the move from Holland to London in 2008 and ...

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Nuklear MC
MC / Eatbrain

Nuklear MC, a name that people have seen a lot of over these recent years. Hailing from the UK, he first started out on his journey in the world of Drum & Bass in 2009. From hosting local house parties on the mic to performing live on stage in night clubs and at raves across ...

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Kryptomedic
MC / Eatbrain

Currently one of the most active MCs in the game, Kryptomedic hails from Bos- ton and lives in Munich Germany. He has been releasing on Eatbrain, Blackout & Virus to name a few of the many labels he is working with. A nominee for the Drum and Bass Arena Awards as Newcomer MC of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2015, Krypto ...

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Wilf Gregory
Promoter / Metropolis

Wilf’s passion for music began from a very early age and after he first started djing at the age of 16 it wasn’t long before his path to promoting events was formed. Not long after this Wilf formed an agency (Northern Connection) and events brand called ‘Conduct’, supporting Manchester talent such as Marcus Intelex, Dj ...

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Ben Bowler
Founder of Chew

Ben Bowler is the Founder of Chew, the live streaming community that connects a new generation of DJs, producers and personalities. Having built his career in music and media companies, he noticed young fans today are no longer passive consumers but content creators as well. Launching Chew in January 2015 the community has exploded internationally ...

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Adam Savage
PR & Marketing Specialist / Backdrop Promotions

Adam Savage is a central figure in independent electronic music PR and marketing in the UK today with 15 years experience inside the music industry. Having worked on the earlier careers of stadium fillers such as Friction, DJ Fresh, Nero and others, he founded his own media communications agency Backdrop Promotions in 2008 specialising in ...

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Pavel Kalina
Musical Composer & Producer, director of Musartedo school

Pavel Kalina is a Czech composer of stage and film music, producer and director of the school Musartedo. Studied composition at the Prague Conservatory. In 1988 he participated in the International Workshop of Contemporary Music in Poland under the leadership of composers Luca Ferrari, Luigi Nono, Henryk Górecki and others. In 1989 he studied contemporary ...

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Riya
Singer

Crowned Best Vocalist at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards 2014 & 2015 and by innumerable critics, Riya (aka Laura Pacheco) has put her versatile voice to work on countless hyped releases, from her huge singles Open Page, RedlinesandPiano FunktoSee Your Face, Waiting On and more recently album tracks like I Dont Need, Fear Bitesand ...

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Ivana Marcinová
DJ IM Cyber

Ivana, DJ IM Cyber, is one of the longest playing Czech female DJs (she had her first official gigs in 1997). Nowadays she loves to play mainly deep house & tech house. But as she is not forgetting her drum’n’bass roots, you can still see her in broken beats sets also. IM Cyber performs at ...

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Yuri Dokter
Music Veteran, Visionary, Entrepreneur

Since 1988 Dokter has been involved in all facets of music making, distribution, music rights, events and technology. From the humble beginnings of pioneering as Da Juice and his Outland Studios in Amsterdam to global acceptance of his proprietary DJ Monitor Music Recognition Technology (MRT). From 1995-2001, Dokter founded, grew and sold his successful Pulse ...

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James Foster
Events & Programming, Sync Manager / Viper Recordings

James Foster is the Director & CEO of Coalition-Audio, a Management company that has been carrying out multiple music projects over the past half a decade including managing artists such as; Koven, Joe Ford and Jade Blue. Possessing a diverse background across the full music spectrum in numerous fields, James has been working with Viper ...

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Mark Bauer
Agent / ESP Agency

Mark Bauer founded ESP Agency in his native Germany back in 1996, before moving to London in 1999. From there he built his business to become one of the leading drum’n’bass agencies, celebrating a 20th anniversary milestone this year. Mark’s philosophy is to do one thing and do it right, focusing on longevity and building ...

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DJ Marky
DJ & Producer

With more that 20 years as a true international professional, DJ Marky directed the art of DJing and producing music to another level. Now, after years of incessant touring, DJ Marky is still one of the most respected and in demand DJs in the club scene and festival market. He has been feature for 9 ...

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dBridge
Producer

A veteran producer and one of the most experienced artists in drum & bass, Darren White aka dBridge is an artist whose multiple transformations and evolutions glide through a staggering list of achievements. Over the course of a long and distinguished career, he has been at the heart of some the most exciting collaborative partnerships ...

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Megan Bean
Business Affairs & Sync / Hospital Records

Megan joined the Hospital Records team in 2014, following a number of years at UK indie label Cooking Vinyl. Megan handles all legal and business affairs at Hospital and Med School as well as heading up the synchronisation department; pitching the Hospital, Med School and Songs In The Key Of Knife catalogue to procure placements ...

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Graham Best
Founder & Director of Featherstone Music

Founder and Director of Featherstone Music, Graham’s career has spanned over 10 years, working with some of the electronic music industries leading publishing and licensing teams including Fabric & Rinse and securing Sync placements with brands including Toyota, Nike, Xbox and Vodafone . His backend knowledge of the music business cannot easily be rivalled and he ...

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