The annual BPM extravaganza comes to the Birmingham NEC this October. With so much to get involved in, you do not want to miss out on this event. Talks, trade stands, live music, plus a massive DJ competition - check out the details of everything right here!
The 2012 edition of the BPM event at Birmingham’s NEC is fast approaching. The event, with the strapline ‘What Will You Discover’ takes place on the 6th, 7th and 8th October. The event promises a whole host of attractions for those interested in DJ/producer equipment and culture, with exhibition stands offering a chance to see, try and buy all the latest equipment from top labels and manufacturers, a programme of varied educational seminars and lectures, DJ sets and PAs and an opportunity to network with hundreds of like-minded people from all over the world. Our own Mark EG is giving a talk at the event, so you know it will be essential for all Core readers to attend!
In addition to all of the above, there is also a freestyle DJ competition, in association with Gemini. Gemini return for the third straight year to provide the competition, which is open to all DJs aged 16 and above, playing any style of music and using any playback technology. There are some massive prizes are on offer – including Gemini's brand new flagship CDMP-7000 Professional Media Workstations, for the winner of the comp, plus a pair of DJX-05 Professional DJ Headphones, a prize worth almost £1000!, plus recognition and exposure for those taking part. The CDMP-7000 is making its debut at BPM, so we know you won’t want to miss that. There are also prizes for the runner-up, and the winner gets an arena show at next year’s event.
For those wanting to get involved, there are two ways in which to enter the competition. Twelve places are decided by the public before the event. You need to record a video or audio mix, and get it up on Soundcloud or YouTube. Then pop your details on a registration form on the website below. The public will then vote for their favourite mix, from Friday 31st August to Friday 28th September (4 weeks). You can enter at any time, but obviously the earlier you get your mix up, the higher chance you have of getting to the finals!
If you don’t qualify for the top twelve, however, you can enter the live heats at BPM itself. The last four slots will be decided on the day, so you simply turn up, show your stuff, and if the team like you, you could make it through as a wildcard. So get mixing!
To find out more about the competition, go to: www.visitbpm.co.uk/freestyle and to enter: www.visitbpm.co.uk/enter
Make sure you visit http://www.visitbpm.co.uk/ for much more information about the whole event.