CTEMF Open End Workshops return for their 7th edition

All you need to know about the CTEMF Open End Workshops at the Red Bull Studio Cape Town


The workshops hold a very special place for MyCityByNight. Not only have we attended almost all of the workshops, we have also had the pleasure of speaking at them (see the title image), not only about MyCityByNight but about growing, nurturing and providing a platform for the music industry we all love so dearly. We have not only met incredible artists at the workshops & heard their incredible stories, we have helped work alongside them and grow their careers. These workshops spread free knowledge and education to artists, promoters and industry folk alike. From a MyCityByNight point of view, these are HIGHLY recommended.

A series of free workshops and info-sessions curated by Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, the event takes place at Red Bull Studios on 3, 4 & 5 April 2018.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can expect day by day.

Tues 03 April

Artist 2.1 – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Open to Creatives Only)

Up-and-coming musician, DJ or producer? Join us for a day of workshops focused on rising creatives in the local music industry.

Get insights from artist manager, business owner and all-around music industry powerhouse from Black Major – Sevi Spanoudi. Listen to Zethu Gqola explain the power of social media and PR; and learn from Legalese, entertainment legal team, as they shed light on your rights and power as an artist, promoter, manager or publisher in today’s industry landscape.

Space is limited so we ask that anyone interested please RSVP to studio@za.redbull.com with the following info:

  1. Your artist/band name and what kind of music are you making
  2. Why you are interested in attending the sessions

Discussion With Deetron – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Like his native Switzerland, Deetron occupies a genre-neutral position in his kaleidoscopic DJ sets as he oscillates effortlessly between House, Disco and Techno. We welcome the man himself to CTEMF Open End for a discussion on how he stays inspired and what informs his turntablist approach to live performance.

Wed 04 April

Musician Mechanized: The South African Music Machine – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

South Africa presents artists with a very special set of circumstances, quite different to the global dance music scene. With that in mind, we’ve put together a collection of local pioneers to break down how they constantly push the boundaries of our growing industry and set the pace for the rest to follow.

Engage with Globalise Yourself Stereo, a media outlet and music production crew with 400+ online radio shows, who’ve forged a path that’s distinctly their own.

Absorb the wisdom of Jerry Brand, whose work as the manager of YoungstaCPT and brand manager of Y?Gen has broken the mould, carving a unique place for himself within the context of what a Cape Town artist can do.

Plus, get to know Atiyyah and Grant of Future Nostalgia, who will divulge their 5-year journey from an almost completely self-sustained DIY event to one with a large, loyal following.

Not Sorry Club Sessions: Future Fit Events – 4.30 PM to 6:00 PM

A hands-on workshop with Anthea Duce and Stacy Reynecke from Not Sorry Club.

This interactive session is all about nurturing safe, fun and creative spaces like our industry was initially built on. Explore the current landscape and be part of developing a positive, collective vision – a roadmap for inclusive Electronic music events in South Africa, to direct the way forward.

Discussion With Alton Miller – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Somewhat of an unsung hero in the electronic music movement, Detroit’s Alton Millerhas played a fundamental role in House music for more than 2 decades. Find out about Miller’s journey, from his beginnings as a founder of the club Music Institute in Detroit circa 1988, to touring alongside Derrick May and working for Transmat Records.

Thurs 05 April

Track Search – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Introduced at CTEMF Open End 2016, Track Search is a showcase open to any music makers and artists. Everyone is invited to bring one or two songs on a memory stick or CD for us to hear. Give us your details and we’ll invite you to come up, play a track, tell us about yourself and what you’re doing.

Connect with the Studio, other open-minded artists and musicians, and you could find yourself in a conversation with head Red Bull Studios Engineer Ryan Sullivan.

JOOX, one of the title sponsors at CTEMF 2018, will also give a talk and product showcase on their new platform – a way to have your music actively pushed and heard.

The Hardware of Hi-Tech – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

While millions enjoy electronic music, too few know its remarkable history. Since its origin in Chicago during the 1980s, it’s had a profound influence on all modern music, culminating in genres such as Techno, Drum and Bass and Trance, to name just a few.

It ushered in a cultural revolution and changed the way people look at expressing their sounds. With affordable drum-machines, CDJS, mixers, synthesizers, samplers and sequencers to create and push emotion, it opened doors to new frontiers.

Join us as we look at some of the innovative companies, past and present, whose exciting technology and product options made it possible.

First Thursday at Red Bull Studios – 6:00 PM onwards

An exciting addition to the CTEMF calendar, Cape Town Electronic Music Festival is taking over Red Bull Studios for First Thursday.

Join us to take home exclusive CTEMF merchandise. Inside we’ll be screen printing CTEMF T-shirts, selling tickets to the main festival weekend and soaking up live sets from Terrence Pearce and Pierre Estienne. Everyone who buys a ticket on the night will get a free CTEMF T-shirt, and if you have a ticket to CTEMF already, we’ll give you 50% off the T-shirt of your choice.

If you can’t make it keep your eyes peeled for the CTEMF First Thursday street team. They’ll be giving away spot prizes, like tickets and merchandise.


MCBN discount – 15% OFF – SAVE R75
Phase 3 Tickets: https://ctemf.nutickets.co.za/CT2018

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