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Berlin 10 - 14 July 2024

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Space, infinite expanses. The year is 2024 and these are the adventures of the Sample Music Festival, which has been on a 9-year journey to bring the electrifying magic of live digital performances to every corner of the universe.

This year's topic for our program is "What does the music on other planets sound like?" Prepare to be astounded by the creativity of both artists and lecturers.

We are excited to expand the number of landing targets, which now includes a music university, a multi-media showroom, and one of the most famous clubs for electronic music.

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House of Music

The House of Music is Berlin's creative hub for musicians, companies, and organizations from the music industry. It is located at the RAW area in Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg, at Revaler Strasse 99, 10245 in Berlin.

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Noisy Rooms

Noisy Rooms is Berlin's rehearsal space for musicians. We offer 23 rehearsal rooms ranging from 15 to 65 square meters in size as part of the House of Music. During the festival, we utilize these rooms for product presentations and workshops for our audience.

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BIMM University

BIMM University offers music, film, and performing arts programs up to the master's level. It is located on the second floor of the House of Music and hosts Open Days at SMF for prospective students to experience life at BIMM University Berlin. Additionally, workshops are available for students and visitors to participate in..

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HHV Store

Hip Hop Vinyl Store, Berlin's renowned shop for vinyl, shoes, and streetwear, is located in Friedrichshain at Grünberger Strasse 54, 10245 near the RAW area. They frequently host in-store concerts and events featuring artists from all around the world.

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K-Pax

Join us on July 11th for a special event following our afternoon showcase at HHV store. The party continues at K-Pax, located at Markgrafendamm 18, just 2km from House of Music. Don't miss the epic scratch session, save the date and join us for a memorable night of music and fun.

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Lighthouse

The Lighthouse for Digital Art is a modern museum devoted to exhibiting digital and new media art. Located in Berlin's RAW area, near the House of Music, it offers a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. A special ticket allows you to explore a captivating installation delving into the mysteries of the universe.

this year`s Landing point

All venues are located in Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg, mainly at the former Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk (R.A.W.) in Berlin. This cultural area, occupying over 70,000 square meters, is Germany's largest contiguous and permanently occupied space. It is adorned with graffiti and is home to several clubs.

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OUR MISSION FOR Earth People

We offer a diverse program on digital live performance, studio production, songwriting, and skills to enhance your career as a musician. Our music exhibition displays the latest technology. We strive to foster a hands-on learning environment by offering engaging jam sessions and workshops for aspiring musicians and enthusiasts alike. Get a full overview of the event by downloading our program.

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We host various competition formats of different disciplines, bringing together the most talented performers from across the globe to showcase their skills.

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DMC Scratch Battle

The DMC - the official DJ World Championship comes to Berlin again and will crown the best turntable artist at the Sample Music Festival 2024. The format is open for every scratch artist no matter what origin. Win participation in the official DMC Scratch World Finals and lots of prizes. The competition is powered by TECHNICS and JICO.

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Finger Drumming World Championship

We are excited to announce the participation of the world's greatest player in the highly anticipated Finger Drumming World Championship powered by YAMAHA at Sample Music Festival 2024 in Berlin. Get ready to be amazed by the incredible skills of these gifted musicians as they demonstrate the cutting-edge art of live beat making.

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DJONE Competition

Up until this moment, the DMC has been synonymous with turntablism and hip hop trick mixing competitions. As they always operate under the constraints of time, it was just a matter of time to introduce a new musical frontier - the DMC battle for electronic music, called DJONE.

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Beat League Competition

Calling all beat makers! Don't let the opportunity pass you by - join the BEAT LEAGUE contest at SMF 2024. Each contestant will be given the same sample and have 2 hours to create a beat. After the 3 winners are chosen and all participants are recognized, the award ceremony will follow.

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Portablism Battle

Portablism is the act of DJing using compact equipment that can be easily transported. This trend emerged from a mixture of inquisitiveness and the need for Turntablism to be accessible at any place and time. As part of SMF 2024, we are partnering with Portablismgear to organize a special battle event.

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Team Routine Battle

As an exciting new part of SMF 2024, we are pleased to announce a team competition powered by Beatsurfing that will see two teams compete for the ultimate triumph. Whether you are a scratch DJ, skilled finger drummer, or talented violist, this is your opportunity to display your musical abilities as a duo.

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Field Recording Competition

Capture the unique atmosphere of Sample Music Festival and transform these sounds into a track or collage. Following the great response of last year's collaboration with Tascam, we are thrilled to continue this event. Get a chance to win some amazing prizes. Check all details and guidelines by clicking on the link below.

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For our regular visitors, we offer a wide range of activities throughout the festival, including jam sessions, music exhibitions, symposiums, and educational programs.

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Jam Session

Artists from around the world amaze audiences with awe-inspiring demonstrations of their mastery, utilizing innovative instruments in captivating live shows.

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Education

Our focus lies on education and understanding. We demystify technology, demonstrate its capabilities and accumulate knowledge.

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Open days

BIMM Music College opens its doors and provides a detailed insight into the different course areas, along with an opportunity to experience the college facilities.

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Exhibition

As industry leaders showcase their impressive array of innovative products, visitors are invited to partake in a hands-on experience unlike any other.

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Symposium

Join our eagerly awaited scientific symposium with captivating lectures on cutting-edge topics such as turntablism, datablism, controllerism, and revolutionary academic research from esteemed academics and pioneering experts.

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Community

There's nothing quite like meeting people who share your passion, especially if that passion is an uncommon thing.

EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH MUSIC

Working in collaboration with the non-profit organization Turning Tables, we are proud to offer an extensive range of workshops and musical activities specifically designed for young adults and aspiring musicians.

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DJ Rafik

Renowned as the undisputed master of turntablism, DJ Rafik reigns supreme as the most successful Battle DJ in the world. With unparalleled skill and unwavering passion, he has solidified his place in history as a legend of the art of scratching. In celebration of his talent, we are thrilled to announce his role as judge for the prestigious DMC Scratch Battle and expert facilitator of a workshop on his craft.

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Steve Nash

Representing Poland, the reigning world champion of finger drumming, Steve Nash, is set to take the stage in Berlin to present his brandnew app for finger drumming. Get ready to be blown away by the mind-boggling talent of this finger drumming prodigy at SMF 2024.

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Swing Flare Club

The Swing Flare Club is a creative and cutting-edge group of gifted artists who continuously push the limitations of music technology. Utilizing their exceptional abilities on turntables, mixers, and synthesizers, they curate and manage an interactive experience zones that allow quests to fully submerge themselves into the world of live music.

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Dshanna

Dshanna is an electronic music artist from Berlin who also works as a product specialist for brands like TASCAM and Ableton. At SMF, she will supervise the TASCAM workshop room and lead the field recording competition that will take place during the event.

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Dr.Motte

Renowned as the mastermind behind the iconic Loveparade in Berlin, Dr. Motte is an unparalleled figure in the world of electronic music. His contributions have solidified him as one of the most influential figures in the industry. We are thrilled to welcome him as a judge and panel participant for the DJONE competition on July 10th.

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DJ Rasp

DJ Rasp is true party rocker behind a set of decks, he made a name for himself on the battle scene winning 8 British DJ Titles (DMC and IDA champion). You can find Rasp captivating crowds in clubs and events worldwide with a healthy balance of musical selection, showmanship and technical skills.

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Tim Kroker

Tim Kroker will present a composition for the PULSAR-23, which he will also make playable in sheet music form. In his lecture, he will explain music theory and speak about the musical possibilities for modular systems.

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Mika Heggemann

Mika Heggemann is highly regarded as the director of the Berlin Dance Music Event, and is recognized for his exceptional talent as a music producer. Known for his dynamic blend of electronic and dance music, he captivates audiences with his exhilarating sound.

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Matthieu Crimersmois

Matthieu Crimersmois from Paris is the inventor of "ARTABLISM." He developed a machine called the Phonoptique to transcribe the gestures of scratching and also the art of turntable drawing, directly inspired by beat juggling and reminiscent of the Etch-a-Sketch game. Come see him speak at our annual symposium where he will give a lecture on his amazing work.

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Manoli Moriaty

Manoli Moriaty is a music producer, performer, and scholar. Emerging from Manchester's electronic dance music scene, he has previously published research on Human-Computer interaction, polydisciplinary collaboration, and digital turntablism.

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Dominik Müller

Dominik’s productions and sets gravitate toward dark, industrial, abstract techno and ambient: a form driven by pounding percussion layered with spacious soundscapes, and infused with cogent mechanical reverberations.

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Not For Human Consumption

Not For Human Consumption is a collective focused on live techno. These artists mix melodic and dark tones to create an atmosphere to loose yourself in. From uptempo to dreamy minimalistic scenes. See them live on 12th of July at the Funkwerke Stream.

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Grey Contrast

Experience the unique sound of Grey Contrast, a talented Pianist who has transformed into an Electronic Musician. Using the captivating technique of live looping, he creates mesmerizing techno beats that will leave you feeling inspired. Don't miss the chance to see him perform live at the Funkwerke Stream on July 12th.

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CRONAM

CRONAM's musical journey began in the 90s as a turntablist, but his style has evolved over the years. He has delved into various genres, blending elements of contemporary Bass Music like Dubstep, IDM, and DNB with Techno. His unique sound is crafted using instruments such as Modular Synthesizers (Eurorack), Drum Machines, E-Drums, and occasional samples.

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Vamp Acid

Vamp Acid, hailing from Berlin, is a unique blend of Acid Techno, Gothic vibes and Sci-Fi elements. Her sound is a fusion of sultry vocals, entrancing synths and nostalgic beats. Don't miss her live performance at the Sample Music Festival on July 12th, as she takes the stage as part of the Funkwerke Stream.

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B.Maul

B.Maul, from Berlin, is a highly skilled finger drumming virtuoso. He was honored to be a part of the distinguished judging panel at the first-ever finger drumming world championship in 2017. This year, he joins forces with CRONAM to deliver a captivating performance that blends modular synthesizers, turntablism, and beats. Get ready to be inspired by their unique collaboration.

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DJ Robert Smith

DJ Robert Smith is proudly known as the 2016 DMC champion of Germany, standing out as an influential figure in the dynamic world of turntablism and DJing in the country. We are thrilled to have him as a respected judge for both the DMC Scratch Battle and Portablism Battle, further solidifying his expertise in the field.

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Sanès Medicine

Sanès Medicine, a dynamic duo of beat makers hailing from the vibrant city of Berlin, are known for their infectious blend of funky boom bap and impressive finger drumming skills. If you're looking for a electrifying live music experience, don't miss your chance to catch them at the renowned HHV store on July 11th, as they take the stage as part of SMF 2024.

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Jeyênne

Jeyênne is the founder and owner of EMS in Cologne and Berlin. In his career as an internationally acclaimed DJ and producer, he has already performed with renowned artists such as Prodigy and Moby, and has produced numerous hit tracks for clubs. We are pleased to welcome him as a member of the jury.

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Guvi Bosch

Guvi Bosch is a finger drumming veteran, recognized for his exceptional talent and dedication. In 2017, he achieved the prestigious title of being the winner of the very first Finger Drumming World Championship. We are excited and honored to have him as a member of our esteemed judging panel this year.

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Arkaei

As a highly respected industry expert, ARKAEI has worked as a successful author for the prestigious DJWorx magazine. He also holds the esteemed position of resident artist for Øredev and the Biohacker Summit, and has made numerous guest appearances at top festivals such as Fusion and Nokta.

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Alec Storey

Learn how to integrate hardware with Ableton Live for a performance scenario. This includes various forms of triggering, recording, and controlling different devices using Live as the central hub. Explore strategies for navigating a live set fluidly whilst also allowing for maximum gestural and expressive control.

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Sjoerd van der Sanden

Explore the world of convolution, a robust mathematical tool extensively utilized in digital signal processing. Whether you are an audio engineer, a musician, or an enthusiast, this workshop will equip you with a profound understanding of how convolution operates and its inventive applications in sound manipulation.

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Robosonic

Robosonic, a well-known music producer from Berlin, started the social project "Kinder vom Kotti" to collaborate with children and young people from Kreuzberg in creating music. At SMF, he will be conducting a workshop for young musicians.

House of Music Wednesday 10 July, 2024

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HHV Store Berlin & K-PAX Thursday 11 July, 2024

House of Music Friday 12 July, 2024

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Noisy Room #8

House of Music & BIMM University Saturday 13 July, 2024

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House of Music & BIMM University Sunday 14 July, 2024

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