The first Mixmag and BUDX event is just around the corner and we'll be heading to Paris between April 24-26 for three days and nights of panels, workshops and parties.
Below you can check out the full program of events and RSVP here.
Day 1 April 24
DIY Rave Scene On The Rise
Raves have evolved since the early years to expand beyond just music to now impact fashion and art, with influential figures drawing from the rave’s cultural motifs. Here we’ll link with the leaders of this movement to explore how raves are impacting Parisian culture and reveal how the rave scene is evolving into the future.
Mathilda Meerschart (Co-founder of Possession party)
Jakob Saulière (Artistic Director of Fée Croquer)
Sina (DJ and founder of Subtyl party)
Lorenzo Lacchesi (Maison Close Records founder)
LGBTQ Dance Parties Celebrate Freedom Of Expression
Paris is home to a culturally vibrant LGBTQ scene that in recent years has pushed further into the spotlight. Queer party Wet For Me recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Moulin Rouge and the Kindergarten rave is bringing back the iconic NYC Club Kids ethos with extravagant costumes representing freedom of expression. Here we talk to the key members and founders from these parties to discuss how dance music and club culture provides a safe space for these marginalized communities.
Hugo Do Peso aka Marmoset (Kindergarten co-founder)
Rag (Artistic Director of Wet For Me)
Anne-Claire (Flash Cocotte resident)
The Techno Connection: In Conversation with Kevin Saunderson
In order to explore the intimate connection between Detroit, the home of techno, and Paris, an underrated techno city, we will be joined by world renowned techno artist Kevin Saunderson. A pioneer of the genre, Saunderson will share his stories and his journey to the top as well as talking about the sonic motifs that represent how Paris innovates with techno to build on the genre’s foundation.
Kevin Saunderson (DJ)
More to be announced
Day 2 April 25
How Subcultures Are Impacting Fashion
Today fashion is more connected to subcultures than ever before, with members of the music industry and art world becoming fashion icons. Paris is a leading hub for the fashion industry as well as music and art. During this panel we’ll speak to leading figures in both spheres who are at the heart of this cultural movement pushing the boundaries of creativity.
Freaky Debby (Upcycle fashion designer)
Louise Chen (DJ)
The Essence of Ballroom Voguing
Vogue, the '80s dance movement Madonna popularized in her hit 1990 song of the same name, is experiencing a revival in France. Many gay, black and marginalized youths see Vogue and Ballroom dance events as safe places where they can express themselves without fear of judgement. These dancers and DJs are able to let loose in the dance and overcome the pressure of mainstream society. Here we talk with the scene’s leaders to learn about their stories and discover the essence of the booming vogue community.
Kiddy Smile (DJ)
Steffi Mizrahi (Paris Ballroom dancer & performer)
Lasseindra Ninja (Dancer, Mother of House of Ninja)
Ed Banger: Past, Present & Future
Ed Banger founder Busy P and Myd, an artist representing the future of the imprint, link for a rare intimate chat to discuss the history of the most influential Parisian label of all time. Here they reveal how Ed Banger has consistently evolved and grown stronger in the face of adversity.
Busy P (DJ, Ed Banger Records founder)
Busy P b2b Myd
Day 3 April 26
The Relentless Rise of French Hip Hop
Since the early 1980s hip hop has remained a wickedly popular genre in France. While American motifs can sometimes be found, many French artists have displayed their own take on the genre with empowering messages reflecting local life. Now the genre is continuing to rise, evolve and shape youth culture in France. Here we speak to old school artists and new school rappers to showcase this evolution and understand where hip hop will go next.
Mehdi Maïzi (Journalist/Writer)
Myth Syzer (Producer)
The Essential Connection Between Music & Visual Art
The connection between music and visual art has remained a focus of the main figures in each field. Renowned French artist Mr Fifou has mastered the concept of music covers and has created legendary album artwork for many of France’s main musical figures. Also taking visual art to new levels with a strong musical connection is director William Thomas, one of the self made visionaries who produced more than 400 music videos for french artists.
Mr Fifou (Visual Artist)
Kim Chapiron (Director)
Ousmane Ly (Director)
From Street Culture To Going Global
In Today's society, social media is as big as ever and has become a valuable tool for artists to grow their image and connect with their fans. Many of today's most prominent new artists have used platforms like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube to showcase their personalities and become recognized as global superstars. Here we'll connect with a collection of artists who grew their profiles on these social platforms to become leading figures in the industry.
Salif Lasource (Artist)