Consulting date October 2013
15 October 2013
As part of BRIDGES FOR MUSIC partnership with ADE and having inspired one of the central themes for this year's program, it is with great poignancy that Bridges for Music's discussion panel   Focus On South Africa will be one of the opening events at this year's conference.
Respected producer Black Coffee, Cadenza founder Luciano and Bridges for Music ambassador Sir Vincent Manzini will all participate in a panel discussion hosted by Bridges For Music co-founder and director Valentino Barrioseta which will take place on Wednesday 16th October at 5pm. Following the panel discussion, Bridges For Music will be teaming up with leading broadcasters Boiler Room to host a very special take-over showcasing South African talent. Featuring sets from Luciano, Black Coffee, Mirko Loko, Jullian Gomez and Diloxclusiv vs Sir Vincent. Bridges For Music Boiler Room takeover will be broadcast between 8pm - 11pm on this
Thursday 17th October will see a panel titled "Meet The South Africans" hosted by the Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference and Black Mango Music founder Trenton Birch. Trenton has a leading role in representing Bridges For Music in South Africa, and played a key part in facilitating the connection between ADE director Richard Zijlama and Breathe Sunshine African Music conference, which hosted him in Cape Town and went onto influence the South African representation at this years conference. 
Bridges for Music has sponsored 2 artists and entrepreneurs from the townships of Cape Town to attend this year's conference and participate in the panel, Diloxclusiv and Sir Vincent. The funds come from donations by the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, after the Bridges For Music ambassador, Richie Hawtin's show earlier this year. They will be joined by Bridges For Music director Valentino Barrioseta and Black Coffee to shine a spotlight on this vibrant scene with a particular focus on the recent explosion of house music. 
October 16th. 17:00 - 18:00
Felix Meritis (F5 Panel Room) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam 
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October 17th. 15:00 - 16:15
Felix Meritis (F9 Panel Room) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
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October 17th. 16:30 - 17:30
Felix Meritis (F10 One on One Room) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
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Black Coffee
Mirko Loko
Jullian Gomez
Diloxclusiv vs Sir Vincent 
8pm - 11pm 
6 October 2013
After the workshops with Richie Hawtin, Skrillex , Luciano and Black Coffee...We are proud to announce the next chapter !

The next Bridges For Music workshop will take place in Langa (Cape Town, South Africa.) In association with Rocking the Daisies , Red Bull Studio Cape TownSAE Institute Cape Town and Black Mango. 

German DJ, producer and label owner Boys Noize aka Alexander Ridha takes up the reins for this session with an up close and personal interview in a very intimate setting at the Tsoga Environmental Centre, (365 Washington Street, just next door to the Police Station). 

After an epic performance at Rocking the Daisies, Alex, who has won Beatport's "Best Electronic Act" for three years in a row, remixed for the likes of Daft Punk, N.E.R.D, Depeche Mode, produced and written for Black Eyed Peas, Kelis, Santigold etc, has a group with Skrillex called Dog Blood and is enjoying success with his track "Got It" featuring Snoop Dog, will talk us through his early years, his current projects as well as offering advice and guidance for aspiring artists, DJ’s and musicians. He’ll also be jumping on the decks for a small demo. 

We are also very happy to host this session with Goldfish , one of the most exported South African artists. They’ll explain to us the workings of taking their music live on stage, as well as talking about their new album that they’ll be launching at ADE later this month.

We can´t wait for a new inspiring gathering in Langa. 
Time : 5pm - 8pm
book your seat by sending an email to
Secure parking available. 
Moderator: Trenton Birch
1 October 2013
The six- time Grammy Award winner and local artist Niskerone will be offering a special free workshop on Thursday, 28th of February in Langa, Cape Town. In conjunction with Bridges for Music non-profit organization, Skrillex will conduct a session about bass music, technology and his achievements in the industry.
Skrillex, shows his willingness to share his knowledge and engage with young local DJs and producers.  The workshop will be the second held by Bridges for Music at the Langa Cultural Center, known as Guga S´thebe, following the great success of the first one with Richie Hawtin and Black Coffee two weeks ago.
The purpose of these sessions is to enrich the local music culture, exposing it to new sounds, local and international artists, and creating a creative and cultural experience through music. Moving forward Electric will join Bridges for Music to explore new social projects through the music industry.
Skrillex will be in South Africa, as part of his international Mothership Tour, on the 1st to the 3rd of March, performing in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. 
Workshop Info:
  • Date: Thursday 28th February
  • Time: Starts 5.30pm
  • To book a seat, please send an email to
  • No seat bookings will be kept after 5.15pm.
  • Moderator : Richard Rumney (Red Bull Studio Cape Town)
Guga S’thebe Arts & Cultural Centre
Washington Street
Cape Town
Directions to Langa 
On the N2 from Cape Town towards Somerset West
Take exit to Bunga Ave./Langa. Then follow the signs to Visitor Centre ( It is close to the Police Station)