With the sad fall from grace of Frankfurt’s Musikmesse when it comes to what DJs and producers want to see from a show, it’s good to see alternatives getting established. This weekend sees an event that will particularly interest DJs and turntablists – The Sample Music Festival in Berlin.
SMF18 is largely free, and has quietly reached its fourth anniversary, establishing itself on the calendar with a mixture of lectures, workshops and showcases around turntablism, finger drumming and beat making.
Alongside the likes of Superbooth, it represents a growing roster of European events for the next generation of DJs, producers and beatmakers – and with Mr Switch, Eskei 83 and DJ Unkut among the artists appearing, looks like being a lot of fun too.
It all happens at the Generator Hostel and Cassiopeia venue in Berlin from this Friday, 31 August to Sunday 2 September.
• More info at samplemusicfestival.com.
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