Red Bull is further and further cementing itself as an advancing organisation within the music production industry. Red Bull Music Academy has, within Australia, been responsible for the catering of a number of stages at events like OutsideIn and Splendour In The Grass, while hosting events all across the country, with artists like Onra and Knxwledge. The namesake of the company, the physical music academy, is happening this year in Paris, and their full list of artists and speakers has just come out – it’s inspiring.
The class of ’15 includes a whole bunch of familiar faces, with Perth based singer-songwriter KUČKA and Melbourne producer DXHeaven representing our homegrown musicians. Suicideyear, French singer Baton Rouge and producers OK Lou and Keight, and Norway’s Drippin are just a few names on the huge list of talent. A list that will no doubt come away with a huge amount of experience from their tutors and speakers – which includes Modeselektor, Thundercat, Just Blaze and Dorian Concept – oh my god.
Okay, get ready, this keeps getting better. As well as classes, lectures and tutorials, RBMA Paris ’15 will this year see a number of performances, screenings and installations from Mr. Oizo, Jean-Michael Jarre, Cerrone, Nicolas Godin (half of Air), Kamasi Washington, Nozinja, and way way more.
It’s looking absolutely insane to say the least. On top of all the events within RBMA, afterparties for Pitchfork’s events will be Red Bull events, including previous years’ academy alumni Hudson Mohawke, John Talabot, Omar S, Lustwerk, Gulcher, Roman Flügel, Joakim b2b Gin’r and Laurent Garnier.
Though as mentioned before, this shining beacon of electronic music events is happening only in Paris, Red Bull is really good with streaming their events and talks, so make sure that you head over to redbullmusicacademy.com and rbmaradio.com from October 25th to November 27th to check it all out. Hit up redbullmusicacademy.com/paris for a full list of events and artists too, it’s well worth it.
So I guess now we start putting up our hands asking for RBMA Sydney ’16? Please?