With the spirit to share the excitement from Netherlands to Indonesia, Theo and his team brought Dreamfields Festival at 2014 in Bali. Theo also shared his experience to adjust working in Indonesia and Netherlands. He highlighted that since festivals is a huge deal back in Netherlands, it’s easy to find suitable suppliers for festival purpose. While in Indonesia, Theo and team need to improvised in order to bring the festival to live because not every supplier in Indonesia are used to big festival. With the hard work, we can be part of Dreamfields Festival in Bali.
Arthur started his session with sharing some facts from one of the festival ALDA organized, The Flying Dutch. This was interesting facts:
For the festival, they partnered with Gazelle Bike to promote biking toward this festival and to increase the usage of bikes as alternative transportation to events. They also built the stage with wood that can be recycle. The charging station was built with solar panel so everyone can recharge their phone. All about leaving positive footprint to mother nature with the use of renewable energy.
The challenge is how to educate everyone, from sponsors, suppliers and public, about the sustainability. Arthur concluded his seminar with a call to participate in it. Be part of the action.
With the success of Pacha Festival in Amsterdam, the brand tried to expand outside of Netherlands. This year they have Pacha Festival Tokyo and it went well. Hans also gave a teaser that Pacha Festival will come to Indonesia in 2017. So be ready to experience Pacha atmosphere in Indonesia next year!
Mike shared his experience when he tried to spot new talents for Young Gunz. His team need to analyze the market and check the social presence of the potential talent. Those are the little part of the whole process. Mike also emphasized the treatments for the artist once they already signed, starting from the management team, publishing team, booking agent to branding.
Mike hoped that the talk can give new insight for Indonesia dance music scene. It can maximize the potential of aspiring Indonesian artist.
The second day 9 October 2016 was filled with workshops. Patrix Johnson, Alvita, and Gathier shared their expertise in producing good track and mixing good music on stage. This workshop was attended by young producers. Each and every one of them gave a shot at mixing track, accompanied by DJs.
We were very happy to attend this event. Not every day we have platform to discuss EDM in more serious tone. We have lots of insights from the panels and we will try to implement those insights with our partners. We sincerely wish next year we can attend this kind of event again. Kudos to Electric Ocean and Erasmus Huis for the initiative!