Tiesto Speaks About New Madrid Music Conference

Madrid Electronic Conference (MEC) will debut 6th � 9th July in Madrid, Spain.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Sat May 6, 2006

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Proving electronic music is as strong as ever a new conference has arrived in the form of the Madrid Electronic Conference or MEC for short. The first edition of this pioneering event takes place in July at Casa De Campo in the heart of Spain's capital city Madrid. The multidisciplinary day programmes will encompass debates, interactive stands, equipment displays, networking lounges, VJ and DJ performances and workshops. There will also be professionals speaking on the social issues that can affect the industry and youth culture in general; this will be unique to MEC. Topics covered will include drug prevention, addiction programmes, social integration and more.

Madrid Electronic Conference will bring together industry professionals, respected producers, artists and more under one roof for 4 days to swap ideas, create opportunities and generally have a great time linking the different area�s of music, art and media in one of the most cosmopolitan and welcoming cities in the world.

The Night events will take place over 3 evenings with one evening dedicated to trance, techno and house respectively. All the DJs have been hand picked for their global relevance to today�s scene. The below names will no doubt add energy and enthusiasm to an event that has been created out of a love of the music scene and a desire to create something new and fresh.

Thursday 6th July
Abel Ramos
Frank Trax
Fernando Ballesteros
Brian Cross

Friday 7th July
Dave Clark
Marco Carola
Cesar Almena
Raul Parra
Ben Sims live
Paul Mac live
Toni Verdi

Saturday 8th July
Erick Morillo
Claudio Cocoluto
Francesco Farfa
Sander Klienenberg
Eric Prydz
Junkel XL live
Abel y Raul

Tiesto Interview
How do you feel about being involved in a new music conference?
I think it�s a great idea to set up a music conference in Spain as the scene is really big. I always like new and fresh initiatives so therefore I wanted to participate in the Madrid Electronic Music Conference.

What do you know about the Madrid Electronic Conference?
That it�s gonna be an amazing event!

What do you think of Madrid as a city? Will you be taking any time out to go there?
It�s a beautiful city with a lot of cultural history. Crazy about soccer and music, like me J.

Do you attend other Conference�s such as Miami�s WMC and Amsterdam�s Dance Event? What do you think these type of events bring to the scene?
I attend the WMC every year. I think the worldwide Music Conferences have a contribution on the development of dance music on an international level.

What can people expect from your set on the night?
A set filled with the Sound Of Ti�sto!

Finally, what are you up to at the moment? Do you have any exciting new projects?
I�m currently touring through North-America and I will be touring through Europe a lot during the coming summer. During the weekdays I will spend a lot of time in my studio to produce new tracks. I am just finishing a track now with maxi jazz from the band faithless.

Related Links
Official MEC Festival Site

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