Beatport has announced the first phase of programming for its first ever ReConnect summit, happening this September 21-22 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Electronic scene stars deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin lead the programming, with the artists taking part in a conversation regarding Web3 and their recently launched Web3 company, PIXELYNX. Additional artist speakers include A-Trak, Coco & Breezy, Eris Drew, Giolì & Assia, Kerri Chandler, Natalia Clavier, Octo Octa and UNiiQU3. Additional artists will be announced ahead of the event.
The event will also feature representatives from organizations from across the electronic industry and beyond including Meta, industry advocacy group Association for Electronic Music, law firm Reed Smith LLP, music partnership agency MAC Presents, CAA, Red Light Management, streaming platform Audius, Disruptor Records and representatives from various labels, distributors and tech platforms. See the complete phase one lineup below.
Attendees will also be able to access wellness programming hosted by The Art of Areté, a breathwork session hosted by Natalia Clavier of Thievery Corporation and programming from advocacy organizations DanceSafe, shesaid.so, and Women In Music, who will host workshops on topics ranging from harm reduction to fostering independent artists.
ReConnect will take place at Superior Ingredients, an event space and independent nightclub in the heart of Williamsburg. Two day passes for ReConnect start at $225, with single day passes running $125. Tickets include access to daytime talks, keynotes, workshops, rooftop DJ sets, and nightly events including DJ sets from a lineup of artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
Beatport launched the ReConnect brand in 2020 during the pandemic, with the goal of uniting the music community and various charities. It has hosted two global livestream events events benefiting those affected by COVID-19, raising over $260,000 in total. In 2020, ReConnect also hosted a fundraising initiative for those affected by the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon in August 2020 explosion and for mental health organization You Are Not Alone.