Middle Name Dance Band

Electronic Music Conference Presents Cultural Unions

Date 25-28 August 2022
Location We Out Here Festival, Cambridgeshire

Electronic Music Conference Presents ‘Cultural Unions’

With the We Out Here Festival

Six Australian genre-bending artists have been selected to participate in the EMC presents ‘Cultural Union’ program, as a part of the UK Australia season 2022. DJ JNETT, First Beige, Middle Name Dance Band, Natalie Slade, Setwun and Surprise Chef will head to the UK this August to participate in the program. Three days of songwriting and recording with a contingent of like-minded British artists, followed by performances from each of the Australian artists on Gilles Peterson’s internationally revered We Out Here festival.

These six artists that are at the forefront of their local scenes in Gadigal/Sydney, Meanjin/Brisbane and Naarm/Melbourne. The international exchange includes three days of songwriting and recording sessions at the iconic RAK Studios in London. EMC in partnership with APRA AMCOS will host the studio sessions, which will include 40 musicians creating new work through the collaboration of Australian and British songwriters, producers and instrumentalists.

Following the three days at RAK Studios, the artists head to Cambridgeshire to perform at We Out Here between August 25 and 28. They join an incredible global line up including Pharoah Sanders, Underground Resistance live, Kokoroko, Masters at Work – Celebrating 25 years of Nuyorican Soul, The Comet is Coming, Emma-Jean Thackray, Azymuth, Gilles Peterson and many many more.

Participating Artists

  • First Beige, DJ JNETT, Middle Name Dance Band, Natalie Slade, Setwun, Surprise Chef

About EMC

  • EMC’s purpose is to inspire, educate, connect and diversify electronic music communities in Australia, and ultimately the world. We provide industry leadership, inspiration and connection through innovative events, programs, storytelling, supportive day-to-day actions, research and advocacy.

    EMC is built on inclusivity and integrity, while always drawing from the fun of electronic music culture. Our vision is to cultivate a thriving Australian electronic music industry that is mutually supported by all stakeholders, while fostering competitive advantages locally and globally.