Burning Beats: How Burning Man’s Music Scene Influences and Impacts Modern Music Culture

Thursday, July 27 — 7:00pm - 10:00pm

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// How Burning Man’s Music Scene Influences and Impacts Modern Music Culture

Since the introduction of the first official sound camp in 1993, Burning Man has featured a vast array of music performances, artists and DJs pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity. Massive sound camps and amplified art cars are some of the event’s most quintessential attractions – and have also been the subject of controversy.

What is it about this event that attracts the likes of superstar artists and DJs like Katy Perry, Diddy and Skrillex?

How has the Burning Man music scene influenced more conventional pop and dance music genres?

What is Burning Man’s true musical identity, if any?

Please join our panelists for a wide-ranging discussion covering the music of Burning Man and its influence beyond the Playa…

// The Speakers
The Scumfrog //
An Amsterdam native and New York City transplant, has evolved his sound by combining the best from both sides of the Atlantic with a sophisticated blend of New York dark and rock-influenced beats and sexy European sounds.

Tim Fielding (Journeyman) //
A DJ and digital media producer who works with performance artists and event planners to create transformative experiences. His music style ranges from Deep House to the funky side of Breakbeat.

Miss Sabado //
An influential tastemaker and pioneer for female DJs in the New York Burning Man Music Community. She destroys dance floors anywhere from night clubs to warehouse; festivals to house parties. She has held residencies all over NYC, first at the Little Owl in the East Village (2011), followed by “Resonate” at the Counting Room in Williamsburg (2012), and Intersection Experiment (2016). She founded The Waves (2017), a female-centric creative artists collective that aims to bring together and celebrate the femme divine through professional work collaborations, experiential events and beyond. She has a weekly music podcast show on iTunes called “Saturday Mass”, exposing her listeners to musical sounds beyond what the playa typically offers and keeping the spirit of dance music culture alive.

// The Moderator
Owen Grover //
Executive VP & GM of content development and distribution at iHeartMedia. Grover oversee teams that create and distribute content across the company’s network of station and personality sites and social media platforms, such as iHeartRadio’s Snapchat Discover channel.

Photo credit // Wade Dunstan from WRKSHRT

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