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Armin van Buuren added to EMC 2015 line-up

With less than one week to go until the Electronic Music Conference kicks off for 2015, dance megastar Armin van Buuren has been added to the speaker line-up.

Armin will be joining the likes of Kid Kenobi, Will Sparks and more to discuss the growing trend of artists founding their own labels at a special panel on day one of the conference. As the head of tastemaker imprint Armada Music, he’s perfectly positioned to comment on the struggles and benefits of mentoring new artists and being your own label head.

Additionally, two Australian-bred, globe-conquering artists have just been added to the speaker list: OWSLA recruit What So Not and trance hero MaRLo will both be stepping up for panels, as will local star Hot Dub Time Machine.

They’re not the only bigs name on the bill. Carl Cox, Gilles Peterson, Ta-Ku, Tkay Maidza, Timmy Trumpet, The Presets and stacks more artists are already locked in for EMC 2015, alongside the dance music industry’s biggest power-players. All up, over 180 speakers will appear across 40 panels, sessions and production masterclasses at EMC, with another 25 of Australia’s best new dance acts soundtracking EMCPlay, the biggest party of the year.

The full EMC program will be revealed from today through the conference website.

EMC goes down next week on December 1-2 at Sydney’s ivy complex. To be there, grab a last minute pass now. To see Armin van Buuren behind the decks, head to Stereosonic.

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EMC 2015 full speaker list

Adam Lewis
Alex Intas
Ali Tomoana
Alice Kimberely
Amba Shepherd
Anand Krishnaswamy
Andee Frost
Andrew Levins
Angus O’Loughlin
Anna Fitzgerald
Anthony Garvin
Arlo Enemark
Armin Van Buuren
Ayudita Hariadi
Ben Dennis
Ben Suthers
Benson
Blake Coppelson
Blink
Brett Fischer
Carl Cox
Carl West
Carly Roberts
Caroline Gates
Chris Arnott
Chris Emerson/What So Not
cln
Damian Cunningham
Dave Stuart
Dave Winnel
Dean Paps
Deepchild
Denise Klein
Denise Melanson
DJ Butcher
DJ I-Dee
Dom Furber
Douglas Brandalise
Duane Buriani-Gennai
Elk Road
Erin Flanagan
Eva Guss
Frank Rodi
Ganz
Gareth Davies
Gilles Peterson
Go Freek
Harry Kastanevas
Hermitude
Hot Dub Time Machine
HMC
Itch-e & Scratch-e
J-Trick
Jack Love
James Roberts
Jana Dankmeyer
Janette Bishara
Jasper Wagenmans
Jeff Drake
Jess Beston
Jessica Krishnaswamy
Jim Poe
Joe Conneelly
Jordan Kretchmer
Josh Carr-Hilton
Kaz James
Karen Hamilton
Katie Cunningham
Katt Niall
Keiran Dole
Kelly Burge
Kid Kenobi
Kids at Midnight
Kilter
Kimberly Yao
Klaus Heavyweight Hill
KLP
Laura Treacy
Lauren Mikkor
LDRU
Liz Ferguson
Liz Miller
Lo’99
Luke ‘Spags’ Giannoukas
Luke Udorovic
Made in Paris
Marc Scarborough
Marcos Boffa
MaRLo
Martin Novosel
Mashd N Kutcher
Matt Nugent
Matt Stafford
Matthew Smith
Michel Palazzo
Michelle Owen
Michelle Xen
Mickey Kojak
Mike Monday
Millie Millgate
Monique Rothstein
Nergal Youkhana
Nick Braban
Nick Greco
Nick Groff
Nina Las Vegas
Nui Te Koha
Oski
Paces
Paddy Scace
Pat Ward
Paul Cunningham
Paul Hammil
Pia Del Mastro
Rachael Neumann
Raye Antonelli
Rebecca Florence
Reggie Ba-Pe
Richard Moffat
Rob Glass
Rob Scott
Rob Woo
Royalston
Sam Korotkov
Saran Bajaj
Sebastien Fava-Verde
Set Mo
Simon Beckingham
Simon Digby
Slumberjack
Spenda C
Stephane 1993
Stephane Elmosnino
Stephen Digby
Stephen Wade
Steven Papas
Stuart Balfour
Styalz Fuego / Kaelyn Behr
Ta-ku
Terace
The Meeting Tree
The Potbelleez
The Presets
Tigerlily
Timmy Trumpet
Tkay Maidza
Toby & Pete
Tom Piper
Toneshifterz
Torren Foote
Trent Grimes
Trinity
Tyson Koh
Uberjak’d
Vanessa Picken
Vi Hermens
Vice Versa
Wade Cawood
Wax Motif
Will Sparks
Wordlife
Yolanda Be Cool
Zaran Vachha