Ableton reveals program details for Loop 2018

More artists and events have been confirmed for Ableton’s music-maker summit in Los Angeles this November – before ticket registration closes next week.

Dub pioneer Scientist will perform live on his custom-built sound system and demonstrate the art of the dub mix. Producer and engineer Ebonie Smith will share insights from her work at the legendary Atlantic Records alongside the likes of The Roots and Lauryn Hill. Renowned journalist and author Simon Reynolds will reflect on music’s past and imagine its possible futures. And Argentine folktronica innovator Juana Molina will take part in an onstage exploration of the records that shaped her own music.

Live performances this year will include Sotomayor, a Mexican dance music duo who fuse the rhythms of afrobeat, cumbia and other Latin American sounds with electronic forms like juke and reggaeton. And South Korean finger-drumming sensation Sowall will perform as part of an improvised collaboration.

There’ll be further opportunities to learn from artists close-up, with workshops on sampling, songwriting, sound design and more from the likes of South African production talent Esa Williams, singer and multi-instrumentalist Patrice Rushen, and sonic sculptor Richard Devine. Further artists will be revealed in the coming weeks. Full details of the latest program are on the Loop site.

There’s just one week left to register for tickets for the event, with registrations closing August 10.


More info here: Ableton | Loop 2018