Sydney Blu

Blu Music

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Sydney Blu

Sydney Blu’s career can be considered a journey of evolvement. With tremendous passion for live performance, music production, and all-around artistic creativity, Sydney’s constant determination shines brightly through her accomplished Dj ca- reer. With beginnings in Toronto Canada and then 6 years in the United States tour- ing the continent and the globe, all the way to her present life in Berlin Germany, Sydney’s dedication to live her life through her music is unbridled.

A proudly Canadian artist, Sydney’s success is largely attributed to her relentless touring schedule which she’s upheld for several years. In 2009, Sydney Blu found- ed her own imprint, Blu Music, on the principle of authentic, dancefloor-rich house and techno, the following year she extended her brand another branch introducing her legendary Blu Party series which curates some of the greatest names of the un- derground house. On top of that, Sydney has released music on some of the most recognized labels in the industry including Knee Deep in Sound, VIVa Music, Desert Hearts Records, Mau5trap, and more. Her release “Give It Up For Me” on Mau5trap Recordings was one of Beatport’s highest selling songs, earning Sydney the rank of first female electronic music producer to have a top 10 hit on the plat- form. Last year marked another milestone for the top-selling electronic artist, as she has currently hit Top 10 on the Beatport Progressive House Chart for her single “Escape” on Underground Audio UK and earlier in the year she hit Top 20 on the Beatport Tech House chart with her single “Mind Games” on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound. The song also was the top selling track on the labels Amsterdam Dance Event sampler and was premiered by Billboard Magazine. Sydney has also

released released a run of solid releases on Roger Sanchez’s Undr the Rdr, Super- nova’s Lapsus Music, Kerri Chandler’s MadTech Recordings, and was remixed by Italian techno heavy weight Pirupa. Looking forward, expect many new releases in 2019.

The Blu Party Bio

The Blu Party is an event concept created by Sydney Blu which curates perfor- mances from some of the greatest names in underground house and techno. Cur- rently in its 9th year, the Blu Party has presented such artists as Pleasurekraft, Riva Starr, Kevin Saunderson, wAFF, Stacey Pullen, Chus and Ceballos, Carlo Lio, De La Swing of El Row, Doorly, Skream, Technasia, Black Motion, Serge Devant, Fur Coat, My Favorite Robot, Nathan Barato, Darius Syrossian, Francesca Lombardo, Prok & Fitch, Joeski, Weiss, Juliet Fox, Behrouz, Doc Martin, Kenny Glasgow, Nitin, The Scumfrog, Yousef, Harry Romero, Gene Farris, Britta Unders, Christian Martin, Ardalan, Worthy, Dj Sneak and the Saunderson Brothers. Following a suc- cessful inauguration at Detroit’s Movement 2016 weekend and several showcases throughout North America (including a nine-years-running streak at Miami Music Week), the Blu Party is set to continue its underground rein well into 2019.

Testimonials

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.


Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.


Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

Winter Music Conference was the cream of the crop of conferences. Every label owner, label A&R, DJ and artist knew they had to go network at the Fontainebleau where the conference was hosted. The conference was not only one of the most important time of the year as it relates to dance music but it was also a place where records were broken and became summer hits. Some of my best DJ memories are from the events I played during WMC in the last 20 years.


Erick Morillo

DJ / Producer / Label Boss - Subliminal Records

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC


Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.


Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder