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international news, 27th April 2005

Encompass 2005

London gears up for it's first music conference this week as Encompass rolls out over 1 square mile of clubs and bars in the east end of London. Based around the Old Truman Brewery the event will occupy a number of venues as some of the world's finest electronic performers take to the stage in what has the potential to become one of the most influential events in the dance music calendar.

The conference will see showcases take place over the 3 days and nights of the event as well as daytime workshops, seminars and exhibition areas where music fans and industry folk alike will be able to get clued up on emerging technologies, discuss the issues facing the industry today and of course hear some great music.

Showcases will be hosted by labels such as Lex Records, Sonar Kollectiv, TCR Records, Novamute, 2020 vision, Kitty Yo, Southern Fried, Peacefrog with a special Japanese showcase hosted by www.samurai.fm featuring Japanese artists from Third Ear Records, Teqnicolor Sound and Sonic 360.

The event will be featured on BBC Radio 1 with live broadcasts from the event and also selected showcases being recorded for later broadcast on samurai.fm which is this week featuring an Encompass special with a show from one of the artists performing at it's Saturday night showcase.

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