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Reported by HarderFaster / Submitted 09-04-14 18:32

In a change from the norm we have a guest interviewer in the shape of Dan Ascherl. Dan is a DJ and producer who has long been part of the fabric of the dance scene in Brighton, driving the more underground, darker sounds of trance in his role as co-promoter and resident at the J00F Editions nights with John 'OO' Flemming, part of the team behind the Brighton Music Conference (BMC). In this exclusive interview, Dan talks to the UK’s most successful female DJ – Lisa Lashes!

If there was a list of DJs that needed little introduction to the pages of HarderFaster then it would surely contain "Lashes". From being the original Queen of Hard Dance Lisa has stayed at the forefront of the industry, continually evolving and developing her sound as current trends and tastes dictate yet maintaining her own brand of originality. Worldwide bookings and continued popularity suggest a longevity many can only aspire to. As a guest speaker at the BMC and special guest at the BMC after party on the 11th April, Lisa talks to Dan about what’s in store for 2014, her new love of Psy-trance and more!

Can you tell us what’s been happening so far this year in the world of Lisa Lashes?

With lots of gigs, Studio sessions, music releases on Pharmacy, Critical Overload, Fraction Records and a track a month coming out for 2014, things are pretty busy in the Lashes camp.

What exactly is your involvement with the daytime event, at the BMC?

I’ve teamed up with Urban Beauty United who is raising awareness through their make up accessory brand by way of looking to help and encourage more female DJs and artists into the music industry. Anne Savage and I are doing a talk on the male to female ratio we see today and try to address this and make a plan with the help of the industry people to change this.

What Advice would you give to up and coming DJs or producers trying to break into today’s dance music scene?

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. It’s hard out there at the moment, as so many people want to be a DJ now technology has made it easier to do so. Use any knock-backs or negativity to make you stronger and never give up.

I hear you have been mentoring a very new up and coming DJ, Miss Dimples?

I’ve been aware of Darcey for a while, she’s a little firecracker and knew exactly what she was doing behind the decks. She certainly acts like she’s older than 11 and she’s a determined aspiring role model for all young girls, hopefully one day she will be on the big stages.

If you had not become a successful DJ, is there a different career path you may have chosen?

Music is my life; I think we just found each other else I really can’t say what I would be doing.

Clubbing in the UK has taken a massive hit over the last few years but with JOOF Editions we are finally seeing a change in direction in clubbing as a whole, a very positive underground movement is starting to emerge once again. Would you agree with this?

Yes, I feel it’s become a little too commercial in the UK, people focus on big events and forget about the weekly/monthly club nights around them. Radio stations are playing more mainstream music than ever and I really don’t want to hear the same music when I’m out in the supermarket as I do when I’m in a club. Youngsters don’t really have as many clubbing options as they used to just a few years back. I can sense an underground movement forming getting ready to explode which hopefully will revive the club scene the UK once pioneered.

Forever pushing the boundaries, your musical styles have changed over the years; are we hearing more psy-trance in your sets lately?

I don’t like to just pigeonhole myself to one style. My sets are made up of energetic dance music including Psy, Prog, Techno and anything that I know will make a dance floor jump.

You have had amazing releases this year on Christopher Lawrence’s Label - Pharmacy Recordings with ARPwave. Can you tell us more about these tracks, are there more releases coming?

Working with Christopher has been great, his team are very professional and their music is of a very high & unique quality. And yes, I have lots of great new music ready with releases on Critical Overload, Nutek and Audio Overload including remix’s by Casey Rasch, Chris Voro, X-Noize and Painkiller plus collaborations and remix for Champa on his label. I’ve got a really exciting year ahead of me.

You’ve been in the studio with Vicky Devine recently; can you tell us if there are more collaboration in the pipe line?

That’s the first this year so far with Vicky. I’m releasing a collaboration with Dean Badger and I hear Allen and Envy are doing the remix for this one, which I’m excited about. I’m always open to suggestions on collaborations if we can work musically.

Not only are you a world class DJ, you’re also promoter of your own extremely successful brand – Lashed. Are there any plans for events this year?

Oh yes but unfortunately I can’t spill the beans just yet as I’m about to secure the venue today in fact, after I’ve finished this interview Wink

Being a globetrotting DJ for many years now, what’s the one thing you miss from home?

It’s great getting to see the world and meeting new people all the time, having said that I do really miss my family and friends when I’m away. The funny thing is I actually get jealous I can’t be with them no matter where I am in the world sometimes. This job means you have to dedicate your life and weekends to music so unfortunately, some things in my personal calendar have to take a back seat…

Thanks for your time Lisa, we’re looking forward to seeing you on the 11th!

Thanks for having me for the interview, see you in April… Lisa x

All images courtesy of Lisa Lashes. Not to be reproduced without permission.

Brighton Music Conference BMC
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On: Friday 11th April 2014

From: 10:00
Cost: £12
Ticket Info: Fri - Exhibition Ticket - Ticket includes entrance to the exhibition and 20 master classes & showcases per day.
Early Bird £8.00
Sat - Exhibition Ticket - Ticket includes entrance to the exhibition and 20 master classes & showcases per day.
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2 Day - Exhibition Ticket - Ticket includes entrance to the exhibition and 20 master classes & showcases per day.
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BMC Club Night - Friday 11th - Doors at 22:00 - Concord 2 - Dave Clarke, Dave Seaman, John 00 Fleming, Psycatron, Rik Parkinson & Friends
Tickets £10.00
BMC Club Night - Saturday 12th - Doors at 22:00 - boutique - Sebo K, And.Id, Ralf Kollmann
Tickets £8.00
Buy Online: Click here to buy tickets
More: The FIRST annual electronic music conference in the UK run by the industry for the industry.

The Brighton Music Conference offers an array of opportunities for both experienced professionals, those looking to break into the electronic music industry, and electronic dance music fans

Over 40 educational masterclasses, showcases, & Q&A's covering all you need to know to be successful in the industry featuring over 160 speakers, artists & DJ’s already confirmed covering everything from DJing and production, to sound, event management, piracy-prevention, marketing, and new technologies

At the heart of the event will be a series of live showcases of the latest equipment, live Q&A's with both up and coming & established producers & DJ's

A two day exhibition featuring 50 exhibitors, music tech showcases of the latest equipment & technologies over 2 days

Two nights of networking events, club nights and parties from the hottest DJ talent and most exciting record labels

Plus a one day business conference for the UK electronic music industry, featuring insightful panels, and trend discussions with the scene's leading players

Tickets start at just £8 for an exhibition day pass which includes the exhibition, masterclasses, showcases and Q&A's.
Region: SE England
Music: Trance. Acid Trance. Tech Trance. Deep House. Prog House. Electro House. Acid House. Tech House. Acid Techno. Deep Techno. Funky Techno. Minimal Techno. Techno. Club Classics. Electro.
DJ's: Club Nights

Thursday 10th April

BMC Welcome party with Black Rock Records & PRS featuring Steve Mac, Dead Celebrities, HOI!, State Unknown, Mandyngo / Above Audio, 7.30pm – 1am (Invite & CONFERENCE PASS holders only until 10.30pm)

Friday 11th April 2014

BMC industry networking event with Seamas Haji & Andy Mac / Cloak, 5pm – 8pm (Invite & CONFERENCE PASS holders only)

Therapy with Ash Lomas, Richie A, Stammers & Matthew Matheson / Ninja Bar, 5pm – 1am (Invite & CONFERENCE PASS holders only until 10.30pm)

BIMM with student showcase evening / Neighbourhood, 5pm – 1am Free entry

Nick T plus special guest tbc / My Hotel, 5pm – 1am Free entry

‘Close Up’ feat with Martyn Ware (Human league / Heaven 17) / Brighton Dome, 7pm – 10pm (BMC ticket holders receive a 40% discount off tickets) Buy tickets

Room Control presents with DJ Spen, Phil Asher, Booker T, Seascape, Mick Fuller, Mr Haywood / Boutique Nightclub, 7pm – late Buy tickets

'Dedicated Players' present with 'Soulpersona' with Jeff Daniels and Soulpersona / Black Lion, 9pm – 3am Free entry

Endemic Digital & EJ Underground Records presents Tim Lyall, Paul Sawyer, LA Williams, Deno Pressure, Drop DJ’s & Steve Uber / 10 Below, 10pm – 4am Buy tickets

BMC presents Joof with Dave Clarke, Dave Seaman, Psycatron, John '00' Fleming, Rik Parkinson, Matt Pond, Tom Sevenski, Alex Downey & Leon Sweet / Concorde2 11pm – late Buy tickets

Beatsworkin & Pure Klass presents with Jimpster, Beatsworkin & Pure Klass / Bermuda Triangle 11pm – 7am

BMC in association with Dan Ascherl events present Lisa Lashes, Anne Savage, Chris Hampshire, Jon Cockle, Dan Ascherl / Loft 11pm – 4am Buy tickets

Darius Syrossian plus Audio residents / Audio 11pm – late

Saturday 12th April

Ableton & BMC BBQ and showcase withAdrian Pickard, Phelan KaneInpuht – Live, Calc – Live, J-Me* Griffiths (exHybrid Scratch DJ), Bitbin, EONE, Phink, Tom Cornish, Juice, Oana Leca Neighbourhood5pm – 6am (Invite & CONFERENCE PASS holders only until 10.30)

Soulshyne with Seamus Haji & Mick Fuller Ninja Bar 5pm – 1am (Invite & CONFERENCE PASS holders only until 10.30pm)

Will Sumsuch My Hotel 5pm – 1am Free entry

Mobilee Records presents Sebo K, AND.ID, Ralf Kollmann, Neal Schtumm / Boutique Nightclub 10pm – late Buy tickets

Lost presents DJ Pierre, Steve Bicknell & Alex Knight / Loft 10pm – 4am Buy tickets

Unity and Black Key Records showcase /Tornado Wallace, Pablo Contraband, Tom Sevinski, 10 Below 10pm – 4am Buy tickets

Wiggle 20year party with Eddie Richards, Terry Francis, Nathan Coles, C-Soul, Andy Riley, Andrew Macari, 88UV, Louis Hughes, James Thomson, Digs, Ant Prescott, Liz Edwards, & Magnus Asberg / Al Dumo 10pm – 7am Buy tickets

Paul Woolford plus Audio residents / Audio 11pm – late


Aaron Mellor MD/CEO Tokyo industries Topic & Biog

Allan McGrath Label Manager Anjunabeats Topic & Biog

Andrew Sharland Leading Partner Litigation Clintons Topic & Biog

Ari Evans Founder & CEO LessThan3 Topic & Biog

Ben Watkins Founder Juno Reactor Topic & Biog

Bobby Simms Founder & Owner Popshop Agency Topic & Biog

Carl Loben contributing editor DJ Mag Topic & Biog

Chris Goss MD Hospital Records Topic & Biog

Chris Hampshire Director Recoverworld Label Group / AMPSuite Software Solutions Topic & Biog

Dan Milligton Performer Account Manager PPL Topic & Biog

Dave Clarke Global DJ Topic & Biog

Dave Seaman Global DJ Topic & Biog

David Philpot Head of Sync Believe Digital Topic & Biog

Dean Marsh MD Creative DJ Law & Business Topic & Biog

Doug Hart Owner Hydrogen Dukebox Topic & Biog

Greg Marshall Publisher Account Manager PRS for Music Topic & Biog

John Truelove Owner Truelove Music Topic & Biog

Jon Lee Head of Traktor Marketing Native Instruments Topic & Biog

Jono Grant Above & Beyond Topic & Biog

Judge Jules Global DJ and entertainment lawyer Topic & Biog

Lee Morrison General Manager UK, SVP Rights Management Believe Group Topic & Biog

Mark Lawrence Director of Membership and Operations PRS for Music Topic & Biog

Mark Lo, Business Development Cutting Edge Group Topic & Biog

Mark Williamson Director, Artist Services, Spotify Topic & Biog

Marnik Braeckvelt Founder Bonzai Records Topic & Biog

Martin Carvell MD DJ Magazine Topic & Biog

Meindert Kennis Brand & Marketing Manager Spinnin' Records Topic & Biog

Mike Hollingbery MD Boz Boz Topic & Biog

Oisin Lunny Senior Market Development Manager at OpenMarket Topic & Biog

Olly Burke Product Manager Novation Topic & Biog

Peter Oxendale Owner Peter Oxendale Musical Services Topic & Biog

Richard Ford ‎Head of A+R Anger Music Publishing Topic & Biog

Rik Parkinson Product Planning Specialist Pioneer DJ Europe Topic & Biog

Rob Peck Director BMC Topic & Biog

Rob Wilder Global Events & Tour Manager Gate Crasher Topic & Biog

Ryan Keeling, Editor of Resident Advisor Topic & Biog

Steve Jones Director & Founder Shakedown Festival Topic & Biog

Stuart Knight Managing Director Toolroom Records Topic & Biog

Terry Weerasinghe Vice President of Music Services at Beatport LLC Topic & Biog

Tony Rigg Founder The Laboratory Project Topic & Biog

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Brighton Music Conference (BMC) & Dan Ascherl present:
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On: Friday 11th April 2014
At: The Loft (Brighton) [map]

From: 22.00 - 04.00
Cost: £7 before 11, more after
Ticket Info:
Buy Online: Click here to buy tickets
More: The First-ever Brighton Music Conference (BMC) launches this April in the south coast city, and is being billed as 'the first annual electronic music conference in the UK run by the industry, for the industry'.

A Number of leading Dj's industry figures and industry people have already signed up for a series of panels, talks, seminars, exhibitions, showcases, networking opportunities and club nights over the course of the two-day event.

BMC have teamed up with local promoter and JOOF Editions resident Dj to host one of the many evening club nights to be held over the weekend.

Friday the 11th of April, at one of Brighton's best kept secrets - The Loft will play host to an array of industry leading Dj's, all of which have carved there own unique mark into dance music over the years.
Many of whom will also be giving talks, at seminars over the weekend of the BMC.

Lisa Lashes - Anne Savage - Dan Ascherl - Chris Hampshire - Jon Cockle

The Loft 10 Ship Street Brighton BN1 1AD

£7.00 Before 11, More after
Region: SE England
Music: Trance. Hard Trance. Tech Trance. Psy Trance. Funky House. Hard House. Prog House. Techno.
DJ's: Lisa Lashes
Anne Savage
Dan Ascherl
Chris Hampshire
Jon Cockle

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