Kahn, Batu, Pinch and more confirmed for Machina Bristronica 2019

© Ben Price

The Bristol festival’s inaugural edition takes place at Motion on 30 March.

Music hardware store Elevator Sound will launch the first edition of Machina Bristronica this year. The one-day festival will bring together panel discussions, production lectures, live hardware sets, demonstrations and tech giveaways.

Details of the festival line-up have now been confirmed, including modular sets from Steevio & Suzybee, the founders of Freerotation, and London Modular Alliance – the musical collaboration between Pip Williams, Koova and Yes Effect.

Other programme highlights include talks with Kahn, one half of dubstep duo Kahn and Neek, Timedance boss Batu and Tectonic label head Pinch. Bristol drum’n’bass producer DJ Krust will also be on hand for a discussion on the psychology of writing and recording. Throughout the day, there will be a designated Ableton area where certified trainers will present a Beginners Guide to Ableton session followed by a workshop on how to build a Max4Life device for the first time.

The day’s events will be hosted across Motion’s four warehouse spaces, with the New Marble Factory housing a variety of stalls from leading synthesiser companies including Roland, Moog and Korg. Bastl, Error, Thonk and Patching Panda will also present a series of DIY modular sessions, available via a separate pre-purchase ticket.

Standard tickets are currently valued at £19.99 and are available via the festival’s website. Listen to Crack Mix 169 with Batu.