DVS1 has launched Support Organize Sustain (S.O.S.), an independent Initiative to promote community & artistry in electronic music.
Created by the techno DJ/producer in response to what he describes as the music industry's problem in being "business" and "awash with money", S.O.S. will be an independently funded and organised initiative that focuses on the underlying values of music culture.
Presenting a full day of panels, presentations and discussions, featuring the likes of DJ Stingray, Dasha Rush, Juliana Huxtable, Josey Rebelle, and representatives from Honcho and Hot Mass parties in Pittsburgh, the S.O.S. initiative will launch on the 18th October during ADE, at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. As well as the DJs, producers and label owners featured on the panels and in discussion, there will also be promoters, booking agents, political activists and cultural critics at the one-day event.
The two panels will comprise of Looking to the Future: Building a Scene Versus Growing an Industry and Putting the Art in Artist: Finding and maintaining your artistic voice. There will also be a roundtable discussion, where industry professionals will speak about finding and protecting space for marginalised communities, as well as presentations about the importance of no-camera policies, developing and promoting scene ethics and guidelines, and a presentation surrounding the reformation of drugs laws around the globe.
All the events will be free to attend and find out more information about the event and S.O.S. here.