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October 2013



Buma Rotterdam Beats announces festival program for 4th edition

The fourth edition of Buma Rotterdam Beats this autumn will feature a special delegation of acts from the urban beats & bass genre. The festival in The Netherland’s main port city will, as usual, include the latest music trends, presenting new, mould-breaking acts from all over the world who are on the verge of major career breakthroughs. The festival includes some performances exclusive to the Netherlands, such as innovative hip-hop producer Black Milk from Detroit, and the country’s own super talented rapper/singer Mr. Probz, who this year finally achieved national fame. There will also be exclusive performances from one of the most popular drum & bass duos of the moment Camo & Krooked from Vienna, and the rapidly emerging rapper signed to the label of Rick Ross, Rockie Fresh from Chicago. With the confirmation of these names, the line-up of the fourth edition of Buma Rotterdam Beats festival is now complete.

While in Denmark electronic soul is entering a new phase, in the United States an openly gay rapper has become the figurehead of the increasingly popular ‘queer rap’ scene. At the same time in Australia a band is breathing new life into the legacy of J Dilla, and a duo in London is defining the post-dubstep landscape. Meanwhile producers in the Netherlands are busy shaking up the international pop scene with uplifting beats that draw from any and every genre, but it was a Dutch rapper with an acoustic guitar who set the charts alight this year. And the thing that all these acts share: they’ll be performing at Buma Rotterdam Beats, demonstrating the strength and versatility of the festival, which takes place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November at various locations in Rotterdam’s city centre.

Alongside Mr. Probz, Black Milk, Camo & Krooked and Rockie Fresh, the organizers also announced the presence of popular South African DJ Black Coffee, the Antwerp rapper with Congolese roots Coely, garage DJ Chaiba, Rotterdam super talent Gery Mendes, London bass duo Snakehips, house innovator Kyle Hall, Jeff Solo and London singer Izzy Bizu.

Previously the organizers confirmed the presence of the most thrilling live act of the moment, Hiatus Kaiyote from Australia, plus Ryan Hemsworth from Canada, ‘queer rapper’ Zebra Katz from the U.S., electronic soul sensation Quadron from Denmark, post-dubstep act Mount Kimbie from London, S O H N, rapper Oddisee (with live band), Roses Gabor, Boaz van der Beatz presents Nouveau Riche Music, Gorgon City, rappers Watsky and WAX, Sevdaliza, Pink Oculus, SirOJ (with live band), Maydien, Dream Koala, D E N A from Germany, Maduk, Nicon, Samnesia, Crispy and Sevdaliza.

Buma Rotterdam Beats is a day and nighttime event. The daytime schedule features conferences for the national and international professionals attending, as well as an extensive program aimed at emerging national talent, workshops, interactive Q & A’s, Beats and Demo pitches, networking opportunities and in-depth business panels. In the evening, the festival showcases the latest sounds and bands creating a buzz at a series of concerts, showcases and parties around the city. Full three day passes and one-day tickets are available from:

Buma Rotterdam Beats is organized by Stichting Rotterdam Beats. For more detailed information about the festival and conference, as well as reviews etc of the successful previous editions, go to –