14/15/16 Nov 2013

International Festival for
Urban Bass and Beats

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BRB festival high lights: Quadron! Bubbling! Coely! And more…


At our festival program BRB by Night, we aim to high light those acts that are either very promising, very innovative, very in tune with the newest upcoming trends in urban bass & beats, or a mix of all the above. And, excuse us for saying this, but man, did our program deliver this year! […]

DJ Moortje @ Twentysix  2- Photo Credits Mike Breeuwer

BRB Media report


Buma Rotterdam Beats ligt alweer een paar dagen achter ons en daarom hebben we een mooi overzicht gemaakt van alle media reports. Onderverdeeld in drie categorieën: foto, video, en tekst.   *** Foto reports *** CDR x Maschine at Rotterdam Beats Dope Boys: DJ Moortje at Twentysix Buma Rotterdam Beats 2013 In Beeld: Buma Rotterdam […]

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Xite TV Goes Buma Rotterdam Beats


Afgelopen weekend struinde Xite heel BRB af voor de mooiste beelden en interviews van onder andere de State Magazine Awards, Mr. Probz en de label night van de gasten van Nouveau Riche Music! —- XITE Goes Buma Rotterdam Beats Aflevering #1 Terugblik — XITE Goes Buma Rotterdam Beats Aflevering #2 State Awards 2013 — XITE Goes Buma Rotterdam Beats Aflevering # 3 […]


BRB Twitter report


After a little bit of rest we collected the best and greatest tweets for you from the past weekend. We would like to thank everyone who supported BRB over the last few days either via social media or contributed to the event itself! (some tweets are in Dutch) Krijn Van Noordwijk: The Amazing Coely Black […]

26. Oddisee 2 (US)

BRB by Day 2 Kickoff


Hier een kort overzicht van alle BRB by Day events waar we deze prachtige dag mee beginnen: 12:00 Street Science in the City (http://on.fb.me/HRDioL) 13:00 Keynote met DJ Moortje in Bird (25 years of bubbeling) 13:00 Q&A met The Opposites in HipHopHuis - Gratis toegang 13:00 Beatworkshop met Oddisee in HipHopHuis room 2 - Gratis toegang 13:00 Demopitch met o.a. Vato Gonzalez (Official)Gonzalez en Eric Smith […]

The Opposites

The Opposites en Hef grote winnaars State Awards 2013


Donderdagavond werden de State Awards 2013 uitgereikt in de Mini Mall, Rotterdam. Zowel The Opposites als Hef sleepten drie awards in de wacht. Hiermee zijn zij dit jaar de grote winnaars van de State Awards. The Opposites gingen naar huis met de awards voor Beste Groep, Beste Video en Beste Live-Act. Hef ontving de awards […]


Meld je aan bij HipHopHuis en BAR voor BRB by Day

Je kunt nog altijd deelnemen aan het gratis BRB dagprogramma in HipHopHuis en BAR van 12:00 tot 19:00 uur. Ga hiervoor naar de locatie zelf en schrijf je in! Het is niet meer mogelijk om je via day@rotterdam-beats.nl aan te melden voor het gratis BRB by Day programma. Let op: VOL = VOL! HipHopHuis Delfstestraat 19A Rotterdam BAR […]

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Programma ADE Meets BRB Outdoor Stage


Check hier het volledige programma van de ADE Meets BRB Outdoor Stage! Locatie: Parkeerterrein achter de Hollywood en HipHopHuis. GRATIS TOEGANG! Vrijdag 15 november 15:00 Roots & Routes presents: Rachel Manniesing 16:00 HBA Presents Breek Brood 16:30 DJ Ray Escobar 17:30 Kid de Blits 18:30 FATA 19:30 Typhoon Zaterdag 16 november 16:00 Roots & Routes presents: […]

DJ Optimus by Fred Ernst

Street Science trapt af met onthulling OPPERCLAES. Extra Large #3

Vanavond begint het Street Science Festival! Om 19:00 opent ‘OPPERCLAES. EXTRA LARGE’, een levensgrote wandschildering op de kop van de Mini Mall, gemaakt door kunstenaars Zenk One, Eelco van den Berg en David Louf. De feestelijkheden rondom deze opening vinden plaats in ‘Lokaal’, waar de warme chocola en appeltaart klaar staan. Check hieronder het volledige […]

DJ Moortje en MC Pester

NEWSFLASH: MC Pester ook bij 25 Jaar Bubbling-special!

Vlak voordat Buma Rotterdam Beats van start gaat – vanavond met de uitreiking van de State Awards! – nog een mooi bericht. Onze special 25 Jaar Bubbling heeft nóg een speciale gast erbij: de legendarische MC Pester komt zaterdag naar onze 25 Jaar Bubbling-avond. MC Pester was in de hoogtijdagen van de bubbling een buitengewoon […]

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Aanmelden = gratis toegang tot programma vol buitenkansen!


Een groot gedeelte van ons dagprogramma BRB by Day is gratis toegankelijk. Meld je nu vast aan, want vol = vol en bezoekers die zich hebben geregistreerd krijgen voorrang. En dat het vol zal lopen, staat buiten kijf. Het gratis toegankelijke deel van ons dagprogramma staat namelijk bol van de buitenkansen. Neem onze vier Beats […]


Recap BRB-artikelen


De afgelopen dagen is er veel geschreven over de aankomende editie van BRB. Om het iedereen gemakkelijk te maken hebben we hieronder een mooi overzicht gemaakt van de verschillende (online) artikelen: DJB Magazine #61 nu te downloaden (DJBroadcast) De highlights van het programma van Buma Rotterdam Beats (DJBroadcast) Een BALLINNN’ Guide voor Buma Rotterdam Beats (BALLINNN) Buma […]


BRB timetable online


We are very happy to announce a complete overview of the entire BRB program is online now on our website. Head over to our program and hit the “view timetable pdf” button. Make sure you take notes during BRB by Day and bring your dancing shoes to survive the Night! View BRB by Day timetable […]


Your beat on the new Action Bronson record? Meet Riggs Morales!


The Beats Pitch Rigo ‘Riggs’ Morales hosted at last year’s Buma Rotterdam Beats, was a true highlight for all. Mr. Morales proved to be a great inspiration for many of our attendants. For two days he met with countless European producers during our day program, both unknown talent and already established artists, and listened with […]

Saul van Stapele

BRB by Day: Acht vragen aan Saul van Stapele

Buma Rotterdam Beats is een unieke plek voor de internationale urban bass & beats-scene. Overdag vindt het programma BRB by Day plaats dat bestaat uit een uitvoerig gratis programma voor talenten en een zakenconferentie. 8 vragen aan creatief directeur conferentie Saul van Stapele: ‘Als je ook maar iets doet in de muziek, dan wil je […]


Exclusive: Super producer S1 (GOOD Music) shares all his MASCHINE tricks


Oh yes! Super producer S1 (Symbolyc One) is coming to Rotterdam to share his production wisdom as part of our exclusive beat workshop program hosted by CDR and MASCHINE. S1 is part of Kanye West’s GOOD Music and he produced the opening track for the new Eminem album, The Marshall Mathers LP2, out this week. […]


Win a day studio time at the Red Bull Studios!


Drop your beats at BRB, because the Red Bull Studios is giving away a dope price. The winners of beat competition FunX Demolition get a day of studio time at the Red Bull Studios in Amsterdam.


Street Science: Exclusive Hip Hop Tour through Rotterdam


Leading hip hop festival Street Science organizes exclusive content in the Buma Rotterdam Beats weekend, including a unique hip hop tour of the harbor city. Each year, Street Science sets itself out to reproduce knowledge about hiphop. Therefore, this year’s program is kept together by the theme “knowledge is key”. Showcases, art exhibitions and jamsessions provide the audience […]


Check the newest DJ & Producer Gear at BRB Gearlab!

Come and try for yourself some of the most advanced DJ and producer’s gear currently on the market of Pioneer, Native Instruments and Ableton! All gathered together in a single attic space at BAR, assisted by expert producers there to answer all your questions.


BRB presents: 25 years of bubbling with guest of honour DJ MOORTJE


Late 1988 the bubbling phenomenon started in The Hague, The Netherlands. DJ’s started to play faster versions of bumping dancehall but also hip hop and R&B, and created a new sensation all together. DJ MOORTJE was the founding father and pioneer of a development in popular music that became an international hit.


Mr. Probz, Black Milk, Camo & Krooked, Rockie Fresh and many more complete the Buma Rotterdam Beats Festival Program


Buma Rotterdam Beats, the international business platform and showcase festival for urban bass & beats, announces the completion of their diverse and signaling festival program.


Festival program completed with addition of Snakehips, Gery Mendes, Izzy Bizu and Kyle Hall

We just put some finishing touches on our festival program, that showcases some of the most progressive and promising names in the urban bass & beats-genre. This week we can confirm the addition of Snakehips, Izzy Bizu, Gery Mendes and Kyle Hall to our action packed program.


BRB reveals new names Dutch Beats International: #4 Reverse & Brian B-Luv


The main theme of this year’s Buma Rotterdam Beats, will be Dutch Beats International. We focus on the growing success and influence of Dutch urban bass &beats-producers on a global scale. And we are excited to confirm the attendance of Dutch hit producer Reverse and his music partner, US super engineer Brian ‘B-Luv’ Thomas, at our conference program BRB by Day.


Story of the year: the independent success of Mr. Probz


His story has been building for years now and it has dominated 2013. Buma Rotterdam Beats is very happy to announce the participation of Mr. Probz to both our day and night program. He will be performing an exclusive live show at our festival program, finally giving the audience the possibility to experience his brilliant body of work on stage.


Respect the architect: Buma Rotterdam Beats presents special beats pitches with Rotterdam legend Winne


Our main event is of course in November – you know this, you saw the sensational program, you got the tickets, you are excited, right. But Buma Rotterdam Beats will also be present at the end of this week, for the official start of the cultural scene in our city of Rotterdam.


Power Beat Pitches: place your beat or track in major US network television show


After last year’s very successful Shady Records Beat Pitches, this year BRB by Day presents an equally exciting opportunity for beat makers attending our conference program, with the Power Beat Pitches, an exclusive opportunity to present your music for placement in the new Starz-drama Power.


BRB by Night: from South-Africa to Denmark, from Australia to Austria

A complete overview of the confirmed acts of the fourth edition of BRB by Night.


Top Notch Beats Pitches: interactive session with Farid Benmbarek, A&R of Top Notch Records

During this year’s Buma Rotterdam Beats, record label Top Notch and Buma Rotterdam Beats work together to present a very special and unique Beats pitches presented by A&R-manager Farid Benmbarek.


HipHopHuis Rotterdam joins Buma Rotterdam Beats with Street Science-program


The main organisation for hip hop culture in Rotterdam, HipHopHuis, will intensify its relation with Buma Rotterdam Beats this year. For the upcoming edition, HipHopHuis will join the international business platform and showcase festival for urban bass & beats with their Street Science-program, the name of a popular hip hop festival they organised for the past five years.


All eyes on Hiatus Kaiyote, one of the headliners of BRB by Night


‘In an era when heavy promotion can mask a band’s inadequacies, it’s a joy to discover that Hiatus Kaiyote, a neo-soul quartet from Melbourne, Australia, is worthy of four-star acclaim. The group’s sound is lithe, assured and drawn from a reservoir enriched by soul, jazz, flamenco, samba and West African music.’ Wall Street Journal, August 27th, 2013.


New festival names BRB: S O H N, Black Milk and Dutch talent Pink Oculus


Yet some more names are added to the festival program of this year’s Buma Rotterdam Beats: U.S. hip hop innovator Black Milk, the impressive soulful singer and producer S O H N and the very talented Dutch vocalist Pink Oculus.


Beats heat up Rotterdam: special concert by r&b sensation The-Dream


Rotterdam is getting ready for the fourth edition of urban bass & beats-conference and festival Buma Rotterdam Beats on November 14, 15 and 16. And what better way to kick off the cultural season, then joining forces with Motel Mozaique and inviting over Grammy winner and r&b sensation The-Dream from Atlanta. During his first European tour The-Dream will perform in Maassilo Rotterdam on September 12.


BRB Combi Tickets: Get the Best of Both


Limited early bird combi tickets are available for the full BRB by Day and BRB by Night program of the fourth edition of Buma Rotterdam Beats, the international business platform and showcase festival for urban bass & beats.


Developing acts meet stakeholders from the national and international urban bass & beats scene


Buma Rotterdam Beats is a meeting place for acts in development as well as for established professionals. Upcoming musicians can showcase their skills, young industry professionals can learn more about the inner workings of the music industry.


Main theme of BRB by Day: ‘Dutch Beats International’ – success of Dutch producers worldwide

The main theme of the fourth edition of Buma Rotterdam Beats is ‘Dutch Beats International’, covering the success of a group of young Dutch producers who have made their mark on international pop music.


New BRB by Night acts confirmed: Hiatus Kaiyote, Ryan Hemsworth, Zebra Katz, Dream Koala, Boaz van de Beatz and more

Buma Rotterdam Beats has confirmed the presence of several high-profile acts from the urban bass & beats scene for this year’s evening program including Hiatus Kaiyote from Australia.


BRB by Night Tickets On Sale This Week

This week festival passes are available for the evening program of the fourth edition of Buma Rotterdam Beats, the international business platform and showcase festival for urban bass & beats.


Buma Rotterdam Beats reveals third name Dutch Beats International: #3 The Partysquad


It is the main theme of the fourth edition of Buma Rotterdam Beats: the international success story of Dutch DJ’s and producers in the urban bass & beats genres.


Buma Rotterdam Beats reveals second name Dutch Beats International: #2 Boaz van de Beatz


We are gearing up for our main theme at the fourth edition of Buma Rotterdam Beats: the international success story of Dutch DJ’s and producers in the urban bass & beats genres.


New names Buma Rotterdam Beats: Quadron, Watsky, SirOJ, Roses Gabor and others


The festival program of Buma Rotterdam Beats is the place to be to spot new talent and trends and this year will be no exception to this rule.


Buma Rotterdam Beats reveals first name Dutch Beats International: #1 Munchi!


Last week Buma Rotterdam Beats presented the main theme of the fourth edition: the international success story of Dutch DJ’s and producers in the urban bass & beats genres.


Buma Rotterdam Beats presents the success story of Dutch Beats International


This year the main focus of Buma Rotterdam Beats will be the international success story of Dutch DJ’s and producers in the urban bass & beats genres.


Pitch your work to an international audience at Buma Rotterdam Beats


Over the years, one of the most exciting aspects of Buma Rotterdam Beats has been the unique platform we created for pitching your music to the people in the industry that matter.


Performing with Questlove, working with Thundercat: the adventures of Dutch producer Jameszoo (22)


22-year old Dutch dj and producer Mitchel ‘Jameszoo’ van Dinther performed at last year’s Buma Rotterdam Beats.


The Opposites (NL) come to Buma Rotterdam Beats for 1-on-1 interview and more


One of the most successful Dutch club acts of the moment, The Opposites, are coming to BRB By Day this year to talk about their career and to share their experience in writing number one-hits, blending musical styles together from rap to new wave to gabber, and rocking the biggest festivals and live venues.


British post-dubstep sensation Mount Kimbie coming to Buma Rotterdam Beats


They just released their critically acclaimed second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, which is being praised by all the main music media as we speak.


Rotterdam Beats Keynote speaker Riggs Morales on sampling, selling beats and his career


Rigo ‘Riggs’ Morales was one of the stand-out guests at Buma Rotterdam Beats


Mike Redman wins prize for ‘Sample, not for sale’


Nice! Our friend Mike Redman from Rotterdam won the prize for Best Music Picture…


First Names Announced for BRB by Night: Oddisee (with band) and Gorgon City!


The first names to be announced for the evening program of the fourth edition of…


New daytime locations and strategy


Yesterday we’ve announced the dates for Buma Rotterdam Beats.


Buma Rotterdam Beats is back!


After a successful and inspiring third edition in 2012 we are happy to announce…

Visit us at our extensive free day program, both aimed at upcoming music and industry talent and international professionals.

Pitch your work

Pitch your work to insiders from the US music and film industry, European music professionals and the most successful record label in The Netherlands, as they will all be coming to this year’s BRB by Day looking for new beats, trends and talent.

Exclusive access

Get access to to our more exclusive networking sessions and business program, to meet up 1-on-1 and talk business and opportunities, with our special 60 Euro-combi ticket, offering access to every aspect of our program, including all showcases, concerts and events during our full BRB by Night-program.

Learn from the pro’s

Learn from the pro’s, as master engineers, producers, artists and music professionals from all over the world come to BRB by Day to share their knowledge in highly interactive masterclasses, workshops, Q&A’s, beats pitches, panels and talkshows.

Network with others

Network with the artists, producers, managers and music professionals that made a major mark this year and who will shape the sound of urban bass & beats in 2014.

The DAY program
14 Nov

15 Nov

16 Nov

Visit our fresh and cutting edge night program, both aimed at upcoming music and industry talent and international professionals.

Cutting edge festival

Check out the latest trends, the upcoming stars, the newest talent and the best parties during our three day program BRB by Night, a fresh and cutting edged festival with performances from the very best national artists, as well as reflecting international trends and showcasing major upcoming international artists.

Confirmed Artists

Acts confirmed for the fourth edition of BRB by Night are: Australian live sensation Hiatus Kaiyote, Ryan Hemsworth from Canada, ‘queer rapper’ Zebra Katz from the US, the great electronic soul-act Quadron from Denmark, post dubstep sensation Mount Kimbie from London, dj Black Coffee from South-Africa, Camo & Krooked from Austria, Coely from Belgium, Boaz van de Beatz presents Nouveau Riche Music from The Netherlands, Black Milk, Mr. Probz, Oddisee, Rockie Fresh, Gorgon City, S O H N, Chaiba, Pamb & Harsh, Jeff Solo, Izzy Bizu, Dream Koala, Pink Oculus, Watsky, WAX, Sevdaliza, Maydien, D E N A, SirOJ and Roses Gabor.

Network with others

Festivalpassepartouts for BRB by Night, offering access to all concerts, showcases and events during our full festival program, cost 37,50.

The NIGHT program
Day and Nighttime locations of Buma Rotterdam Beats

BRB Info & Ticket Centre

Schiekade 203
3013 BR Rotterdam
Opening hours: 12:00 – 22:00
Info nummer BRB:  06 50 61 70 51

From Friday November 15th – Saturday November 16th, the BRB info & tickets center will be available for all your enquiries. Next to all the info and advice we can give you about the BRB program, this is where you can buy your BRB Combi Ticket, BRB by Night Festival passé partouts and individual tickets for the BRB by Night program. BRB delegates will be able to collect their badge & wristband here.


Schiekade 201
3013BR Rotterdam
Opening hours: 12:00 – 05:00
Raampoortstraat 26-28
3032AH Rotterdam
Opening hours: 12:00 – 05:00


Delftsestraat 19A
3013AD Rotterdam
Opening hours: 12:00





Schiekade 201
3013BR Rotterdam
Opening hours: 12:00 – 05:00
Raampoortstraat 26-28
3032AH Rotterdam
Opening hours: 12:00 – 05:00


Mini Mall
Raampoortstraat 30
3032AH Rotterdam
Opening hours: 12:30 – 05:00
Schiestraat 42
3013AH Rotterdam
Opening hours: 20:00 – 06:00


Nieuwe Binnenweg 17-19
3014GB Rotterdam
Opening hours: 20:00 – 05:00
Kruiskade 26
3012EH Rotterdam
Opening hours: 23:00 – 05:00


ADE Meets BRB Outdoor Stage
Parking Area Hollywood
Opening Hours: 15:00 – 20:00
Buma Rotterdam Beats is the international business platform and showcase festival for urban bass & beats and takes place November 14-16th.

Buma Rotterdam Beats is an annual initiative in The Netherlands to promote beats culture in Europe and to encourage the creation of strong international networks within the urban music industry worldwide. Like our well-established sister festival Amsterdam Dance Event, we aim to be the main European platform and networking festival for urban, bass and beats.

Artists and speakers during our previous editions included Jericho Adams (Interscope), Rigo ‘Riggs’ Morales (as VP of A&R at Shady Records), Dave Free (CEO Top Dawg Entertainment),
reggae star Shaggy, DJ A-Trak, father of the MPC Roger Linn, riddim pioneer Cleveland ‘Clevie’ Browne, DJ Whoo Kid, Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, Dope D.O.D., Charles Bradley, 2Chainz,
Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Pac Div, Om’Mas Keith, Robbo Ranx (BBC Radio 1Xtra), DJ Chuckie (Dirty Dutch), Munchi (Selegna), Fellow, Latoya Lee (for Konvict) and representatives from SoundCloud, The Fader, Hip Hop Kemp, splash!,
Hipnotik, Southport Weekender, Top Notch, Noah’s Ark, XXL Magazine, OkayPlayer, Fun-X, Juize FM, prominent national acts like Fresku, Boaz van de Beatz, Jiggy Djé, Sticks and many others.

The third edition of Buma Rotterdam Beats took place in November 2012 and drew a total of over 5,500 visitors. The professional conference attracted more than 600 delegates from eleven countries, and more than eighty acts played throughout the city over three nights. A major highlight was the Shady Records Beat Pitch where Dutch production talents got the opportunity to have their work critiqued by the VP of A&R for hip hop legend Eminem’s Shady Records: Riggs Morales.


Promotional opportunities

To know more about promoting your brand at Buma Rotterdam Beats read more here.