Local DJs Form New Live Production Company
By Jason Savio
What happens when artists ban together to form their own production company? For an answer in action take a look at upstart Massachusetts-based group BDM. Once a small and exclusive DJ crew, the constantly evolving group has set its sights on becoming a full-blown organization of self-sufficient artists after the recent success of their first gig, “BDM Presents: Adventure Time,” at The Raven in Worcester. BDM’s goal is clear: they want to deliver a show that will blow your mind.
At its core, B.D.M. has become a live event production company, but in reality it strives to be much more. Not only does it aim to offer live music, it also wants to provide a vehicle for people to express all forms of art and performance.
“B.D.M. is a visual and performing arts group that produces art events that incorporate a wide sweep of different forms of artistic expression,” explains Ross Nibur, the group’s acting general manager. “We hope to blur the line between these different forms of art and expose people to an entirely new kind of artistic experience.”
That “new” kind of experience is anchored down by the music of BDM’s resident DJs.
“Right now the events we’re planning all have a focus in the growing electronic music scene, but we’ve been working on incorporating other forms of artistic expression,” explains Nibur. “We’re planning some dance routines as part of the performance that we hope to seamlessly integrate with the DJ’s sets on stage to turn the electronic show into more of a planned performance than just a DJ spinning.”
Performances like what B.D.M. has in store of course require work, and the performers are responsible for a significant portion of it. Every performer under the BDM umbrella lends his own special talent and expertise to different aspects behind the scenes to help make the shows possible.
“Currently all of the members of BDM contribute behind the scenes to the greater organizing and execution of our events,” says Nibur, “They work on everything from promotion and graphic design, to building our sets and organizing the show.”
The importance of the connection between the artist and their platform is at the forefront of BDM’s decision making. From there, everything else falls into place. Creating an authentic link between the artist and the production helps make BDM a grass-roots organization that knows exactly what the audience wants and promises to provide it.
Check them out at: www.facebook.com/djbdm.
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