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LONDON SOUND ACADEMY GRADUATES: 6FTSHORT & CROATIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

 6FTSHORT PERFORMS CROATIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Last year Danny & Lewis AKA 6FTSHORT played a Croatia music festival. The Festival is called Fresh Island Festival at Zrce Beach, Pag Island, Croatia. They also played  in a club called Kalypso doing B2B set at the venue that evening with the venues resident DJ called Bruno AKA Brundux (July 2015).

Since Croatia music festival then they stayed in contact and supported each other to play around London when he visited earlier this year.

After assisting on his London Tour,  6ftShort got booked to play for a Croatia music festival called United Electronic Sound Festival (U.E.S. Fest) 1-3 July 2016. Also were invited to join into his sets B2B for the 3 days before Hideout Festival began as a kind of warm up for Hideout and U.E.S.

CROATIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Danny:  "It was so amazing to play at Kalypso as its such a great venue with an open top roof watching the sun rise as we played, not forgetting the visuals, lighting and systems that literally blow you away! As Zrce Beach is secluded from all outside life the parties literally do not stop, from pool parties during the day and one massive party at night there is so much energy from everyone involved. Croatia music festival party goers are so up for everything 24/7 its hard not too be involved. As the sun begins to rise over Zrce Beach the vibe just totally changes, you can feel this spine tingling energy and the atmosphere just continues to rise! Its a real spiritual moment! Playing at such festivals is so immense as everyone is there for one reason only, and that's the music (its not like just going out to your local club etc) everyone involved has the same energy and that really does unite people! We hope to play there again next year."

 

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6FTSHORT  debut EP released on Plus Recordings which can be steamed on Spotify and soundcloud

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CROATIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Upcoming Gigs:

  • YMO, Charity Event for Parkinsons: 23rd July at Fire London
  • Transitions Festival (Hosting our own tent called the Sanctum: 6ftShort & Friends) 30th July at Thorpe Lake
  • RMRS at the Source Bar, Maidstone 30th July
  • Random at the Source Bar, Maidstone 01st October (UNANNOUNCED)
  • Plus Recordings Showcase at Lightbox 08th October (UNANNOUNCED)

LSA & McQueen

McQueen has been voted the best restaurant bar in London

London Sound Academy have a strong relationship with popular shoreditch hang out McQueen. Our graduate students have had countless opportunities to perform at this venue and each time they do they play to a full dance floor! Recently the venue have just opened up their brand new outdoor area, a super stylish rooftop terrace! 

McQueen LSA DJ

McQueen LSA DJ

OUTDOOR

Inspired by the king of cool, and set in the heart of vibrant Shoreditch, McQueen is no stranger to keeping ahead of the times and delivering the ultimate customer experience. With state of the art club, chic lounge bar and multi award winning a la carte restaurant, McQueen now add the ultimate attraction and all inclusive experience to their belt – McQueen Outdoor.

A Haven for summer, McQueen’s beautifully designed sanctuary will open their doors offering the very finest alfresco experience. Serving only the finest premium spirits, a selection of McQueen’s beautifully created signature cocktails, a variety of London’s most infamous pop up restaurants and the most prestigious outdoor space that the capital has to offer.

Expect the height of sophistication, attentive service and glamour from one of London’s swankiest new outdoor spaces.

Regular events from LSA

We host regular events at McQueen under the umbrella of Love United showcasing the high level of  talent displayed by our graduate students. Alongside our own events we regularly link up with big names such as Cafe Mambo & Pukka Up providing even more opportunities for our students to gain professional experience within the industry.

McQueen LSA DJ Cafe Mambo

If you would like the chance to DJ at the next LSA event then enrol on a DJ course now and learn to DJ with specialist one-to-one tuition! All our graduates get the chance to play several gigs all around London and beyond, this year we have even organised a week long of Ibiza with several students playing in all the top clubs including Sankeys and Amnesia, alongside boat parties with Pukka Up, pool & beach parties as well as rocking our regular slots in Egg, Ministry of Sound, McQueen, Lightbox and MORE! 

To get involved simply head over to our contact section or send us an email to: hello@londonsoundacademy.co.uk

Major LSA gigs for graduates

In July alone we have 4 LSA gigs coming up in Ministry of Sound!

Each month we have a number of LSA gig opportunities available for our students in venues all over London from trendy Shoreditch bars like the Golden Bee & McQueen to some of the biggest venues in the UK Ministry of Sound and Egg!

Every DJ performing at the LSA gigs have achieved the opportunity by completing the full DJ course. All of them enter the club with the skills and knowledge to perform at a professional level. Landing gigs like the ones we have listed below can prove difficult for DJ's who have been in the game for a decade and having major venues, such as Ministry, on your CV are invaluable! Our graduates go on to perform regularly in major clubs all over the world and its through London Sound Academy they get their first shot. Tickets for all events can be purchased from the DJ's performing on the night so be sure to support them and get in touch for a discounted ticket!

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Check out some mixes from our graduate DJ's recorded live inside Ministry of Sound!

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If you would like the chance to DJ at the next LSA gig at Ministry of Sound enrol on a DJ course now and learn to DJ with specialist one-to-one tuition! All our graduates get the chance to play several gigs all around London and beyond, this year we have even organised a week long of Ibiza with several students playing in all the top clubs including Sankeys and Amnesia, alongside boat parties with Pukka Up, pool & beach parties as well as rocking our regular slots in Egg, Ministry of Sound, McQueen, Lightbox and MORE! 

To get involved simply head over to our contact section or send us an email to: hello@londonsoundacademy.co.uk

Odyssia Festival Launch @ MOS

Odyssia Festival Launch @ MOS

LSA Graduates take to the decks in Ministry for the launch of Odyssia Odyssia is a brand new festival hitting Greece at the end of August. Located at Cariocas Beach, a stellar collection of house a...Read More »

Playdifferently – Model 1

MODEL 1 is a performance instrument providing new creative possibilities to artists, and empowering them to PLAYdifferently.

A mixer of uncompromising build quality, intuitive tactile controls and beautifully warm analog circuitry, MODEL 1 is engineered by Andy Rigby-Jones and co-designed by Richie Hawtin, with two years of testing, insight and refinement with artistsclubs and engineersfrom across the electronic music community.

MODEL 1 has a unique offering of six fully featured input channels plus two stereo returns in a small format frame. It has many features not currently available on any comparable device, such as Input pre-amplifier drive control, hybrid filter/swept bell EQ, dual cue system, dual mixer linking system, and a fully balanced Tascam DB25 connector system.

MODEL 1 is a purely analogue mixer featuring technology normally found in the finest studio consoles, such as a fully balanced mix buss, zero crossing detection for seamless filter & master EQ routing along high voltage differential power rails.

Model 1

This is a fully analog mixer, built in the UK, and it has an impressive feature set. Here’s an overview of the most notable:

  • 6 stereo channels
  • Contour filters: Individual low Q LPF and HPF for each channel, “designed not to add colour to the sound as they are swept across their frequency range. Due to the low Q , these filters only cut, they do not boost”
  • Master Filter: this is a filter that’s separate from any individual channels – you can assign any of them to it – similar to other Xone mixers
  • 2 stereo sends + returns: each with an assignable filter and low cut, they also can be assigned to the mixer filter.
  • Two Cues: Specifically designed for two DJs to use this mixer concurrently, there are two separate cue systems for previewing audio
  • Sculpt EQ: “a semi-parametric swept bell filter, and consist of two controls, FREQ which sets the centre frequency and CUT/BOOST which adjust the gain or attenuation at this frequency. The level of cut/boost is asymmetric; maximum boost is limited to +8dB, while the cut is extended to -20dB. Sculpt has a wide Q and a frequency range that covers almost seven octaves.”
  • Master EQ: an overall EQ that effects the master output
  • Booth Out EQ: a two-band EQ that allows adjusting of the booth output
  • Drive Control: Every input on the mixer has a Drive knob, which allows you to adjust “the level at which the channel pre-amplifier clips the input signal, thus creating harmonic distortion as an effect”.

PRICE: 
£2550 worldwide shipping included (plus applicable sales taxes/duties)
**Prices not including taxes. (OUCH!)

If you would like to learn from scratch or improve on already existing skills enrol on a DJ course now and learn to DJ with specialist one-to-one tuition! All our graduates get the chance to play several gigs all around London and beyond, this year we have even organised a week long of Ibiza with several students playing in all the top clubs including Sankeys and Amnesia, alongside boat parties with Pukka Up, pool & beach parties as well as rocking our regular slots in Egg, Ministry of Sound, McQueen, Lightbox and MORE! 

To get involved simply head over to our contact section or send us an email to: hello@londonsoundacademy.co.uk

 

 

Odesi – The all new production aid from Mixed in Key

Mixed In Key has just released Odesi, a new type of software that’s designed to speed up music production in Ableton Live, Logic, Reason, Pro Tools and all other music production software. Odesi helps producers, vocalists, song-writers and DJs create melodies, basslines and chord progressions, as well as memorable hooks.

Check out the introduction video to get an idea of what Odesi can do for you.

The well thought out layout of the software makes it easy to get to grips with whats happening almost immediately resulting in quick results, seamless workflow and tonnes of fun from the start! Odesi looks like the MIDI view found in most DAW's meaning nearly every producer should feel at home when using it. What separates Odesi is the fact you can view each element you are working on (Drums, bass, lead synth) in one screen together. Odesi supports MIDI export Ableton Live, Reason, Pro Tools, Logic and all other DAWs meaning you can easily transfer the work you have created within the software instantly into a different project.
This software is a go to for anyone experiencing writers block. Set up the foundations for a track quickly and easily by selecting a drum pattern and choosing from one of 138 different chord progressions, apply the bassline generator and now you have a fresh foundation to start building on top of. The same process applies to any new producer getting swamped down a bummed out with seemingly endless theory! By using Odesi to augment your process you can learn at the same time as working on new music keeping you excited and switched on to whats happening with your latest track.
Odesi DJ Mixed in Key

The most important features at a glance:

  • Sonic sketchpad: Odesi is an ultra-fast MIDI editor that makes it possible to sketch musical ideas and save them to a session that can be opened in any other DAW to choose the sounds and finish the production
  • Automatic “Snap-to-Key and Scale”: The default view shows which notes are allowed in a specific Key and Scale, making it impossible to go off-key in the composition
  • Chord Progressions: Odesi makes it easy to write custom chord progressions, or use a bank of 138 memorable progressions used in today’s popular music, with deep customization options
  • Rhythms: The musician can apply rhythms to both Chords and Basslines, creating endless combinations of intertwined rhythms. There is a bank of 138 highly-customizable ideas, discovered by Mixed In Key, in Pop music, Hip Hop, Rock, Caribbean and Latin music, as well as the most popular rhythms found in electronic music tracks produced from 1986 to today – starting with early Chicago House and ending with the latest Beatport top 100
  • Intelligent basslines: When the project contains a Chord Progression, the Bassline generator will adjust to match the chords, making it easy to experiment with different basslines without having to edit the MIDI notes with every chord change
  • New visualization of MIDI: Odesi displays all notes on a single canvas. Chords, Melody, Bass and Drums are visible on the same screen, enabling edits to be made faster and more easily
  • Acceleration of Ableton Live, Logic and other DAWs: Odesi supports MIDI export to Ableton Live, Reason, Pro Tools, Logic and all other DAWs
  • Access your sessions from anywhere: Odesi runs in a web browser, and is accessible anywhere, anytime. Older sessions will no longer be lost on external hard drives and buried in a closet. When a session is finished, Odesi automatically sends it as an email attachment for backup and safekeeping.
  • Recording on the road: Odesi allows you to record melodies, chords and bass from both your MIDI controller and your computer keyboard. If you’re on a Macbook and don’t have a controller available, you can use the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 keys to play the beats, and ASDFGHJ keys to play notes.
  • Sound banks pulled from today’s hottest music: Although the “grand piano” sound can be used in the web version, there is also a companion app for Mac OS X that extends Odesi with support for 117 different sounds, pulled from today’s hottest music. It contains pianos, leads basses and drum kits that sound crisp and “current.” The musician can put together an audio demo of the track without leaving Odesi when running Mac OS X 10.10 or newer.
  • Change Key and Scale anytime: Odesi can change the Key and Scale of the entire composition, even after the entire MIDI was already written. It’s possible to change the mood from Major to Minor, or to add a Blues feeling to the track. It makes it easier to adjust the composition to fit a vocalist’s range as well and experiment with different keys.
Odesi Pricing and Availability
Odesi is now available as a web-based version. The price is a one-time fee of $49 USD. There is a Mac OS X companion app that requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer, which gives Odesi account holders the ability to use Audio Units on their computers, as well as the bank of 117 sounds. A similar Windows companion app is planned for the future. Odesi requires Internet access and does not work without a connection. This is by design, because it enables future collaboration and project access from anywhere.By popular demand, the team behind Odesi is launching a new YouTube series to examine what makes music so memorable. Six videos are available now, and 20+ more are coming soon. These “Top Hits, Analyzed” videos examine Chords, Melodies and Basslines of popular songs and explain the unique features of each one. The first six videos are:

  • Daft Punk – One More Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYBdgvYNbuk
  • Kygo – Stole the Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jk2LYd2qC0
  • Avicii – Levels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysvti771fUI
  • Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qb7BF1tI9c
  • iio feat. Nadia Ali – Rapture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNLTupTqUVo
  • Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxbLASPaVg4
Future videos will be posted on: http://odesi.mixedinkey.com/top-hits-analyzed/

About

Odesi was created by Mixed In Key, the award-winning software company known for its harmonic mixing and DJ products. Other products include Mixed In Key for harmonic mixing, Platinum Notes for audio quality improvement of MP3 and WAV files, Flow 8 Deck for live DJ performance with 2, 4 or 8 decks, Mashup for remix and mashup creation, and Beyond Beatmatching, a book written to empower DJs to play great shows.

 

If you would like to learn from scratch or improve on already existing skills enrol on a DJ course now and learn to DJ with specialist one-to-one tuition! All our graduates get the chance to play several gigs all around London and beyond, this year we have even organised a week long of Ibiza with several students playing in all the top clubs including Sankeys and Amnesia, alongside boat parties with Pukka Up, pool & beach parties as well as rocking our regular slots in Egg, Ministry of Sound, McQueen, Lightbox and MORE! 

To get involved simply head over to our contact section or send us an email to: hello@londonsoundacademy.co.uk

 

LSA Graduate success – Kid Cut


LSA Student Kid Cut wins Brighton Music Conference DJ Competition!

 
Kid Cut
One of our students recently won a set at the Brighton Music Conference, one of the UK's biggest electronic music events.
Nick Burdick, AKA Kid Cut, who has been learning Logic production and DJing at LSA for just over two years, supported disco-house act Crazy P at the BMC after party in Brighton on 15 Apr.  The two day event is in it's third year and growing quickly.  It attracts speakers from across the industry who give seminars on everything from sampling to making it in the music industry.
Nick said, "I had heard of the event before but I didn't know they ran a DJ competition each year.  When I saw the news that they were running another one, I jumped at the chance to submit a mix.  I thought I'd submit one that people on the Brighton scene would appreciate so I went back to my big beat roots.  I was hoping that it would strike a nostalgic chord with the judges and it must have worked!  Most of the other mixes were house and techno but they said they liked mine because it stood out from the others which was really pleasing."
As part of the prize, Nick won a music distribution deal with Horus Music so he has been busy working on his new material to release this summer.
He said, "I didn't really have anything ready to send to Horus Music straight away to be released but winning the competition has given me some real inspiration to get back into the studio at LSA and get some stuff finished off!"

If you would like to learn from scratch or improve on already existing skills enrol on a DJ course now and learn to DJ with specialist one-to-one tuition! All our graduates get the chance to play several gigs all around London and beyond, this year we have even organised a week long of Ibiza with several students playing in all the top clubs including Sankeys and Amnesia, alongside boat parties with Pukka Up, pool & beach parties as well as rocking our regular slots in Egg, Ministry of Sound, McQueen, Lightbox and MORE! 

To get involved simply head over to our contact section or send us an email to: hello@londonsoundacademy.co.uk

LSA Graduate success – Peter Pavlov / Flemcy Music

LSA Graduate success – Peter Pavlov / Flemcy Music

When Flemcy Music held its first event a couple of months ago, Peter Pavlov was in the room. A bit anxious, he dropped his pendrive in the demodrop box among other producers. We loved his track “Memories” at Flemcy, with its infectious bass, sweet arpeggios, solid synth line and haunting vocal sounds, so we could not resist to release it.

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