We’re looking for producers, DJs, vocalists and MCs to come together to collaborate to create original music and learn from sound system veterans and new emerging collectives all about the history of the sound systems on this 12 week project.
What will I get from taking part?
You will collaborate with other young producers, MCs and DJs to create an hours-worth of original material to perform at the Rising Soundclash night in February 2017.
On this project you will:
> Improve your live performance skills
> Learn how to approach music making collaboratively
> Improve your skills in music production, MC-ing and DJing
> Get an insight into the importance of the sound system in club culture
> Learn about the history and development of sound systems
> Hear from industry professionals and exciting artists in the sound system scene
This project is being run in partnership with the B•Mundo Label and Circo Vaodor in Rio de Janeiro so there will also be an opportunity to share ideas and music online with young musicians in Rio, two of whom will come to the UK to join the Roundhouse Sound System Collective in February. There will also be a showcase performance taking place on the evening of Friday 17th February 2017.
Who will be teaching the project?
Spider J, and a host of guest artists from the sound system scene.
Spider J, professional musician and producer specialises in urban, dub, hip hop, reggae and pop genres. Alongside touring and playing festivals around the world, Spider also sits on Roundhouse’s board of trustees.
Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
You need to either:
> Be able to make music using Ableton or Logic Pro
> Be a competent singer or MC
> Know how to DJ
Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
No, everything you need will be provided.
Are bursaries available?
Yes – if you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare find out how you can get support.
Image – Despacio in the Jungle, Babycakes