The Producer Series

The Producer Series is a mentoring program to support the development of some of South Australia’s most promising music producers. Kicking off in July 2015, The Producer Series will provide a series of tailored, full-day intensive professional development experiences for selected local producers over the next 12 months.  High-profile music producers, including some successful international expats, will be invited to Adelaide to work with local producers as mentors and/or collaborators. There will also be opportunities for local musicians to participate in sessions during the series.

The first two opportunities in The Producer Series will be the Sam Dixon Sessions and the Fresh 92.7 EDM Sessions.

SAM DIXON SESSIONS

Originally from Adelaide, Samuel Dixon is a London-based bassist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. His production and songwriting credits include Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith, The Presets, and Jack Savoretti.  Sam frequently collaborates with fellow Adelaide ex-pat, Sia Furler with his compositions featuring on many of her albums.  Sam and Sia also co-wrote with Christina Aguilera for her 2010 album Bionic.  Sam is a Golden Globe nominee (Best Original Song), and his compositions have won multiple APRA and ARIA awards.

In addition to his writing and production work, Sam regularly records and performs live as a bassist. He is Adele’s live bassist and musical director, and recent recording credits include Ryan Adams, Jessie Ware, and Paolo Nutini.

Sam is coming to Adelaide as the first international producer for the Series and will mentor four local producers across four days.

WHEN:

Selected participants will spend one day in the studio with Sam between 6-9 July.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are a South Australian based producer and would like to apply to spend a day in the studio with Sam Dixon, please send the following information via email to Daniel.crannitch@sa.gov.au with the following information:

  • a brief bio
  • web links to Soundcloud and Facebook
  • a statement of what your long terms goals as a producer are

Sam will choose four producers from the applications received.

CLOSING DATE:

Email applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 19 June, 2015.

 

FRESH 92.7 EDM SESSIONS

Operating under the moniker KLP, Sydney based artist Kristy Lee Peters is quickly gaining notoriety as a producer, songwriter, vocalist, DJ and radio host, amassing much deserved attention ahead of her sophomore EP release and live tour.

With an acclaimed list of festivals under her belt this year including SXSW, Splendour in the Grass, Field Day, BIGSOUND and Falls Festival, it’s no surprise that she’s been tagged as one of the 10 Local Producers to Watch by inthemix, as well as being a consistent taste-maker on triple j’s House Party each Saturday night. KLP is as prolific as she is talented and this is evident in her numerous local and international collaborations, which topped Hype Machine at #1 as well claiming the #1 position in Japan’s Electronic Chart.

Working with industry talents such as Zimmer, Crayon, Satin Jackets and What So Not is just one facet of KLP’s ever-expanding creative prowess. KLP continues to prove herself as one of Australia’s most exciting industry talents. Incorporating her trademark layered vocals with a melange of house, RnB and pop, she continues to show her aptitude for pushing the boundaries.

KLP is coming to Adelaide as the first electronic producer for the Series and will mentor two different artists across two workshops which also includes Adelaide-based, Chicago born-James Curd and local Stigwood Fellow Luke Million.

WHEN:

Selected participants will spend one day in the studio with KLP between 20-21 July (in addition to a further day of mastering with James Curd & Luke Million).

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications to the Fresh 92.7 EDM Sessions will open on 15 June 2015 and details will be made available on the Fresh website and on-air.

In the meantime, if you are a South Australian based producer/production team/singer/songwriter and would like to apply to spend a day in the studio with KLP, get together the following information:

  • a brief bio
  • web links to Soundcloud and Facebook
  • a statement of what your long terms goals as a producer are

KLP, James Curd and Fresh 92.7 Content Director Tom Martin will choose two artists from the applications received.

Any queries please contact troy.sincock@fresh927.com.au

CLOSING DATE:

TBC