Aspiring music producers are being given the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of artists like Rudimental, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Beyonce by recording tracks in the inspirational setting of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire, England.
During the three-day immersive Beatcamp music experience, participants will be matched with another music producer and tasked to create a track together. At the end of the weekend, the finished tracks will be released as an album on iTunes, Spotify and other digital platforms.
Those selected to take part will receive masterclasses and critique from established music producers including Steve Osborne, half of Oakenfold & Osborne (Perfecto Records), producer of Happy Mondays, New Order, A-Ha, Gregory Porter and many others, James Hurr, tech-house producer and remixer for luminary labels Toolroom, Spinnin’, Defected and Armada, Paul Whalley, multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer for the likes of NAO, Wretch 32, Little Mix and Nina Nesbitt. They will also have access to professional session musicians and singers as well as getting the opportunity to hear their mixes through Peter Gabriel’s famous SSL 9000K XXL console.
The Studios are located in a two hundred year old water mill surrounded by stunning countryside in the heart of rural Wiltshire. World-leading artists choose the creative freedom of recording in its natural environment of light and water, which is far removed from the confines of inner-city recording studios.
The project is a partnership between Real World Studios and Beatcamp, a provider of collaborative workshops which matches up music producers and helps them to finish more music and get signed. This is the second such weekend, the first in 2016 was fully subscribed and a huge success. It will take place from Friday 28th-30th September, tickets starting from £1799 per person with the option of full board boutique accommodation at the studios.
Marc Langsman, co-founder of BeatCamp, explains: “Most music producers dream of working in a place like Real World Studios. It’s a chance to escape their home studios and be creatively inspired in a truly rockstar setting. Some of the biggest tracks of recent years were the result of artists working together with others. Collaborating shows you a different way of working that can push and inspire you. At Beatcamp, we carefully match producers together based on their music styles and interests, and so many of our past participants have continued working together and have even released tracks together. It’s a long-term investment.”
Tim Oliver from Real World Studios explains: “Our studios offer a unique and inspirational environment allowing absolute freedom for artists to create, perform, record and mix their music. The state-of-the-art facility has played host to many of the world’s leading artists and has produced many a well-known record over the last 30 years and more. As well as being home to WOMAD festivals and Real World Records, we have several specialist producer rooms on site.”
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