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Saffron is expanding its educational programmes this summer to London and Nottingham

The Mix Nights DJ course and Saffron For Sound music tech course are intended to provide safer spaces for people of marginalised genders to learn the tricks of the trade

  • Words: Jemima Skala | Photo: Ash Reynolds
  • 5 June 2021
Saffron is expanding its educational programmes this summer to London and Nottingham

Bristol-based record label and non-profit Saffron Music, which is dedicated to tackling the gender imbalance in the music industry, is expanding its educational programmes.

Mix Nights, their DJ course, and Saffron For Sound, their music tech course, will be coming to London and Nottingham. They have already been running successfully in Bristol. Saffron For Sound is open to people of marginalised genders aged 16 and over, whereas Mix Nights is open to an 18+ audience.

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Saffron For Sound will offer courses in music production and sound engineering, both running over four days. With both courses intended for beginners, the music production course will focus on Ableton Live 11 and the sound engineering course will look at recording and mixing in a DAW, studio and live settings.

Mix Nights will run for eight weeks with 2-hour weekly sessions. At the end of the course, the graduates will play their first set at a Mix Nights club night. Involving OK Williams, Saoirse, Shanti Celeste, Rosie Vacci B and Outsider, the graduates will learn the basics of DJing.

For more information about pricing and places, see here. For more information about the Nottingham courses specifically, see the flyer below.



Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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