Beat Drop is offering early bird pricing for students registering in courses starting in the Fall 2016 (September) Semester. Early bird pricing is valid for courses online and at our Calgary location. All DJ and producer certificate programs and courses are eligible. Early bird pricing ends July 11th 2016 so act fast!
Last weekend former Beat Drop student, Carsen Kendel aka Funkn'Right, won the 8th Annual Dirty Tones DJ competition. Carsen was enrolled in our DJ Program and successfully completed DJ 101 and Turntablism 101. He joins two other Beat Drop DJ students, Goodbar and Mystique, as winners of the Dirty Tones DJ Competition. Rick Cruz (DJ C-SIK), our head DJ Instructor, sat down with Carsen to learn what it takes to be the Dirty Tones champ and find out what the DJ community means to him.
Few people have been a part of the Beat Drop community as long as Kloves (or NJVK). This talented Calgary based producer is well known in western Canada as a purveyor of exquisite four to the floor beats and has experience rocking clubs and destroying dance floors on the festival circuit. This rising young star of the Calgary scene is one to watch. Kloves began her time at Beat Drop as student of our Music Production Certificate Program. Since she graduated Kloves has been a TA at Beat Drop helping instruct Ableton Core I and Music Fundamentals.
Beat Drop is offering early bird pricing for students registering for courses beginning Summer 2016 (May). Register now! Early Bird pricing is valid for all certificate programs & courses until February 15th 2016. Early bird pricing is not available on payment plans. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.
Noisey, an off shoot of the buzz melding and often thought provoking publication VICE, has been on a tear as of late. Publishing articles discussing many different realms of the musical theme, covering an 'ever expanding' ground as they unveil many of the current happenings in today's industry. Recently, writer Josephine Cruz sat down with Beat Drop fore father/owner Mitch Lee to discuss many of his endeavours. He's quite the busy guy and he's had his hands deeply immersed in many projects over the years. Between youth skateboard camps & producing music for some ENORMOUS players in the movie industry, there's not much that this fellow can't accomplish.
Head on over to the Noisey website to read the full article - do yourself a favour and hit the ol bookmark button, as I'm sure they'll be posting topics of your interest!
Recently we were asked to take part in the weekly 'Your Face Here' series in FFWD magazine. Beat Drop founder, Mitch Lee and Manager, Sandro Petrillo were interviewed on what Beat Drop is all about and what makes us a great place to learn and cultivate culture. To read the full article either click on THIS LINK, or run down to Beano or your favorite FFWD drop spot and have a look through.
Big thanks to Centaine Tyler for the write up.
"A group of ambitious creatives with a common love of underground arts.
Bass Coast was Co-Founded in 2009 by Liz Thomson, Andrea graham (the Librarian) and Andrea Helleman. The Bass Coast crew has several more core members who have been with us from before day 1! It is only with the ever growing crew of managers and volunteers that we are able to meet and expand our goals each year. We are all Bass Coast. It’s our festival. It’s our coast. It’s our culture."
Needless to say, Bass Coast is a largely influential, amazingly curated weekend of festivities. Beat Drops Sandro Petrillo is a regular attendee that has had the opportunity of playing sets on their stages throughout the transformation, "The festival has truly evolved into an amazing MUST GO event during my summer time. From the beginning in their Squamish chapter to now moving to their new location in Merrit BC, it's been an enormously valuable experience for me. So much talent to feed off of, great friendships have blossomed on the grounds and just purely great energy has come from it - I'll be going for years to come!" says Petrillo.
They have a fairly grass roots approach to their branding and the way that they spread the word, it's really been a treat to see people's facebook profile pictures change in such a wave as soon as that Bass Coast team uploads a new version. Attendees are loyal, and for good reason!
We have a handful of tickets (50) for the festival available in our store here at Beat Drop. They're $240 each and they're going to go quick, so hurry on down and grab yours! (you must be 19+ years of age to purchase)