We're really excited to offer you another edition in our series of producer workshops. This time around we welcome a very talented and influential Canadian producer, Michael Red. He is an essential player in the West Coast underground music scene, whether its curating countless events or festivals, giving in depth workshops, running his label 'Low Indigo' or performing under one of his many aliases. To say the least this fellow is quite skilled in a wide variety of expertise.
Time: Doors at 6:30 Workshop at 7:00-9:00
The Workshop will cover: (but not limited to)
- DJ'ing and performing live (technical, self promotion, being your own manager, etc.)
- Production (theory, practices and approaches, tips and tricks)
- Organizing and promoting events (& many of the related tasks involved)
- Q&A w/ Michael Red
Michael Red is a Vancouver-based producer, performer, DJ and promoter. The founding member of Vancouver collective Lighta! Sound, acting captain of the Low Indigo entity, he also performs ambient-leaning music under the alias Souns and is a curator for the New Forms Festival.
Together with Lighta! Sound, having played and/or helped to organize the majority of Vancouver's major dubstep events 2005-2009, Red has played a pivotal role in shaping the city's internationally recognized dubstep and bass scene, including the Red Gate, Secret Location, and Dubforms parties. Currently, Michael is cultivating a newer sound/movement under the Low Indigo banner through ongoing events, a casual blog, DJ mixes and music releases.
As a performer, Red combines “sound art” with DJ art, improvising live and blending atmospheric touches with dancefloor sensibilities, all immersed in the careful spirit of dub. His DJ sets traverse the entire universe of “bass” and beyond, always mining the future for the most original and intriguing sounds he can find. He’s also known as a dancehall DJ, performs and tours with Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, is one half of the experimental dub duo Chambers, and has done installation work with his own recordings.