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Beat Drop Spotlight - Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is an absolutely massive part of the Beat Drop Community.  In addition to teaching SynthesisSound Design and Keyboard Fundamentals, he is the head technician at the Beat Drop Repair Shop.  Brandon is an active member of Calgary's music scene and plays keyboards in several bands.  Yet, somehow he finds time to work at the National Music Centre, a cornerstone of the Calgary scene and "a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music."  We sat down with Brandon recently to find out a little more about him and his life as a professional musician.  P.S. Brandon can I please borrow your Minimoog?

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Former Beat Drop Student Funk'nRight Wins Dirty Tones DJ Competition

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.

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Beat Drop Spotlight - Brynn (DJ Heebz)

Byrnn Collingridge (DJ Heebz) is one of Calgary's hardest working DJs.  He holds down residencies at The Hifi Club and Commonwealth Bar and Stage in addition to co-instructing Production and Remixing for DJs at Beat Drop.  Brynn is a prolific remixer, DJ and an amazing communicator.  We sat down with Brynn recently to get his take on DJing and life in general.

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Beat Drop Spotlight: Krystle B

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. 

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