|Intro: A 3 hour lecture on how to create a track from start to finish in Native Instruments Maschine delivered by Will Kinsella (Kombination Research)|
Date: Saturday March 1st
Price: 30 euros
Location: Twisted Pepper Basement
Learner Outcomes: To understand how to progress from loop stage to final arrangement:
- Rhythm Programming
- Using FX
- Mix Basics
About the Lecturer: Techno and space enthusiast Will Kinsella is a full time producer with releases on the Advents Label Kombination Research, Sleaze Records and Globox. Listed in Dave Clarke’s top tracks of 2011 with Kongo.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Since the closure of Electric City, DEAF and Switch, Irish Techno has become completely reliant on international artists. The result is the same 10/15 names brought over every year and the same 3 or 4 people warming up for them. Pretty boring if you ask me. Where does that leave everyone else and where do people get experience and develop either as performers or artists? The answer? Risk your life savings bringing over a DJ yourself? Good luck. DJing for free at some party where the onus is on you to bring people to the party or you won't be invited back? You can play at the after party as well but don’t forget the cardinal rule, ten euros in, bring your mates and play for free.
This has left the Irish underground in tatters as far as I’m concerned. People are being used and exploited and this behaviour has become common place. Also by solely supporting international DJs the money just leaves the country. I want to deliver top quality music, in an underground setting, at an affordable entry fee where the money goes back towards supporting local talent. Bulk that up with the occasional international artist who we feel has a story to tell.
Fran Hartnett (February 8th), Eamonn Doyle (D1) and Chris Nez & the DSNT crew from Belfast (February 22nd) have all gotten involved. As well as DETROIT TECHNO MALITIA making their first ever appearance in Ireland this April.
This is what the Bunker parties are about. A good honest party amongst friends with absolutely no compromise in terms of the quality of music. It’s an open door policy. Everyone is welcome, just come down and enjoy yourself. Simple as. If you want to get involved just come down, say hello and meet everyone. You are all welcome.
There’s also scope to develop new skills as a producer as I have launched a Music Production Apprenticeship Program. It’s there if you need it. If you have any other questions just come down to the Bunker and we can chat there.
Until then, thanks for reading.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I’ve been working on my plans for the year ahead. This is what I've come up with so far. Your thoughts and input are always welcome and appreciated.
Production: First up, I have releases with Kombination Research, TMM and Patterns on the way shortly. That puts me on the same platforms as people like Ben Simms, The Advent, Gayle San, Industrialyzer and Cari Lekebusch. There's another ten or so unsigned tracks that I've been road testing too. That’s all grand but to be honest I feel like I could be doing more. I am looking forward to really pushing the boat out, exploring new sound scapes, challenges and generally becoming more prolific.
Equinox Dublin Free Parties in Pygmalion: This has grown a life of its own now at this point. There was a half hour queue to get in on Saturday which is really mind blowing. These parties seem to be getting wilder and wilder and the crowds are just getting more and more crazy. More of the same for the year ahead!
Ceoltronic Radio: Now in it’s 8 year of broadcasting and calls RTE 2FM and RTE Pulse it’s home. I’m gonna keep doing what I’m doing and expand the project into new areas. I also have a huge back log of interviews to get up on Soundcloud; Jeff Mills etc. Must get on that! Ceoltronic - Will Kinsella
MPAP (Music Production Apprenticeship Program): I have started a tailored development program for electronic music producers. My idea was to take on 6 apprentices and show them the ropes of writing tracks from top to bottom. The response I got was crazy so I’m currently working on a way I can help everyone who has applied without excluding anyone. That will kick off shortly.
Ceoltronic Label: So I thought if I am training people up and I am already working with people like Jamais, Simon Foran and I taught Gavin Kenny and Mark Greene; wouldn’t it be cool to have a label where we develop our own talent? Im not sure there’s many labels like that out there but that’s what I’m going to do.
Ceoltronic Events @ The Academy 2: After a very enjoyable experience with the Ceoltronic 8th Birthday Party on New Years; I thought why not take things a step further again? Why not have a "Ceoltronic" incubator club night for Irish producers, DJs, emerging talent and more seasoned names alike? Bring over the occasional international act who I think has a story to tell. Possibly even do lectures beforehand.
So that’s what I’m doing. We have Dublin’s only Vinyl only night, I’ll be experimenting with new darker sounds and a host of really talented and energetic people have gotten involved. It’s also a space where people from the MPAP can hang out and meet other like minded heads. That kicks off on the 1st of February.
So that’s everything. A busy but exciting year on the cards. It's an open door policy so if you need advice or want to get involved get in touch and I will try my best to help.
Thanks for the support last year. I hope everyone has a great 2014