Internationally renowned Glasgow based electronic record label Soma Records are delighted to be hosting Soma Skool 2021 virtually for the first time, February 27th and 28th. An annual education event catering to anyone who is interested in a career in the electronic music industry, Soma Skool has established itself as Scotland’s premier electronic music conference.
After two successful years at SWG3, this year Soma are taking things online with masterclasses and panels from some of the industry’s most respected international artists and professionals including Slam, Rebekah, Manni Dee, Nightwave and more.
Tickets available now for £9.00 Here
“We are proud to be able to continue our passion in educating the minds of tomorrow in our industry, with Soma Skool 2021.” Said Soma Skool project manager, Rosie Shannon, “In these current times, the industry has been stalled but this event has been curated to show it is still very much alive and full of creators and professionals ready to nurture it. We hope that this event helps revitalise future and current careers in our industry and its audiences, at a time where it’s needed most.“
“With a fresh and dynamic approach to learning about all aspects of the electronic music industry, Soma Skool is playing a pivotal role in educating and inspiring Scotland’s future music innovators.” Jamie Houston from Creative Scotland said.
Hosted over two days, there will be a panel and two masterclasses, both streamed live, meaning attendees can learn in real time and ask their favourite artists and industry professionals questions directly – all from the comfort of their own home.
Beginning on Saturday 27th February from 1.30pm, panel ‘COVID and the Future of the Electronic Music Industry’ will be taking place. This panel will be discussing the effects of the pandemic on different sectors of the industry and what the future holds for it. Panellists include Glasgow DJ duo and techno icons Slam, promotions manager Judy Griffith (fabric, London), rising star of the European techno scene Cera Khin, and more hosted by music journalist Marcus Barnes.
Later, world-renowned DJ/producer Rebekah hosts a production masterclass, and PioneerDJ discuss the new and innovative features of the CDJ-3000 and DJM-V10. This will be followed by an exclusive interview with DJ/producer Nightwave.
On Sunday from 1.30pm GMT, there will be panel focusing on ‘Clubs, creatives, communities and mental health’ curated by Clubber2Clubber, a non-profit organisation promoting wellbeing in the clubbing community. The panellists include Scottish rapper, author, social commentator and BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Loki (aka Darren McGarvey); Juliette Duffy, founder of psychological artistic magazine Psyche; Raihan from London based QTIBPOC sober event misery: and Scottish harm reduction charity Crew.
Later, Soma stalwart and Ableton certified instructor, Petrichor, will be hosting his own tip and tricks masterclass based around his most recent Soma album ‘Narisshu’. To end the event, UK based DJ/producer Manni Dee hosts a masterclass based going under the hood of one of his tracks. There will also be an opportunity for ticket holders to have their tracks receive feedback from the Soma A+R team!