Updated: Oct 7, 2020
Melbourne based agency Shift are hosting an intimate electronic music producers dream this November. Malou Lou, the brains behind the newly formed organisation kicks things off for Shift with a Ableton workshop at East Brunswick's Mycelium Studios featuring Dutch based producer Nadia Struiwigh.
*excerpt from Facebook event*
To kick off Melbourne Music Week, Shift presents a 3.5 hour Masterclass with endorsed Ableton artist NADIA STRUIWIGH (DENOVALI/NL) Don't miss this opportunity to join this interactive workshop and get insights, tips and tricks from an incredibly talented Dutch DJ & Producer. After multiple releases whilst collaborating with Denovali Records and Legowelt, as well as performing at Dekmantel, ADE, Audio Obscura, Wildeburg and more, her talents are being noticed across the industry and we expect to see a lot more from Nadia in the years to come. This event is sponsored by Ableton. What to expect: 1. How to create a track in Ableton with hardware (creative flow), plugin tips, how to work on a remix, how to create a DJ or Live set in Ableton. 2. Sound Design 3. Social Media (artist page branding). If you are passionate about music production, join us for an insightful evening.
Nadia Struiwigh is a DJ and electronic producer from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Sitting somewhere between Biosphere and Boards of Canada, Struiwigh’s refined downtempo electronica takes you on a journey full of synthesized soundscapes that flirt with ambient techno. After releasing "Lenticular" on "Central Processing Unit" and getting constant praise for her work from Resident Advisor she now returns with her first full length and her first cooperation with Denovali called "WHRRu" (Where are you).
"WHRRu" combines the warm electronics and dynamic sound of Nadia's previous works with a new film-composing orientated cinematic sound and approach. The result is a ten tracks album with electronic listening music for quiet nights and long journeys.
Nadia says: '"WHHRu" is written with emotions and memories from my childhood. The use of acoustic instruments and synthesizers gave me the opportunity to settle a past/ future concept for all the chapters. Going back to those moments helped me to close a book and to find a safe place within myself. My own story has just started.'
"... it works in slow, drawn out movements - the piercing grumble of drone stretching and throbbing over spaced out pads. With each track the percussive footsteps edge ever nearer and nearer..." (WIRE)
"a superb armchair techno record for the post-IDM generation" (Resident Advisor)
"a pair of mindbending dance sketches that blur the liens between industrial and something verging on techno" (Boomkat)
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