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Electronic Music Production Workshop - Auckland

Electronic Music Production Workshop - Auckland

  • Fri 09 Nov 2012, 6:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Jubilee Hall, 545 Parnel Road, Parnell

An Electronic Music Production Workshop featuring Steve Young (Broken Robot Recordings) aka HEDFLUX

What do you get if you combine a PhD in quantum physics, a sublime understanding of the fabric of reality, a myriad of creative talents, pure psychedelic dancefloor mayhem and a cracking bloke?

The Australia & New Zealand Alumni Association SAE/QUANTAM and NZ Rockshop are hosting an Electronic Music Production Workshop featuring international award-winning psychedelic tech-funk producer Steve Young (aka Hedflux).

Steve has worked for over 7 years with leading dance music sound design companies Sample Magic and Sounds/To/Sample, producing dozens of high quality sample packs in various genres of electronic music. This has afforded him the opportunity to learn the techniques common to different styles and integrate them into his own music.

His workshops offer a unique and broad perspective, combing powerful sound design techniques with personal development and deep philosophical insights into the nature of music within culture and the universe at large.

Tickets available online at www.headfluxnz.eventbrite.co.nz

Door sales only if tickets remain. No eftpos or credit card at door.

$20 public | $10 SAE Student or Alumni

 

Hedflux Bio:

Harnessing the rational to illuminate the transcendental, Steve Young aka Hedflux is synthesising a gleaming new horizon in electronic dance music. Integrating chunky tech-funk with refined psychedelia, the result is a stylistic hybrid characterized by laser-precision engineering, liquid-tight grooves and a visceral, hypnotic energy.

The seminal 2010 track "Mindcell" exemplifies the Hedflux sound. Spending 10 weeks at the top of the Beatport breaks chart, and becoming the 3rd top selling breaks track of the year, Mindcell went on to win the coveted “Best Track” award at the 2011 Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards.

Steve started deejaying in 1992, and learned music production as a hobby while pursuing an academic interest in physics and mathematics. Graduating with a PhD in quantum physics in 2004, Steve left academia and spent five years working in industry. During this time he focused on music production with a much greater sense of passion and urgency, until finally he left the corporate world in 2010 to pursue his creative ambitions full-time.

Since then, Steve has produced a string of ground-breaking original tracks on Broken Robot records, as well as remixes for Enig’matik, Lot49, U&A, Liquid, Scarcity, Aux Technology, Surfer Rosa and more. His music has led him all over the world, including two successful tours of Australasia and the USA. His pioneering psychedelic tech-funk has sparked a flame in a new generation of sublimely talented producers around the world who are stepping up to elevate the sound to a fresh new level.

Steve can also be found writing on the subject of science and spirituality for the critically acclaimed London Street-art Design Magazine, documenting his spiritual and intellectual journey with soul-bearing honesty and open mindedness.

 


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