Deep house tutorial series

We’ve started a tutorial series on our new YouTube channel. It’s a three part series focusing on producing deep house and will be in-depth (each tutorial is 1 hour long). At the end of series we’ll be making the Logic project available to subscribers to our newsletter on our label’s site and we’ll be running a remix competition with the winning remix being released on East Recordings. Part one is below.

James Lavelle’s mentorship event

Want to make it is the music industry? Well, there is no one better to learn from than James Lavelle. With over 20 years worth of experience in music, a successful career as DJ, label boss (Mo’ Wax) and a number of critically acclaimed albums (as part of U.N.K.L.E.) under his belt there are fewer better positioned to advise newcomers. Forging a career is not just about making great music; in fact that’s just the starting point. Thereafter you need to consider image, social media, networking, an understanding of the business side of things and, well, the list just on…

We are delighted to announce that we have (free) tickets for this one-off event on Thursday 28th August 7-8pm at the shinebrightstudio in the Truman Brewery (on Brick Lane, entrance opposite Rough Trade). Simply send an email to attend this exciting event. There are only 30 tickets available though so you need to act quickly.

Details of the event can be found here.

May’s mixtape competition

It’s nearly time for May’s mixtape competition. The winning DJ will have their mix aired during one of our weekend guest slots, as well as getting lots of exposure through our social media.

We are looking for 1 hour mixes in any genre. Keep your mixes fresh and current to stand a better chance of winning.

For full details on how to enter read here.

Remix competition

We are running a remix competition in conjunction with Foolboyz who have posted the parts to a deep house track they use as the basis of a YouTube tutorial in the station’s Facebook page for you to download and remix. Entrants should summit a private Soundcloud (or equivalent) link to their remix to by 28/2/14. Entries will be judged by the the Brick Lane Radio team and Foolboyz and the winner will be announced by 7/2/14. The winner will be given their own weekly show on Brick Lane Radio and, if the track is of sufficiently high standard, will have their production considered for release on our soon-to-be record label, Brick Lane Records. The details of how to download the Logic X file used by Foolboyz in the tutorial can be found in the text box below their YouTube tutorial video, which by the way is an excellent watch…

January’s mixtape competition

Heh everybody! It’s time for January’s mixtape competition.  We are looking for 1 hour mixes in any genre of dance music.  Try and make them as original as possible so that you stand out from the crowd.  The winning mix will be aired as a show on the station and, in some cases, the winning DJ will get his/her own weekly show.  The closing date is 31st January and the winner(s) will be announced early January. For details on how to enter read here. Best of luck!