Saffron announce new Mix Nights courses covering Bristol, London and Nottingham

Saffron announce new Mix Nights courses covering Bristol, London and Nottingham

Posted on: 02 Jun 2021

Developed in Bristol, the renowned non-profit project will be launching in two more major UK cities this year.


Bristol-based label and social enterprise organisation Saffron Records have confirmed details of the latest courses in their Mix Nights series, with the team set to expand the project this summer.


Established in 2016, Mix Nights invites women and non-binary people to learn essential DJing and music production skills in a safe and supportive working environment, with a view to addressing the drastic gender imbalance in electronic music.


Alongside their latest course taking place in Bristol, the Saffron team will be setting up shop in London and Nottingham in the coming weeks, hosting Saffron for Sounds and Mix Nights workshops in both cities for the first time.



Covering two pillars of music tech - music production and sound engineering - the latest Saffron for Sound courses will introduce aspiring producers and engineers to the fundamentals of the field.


Under the guidance of Saffron's creative community, participants will be provided with the technical understanding, support network and self-confidence needed to kickstart their careers or begin to explore their sonic curiosity.


Devised with beginners in mind, the music production course will focus on Ableton Live 11, while the sound engineering course will guide students through recording and mixing in a DAW (digital audio workstation), studio and live setting.


Mix Nights courses, meanwhile, will run as normal across eight weeks in Bristol, London and Nottingham, culminating in an event in each city where new graduates will be given the opportunity to test their skills with a 30-minute set in a club environment.


The project's expansion into new territories marks an exciting step forward for the Saffron team, who have enlisted the likes of OK Williams, Saoirse and Shanti Celeste to lead sessions and provide valuable insight on new courses.



To date, Mix Nights has seen over 140 graduates make a considerable impact on the gender balance of lineups across Bristol and beyond, at venues and festivals as well as the radio waves.


Applications for places on both the Mix Nights and Saffron for Sounds courses are open now, with a limited number of free and subsidised places available to ensure the project is accessible for all.


For more information on the courses, or to apply to take part, head to the Saffron website. Alternatively, you can follow news and updates from the team on Twitter.


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