Recently we chipped-in to help the amazing music outreach workshop team Heaps Decent raise funds to get their productions released and as thanks they wrote us a tribute tune (legends!).
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The song was written by their emerging artists Tommy Gunz and Tasha Lee Marshall and produced by Heaps Decent facilitator Adam Bozzetto (Wordlife) in their weekly Homebase workshop at the Redfern Community Centre.
… are a non-profit charity group who we helped develop their workshop techniques. They are a team of accomplished producers making music with kids and teenagers throughout the state, from inner-city Sydney to outback NSW – and who do their sessions using Ableton Live. So much great music and talent is emerging from these workshops that the next step in taking these works to completion (mixing, mastering, distribution and marketing) needed a crowd-funding campaign to raise the capital.
The crowd-funding campaign reached it’s $10k goal with a week to go, and ultimately raised $12,838 meaning Heaps Decent can start getting the talents of these kids heard.
Heaps Decent weekly workshops:
- Homebase drop-in workshops at Redfern Community Centre
- “Big-Up” workshops at juvenile justice centres in Wagga Wagga, Juniperina and Campbelltown
- Workshops at Key College, Surry Hills – an independent high school for young people in unstable housing run by Youth Off the Streets.
Heaps Decent recent news:
- workshop by T.E.E.D. with emerging talent Tasha Lee Marshall
- workshop with Kilter & Tkay at the Juniperina juvenile justice centre
Heaps Decent also run one-off projects, like this one with these cuties here:
Heaps Decent regular facilitators include Joyride, KLP, Nina Las Vegas, Toni Toni Lee, Pablo Calamari, Levins, Anna Lunoe, Set Mo, Shantan, Charlie Chux and Wax Motif and many more great local producers.
They also run one-off workshops with touring internationals – a list that counts TEED, A-Trak, M.I.A. among their many guest mentors.
Get to know more about Heaps Decent over here: http://heapsdecent.com/