2015 was such a huge year for everyone here at Liveschool – trainers and students included!

Scroll down for a taste of what everyone’s been doing, including a massive playlist of tunes from our graduates here:


TRAINERElizabeth Rose

Released three singles – Another Earth (a collaboration with producer Chrome Sparks), Division and Shoulda Coulda Woulda (a collaboration with producer M-Phazes). Wrote and produced her debut album Intra, which is out March 4th through Inertia / MidnightFeatures, pre-order it here.

STUDENT: Drew Carmody (aka L D R U)

Landed #22 on JJ’s hottest 100 list with his tune“Keeping Score (Feat. Paige IV)” released on the Future Classic label. Released the Realise EP with his duo Carmada(the other half of which is Yahtzel). Performed on JJJ’s like a version with Charlie XCX.

TRAINERSimon Cohen

Engineer, Producer & Mixer  Worked on releases for Justin Bieber, Troye Sivan, Tuka, Will.I.Am, JOY, White Shadows, Emma Pask, Will Sparks, Jess Kent & many more.

STUDENT: William Champion (aka World Champion)

Signed to record label Future Classic & released the ‘Avocado Galaxy’ EP with collaborator Julian Sudek.

TRAINER: Thomas McAlister (aka Alba & Cop Envy)

Released two originals with his duo Alba – The Shift’ and Operator’. Remixed ‘Hedonist’ for Roland Tings.

STUDENT: Garry Todd

Signed to and released a double LP album with German label Bpitch Control.

TRAINER: Michael Di Francesco (aka Touch Sensitive)

Released original tunes SlowmentsTeen Idolsand Arnold’s Theme on the Future Classic record label. Toured Australia playing live bass for Flight Facilities and George Maple as well his own headline tours. Released two original tunes with new project Tear Council on Personal Best records.

STUDENT: James Saiib (aka JaySounds)

Signed to Ministry of Sound (their youngest signing ever) and Soapbox booking agency. Released the tunes ‘Tyrant’ on Ministry of Sound‘You’ on Club Cartel records. Currently has DJ residency at Family (Brisbane), HQ (Adelaide), Pacha (Sydney) & Marquee (Sydney).

TRAINERJoel Farland

Musical Directed performances for Peking Duk (Aria Awards & X factor), Carmada feat. Charli XCX (Triple J’s Like a Version), Conrad Sewell (Aria Awards), JOY, Jess Kent, Cosmo’s Midnight, Nicole Millar and Hayden James. Toured the world playing drums for Broods. Produced and mixed tracks for E^st released on Warner Records as well as producing her Triple J Like a Version performance.

STUDENTS: Adam Dormand & James Kenneally (aka PINES)

Released their first original tunes including ‘Fate’which was mixed with Liveschool trainer Yama Indra. ‘Fate’ peaked at #2 on Hype Machine & racked up 125,000 plays on Soundcloud so far as well as getting write ups with PileratsPurple SneakersAcid Stag and others.

STUDENT: Natasha Rindfleish (aka Tashka)

Released Taken‘ and Each Time, which received write ups from Purple Sneakers, Stoney Roads,PileratsAcid Stag & Thump. Collaborated with Liveschool student Douglas Simmons onDonatachi – Gold (Feat. Tashka)‘ which was shortlisted for Triple J’s Hottest 100. As well as her own live shows, Natasha toured the country multiple times as part of Liveschool trainer Elizabeth Rose’s live band.

TRAINER: Yama Indra (aka GLOVES)

Produced for Asta Letters to Lions. Mixed PINES & Tyler Touche. Composed, produced and performed a 20 minute orchestral score with Sydney Youth Orchestra as the soundtrack to Macquarie Centre’s SS16 fashion show.

STUDENT: Douglas Simmons (aka Donatachi)

Released originals ‘Neo and ‘Gold (Ft. Tashka), the latter of which has collectively racked up an impressive 350k soundcloud plays as well asgetting shortlisted for JJJ’s hottest 100.

TRAINER: Sameer Sengupta

Mixed and mastered releases for Elizabeth Rose,Alison WonderlandAston Shuffle and many more.

STUDENTS: Tyler Ferney & Max Palfrey (aka Iljus Wifmo)Are about to release their next EP Laz’ on the record label Clubwerks.
TRAINER: Mitch Kenny

Mixed the ARIA award winning Hermitudealbum Dark Night, Sweet Light and too many other releases to list here…

STUDENT: Steele Elleway (aka Corprate Fony)

Had original releases on labels Big Mamas House(Germany), Nuit Blanche (Germany), LTHM(US), Data Tech (Germany) and Exclusive Recordings (UK).

TRAINER: George Nicholas (aka Seekae & Cliques)

Toured the world with his group Seekae playing their sophomore album ‘The Worry’ (out of Future Classic). As part of duo Cliques, George released the tune Chro on Aquatic Lab and Aut on the Tempa Allstars Vol. 8 compilation. Remixed Maddslinky, Lisa Mitchell, Eugene Ward & DNKL. Mixed / produce for Frontline, Roland Tings, Giselle Rosselli, Savoir, Hugo Frederick & Haliia.

STUDENT: Benedict Carter (aka Bly)

Had two of his tracks ’Rosey’ &‘Superfluid’ shortlisted for Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2015 from his duo Bly (with collaborator Oliver Dibley). FBi independent artist of the week – ‘Rosey’ was the 63rd most played song on FBi radio in 2015 – Superfluid was premiered by Pilerats. Spotify Aus/NZ feature artist.

TRAINER: Harley Streten (aka Flume)

Collaborated with Liveschool’s recent trainer recruit Kučka on the lead single ‘Smoke & Retribution’. Has been busy touring & producing his sophomore album Skin – listen to a preview stream here. NB. If you haven’t already, check out the free online Ableton Live course that Liveschool, Flume and Future Classic collaborated on here.

STUDENTS: Tom Elliot & Peter Sabbagh (aka Korky Buchek)

Released their first EP ‘Faces, from which the track Bubbles‘ was picked up and featured on OneLove’s Your Shot compilation, also played gigs across Australia, Asia and New Zealand.

TRAINER: Francis Xavier (aka InfusionThe Finger Prince & Francis Xavier)

Has been busy running parties & releasing records as head of the Motorik! record label as well as a new Francis Xavier release and acollaboration with Phil Smart.

STUDENT: Brendan Orenstein (aka Monomyth)

Released his debut 2 track EP ‘Separation‘ onSidechains Records, which was premiered byPilerats.

TRAINER: Dave Norris (aka Dizz1)

Released his debut album ‘In Sickness & In Health’ on the Tru Thoughts record label, featuring collaborations with Aloe BlaccO’Mas KeithSadat X & many more.

STUDENT: Rupert Howarth (aka Perto)

As well as releasing multiple original tracks, Rupert remixed ‘Twisted’ by ‘Uberjak’d’, which was released on Hussle/Ministry of Soundrecords.

TRAINER: Anthony Garvin(Ableton Certified Trainer)

Mixed tracks for Human MovementSweetland and Piecey. Produced for Mazde, co-wrote withIndian Summer.  Setup a analogue studio full of vintage synths & an Neve desk in Alexandria.

STUDENT: Sami Tauber (aka VNCCII)

Took on a position as co-organiser of Sydney’s Ableton Live user group, started releasing her first original tunes as VNCCII & is a gun on Ableton’s Push 2 – check this video of her jamming a tune on it.

TRAINER: Ben Feggans (Mastering Engineer)

Mastered releases for Clubfeet, Catlips, Kite String Triangle, World’s End Press, Ngaiire, R.W. Grace, Twin Caverns ,The Double Shadows, Aquila Young & many more.

STUDENT: Sam Sakr (aka SAKR)Has been picked up at part of Sony’s behind-the-scenes songwriting team, as well as helping out with student support at Liveschool.
STUDENT SUPPORT: Josh Molony (aka Setwun / Letabruthaknow)

Produced and co-wrote Nick Hill’s debut EPreleased on Yes Please Records. Released new original tunes as Letabruthaknow. Held down the fort here at Liveschool – call us up and you’ll likely get Josh on the other end!

STUDENT: Paul Suarez (aka Victor Y & Bass to Pain Converter)

Had releases on Bassic and Solar Records, as well as winning a competition to play at 2015’s Earthcore festival.

Last but not least, here’s a video from one of our Produce Music course graduate listening parties in 2015 – lots of the music in the playlist at the top of this page was heard on the night!

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