Monday, 9 March 2015

We've had a fantastic few weeks with Media Drop. Over the last few weeks we have been visited by jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Callum, guitarists James and Jade, and bass player Kieran, who have been bringing an acoustic flavour to the sessions.

Last week we worked on a tune featuring the very talented female MC Swiftey-Miyagy and the lyrical talents of Blakk Ice.

We have also had some wicked beatboxing and lyrics writing from KingzzKhanz who has also been working on producing his own track and collaborating with other Media Drop members.

Next week we will be looking at all the tracks we have made so far, fine tuning the vocals, working on performance technique and tying up loose ends.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring is here!

We've got off to a flying start to the Spring Term of Media Drop.

Preethi has come back with yet another jazz banger, which she has produced and written herself. We've also seen some new collaborations between vocalists, instrumentalists, producers and writers which we are looking forward to sharing in a few weeks.




Friday, 12 December 2014

Red Wine Blues

This is Preethi. This term she has worked on producing her own beat, lyric writing, and vocal performance. She performed her piece at RAW, and even got the audience to participate!




'I've consistently been coming and over time I've learned quite a bit and improved  a lot, and I'm starting to find a musical direction I want to go in. I have also become more confident in terms of performing.' 



Autumn is over!

We are at the end of this term's media drop sessions, and it has been an absolute blast! It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated, enthusiastic and talented group of young people, And we are looking forward to sharing some of the work the group have produced later on this year.

However in the meantime, we thought we'd share with you some of the stories from this term, and wish you a Happy New Year!

We will be back on Monday 19th January 2015, look forward to seeing you there!


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The end is near....

So we're coming to the end of this terms Media drop and it has to be said what a fantasic experience it's been for everyone involved! 

There's been some new faces around this term and with that some AMAIZING new talent which we've had the pleasure of working along side... There's 2 weeks/4 sessions left so we're going to be finishing off some of the material we've been working on for you guys!

Some of the tracks may be rough around the edges but we believe the process is just as important as the product..... and the process of this terms media Drop has been amaizing!

Creatively and musically its been an inspiration! 

We've managed to empower 3 of the young people to record and mix down vocals (christian, conor and jerelle) and conor has really shone in the productionside of things. He's leanred techniques like real time automation, sound design (ES2 synth in logic), drum programming and even side chain compression!!!!! For those in the know that is some technical stuff!!!!

we've also been blessed on the mic by quite a few people who have never recorded their voice before!

So hang tight.... music is coming your way VERY soon but for now it's back to business.

PEACE AND LOVE...



MD COLLECTIVE

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Personal Profile: Marco Intrigila




My names Marco been coming to the media drop for about a month. I heard about it from dave who is a youth worker at my college he told me about what happens down here and i decided to drop down and check it out. Since then i've been every week. The guys are real. Friendly and supportive. There's good equipment and it gives us the chance to use equipment we cant normally get hold of. It motivates me to write lyrics at home and keeps me focused. My lyrics have been getting much better and i'm already on a good few of the new tracks!

Safe, Marco.

Personal Profile: Anton Yates (aka Mex)



my names anton yates i'm 16 ive been media drop about 6 times i think its good becasue they help me work on my flow and my bars its sick.