Producers… we want to hear your tracks ⭐️ @toolroomacademy & @toolroomrecords are bringing back their live A&R sessions and they are kicking off their very first one for 2021 on Wednesday with @djmarkknight & @petegriffiths & I’m going to be joining them too 🦋

➡️ Send demos to: callum@toolroomacademy.com ⁠
➡️ Join us LIVE on Facebook⁠
➡️ Wednesday 13th Jan⁠
➡️ 4PM GMT 11AM EST ⁠

So… we decided to reimagine meditation. After spending time online so many of the meditations we came across felt dated and unrelatable. This was when @aliveandstill was born. So, I picked up the phone to @dark_e_r and we decided to get in to the studio. She created the soundscape and I wrote and voiced the track. We then spoke to @benkiibeku who created the graphics.

It’s taken time to build and the platform has become way bigger than I imagined at first. It was started initially to help musicians to find more balance but after launching in February, it seems there was a bigger plan in place. None of us could have predicted the scale of what lay ahead.

With twice as many adults in Britain reporting symptoms of depression compared with this time last year, we decided that something had to be done.

‘A Space to Breathe Meditation’ is the first in a series of guided meditations released at the beginning of every month and delivered direct to your inbox. Each track will teach you how to reconnect with your breath and encourage you to find ever important space in your day. 

It’s January and the start of a new year, it’s the perfect time to reset and dedicate time and energy to connecting with something new. Now, light your favourite candle, connect your comfiest headphones, find a cosy corner and press play… 

Join the meditation drop & listen here: https://www.aliveandstill.com/home/soul-a-space-to-breathe-meditation

Made In LDN x Today At Apple

As the world stopped & lockdown paused our industry, we decided to create a programme for young artists across the U.K. to learn and to grow so once our world began to move again, they were ready to fly. 

I felt so blessed to work on a project where I was given the creative freedom to curate a programme without limits. With so many artists at home, we decided to reach out to some of the top artists within our scene… and they got involved. Over the course of five weeks, we met online, for interviews, workshops and discussions with some of the most inspirational new musicians, rappers and singers whose dedication and commitment to their future created a wave of inspiration at such a challenging time. 

Shout outs to all the artists that made this possible, to the team at Apple for their endless hard work and to the young artists who gave us a glimpse in to the music industry of the future. Also to @basmakhalifa for documenting and creating such a reflective and honest piece of cinematography. This tells the story perfectly. 

ABOUT MADE IN LDN 

This summer saw @apple and #MadeInLDN partner once again with @Mayorofldn to take young artists from across the UK through a stacked out programme of workshops, talks and educational sessions. Guided by some of the music industries most respected voices, in collaboration with Today at Apple and East London creative arts youth space @weare_spotlight we set out to bring inspiration and connection during these times of separation and isolation. From an honest and open conversation with @Aitch and his management team to a music production workshop with @SGLewis. We hosted a lyric workshop with @youngtandbugsey and learnt about songwriting with @GraceCarter.

https://www.london.gov.uk/content/made-ldn

“There are so few things in the world that truly connect us all and bring people together and music is one of them. It is one of the most important gifts we have as humans.” OKIEM


We continue our instagram live interview series this week with ’the secret to gentle living: soul’ with shesaid.so x A:live as I am joined by classical pianist, musician and composer Okiem. We are going to be speaking about the importance of music in times of uncertainty and how it can be used to heal before Okiem leads us in to a performance on the piano. Thursday, 6pm… see you there 🦋

Jumping on to a spin bike and a Beatport stream to raise money for this incredible charity.

Proud to be a part of the official Bridges for Music ADE virtual fundraiser cycle this year taking place on Zwift and streamed by Beatport. If you want to join me via Zwift or support the cause, check http://www.cycleformusic.com

All proceeds will go towards giving access to quality education to young talent in underserved communities through @bridgesformusic educational and diversity program

Teaching free workshops over the next couple of months with @cmsounds & if you’re 12-19 years old, you can join us. 

With weekly online creative digital skills sessions hosted by industry professionals ReCharge is a FREE platform for young people to learn how to create:

– Music production
– DJing
– Podcasting
– Videography
– Photography 
– Social media content

Learning from experienced tutors already in the business, we will be sharing our tips and tricks with you so that you can super charge yourself with creative digital skills all for FREE.

You won’t need to buy any equipment or software all applications used are cloud based. 

You can sign up on the @cmsounds website found on their instagram profile ⭐️

the secret to gentle living: mind
 
Tomorrow we start a monthly Instagram live takeover with shesaid.so x A:live in the first of a three part series bringing together some of the most forward thinking minds in health & wellness. This week I am joined by the incredible Deborah Smith as we discuss happiness, how to develop resilience and how to grow through trauma.
 
Find us on Instagram from 6pm GMT 🤍