Thomas William (formerly Cleptoclectics) dropped into the studio last Sunday to teach a great class on sampling from vinyl! Along with his 1200 he brought in an MPC1000 to show off some retro sample chopping and pad bangin. You can check out some Thomas William beats on his soundcloud.
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In other news... Some of the Lion Mountain team will be playing a set at Marrickville Festival this Sunday the 23rd of October. They're on at 11:20am so come on down for some big tunes and tasty food.

You can check out the set times and more info here.

 
 
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Lion Mountain Studio is proud to present it’s debut single, the Sierra Sisters with Shake It.

Having arrived in Australia in 2004 from their home in Sierra Leone, sisters Yarrie (17) and Isata (16) have been attending writing and production workshops at Lion Mountain Studios since 2010, where the track was written.

Recorded at Radio Skid Row in the custom built cupboard studio where Lion Mountain have made their home, ‘Shake It’ is about being in the moment – as Isata says they intended the track to help people “forget about what’s worrying you and dance your head off.”

And a track for you to dance your head off it is! Benefiting from influences as diverse as Wiz Khalifa, India Aria andthe KillaQueenz, and working with volunteer producers from Sydney including members of ONEOFOUR collective, Seekae, Cleptoclectics, 48/4 and Tobio, Shake It celebrates the Sierra Sisters’ spirited approach to music making.

“Lion Mountain Studio has persuaded me to continue with my music career and has given me the confidence to stand proud as a female rapper,” said Yarrie, one half of the Sierra Sisters.

Among the many benefits that Lion Mountain Studio has brought to the community, the studio is proud to introduce the Sierra Sisters. Enjoy!

‘Shake It’ is available to download at http://lionmountain.bandcamp.com/ or below:


 
 
Last Sunday we had Morphingaz  a super talented DJ, who has been rocking the air-waves in European venues and festivals.  He has built a portfolio with numerous talents from all the continents as a producer, performer, turntablist and teacher.  He is currently working on an album to be released through his independent label, Futureskool Of Music.
You can check out his myspace
http://www.myspace.com/morphingaz3

 
 
Kween G came to the studio to do a  master class on the music industry. She is one half of the female hip hop duo known as Killaqueenz. They have performed across the country and have been support acts for
Public Enemy, South Rakkas Crew, Lady Gaga, Shapeshifter, Tha Alkaholiks, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Lucky Dube.
Check out their tracks on my space
http://www.myspace.com/killarqueenz

Kween G has teamed up with Bad Ezzy and they recently dropped a killer mixtape The Airwaves.
Kween G and Bad Ezzy serve up hard hitting rhymes with heavy basslines and tearing rhythms that are sure to send crowds into a massive sweaty frenzy.



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Guys with Kween G posing for the camera
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Kween G showing girls some music videos
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Kween G and the girls chatting
 
 
Last Sunday we had the very talented Kid Fiction in the studio to talk all things beat related. You can check out his music:
 http://twitter.com/kid_fiction
http://soundcloud.com/kidfiction

Check out the pictures below
 
 
We had a Lion Mountain working bee over the weekend to give the studio a much needed makeover. It was a sweltering 40 degrees but we managed to give the studio a new paint job and to build a new workbench at the back of the studio in preparation for new gear! You can check out some pics below.

Lion Mountain is officially up and running again for 2011 and we've made a few changes to how the Sunday classes work. Girls classes are now at 1pm and guys at 2pm. Every second week we also have LMS Club House at 3pm. Club House is for everyone to come together and play what they've been working on recently so they can get some group feedback and helpful hints. You can see what's coming up in the Calendar section up the top. 
 
 
Hope everyone had a nice break and a great New Year. We're looking forward to another year of awesome  Lion Mountain Studio goodness!

For our last class of 2010 we had Max Gosford from Low Motion come in and run a class on DJ techniques. Everyone had a blast and Max got everyone grooving to some fresh booty shakin tunes. Check out the pictures below and read some more about Max....
Max currently produces and presents Low Motion on Sydney radio station FBI. It's a weekly dose of sonic bigness and percussive intensity focusing mainly on UK Bass styles. It occurs every Wednesday night 11-1 (EST). He also DJ's in Sydney clubs with no need for an alias and has shared the bill with DJ's such as Starkey, Jakes, Kutz, Reso, 6blocc and Mark Pritchard. During the day Max works as a university Lecturer at UNSW's College of Fine Arts teaching sound design and music production, he is also one half of sydney production duo Claws and Fangs and a member of  Sydney production collective oneofour. 
 
 
Here are some snaps of the LMS crew performing at Dulwich Hill Community Fair. The gig was heaps of fun and the crew managed to get young and old up on their feet and groovin. Fun times!
 
 
Lamtech 9 from Lion Mountain Studio with a killer track in a Krio and English mix. Brap!!
 
 
Members of Lion Mountain Studio will be performing a few tracks at the Dulwich Hill Community Fair this coming Sunday (5th of December). We're on at 10:25am so make sure you get there early and ready to dance!
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    Lion Mountain Studio, helping people make beats since 2010


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