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Batu launches free community-first music studio

The Bristol-based studio launches with a series of artist workshops supported by Hodge, Elder Island, Mix Nights & Sir Hiss.

The Bristol DJ and producer Batu announced the launch of the new First Light Studio project, a new no-cost community-first music studio supported by fashion shoe brand Dr. Martens. 

Batu has built his name through his Timedance brand, carving out a unique sound since his debut back in 2013 also releasing on influential electronic imprints like XL Recordings and Hessle Audio.

The new music studio aims to provide an open and inclusive space without the worries of financial boundaries offering equal opportunities to the local artists to progress their music careers.

The studio situated at Trinity Centre in Bristol will provide professional music equipment and support. To celebrate the new project, a series of special workshops are being hosted with Hodge, Elder Island, Mix Nights and Sir Hiss in July.

When asked about the project, Batu said:

“So many people have helped me along the way, and I’ve received a huge amount of support from the community around me. Privately renting a studio is an expense that is prohibitive for a lot of up and coming artists, and there should be more access for free. I’m really proud to bring First Light Studio to life with the support of Dr. Martens and help give Bristol’s talented network of up and coming artists the support they need.”

First Light Studio Bristol

The studio will offer production masterclasses and workshops from many of the city’s leading musical talents. The application process is open to local artists over the age of 16, with all genres of music and levels of ability welcome to apply. Making this a truly wonderful opportunity for Bristol’s local music scene.

The studio will be open to the public from 17th June. To find out more information, or book studio time head to First Light Studio.

More information on ‘Dr. Martens Presents’ can be found here.




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