Music Performance & Production Level 3 Diploma Yr 1

Featuring projects created by our Year 1 level 3 Music Students during and after lockdown, along with selected highlights from the year.

Desharn Jones

Hatake productions brings his American-inspired Hip Hop to Neutral Ground Records. This chilled out piece of music sounds great in the car, so wind down your windows and just let the tune play.

Callum Card

Documentary maker Callum Card presents his documentary on the birth of Hip Hop which acts a solid introduction to the genres history. The early pioneers such as DJ Kool Herc and the impact of Def Jam Records are all discussed in this interesting piece of research.

Tommy Keenan

Foley artist Tommy demonstrates his recording skills and sound placement in these two examples of sound design from his portfolio. Tommy uses sound from found objects and music software to create atmospheres and tension in these two contrasting pieces.

George Fuell

Foley artist and sound designer George Fuell has made the sound effects and music for the latest Batman trailer. Using a range of recording and sound placement techniques, George achieves the cinematic sound you hear in his work.

Charles Davidson

Producer Collyfalse delivers a slice of chilled out filmic composition in this soothing piece of music transporting you to a different time and place.

Jason Walker

Electronica sound producer Jason Walker brings his sound manipulation techniques to Neutral Ground in this great piece titled Tobi. The work is influenced by the Boards of Canada and uses household items as sound sources to create this strange and mesmerizing track.

Monty Madison

Multi-instrumentalist Monty has developed an interest in Jazz and is heard here working in collaboration with Syd Fleet on drums and Sound Engineer Ben Luke Dedekind who recorded the drums. Monty is playing guitar and piano on this track called Reality and hits us with a laid-back vibe. Grab a cocktail, chill out and listen.

Charles Danso

Record producer and MC Charles Danso bring his original afro beat inspired track to Neutral Ground Records. This haunting and rhythmically intriguing track uses different languages to communicate alongside modern production techniques. The track was produced using household items for the percussion and Logic Pro X software for drums and melody. This artist is starting […]

Jess Garwood 

Young foley and sound-to-picture editor artist Jess Garwood demonstrates her talent in a number of pieces and has created a quality portfolio of work in this area. Jess is very meticulous in her research and application of skills, including creating sound effects by recording items such as trees, water, balloons and footsteps and mixing sound […]

Nicole Minchin

Documentary maker, sound and image editor Nicole Minchin shows great judgment and precision in selecting and editing images. Nicole demonstrates professional quality editing skills in her documentary on the Formula One 2021 – 2022 season. Nicole had little knowledge of Formula One before starting the process and demonstrated excellent research leading into the production of […]

Malik McDonald

Producer Malik McDonald featuring MCs Ashton Kapita and Charles Danso brings his two-track single to Neutral Ground, taking inspiration from UK Hip Hop & Grime. Feel the bass.

What students have said

The singing videos sent to me by Nick have helped me very much in learning how to sing with better breath control. Mark has also helped me by sending me interesting and experimental music.- Music Anon

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