Create an original track alongside verteran producers of the genre. Start with an idea and musical examples, and leave the course with a banger in that style.

No real curriculum, just making music according to the rules of the genre.

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Bass Music Course

Ever wonder "what comes next?" Create a heavy dubstep tune from scratch alongside Prismatic!
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Techno Course

Step by Step dark minimal / deep techno track creation from scratch with James Patrick.
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Tech-House Course

Dirtybird's Contribe walks through creating a funky tech-house jam from scratch using Ableton Live.
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Trap Course

Bionik (Mal Label) walks step by step through the creation of a straight up trap banger.
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Pop EDM Course

Design your own “Big room” sound with beautiful vocals and harmonies when you create a track from scratch with TruFeelz.
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IDM Course

Aphex-inspired IDM creation with microtonal synths and intricate drums from scratch with Slam godfather James Patrick.
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Hip-Hop Course

If you are already a producer, but looking for that edge that will make your beats pro, this is it. Enter Greg Grease.

Wanting to make Bass Music? Check out Prismatic's SoundCloud:

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Prismatic

Stepping into the electronic music scene in 2013 with his debut EP “Ab Initio”, Prismatic (John Schmulowitz) has since been making waves with his hair raising sound design and pristine productions. Having worked with and shared the stage with artists such as Au5, Fractal, Savant, Dubscribe, Ill gates, Jphelpz, Virtual Riot, Spag Heddy, G Jones, more...

Wanting to make Techno? Check out JP's SoundCloud:

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James Patrick

James Patrick is a Minneapolis-based DJ and music producer, entrepreneur, and educator. James has over 20 years of professional experience performing at and directing electronic music events, including curation of the International Spark Festival. A pilot member of the Ableton Trainer Certification program, James participated in more...

Wanting to make Tech-House? Check out Contribe's SoundCloud:

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Contribe

After living near the beaches of Colombia for 18 years, Contribe is striving to combine this Caribbean influence with his passion for house music. This clash of genres is evident in his production style with the prominence of rhythms inspired by his favorite Reggaeton artists, while keeping true to the four on the floor styles we all more...

Wanting to make Trap? Check out Bionik's SoundCloud:

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Bionik

Producer-performer-composer Stefon “Bionik” Taylor is at one in both acoustic and electronic realms. He sings, plays a verity of instruments, and writes and records all of his own sample-free music. As a producer of electronic soundscapes, his recent live performances have taken him to Minneapolis’ First Avenue, Los Angeles’ Low End Theory, and more...

Wanting to make Pop EDM? Check out TruFeelz's SoundCloud:

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TruFeelz

TruFeelz is a Minneapolis born, Los Angeles-based, multi-talented electronic artist who blends bass music with singing and songwriting for compositions ranging beyond your typical producer. TruFeelz brings a unique sound to bass music consisting of a happy and heavy blend, featuring catchy melodies fused with vocal lines, thick dirty more...

Wanting to make IDM? Check out JP's SoundCloud:

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James Patrick

James Patrick is a Minneapolis-based DJ and music producer, entrepreneur, and educator. James has over 20 years of professional experience performing at and directing electronic music events, including curation of the International Spark Festival. A pilot member of the Ableton Trainer Certification program, James participated in more...

Wanting to make Hip-Hop? Check out Greg Grease's SoundCloud:

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Greg Grease

Greg Grease is a Musician/Visual Artist/Sewer out of Southside Minneapolis. There is a blue-collar Afro-centricity present throughout all of Grease’s music, particularly with his band Astralblak (aka ZULUZULUU), a Soul/Funk/Future Space movement created to empower and elevate through sonics. Grease creates reality raps reflecting his more...

Testimonals

  • For people like me, who care about creating amazing music more than just about anything else in their lives, Slam Academy is that secret sauce that you've always wanted, but never knew you needed. A place that people who truly want to become experts at music production can call home. Not only will you be given all the tools and techniques you need to make dope music, but you will be surrounded by so many like-minded individuals that you just can't help but get better.

  • I've learned a s***load from the videos on the website and the interactive sessions are great! I guess it would take me years of fiddling to find out some of the stuff - it's really helpful. You've touched on a lot of stuff where I get stuck in production, I feel this is gonna explode my workflow. Just wanted to say a million thanks, looking forward to the next class!

  • Bionik's [Instructor Stefon Taylor's] theories on creativity and songwriting have affected my work and I feel that I have "upgraded" as a musician because of them.  The other students in the class ranged from little studio knowledge to accomplished musician and I know everyone was able to connect, engage, and ultimately develop a solid mental concept for how to approach recording.

  • It has not only given me the skill to confidently use Ableton, along the way, my ears have been developing, I\'ve also learned about music theory, audio physics, synthesis, electronic music history and other mind-blowing subjects, and of course, I\'ve learned how music is produced with the highest quality standards. In just 6 months I got from feeling lost within the software to move around it like only I had seen pro\'s doing it.

  • I would like to express what a profoundly constructive, transformative force Slam Academy has been for my life to this point. Slam and its staff have provided me with the tools of the trade, several skilled pairs of guiding hands in the process of learning to use them, and myriad opportunities for creative exchange and collaboration. More fundamentally, you have shared your temple with me and given me a place to call home.

  • Slam Academy really made it real for me, and I wouldn't be there without the things you showed me...you really helped me step it up to the next level.  Just wanted you to know that I appreciate you and what you did for me.

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