Youth music project moves southside

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A project offering free tuition to would-be musicians moves south this month — adding the ‘hype’ to your unique sound.

Open to 14-25-year-olds, HypeSound has already run for one term at Platform in Easterhouse.

Now, it’s a turn for southsiders, with sessions running between Tramway in Pollokshields and city centre venue Stereo.

HypeSound is funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative, and tuition is provided by Glasgow DJs Tigerstyle and instrumentalist Mike Bryan — providing talented youngsters with the know-how to compose their own music and put on a gig at Stereo.

Organiser Charlotte Hathaway, of Unroofed Records, told The Extra: “The aim is to give young people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn how to make music using software — a technique used in a huge variety of mainstream genres — and collaborate with live musicians.

“There’s a big focus on the experimental collaboration between live musicians and electronic producers .

“Something Tigerstyle are known for doing in their shows. It’s also a great opportunity for live musicians to learn some new production skills.

“This is the kind of tuition you tend to only get on a college course, so it’s something people can’t access without a big financial or time commitment.”

The course starts on February 20, with the first session taking place at Stereo.

Places are limited to 30 participants max, so advance sign up is required — contact