We bet your college courses aren't this exciting. How about making music alongside some legendary icons to add to your growing wisdom?
The Red Bull Music Academy is seeking 60 emerging producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs for the 17th edition of the academy in Paris. The doors are open, and to celebrate, they're giving away a free compilation from last year.
The Academy is a one-month workshop that will take place in Paris starting in late October. If you're lucky enough to get in, you'll get to learn from the best and create brand new music in a completely open, collaborative environment. This includes beat swapping and working with vocalists all within one complex.
Past profs include M.I.A, Hot Chip, Mark Ronson, Giorgio Moroder and more. It's past pupils have gone on to do big things as well. You may know a couple as Flying Lotus and Hudson Mohawke.
Last year's classroom was in Tokyo and included eight custom built studios on one floor. This included ceiling-high stacks of synths, keyboards, instruments, drum machines and more to work with. Another floor featured the main studio and several tutorial sessions.
To give you an idea of what you can create, The Academy is giving away a compilation of material made in Tokyo last year. You can download the tracks here (tracklist below).
1.1. Omotesando — Felix, Krizzli, Branko & Dre Skull
1.2. KYMA — Blinky Bill & Parachute Pulse
1.3. Stampede — Deltatron, Nightfeelings, LAO, Lafawndah & Ekali
1.4. Forever Breakfast — rj & Bienoise
1.5. Voyage — Douchka & Parachute Pulse
1.6. Fuji — Deradoorian
1.7. The Bog Song — Mimu Merz & Daniel Limaverde
1.8. Female Receiver — Wild L8 Unpluggers
1.9. RBMA Chop Up (Edit 1) — Fred
1.10. Edge — Parachute Pulse, Never Sol & Ah! Kosmos
1.11. Brap (Instrumental) — Krizzli
1.12. One — Deradoorian, Nightfeelings & Dorian Concept
1.13. Kind of Aquarian — Tollcrane & Ipek Gorgun
1.14. The Mayor’s Daughter — Mickey de Grand IV
1.15. Gundam Funk — Amuro & Rei
1.16. Kairos (Short Version) — Ipek Gorgun
1.17. Convict — Ky Oh
2.1. On Me — Ekali, Dorian Concept & Om’Mas Keith
2.2. Dumplings — Valesuchi & Mark Maxwell
2.3. Move — Lewis Cancut & Blinky Bill
2.4. Tokyo Sunrise — Arenov & Tollcrane
2.5. Indecision — Summer Disbray & Branko
2.6. ? — Nightfeelings, Torus, MMMOOONNNOOO, Ossie, Zebra Katz & Xosar
2.7. Latenight Munchies — Kadhja Bonet, rj & Mark Maxwell
2.8. Tokyo, October 23rd 2014 (Part 1) — Bosaina
2.9. Nobody — L8tin Around
2.10. GYROCYRE — Xosar
2.11. I Need It So Much — Tomo Jacob, sauce81 & Hiroaki OBA
2.12. Special Place — Deltatron, Nightfeelings, Mickey de Grand IV & Lafawndah
2.13. Cold Intuition — Krizzli & WIFE
2.14. Starlight — Palms Trax, Mickey de Grand IV & Larry Gus
2.15. Finally — Boody
2.16. Tokyo Is Calling — Haioka, Laura J Martin, Summer, Plasma Rüby, King Bruce, Cat500, Joe Wills & RyuKawashima
2.17. Bubble With — Uio Loi
2.18. Deprivation — Christian Kroupa & dBridge