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The Soma Skool production workshop

Ever wondered how to go about making your own dance track, but not had the means or the know-how? Then it's time to go back to skool! Soma Skool, that is. On 25th April, the revolutionary workshop event comes to renowned club The Arches in Glasgow.

An initiative conceived by stellar Glaswegian techno/house imprint Soma – responsible for releases by labels bosses Slam, Funk D'Void, Silicone Soul, Vector Lovers and more – Soma Skool aims to demystify the music production process, inviting attendees to produce their own finished piece of music, guiding them through the creative process from demo to finished product with step by step explanations, presentations and Q&A panels. Although aimed at 16-25 year olds, the event has thus far attracted people from all age groups with its diverse range of activities.

The day-long event, which has now run for five successful years, also provides workshops on artwork design, music video and marketing and business plans. This year, artists and DJs who'll be attending and participating include Dave Clarke, DJ Sneak, Anja Schneider, Vector Lovers, Octogen and The Black Dog. Tickets are available now, priced at £5, with £1 concessions for students, unemployed and schoolchildren. For further information, check the website: www.somaskool.com.