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Slam’s Soma Records announces return of Soma Skool this September

The one-day programme of workshops, panels and masterclasses will take place at Glasgow's SWG3 club

A picture from a previous year at Soma Skool

Soma Records has announced the return of Soma Skool.

The annual electronic music education event, which has been running for almost two decades, will take place on Saturday 3rd September from 12pm until 5pm at Glasgow's SWG3 clubs.

In partnership with Creative Scotland, the event from Soma Records — the Scottish label owned by legendary DJ and production Slam — will offer panels on topics such as Glasgow's underground scene and accessible clubbing for those with disabilities, as well as artist talks with some of the biggest names in techno.

There'll also be a number of demos and masterclasses from Ableton and Pioneer DJ, as well as a music journalism workshop from Resident Advisor. The day's programming will be followed by a Pressure afterparty in the club, featuring Slam, Héctor Oaks, KlangKuenstler and LISALÖÖF.

Speaking about the return of the in-person event, Rosie Shannon, Soma Skool Project Manager, said: “We are very happy to be bringing back Soma Skool with Creative Scotland, which for the first time in its 17 year history will be a virtual and physical event. During the pandemic there was record growth in people at home buying DJ and producer software and hardware, but a lack of physical education to learn.

"Soma Skool is here to help bridge that gap. This is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with some of your favourite DJ’s and producers and learn from the best! At Soma records we look forward to putting this event on every year and seeing fresh talent come through because of it.”

Soma Skool tickets are available here, with the full Soma Skool programme set to be announced soon. Tickets for the Pressure afterparty are available here.

Last year, SWG began trialling BODYHEAT: a new system that harnesses the heat generated from those on the dancefloor to help power the venue, in turn reducing emissions.