Bass in the Place
BSix Enrichment – Bass in the Place
BSix College is becoming well known for it’s flexible approach to study programmes and how well it prepares it’s students for the next steps on the career ladder. The enrichment and work related learning activities play a major role in this, as does the industry experience of it’s teachers. The recent collaborative project between BSix, the British Association of Sound Systems and Goldsmith’s University is just one of many examples of this!
Introducing BSix students to some heavy bass-line and sweet harmonics in the canteen this week, was Hackney’s very own sound system legend, Sterling.
Starting out from his school days with a sound system called Trojan Bass Injection, later changed to Quakamass for a short while before finally being named Metro Glory (Science of Sound).
After taking to the decks, operating and controlling the sound system with his vintage Barracuda preamp and Hy-Tek dub siren, Sterling delivered a crash course work shop to an inspired, innovative and budding new talent – BSix student, Stephen Penn – as part of the launch of a new partnership between BSix College, the British Association of Sound Systems and Goldsmiths University.
Speaking after the event, Penn said of the opportunity: “I feel more confident in being a sound selector and being a sound engineer now. When I listen to reggae and dub, it changes my ideas and makes me feel free. Being taught by Sterling how to mix on an analogue sound system has enhanced my knowledge of ways of playing music. Sterling’s knowledge has been important as he knows about the music that I know and love, and it is music from his time.”
Professor Julian Henriques of Goldsmiths said he was excited to work on the partnership with the college and bring new opportunities for BSix students.
“I feel more confident in being a sound selector and being a sound engineer now. Sterling’s knowledge has been important as he knows about the music that I know and love, and it is music from his time.”