Engineers

Get to know our engineers in more detail.

Stephen Kirkwood

Stephen Kirkwood

The founder of SKapade, Stephen Kirkwood, is one of the biggest names in the Scottish trance scene. Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s hardest working producers, Stephen has spent years perfecting his sound and releasing tracks on labels like Spinnin’, Joof, Lange Recordings, Doorn records, Outburst Records, Black Hole Recordings, Ministry of Sound and Goodgreef Digital while playing gigs worldwide.

Stephen is as passionate about teaching music as he is about creating it. He loves helping people to achieve the sounds that they have in their head and express themselves creatively.

With a base of production knowledge that spans years, he has a vast range of experience in countless different genres. His melodies are as big as his personality and he carries that into every lesson with students from all over the world.

2nd Phase

2nd Phase

2nd Phase are a tech trance duo based in Glasgow who have years of experience producing as well as creating their own innovative and instantly recognisable sound. With previous releases on Spinnin Records, Black Hole Recordings, Lange Recordings, Digital Society, Outburst Records, Infrasonic Recordings, Ministry Of Sound, Echelon, Fraction Records, Aria Digital, their tracks have been doing damage on the trance charts and on dance floors all over the world.

Keen to share their talent and get people involved in the scene, the boys turned their hand to teaching. They absolutely love being in the studio with passionate people and passing on their knowledge to those who are eager to learn. 2nd Phase regularly help students achieve their coveted dark, pounding tech­trance sound but their productions span a variety of genres and they welcome anyone through the doors who has a desire to create.

Craig Hughes

Craig Hughes

Craig Hughes is a Scottish born techno DJ & Producer. Co-owner of the Glasgow club night ‘ENTITY’ Craig is no stranger to supporting big names in the techno scene such as Enrico Sangiuliano, Paride Saraceni, Harvey McKay, D-Unity, Mark Reeve, EJECA and Nic Fanciuli.

Also signing music to labels 18-09 Record and Black Square Recordings, where he holds the record for No.1 Best Selling track on the label in 2017, things are certainly heating up for Craig!

A diverse & talented DJ, he is championed as ‘one to watch’ in the future.

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