Hi5Ghost – Sound Surgery Masterclass

Venue: Colston Hall’s Terrace Bar
Date: Wed 1 May 2019
Time: 19:00
Price: £5.00 incl. booking fee
Presented by Multi-Track
Ages 16+

Courtney Beckford, best known under his production alias Hi5Ghost has had a string of influential releases since his breakthrough 2014 track Kung Fu Kick released on Bandulu Records – Kahn and Neek’s strictly vinyl DIY label.

Now heading up his own label Paper Cranes this Bristol-based artist and former dBs student shares his production tricks in the second Multi-Track Sound Surgery masterclass giving you 1-2-1 advice on how to get your music heard above the noise.

Hosted by producer and DJ Kayla Painter in Colston Hall’s Terrace Bar.


Doors: 18:30
Masterclass: 19:00 – 20:00
Q & A with Hi5Ghost: 20:00 – 20:30
1-2-1-Feedback: 20:30 – 21:00
Networking/sharing: 21:00 – 22:00

1-2-1 Feedback opportunity
There will be some time to receive 1-2-1 feedback on your music from Hi5Ghost; please bring along any examples of your work on USBs or SoundCloud links etc, and register your interest on arrival.

Due to time limitations this will be done on a first come first served basis.

Post-event networking / music sharing
The Colston Hall Terrace Bar will be open throughout until 21:30 if you would like to  spend time networking or sharing your music with others after the session too.


Featured artist

A certified member of the Bandulu Gang, Hi5Ghost emerged with his breakthrough single ‘Kung Fu Kick’ on Bandulu Records back in 2014. Following his summer track ‘No Sleep’ on Bristol’s home-grown Hotline Recordings, and the great Peder Mannerfelt on remix duties for the flip, the ‘Holy I$$H’ EP was a more refined approach to his Grime production for Bandulu, compromised with a set staple Lemzly Dale remix.

Away from the Bandulu imprint, he heads up his own label called ‘Paper Cranes’, debuting with a joint single from himself and Trends called ‘Duppy Maker / Teflon’ released vinyl only, and his successful single ‘Nook Shot’ accompanied with an unrecognisable signature edit from Commodo for Sector 7 Sounds. Other previous work has been released on the classic Kapsize from Joker, White Peach Records, Reloadz vinyl-only imprint from London and left-field bass specialists 20/20 LDN, headed up by IVY LABS.

Kayla Painter


Practicing in the more academic reaches of sound design, Kayla Painter is a composer, producer and sound design artist. If you caught her set at Simple Things Festival or her debut at Glastonbury (Glade Stage) in 2017 you will no doubt have witnessed her unusual array of audio samples adopting field recordings as an intrinsic part of her live performance and recorded works. As a Masters graduate and a multi disciplinary artist Kayla’s works are part evolutionary, part exploratory with various media such as stop motion animation, installation, and film.

Kayla has been chosen by Gilles Peterson as a Future Bubbler, a scheme which provides mentoring and a host of industry opportunities for 10 emerging artists around the UK. She has spent two years as a lecturer at the University of South Wales and is currently the Course Leader of Songwriting at The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in Bristol.

DATE: 10th April 2019
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: Colston Hall Terrace Bar

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