Our Drop Studios director Chris Finke has been working full time in the music industry for over 12 years. He is an international touring DJ who produces music and runs 3 successful record labels and has recorded and produced for countless others. Formerly head tutor at the Ministry of Sound DJ Academy in London and Europe, he also has hundreds of hours of music lecturing and tuition under his belt, including working with youth groups and schools in developing programmes for events and musical development Chris also has extensive broadcasting and voice over experience in a variety of areas, and music features regularly on BBC Radio 1, Rinse Fm and many more stations around the world, and also records under the aliases of "Bodyjack" and "He/aT"
With a Masters Degree in Audio Engineering, Dom is our our studio wizard and there is nothing this man can’t do! Starting as a live sound engineer and running a high end voice over recording studio, within 2 years he had started writing adverts, music and audio for the likes of Honda, Canon, Primark and Siemens. His music has been featured on such TV and films as Master Chef, Game of Thrones and The Voice, Night at the Museum and many more. As well as working with us, day to day he writes songs and music for labels such as Playground, Epic and Parlophone. Oh and if that wasn't enough, he also also produces live & recorded video for press events, roadshows, conferences, product demonstrations & webcasts for companies worldwide. Oh, and he's a very nice guy too!
Mark has over 7 years professional experience working with young people in education, youth justice, and special educational needs sectors developing individualised programs with a team of facilitators and delivering accredited AQA and Arts Award qualifications. With a background in music event management, DJing and photography, Mark has facilitated sessions for young people with guest appearances from established actors, musicians, DJ’s and mc’s from a range of backgrounds including Alesha Dixon, David Judge, Virus Syndicate, Crispin Blunt (MP) and Alison Firth (Mayor of Manchester). He joins us as a volunteer as he has a strong sense of community and wants to invest in young people’s development in their preparation for adulthood.
Stephanie Sykes graduated from the Music Production & Commercial Sound Engineering at Manchester's Midi School and has since gone on to carve out a full time career in the industry. She has has made quite a splash in the UK and beyond over the past few years, where she has stamped her own modern spin on ambient, techno & experimental electronica. She was part of the 4D Sounds techno in space project in Amsterdam in 2015 where she performed her first ever live set on a 4 dimensional sound system. She regularly DJ's in cities like Berlin, New York and Stockholm, and produces and remixes music for various record labels. Her passion for music combined with her love for people and development makes her a perfect addition to our team!
VENUES & LOCATIONS
We can run our projects pretty much anywhere...
We work a with a vast array of nightclubs, studios, unique locations and venues across the UK. Have a venue in mind near you? Great! If not, we can source the perfect venue for you. Just want to run it from your office? We can do that too (although it won't be as fun!)
If you really want to go all out go all out for your team and do it in Ibiza, just drop us a line about our package options...
Our purpose-built soundproofed studios provide the perfect intimate setting for our tuition sessions in a quiet village location.
Whether you are looking for one-on-one DJ lessons, help with your own productions or a crash course in how to get started in any aspect of music or radio, Drop Studios is easy to find and centrally situated 5 minutes from J18 of the M1 and 5 minutes from J1 of the A14.
We also can arrange home / studios visits if you would prefer that, just ask for details.