Students at Waxworks Music Initiative and Pedestrian Benefit from New Gear
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL, JULY 26, 2011 – Stanton(r) Magnetics, a member of the Stanton Group of companies and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, is proud to support educational music programs for children both here in the Unites States and abroad. Most recently, the company donated a full complement of DJ equipment to two UK-based music education organizations-Waxworks Music Initiative and Pedestrian.
Waxworks Music Initiative is an award-winning social enterprise and urban music studio located just outside of Bradford, England. Local DJs Nick Camaro and Mista Ed founded Waxworks on the principal that music can be a powerful tool to create cohesion between communities, to tackle disadvantage and to raise the aspirations and attainment of youth. Stanton’s generous donation of DJ equipment, including mixers, media players and headphones,
is helping the DJs achieve their goals. The gear allows young people from various backgrounds to come together on exciting music projects including vocal and rap recordings, music production and beat making sessions, engineering and DJ workshops.
“The Stanton Group has been a major player in the creation of our new studio and developing our organization’s activities,” says Ed Williams, director of Waxworks. “We rely on the support from socially-minded companies such as Stanton who believe in-and value-what we do. Working with young people, specifically, and providing activities that fire their imaginations and spark their interests, is of particular importance to youth in the current economic climate. We truly believe modern music education is a compelling engagement tool. All of us here at Waxworks are grateful for Stanton’s commitment to assisting these worthwhile projects.”
Pedestrian is a national Creative Education charity, with headquarters in Leicester, England, that teaches urban arts such as turntablism and DJing to a broad spectrum of groups. Pedestrian’s goal is to help develop young peoples’ skills and aspirations through these urban art forms, which are taught by some of the most talented tutors in the field via workshops, accredited courses and award-winning educational products.
“Pedestrian’s focus on creative education is facilitated by emerging, engaging and professional quality tools,” says Chris Cartledge, development, Pedestrian. “We are pleased to include Stanton equipment that fulfils those criteria among our inventory. We count on the rugged Trackmaster cartridges to cope with the demands of our excited young learners in our turntable workshops, while the SCS.1D DJ system gives our students a chance to explore the latest in creative DJing and controller technology with our expert tutors.”
The construction and durability of Stanton’s various DJ gear that both Wiliams and Cartledge appreciate for their organizations, make the equipment just as much of an asset to education programs as it is to professional tours and events. For example, while the M207 mixer certainly has an innovative feature set for students to learn on, it’s also dependably rugged in its construction. Made of heavy gauge steel, this reliable mixer can stand up to repeated use from the many students that will be using it. The SCS.1 DJ system is another solid choice that is a hybrid of modern technology with a traditional workflow that is easy-to-navigate for beginners. With its heavy chassis design, it is built to stand up to years of spinning.
“We truly believe in the power of educating youth to strive to be the best they can be and what better way to do so than through music,” says Dan Bruck, director of marketing for Stanton. “Our business operates multinationally and it is important for us to support education here and abroad. Pedestrian and Waxworks Music Initiative are prestige organizations dedicated to keeping the universal language of music alive. We are proud to support their efforts.”
For more information on the Waxworks Music Initiative, visit www.waxworksstudios.com. For more information on Pedestrian, visit www.pedestrian.info. For more information on Stanton products, please visit www.stantondj.com.
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