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 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 dancefloors 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.