The vibe

Imagine a songwriters’ circle, but for music producers, online. The Producers' Circle is not about expertise, but about community. Each session, participants share various pieces that they have worked on, explore how they made it, and receive a wide range of feedback from peers. It's all love.

Sometimes the hardest part is sharing something that isn't "finished." The more opportunities we have to develop that muscle, the easier it becomes.

You don't have to be a producer to hang out. Listeners are more than welcome, too. No pressure 😊.


This drop-in, co-curricular initiative seeks to support Hart House’s Hip Hop Education by bringing together beatmakers, producers, and music creators, primarily from the U of T community, in an informal and open space to share beats, tracks, techniques, questions and ideas.

The aim of these sessions is to create a supportive music production community of practice, dedicated to creative expression and artistic development. Whether you're just getting started or have been a producer for many years, this session is meant to be an inclusive environment for music producers of all levels and anyone interested in music production.

All genres of music are welcome!


This event is strictly for educational and community-building purposes. No copies of the sampled track will be created for the explicit purpose of distribution or monetization.

Event formats:

Sample Challenge: We provide a track and you chop it, sample it, flip it and create something new. We all share in a non-judgmental space.

Drop-in beat / track share: Bring any music you’re working on, or something you made ages ago! The point is to share music, learn from each other, and maybe get a few collaborations off the ground. All genres are welcome!

Workshops: We’ll bring in a guest to share their knowledge, wisdom, and approaches to various elements of music production and the industry. These are informal discussions, and not so much "presentations." Guests will also hang out and listen to tracks from the group.


Date Focus Facilitator
Wed, May 19 Drop-in / Beat Share Marco
Wed, June 2 Drop-in Jamil
Wed, June 16 Workshop: The Creative Process Bill
Wed, June 30 Workshop: Humanizing Drum Programming Jamil
Wed, July 14 Workshop: Using Effects in your Mix Nicholas
Wed, July 28 Workshop: Humanizing Drum Programming Jamil
Wed, Aug 11 Workshop: Exploring Lofi Bill
Wed, Aug 25 Drop-in / Beat Share Marco


Other things to know

  • This is an Online Event that will be held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Download the Zoom desktop app here
  • The session will not be active until shortly before 6 pm EST.
  • You'll want to have your DAW and track ready to go before we start.

About AAACC, San Francisco, U.S.A.

The African American Art & Culture Complex is a space for Black creatives to present, gather, and learn while being a space for all to experience Black art and culture. We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of art and cultural programming for youth, adults and families, including visual, digital, and performance. In addition to programming, AAACC rents affordable events space in our more than 32,000 square foot facility. AAACC provides resident art companies with subsidized offices, administrative services, and access to rehearsal, performance, and exhibition space. 

The Center is also home to the 206-seat Buriel Clay Theater which serves as a site for annual theatre productions, dance performances, musical concerts, film and video screenings, seminars, and workshops. We also host the Sargent Johnson and Hall of Culture galleries which are dedicated to exhibiting artwork from and about the African Diaspora.


African American Art and Culture Complex

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Event Ended

  • Date: Wed, May 19, 2021
  • Upcoming Recurrences

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  • Time & Duration: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • FREE

  • Venue: Online via Zoom
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