Callum Lawson is a music producer, DJ, event organisers, and co-founder of the music community ‘Beat Collective’. Known for developing the live electronic music scene in Melbourne, Callum alongside co-founder Rosaline Yuen decided to take the idea of “creativity with limitations” to a new level by producing one track every fortnight for a year. This birthed the beginning of Beat Collective, and a long running progression of electronic showcases, creative challenges and musical prompts for producers to test their skills and push creative boundaries.
After graduating with a degree in Psychology from the University of Western Australia, Callum was first exposed to electronic music production through the Electronic Music Appreciation Society (EMAS) in Perth. He was taught to implement his multi-instrumental knowledge to the application of electronic music by mentors such as SLUMBERJACK, EKKO & SIDETRACK, and Elk Road to name a few. Shortly after studying, Callum made the move to Melbourne and found himself immersed in the world of technology and music with affiliation to the Ableton User Group Melbourne and School of Synthesis. It was through the Ableton Music Community in which he met musical moniker Matthew Tinkler, who later became a critical part of Beat Collective.
In recent years, Callum has found obsession with the Alternative Dance/Techno Music genres, drawing inspiration from Japanese minimal techno, French house, Cuban techno, and top-shelf Australian classics. Now with the intention to finally release some of his back catalogue, sync tracks to the correct screen mediums, and tease unreleased tracks to the dance floor. Callum Lawson is now exploring ways to progress the creative development within the Melbourne producer scene in Australia and also build an accessible bridge between the music industry and the video-games industry.
Beat Collective Bio:
Beat Collective is an inclusive community of music producers based in Melbourne, Australia, providing a platform for personal, professional and creative development for producers of varying backgrounds and skill levels. After establishing in 2016, Beat Collective now offers online groups, forums, creative challenges, giveaways, events, and live showcases.
To date, Beat Collective has grown to over 600 followers, with more than 150 local and international producers involved in the community. Over 375 tracks have been produced as part of our creative challenges, and we have hosted over 20 live electronic music showcases at venues around Melbourne, with additional affiliate events and collaborations with The Push, APRA AMCOS, TRNSMT radio, Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio, and Collarts University.