PushIt! Lab: Road Trip

This year we’re taking our hip-hop and electronic workshop series PushIt! Lab on the road! Throughout the Term 2 and Term 3 school holidays we’ll be delivering a special six-day series of hip-hop and electronic workshops across regional Victoria.

Last year we delivered our first season of PushIt! Lab, a free workshop series for young people teaching hip-hop and electronic production, songwriting and performance. Now we’re taking it to regional Victoria!

PushIt! Lab provides a creative and collaborative space for young people with an interest in hip-hop and electronic music to develop original creative works under the guidance of music industry mentors. In 2018, PushIt! Lab participants in a regional Victorian town will create an original group song and music video!

Road Trip #1 – Sale

Our first PushIt! Lab: Road Trip of the year will be delivered in Sale across the Wellington Shire Council and Gippsland area.

Participants will be guided in electronic production and hip-hop performance with mentor artists Memphis LK (Satsuuma), Kyso and Defron.

In the first week participants will learn the basics of electronic music production and rap vocals, including using Ableton software and hardware. Then in the second week participants will turn their new skills into an original song with an accompanying music video!

Whether you’re already making music and need guidance or are keen but don’t know where to start, this is the project for you!

Week 1: Learning and Writing – July 2 to July 3
Week 2: Recording and Filming – July 9 to July 12


PushIt! Lab: Road Trip is open to anybody interested in making hip-hop and electronic music at any level.

Participants must be aged between 12 and 25 years old and as places are limited to a maximum capacity of 15 participants, successful applicants must be from the Wellington/Gippsland or surrounding areas and be able to commit to all 6 days.

Register online by 5pm on Monday 18 June.

For further information on Push It! Lab, please contact The Push on (03) 9380 1277 or email kieron@thepush.com.au.

We will announce the second PushIt! Lab: Road Trip closer to the Term 3 Victorian school holidays in late September/October.

This project is presented by The Push and Wellington Shire Council and is funded by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust