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Hard Trance Europe. 

Summer Weekend Production and DJ Retreat. 


We at HTE firmly believe that the ability to learn is maximised from within a comfortable and relaxed environment and as a result are very excited to reveal our next three day rural studio retreat on 26th,  27th and 28th July. We feel we have found the the perfect remote hideaway situated on the Devon and Cornwall border, a private address that not only boasts it’s own accommodation, but spacious communal areas, a games room with Pool table, Pioneer DJ booth, fully equipped recording studio, kitchen/dining area, free parking and stunning immediate countryside, lakeside views and the famous Tamar river within just a 10 minute walk. 


With over 75+ years of combined industry experience M-ZONE (Mick Marshall), LAB4 (Les Elston), NICK THE KID and LOUK (Loukas Pour-Hashemi) invite you to spend an insightful weekend at our secret HTE hideaway where we intend to share our knowledge across a three day learning program, tailored around your specific needs. Maybe you want to get started with production from scratch? Maybe you are struggling to finish your tracks? Want help with specific production techniques? Or just want to spend some time DJ’ing in our booth recording a pro-demo or simply asking questions related to industry, gigs, social media or even how to improve your chances of getting your music noticed? Whatever it is, we will be on hand each day to ensure you leave with the answers, help and skills you need. 


Across this invaluable three days, there will be group QnA’s and discussions, guest speakers, non-rushed one-to-one studio time where you can request our advice/ input on your music/career, a session of your own in a fully equipped recording studio with a professional engineer to mix and master your final piece of music. We aim to provide a cost effective, high impact and less rigid learning experience to many similar courses, and one where you will only be honing in on the things that you personally want or need to learn, expand upon or achieve. We also aim to have every participant in the retreat leave the weekend with a fully finished and pro-mastered track or DJ Mix. 


Included in our retreat are three nights accommodation on site, all food and drink and 8 hours of learning time with our team each day from 10am-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Spaces are limited to just 10 places and supported producer platforms are Logic  X, Cubase or Ableton. We will be reaching out to each participant prior to the retreat on a call to discuss a bespoke strategy for the weekend ahead. Each participant will also leave with an exclusive HTE Loppmasters Sample Pack (worth £50), 1 Months FREE subscription to Loopcloud (Loopmasters), a personal invite to our Hard Trance Europe Weekender ’24 worth (£50), an inclusion on our weekly promo pool, which means FREE HTE music for life (Invaluable) and a chance to feature on our HTE Hideaway Official EP. 


Your team. 


(Mick Marshall) 

An underground Hard Trance legend that needs no introduction whatseover, cutting his teeth alongside the likes of Carl Cox, Sven Vath and Timo Maas, a career spanning 4 decades now, and of course one half of pioneering back to back duo Mark EG & M-Zone.  We are abolsutely thrilled to have M-Zone joining us for 3 solid days at the HTE Hideaway, where Mick will be sharing his wealth of knowledge, advice and personal production techniques across multiple DAWs, and software this July. 



(Les Elston) 

As one half of award-winning globetrotting live act Lab4, Les Elston has over three decades of experience, knowledge and acquired skills. Whether as a performer, producer, label owner or DJ, Les continues to fly the Lab4 flag globally. Not many can boast a visit to their home studio from the late great John Peel, Les can, and we are very excited to have him on our team for our first ever Hard Trance Europe studio retreat. 


Nick The Kid 

(Nick Coles) 

With over 25+ years of solid front-line industry experience, the previous Hard Dance Award winner has worked in many areas including high-level event promotion, Global DJ’ing, production and engineering, label management, artist representation, music reviews and much much more. Having also worked closely with recognised brands and leading institutions such as Ministry Of Sound, DMC World Magazine, Judgement Sundays (Ibiza), Black Hole Recordings, Trackitdown, Loopmasters, Beatport and many more, the head honcho of Hard Trance Europe is now  ready to pass on as much knowledge as he can across this unique three day learning experience.  



(Loukas Pour-Hashemi) 

An oracle of knowledge and trusted sounding board already for many in the game, Louk has a wealth of experience across many facets within the industry. Always genned up on the latest music technology advances with his ongoing position reviewing music and software for Zone Magazine, always with his finger on the pulse of underground music sending out music and garnering feedback from for some of best in the business on a daily basis. 


Louk has been producing, engineering and releasing music across the spectrum commercially for over 20 years on a whole plethora of exciting labels including Hooj Choons, Cleveland City, Hydraulix, FSOE (Clandestine & Parallels), Who's Afraid Of 138, Pure Trance, KMS, Black Hole, Limbo Recordings, Perfecto Black, Alchemy, Flashover,  Drizzly, Colorize, Combined Forces, Detox, Discover, Druck, Freegrant Music, HTE, Hard Electronic/Industrial Strength, Mondo, Monster Tunes, Pangea, Theracords, Tidy, Yin Yang & many more!


A respected DJ who has played globally also, we are delighted to welcome Louk to our 3rd retreat as a guest tutor, and look forward to him sharing his invaluable knowledge and enthusiasm with you all across the 3 days.

Spaces for the summer HTE Hideaway are limited to just 10 places and available to the first 10 people to sign up. We will also be selecting the best two productions that emerge from this creative weekend for an official 2 track HTE Hideaway EP for release next year on the label.  


How much does the three night stay cost?  


£750 Per Person (Based on 2 sharing one of our Twin Room En-Suite Rooms) 


Live locally or prefer to book your own accommodation?

We can also offer a course only price of £500 for the 3 day retreat that runs 10am-6pm.


(Includes food and drink) 


To book places please visit 


Once booked you will be contacted by your chosen member of our team to discuss the weekend ahead, and how we can tailor the three days best to your needs, and ensure you gain the most out of your three day retreat with us. 


HTE Hideaway Summer Weekend Production and DJ Retreat. (Based on 2 Sharing)


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