The people of Heaps Decent.
Hugh delved into electronic music early, dividing his time between beat making sessions and science homework on a struggling PC from the age of 13. Although those resulting sounds weren’t his magnum opus, he has since developed on the foundations of his chaotic system, now working as a photographer, digital artist and designer while promoting club events, DJing and producing. With this skill set, Hugh is an instrumental member of the Heaps Decent team.
As well as performing extensively throughout Sydney as a singer over the past 10 years, Erin has also toured the world as a puppeteer, swing performer and backing vocalist. Slotting right into the indie pop world, she has supported Angus and Julia Stone, Newton Faulkner, and Josh Pyke with her own original material. With a knack for a catchy melody, she is super excited to be helping young kids develop and express themselves through their songs and music.
As one half of Sydney’s premier hip-hop show Stolen Records on FBi, occasional Triple J presenter and DJ & Emcee about town, Shantan is the self-proclaimed Little Jack Horner of the Sydney music scene with his finger in a whole lot of pies. As a Heaps Decent facilitator he brings his love of music and abundance of skills to every workshop he attends.
Stu has been DJing for the past 5 years, producing for 4, and has recently collaborated with fellow facilitator Kristy Lee on her debut EP ‘Revolution’. He’s also an avid lover of house music and is one half of Sydney production duo Set Mo. His love of making music and enthusiasm for teaching young people how it all works makes him an invaluable member of the Heaps Decent roster.
Heaps Decent facilitator main man Adam started his music obsession at a young age, playing Piano at 4 years old and trying his hand at every other instrument possible until he turned 18 and discovered electronic music. He has remixed for some of the biggest dance labels in the world such as Dim Mak and Southern Fried, and performed throughout Europe, Asia and USA.
A key facilitator and assistant manager of Heaps Decent, Charlie is a DJ/Producer and man about town. Having DJd since 2005 at clubs and festivals all over, he has a diverse taste in music and a knack for imparting this on anyone who will listen. His passion lies in synthesizers and making Heaps Decent run like a well oiled machine.
In just 12 months, DJ / producer / vocalist & songwriter KLP has amassed an impressive list of achievements. She hit #1 on Hype Machine with the What So Not (Flume and Emoh Instead) track ‘Jaguar’, was cited by inthemix as a local producer to watch, was selected to play the EMC Spotlight and was memorably crowned the Triple J Unearthed Field Day winner! 2014 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for KLP with a songwriting trip to coincide with her performances at SXSW in Austin and the announcement of joining Sum Artist Management.
Hot dog master craftsman, owner of The Dip and co-founder of Heaps Decent, Levins is a chef/DJ who loves a gag. Having an incredible music knowledge spanning countless musical realms, having been a DJ since the age of 15, and an unhealthy passion for rap combined with an undeniable charisma make Levins an instant favourite with young people. He is able to coax a ridiculous rap out of even the most introverted workshop attendee!
Part Egyptian, part country and all busy, co-founder of Heaps Decent and social media personality Nina Las Vegas was forced into music by her parents in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Nina brought her piano skills to Sydney and entered the exciting world of radio production, now hosting two national radio shows on triple j. Naturally coerced into becoming a DJ, the widely accomplished Nina Las Vegas is an incredible role model for young people, able to out energise some of the more active workshop participants!