june, 2021

12jun3:00 pm11:59 pmSoundCheck for Success - Producers' Secret Sauce


Event Details

SoundCheck For Success

Presented by Fanshawe Music Industry Arts

Producers’ Secret Sauce




Date: Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z_Nu2fQbTYSm5Qxk7eg7DA

Moderator: Lisa Patterson

An endorsee of YSL Pro, Lisa Patterson is an award-winning producer, songwriter, engineer, musician, industry speaker and inclusion advocate based in Toronto, Canada. She’s been championing the diversity of Canadian music in studios and on stages across 4 continents for the past 25 years. In 2019 Lisa was one of five producers chosen by Music Publishers Canada for their inaugural Women In The Studio program that included one-on-one session with Linda Parry. In 2020 she was awarded a SOCAN Foundation mentorship with Polaris nom, Juno-winning songwriter-producer Michael Lantz (Jazz Cartier, Charmaine). In March 2021 she was lauded for “working tirelessly with care and passion for creator community” by S.A.C.’s (Songwriters Association of Canada) for overseeing their inaugural Inclusive Pro Song Camp.

Lisa has produced over 10 indie albums & countless demos for Contemporary Roots, Pop, Folk, Indigenous, Jazz and culturally diverse artists including Haitian-Canadian Melissa Laveaux’s debut for No Format / Universal Camphor and Copper and Brenda MacIntyre’s #1 charting Reverb Nation album Medicine Song. Career highlights include co-producing with Juno & Polaris prize winner Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Buffy Sainte- Marie, Bare Naked Ladies) and

Grammy & Juno winner Adam Messinger (Magic!, Iggy Azalea) and vocal production for WOMEX 2016 artist Calypso Rose, Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimienta and Canadian icon Lillian Allen. Her own releases charted internationally, garnering an AAA Top Ten charting single in the Benelux and Rough Trade European distribution deal. Artist development and collaborations include Warner Records recent signing Alex Frew, Canada’s Music Incubator Prize winner Esma and Indie Music award winner Meg Warren (Repartee).


This one of a kind roundtable discussion features award-winning producers who pour their whole selves into their craft. Host Lisa Patterson moderates an intersectional gathering of non-conformist producers whose lauded work arises directly from who they are; bringing their natural generosity of spirit, Jedi listening and conscious approach to life to their approach in the studio. This dynamic conversation spills the beans about building a distinctive sonic signature and creating custom-designed atmospheres to bring out the best in an artist. Valuable take away is paramount and will include ingredients for viewers to explore and create a secret sauce all their own.


Alysha Brilla

Alysha Brilla has been composing and producing music for 17 years. Three Juno Award Nominations, 7,000,000 streams, six records, various projects with artists and youth internationally with features of music on shows such as Degrassi: The Next Generation. As a sound designer and creative wellness facilitator Brilla has a special interest in bioacoustics and sound as a healing modality; and is driven by a deep belief in music’s power to transform ourselves and our world.

Brilla’s music, blogs and spirituality are inspired by growing up with parents from two different cultural and religious backgrounds; a Muslim Indo-Tanzanian father who immigrated to Canada and a Christian European Settler-Canadian mother. Raised in Brampton, Ontario, Brilla’s rocky youth and intersecting cultural influences encouraged the birds eye view, non-linear philosophies that inform her artistry and teachings. In high school, Brilla completed an internship at a local recording studio and began self-producing her music released on her Independent label, Sunny Jam Records. She has since performed internationally including across Australia, Singapore, Tanzania and Chile.

Brilla has performed for and conducted creative wellness workshops in schools for the past ten years; promoting storytelling through music and mentoring in self-expression through the arts with a focus on developing skills in songwriting and music production. A special focus on encouraging and promoting the voices of youth and young women across the world for their critical perspectives on environment and social awareness and action.

In Sept 2020, Brilla opened The Frequency Portal to provide an online learning and healing space with classes, workshops, mentorship and dynamic discussions about the science of creativity, self-expression, the physics of sound and their relationship to our wellness and humanity.

Alida Kinnie Starr

Born in Calgary and based in rural BC, Canada, Kinnie Starr is a self-taught tri-lingual musician, producer, songwriter, poet, illustrator, mentor and speaker of Dutch/Mohawk, Irish and French descent. Her diverse career began 25 years ago when her debut album prompted a bidding war between major labels, resulting in a signing with Mercury/island/DefJam. Through nine trail-blazing albums since she continues to create raw, intuitive material that straddles the lines between folk, rap, art-pop and poetry, challenging listeners while making them bounce and nod.

Starr won a Juno Award as producer for Digging Roots’ Aboriginal Album of the Year, “We Are” (2010) which featured collaborations with Tanya Tagaq and A Tribe Called Red. She produces her own music, making her one of the 5% of female producers worldwide – a growing populus she spearheads by example. She researched, co-wrote, executive-produced and hosted the 2016 feature length award-winning documentary, Play Your Gender, which investigates the complex conversation around the gender gap in music production. It received the Edith Lando award in 2017, and was one of the top 10 docs to watch at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, 2017. The US premiere of the film took place in NYC in Feb. 2018, and the film went to South Africa, Oakland, Toronto, New Zealand and Siberia.

January 2021 Starr released a new pop single ‘Win or Lose’ on Boomsmack Records, her first release since her 2018 album, Feed the Fire, though she released a soundtrack last year for Edge of the Knife the first Haida language feature film, which won Best Canadian Film and Best British Columbia Film at VIFF 2018 and was one of TIFF’s top ten films that same year.

Notable music achievements include: recognized as a pioneer in Canadian hip hop by Manifesto Hip Hop Summit in Toronto alongside Michie Mee (2011); The Julian Taylor Band co-write ‘Just a Little Bit’ used by the Toronto Blue Jays in their anti-bullying campaign (2015); acknowledged as a cultural icon by the Royal British Museum of Victoria, BC (2008) and nomination for Best New Artist Juno award (2004).

Starr has worked in arts activism and mentorship with a focus on empowering indigenous and LGBTQ kids since 2006 including “Auntie Kinnie’s Rap Skool”; a literacy-focused hip hop program aimed at helping kids find their voice and power.

After 25 years of her publishing having been owned by Last Gang/Olé/E-One/Anthem, Starr is finally a free agent.

Lantz (Michael Lantz)

Lantz aka Michael Lantz is a Canadian record producer & songwriter based in Toronto, Canada. Using melodic synths, hard-hitting drums and bending baselines, his production style is self-described as “cinematic trap music”.

Recent notable successes include co-writing and producing Warner artist Charmaine’s recent singles Woo! and Bold. He’s currently working with Warner artists CJ Flemings as well as rising Pop / EDM stars Willa and Ralph – who earned a Juno 2020 nomination in Dance category. Pre-pandemic Lantz was being flown to Japan to write & produce for k-pop artists in development.

Though Lantz had produced records from a young age, his professional career started at age 18 when in 2011, he met rapper Jazz Cartier at a Scarborough studio. The two hit it off and became collaborators, with Lantz producing Cartier’s first single and video “Set Fire”. This was followed by producing Cartier’s 2015 debut album Marauding in Paradise which received a 7.3 from Pitchfork and nomination for Polaris Music Prize. Lantz won 2017 Juno for Rap Recording of the Year as producer for Cartier’s 2nd album Hotel Paranoia. He is known to add the tag “Lantz, is that you?” using a sample of Jazz Cartier’s voice at the end or beginning of his records.

Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright has been surrounded by music his entire life. His father being a minister and his mother a gospel singer, Anthony got his start in the church. His thirst for repertoire and his great ears led him to a giant gospel song list, and he started to take music seriously. At 14 he was playing with members of the Isley Brothers and Surface, and it wasn’t long before he was a staff arranger for Busch Garden’s Starlight Orchestra… at the age of 16. After extensive teaching from some amazing professors and musicians in their own right, Anthony move to the cruise ship industry. His arranging and composition skills, along with his proficiency in saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano and voice led him to become Carnival Cruise Lines youngest Musical Director. To this date, Anthony is responsible for just about 1⁄2 of CCL’s written shows.

Anthony left cruise ships with yet another trade under his belt… the 1s & 2s. He is an internationally renowned DJ, playing major clubs in Miami, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Los Angeles & New Orleans. Anthony now frequents Toronto, and is now playing for Matthew Good. He also recently played with Canadian Idol Eva Avila, joining Beyonce for her Canadian Tour. He has played with the likes of Glenn Lewis, Melanie Durrant, Kid Rock, Shamakah Ali, Wade O’Brown, Shakura S’aida, Kayte Burgess, Chris Rouse, and the legendary Brooke Blackburn. Although he is a capable singer in his own right, he make his living backing up many amazing artists. And as a DJ, he is the resident for Mariposa Cruises, SITC and Cadillac Fairview. He has played parties for the likes of Geddy Lee, Bill Clinton, Shakira, Eugene Levy, Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Elton John. Anthony is also a talented producer, working with BoB, John Legend, Kim Davis, Eva Avila, Toya Alexis, and most recently Mike Ferfolia on is debut release entitled “Pop Star Reject”. Currently, Anthony is playing for Matthew Good on his Lights Of Endangered Species tour.



SoundCheck for Success presented by Fanshawe Music Industry Arts

Supported by Ontario Creates


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 11:59 pm