Rhythm Section

is creating Music, Events, Radio, Merch and Mentoring.

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RS Member
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£5
per month
For this Patreon tier, we reintroduce the Rhythm Section Membership Card! As well as being a tangible lifelong reminder of the best days of your life, this beauty grants you access to the RS lockdown club where we'll be sharing:
  • Exclusive, member-only video streams from the RS team every month.
  • Access to our online Discord community - a hub for all things Rhythm Section, with the occasional treat ( think exclusive mixes /radio shows / B sides)  and a direct line to RS HQ.
  • Along with the newly designed card, we'll also send a pack of our custom, die-cut RS INTL stickers. They're the best in the biz.
More than anything, by pledging this small monthly amount to this initiative, you'll be helping us build a wider reaching programme in the future which aims to help level the playing field and address the imblance in our industry.
Once we're back up and running, this baby gets you into the dance like a VIP with:
  • Reduced door entry.
  • A discount code sent every month for advance tickets at discounted rate. ( at least 50% of full price)
Includes Discord benefits
Friend of the Rhythm Section
reward item
£10
per month
For our Friend of RS tier, we up the ante for the Rhythm Section Faithful. You get everything in the first tier plus:
  • Every month we'll unlock a previously unavailable exclusive live mix or radio show from our vast archive. ( incl RS recordings and BBC radio 1 archive)
  • A custom Patreon-only RS Pin Badge after 3 months of membership ( coming soon!)
  • A spot on our super exclusive promo list means you get to hear the promos well before the general public get hold of them.
  • 15% off EVERYTHING on our bandcamp.
  • We value your feedback. We'll hold regular polls, giving you a say on things such as concert line ups, radio guests and even future releases. 
  • We'll upload the regular online Q&A 's / workshops for you to view - we plan to engage friends and peers and grow a great archival resource over time.
Includes Discord benefits
Friend with Benefits
Limited (0 remaining)
reward item
£50
per month
This special tier will be strictly limited and is aimed at creating a lasting and evolving relationship with our patrons. Benefits include everything in the previous tiers, plus: 
  • Introductory session to our studio/DJ set up in South London with Mali or Bradley, followed by...
  • Monthly access to our studio & DJ set up. Sessions will be morning to evening or evening until late. (We will make sure all equipment is disinfected before and after each session.)
  • Once we've got to know you and have a dialogue going we'll start monthly online workshops on ZOOM, where we will be able to provide mentorship, specific feedback on projects and host screen-sharing tutorials + Q&A's based on your feedback. Group numbers will be small so you'll get direct feedback on your queries and also learn from others in the group.
  • You can also book extra time in our studio at our reduced resident's rate if you need it. (£100 for 2 sessions)
💿🎚 We have an industry Standard Pioneer NEXUS DJ set up, perfect for practising and recording with digital and vinyl.
🎛🎹 Our Studio is a fully analogue set up with Soundcraft mixing desk, World Class monitoring, a suite of Analog synths and FX plus MPC and Ableton push. It's the ideal place to get to grips with a professional studio or mix your latest project. Full specs can be found here: https://www.wearerhythmsection.com/studio

This represents incredible value, given a half day rate for similar studios are standardly £100+.

As if that wasn't enough, we'll also throw in the following:
  • 💃 Free entry to monthly Rhythm Section club nights (once we're back up and running!)
  • 🗣 Fortnightly shouts to all our supporters on the Rhythm Section NTS show.
  • 👕 After 3 months of membership we'll also throw in a T shirt of your choice.
Includes Discord benefits

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About

Hello, Welcome to Rhythm Section's Patreon!
We are an independent, multifaceted musical organisation based in South London. We release records, host dances + concerts, produce radio shows and run an office, production & DJ studios .

The last 10 years have been such a rollercoaster that we barely got chance to slow down and take stock. If there's one thing this global slowdown has taught us, it's that we actually have a huge amount of experience to share, a wealth of expertise to impart upon our patrons, one hell of a back catalogue to dip into and an Aladdin's cave of goodies to treat you with....

This is a bold new step for us and we're not claiming to have it all perfectly figured out from the off. We think we've got a tremendous initial offering but we want this project to grow and evolve to fit the needs of our supporters. Two way feedback will be key and we're just as excited to get going as we are to see how this initiative develops over time.

We want to take this period of reflection and consolidation as an opportunity to invite you into our world. This is our chance to share our combined knowledge, to open the door to the inner workings of Rhythm Section - and keep it open. This is not a short term solution, but a long term plan that will only grow in terms of benefits and scope, evolving to fit your needs. 

For us, as a collective, it means we can have a more direct contact with a core group of fans and creatives. We want this project to be a two way exchange, our aim is to build a team of Patrons who we can approach for feedback & advice to help us grow as mentors and creators.
It goes without saying that this initiative will also help us stay afloat during these increasingly perilous financial times. We are a fiercely independent movement in a world of corporate collabs and sponsorships - and we wish to keep that way for a long time to come, gigs or no gigs!

We also want to acknowledge that there's a lot of individuals and companies who are in a much more dire situation than we are. This is why we'll be donating 15% of all our Patreon income to a different charitable cause every month - we'll consult members directly as to what platforms they recommend we contribute to. 

Even though our basic membership deals are affordable - we also plan to offer workshops and mentorship to lower income and underrepresented people for free. This will be rolled out over the coming months as we settle into a new space and adjust to this new iniative.
Be a Patron, support the movement, keep the music independent, keep the good times flowing and get a whole lot of love back along the way. 

Who are we?
Rhythm Section was founded by Bradley Zero back in 2009 as a local radio show and has steadily grown to be a global force in underground music across the spectrum, from Jazz to Techno and everything in between.
Despite being only a small team of 4 core members, over the years, we've gained huge amounts of experience in the music industry, from both behind the scenes and under the spotlight.
Rhythm Section has hosted Events across 4 continents, been consistently voted as the Top 10 labels in the world by the likes of RA, Worldwide awards & Mixmag and our team members and alumni have hosted shows  and held positions across platforms such as BBC Radio 1, Worldwide Fm, Boiler Room, NTS,  young Turks, Phonica Records,  BBC Asian Network, Sounds of the Universe and many more globally recognised platforms....
Chances are - if you're involved in any aspect of the music business, we have the knowledge, equipment and skills you need to succeed, and we're more than willing to share them. In our years of working on the label and events, we've found much joy in giving people a leg up and contributing to the scene - allowing it to flourish beyond our wildest dreams.Our Patreon scheme is a natural evolution of our raison d'etre.

Love, 
Bradley, Amelia, Emily & Mali.
Goals
43 of 100 patrons
Our first goal is to attract a 100 strong unit of Rhythm Section Patreon founder members.
This will also allow us to cover the staff and rent costs of running this programme and get it to a point where it is self sufficient.
Once we've achieved this goal, our aim is to widen the reach of this initiative and offer free mentoring for BAME and low income followers in order to level the playing field.
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