Meet the team.

Dance Music Production are one of the leading educational websites for electronic dance musicians of all skill levels. Alongside our studios (Altar) we’ve been educating producers since 2003. Read more about our team here.

Rick Snoman

Founder | Altar Recording Studios | Logic Pro X Trainer | Ph.D

Rick is an award winning author, producer and remixer.

An Apple approved digital mastering engineer with a Ph.D in audio technology, he has close to 30 years experience working in both private and commercial studios world-wide. Specialising in electronic dance music, he has remixed numerous artists under various guises and released music under names such as Phiadra, Aeon Soul and Red5. His ghost production work for international DJ’s have earned millions of views on YouTube and his recording studios – Altar (based in a converted church) – regularly ghost produces, engineers and masters music for a variety of electronic dance music artists signed to Armada, Spinnin’ Records, Hospital Records,  Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Future Sound of Egypt, Mau5trap, ToolRoom, Warner and Polydor.

His textbook, the Dance Music Manual (first published in 2004 via Focal Press), has won awards, critical acclaim and accolade across the electronic music industry. Translated in five languages, it is recognised as the industry standard textbook and was shortlisted as “outstanding book of the year 2019”. It is required or recommend reading at many international educational institutions across the globe including Harvard, Yale and Cambridge.

Rick is also co-chair of Electronic Dance Music for the Audio Engineering Society, a member of the A.E.S Education Committee, and curated the Audio Engineering Society’s first ever EDM event in 2021. He regularly talks at colleges, universities and at A.E.S conventions worldwide, was keynote speaker on EDM at NAMM 2020, and DJ for the After Party Tec Awards in L.A (2020).

Alex “Hobbitses”

Founder | Altar Recording Studios | Mix Engineer | BSc

Alexandra is co-owner of Dance Music Production and co-founder of Altar Recording Studios, the worlds first recording studio dedicated to electronic music production, mixing and mastering.

A member of the education and historical committee, alongside co-chair of Electronic Dance Music for the Audio Engineering Society, she has written lyrics and melodies for tracks signed to Blanco Y Negro (WEA) and 1980 Recordings and presented at A.E.S Dublin 2019 about developing educational standards to ensure accurate and appropriate training for all EDM producers.

Alex curated the Audio Engineering Societies first ever EDM event and also contributed to the internationally published Dance Music Manual 4th edition written by Rick Snoman, as well as acting as artist manager for Rick she is also currently training as a mix engineer.

A qualified Audiologist with over 18 years experience, she also specialises as a tinnitus retraining therapist for music professionals, advising on hearing protection and hearing loss.

The nickname Hobbitses is because she’s only small, not because she has furry feet.


Resident Ableton Trainer

Transmuting rhythmic glitches, sweeping strings, and existential lyrics, Tom is taking on a brash excursion into modern dance. Striking a balance between melancholy, emotional sequences and forward-thinking sound choices, his music has garnered the support from some of the worlds biggest DJs and dance music enthusiasts.

Breakout vocal track “Train to Nowhere” (feat. Mickey Shiloh) received a World Premiere on A State of Trance from Armin van Buuren, Grammy-nominated producer and a five-time #1 DJ in the world. As remixed by Photographer, “Train to Nowhere’” won the fan-polled “Future Favorite” by a landslide 47% — putting it in the Top 5 highest voted tracks on the show for 2017.

Support for Tom has come from all angles — including the mainstage regulars (Armin van Buuren, Blasterjaxx, APEK), core dance blogs (YourEDM, ThisSongSlaps), and underground tastemakers (Sean Tyas, John Askew, Photographer, Greg Downey). A trained engineer, he is among a maturing class of new-school dance producers — bringing both emotional depth and raw passion into the crosshairs of every production.

Ali Razavi

Resident Logic Pro X Trainer

Ali Razavi is a dance music producer currently based out of Ontario, Canada.

He has been releasing music under his “Ari Grey” moniker, focussing mainly on deep house and progressive, though he has been known to dip into a range of various styles such as tech house and trance.

He has been learning and growing under Rick Snoman’s direct mentorship for the last couple years and his most recent releases have seen him featured on radio stations all over, as well as receiving support from DJ’s around the world. Dance music is everything to him and he works hard to bring joy to others worldwide through his euphoria-fuelled tracks.

Growing up in Germany, dance music was always a big part of the artist’s life. He aims to give back to the scene that gave so much to him. He notes that music has always been an escape for him, a safe haven from all the daily stresses of life. He hopes for his music to touch the souls of his listeners and bring the same joy that the music has for him.

Want to contact/join the team?

We are always looking for ambitious, enthusiastic and entrepreuneurial people to join our team. If this sounds like you, or you just want to contact one of our team – drop us a line.

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