A new co-operative recording studio in Tottenham aims to give talented young people a chance to become stars.

Dissident Sound Industry (DSI) Studio, in the basement unit of Morrison Yard, High Road, was officially launched on Saturday, September 28.

Business manager Keith Thomas says the company wants to work with the community to make sure artist of all ages have access to top quality facilities.

He said: “Tottenham has such a great musical history and a rich musical heritage which is at risk because of the current economic situation.

“There is no shortage of talent in the area so we want young artists to come through and have access to tools to help them fulfil their potential.”

DSI is hoping to work with Haringey Borough Council and the Tottenham Chances venue, in High Road, to get more young people involved in music.

Mr Thomas added: “We want to offer music tuition for schoolchildren and nurture them into careers in music.

“Sometimes making it as a professional musician is about knowing the right people and we have all been in the industry for a long time and we want to share our experiences.”

More than 40 people attended Saturday’s event and two solo artists performed for the crowd.

For more information about DSI studio visit dissidentsoundindustry.com