Underground DJ Course


Underground DJ Course

Underground DJ Course

Learn how to DJ underground Techno and House to a professional standard on our Underground DJ course. If you make the grade after assessment, you will be invited to play at our night in the Gallery at The Exchange nightclub in Downtown LA. We are proud to say that every student so far has made the grade! You can also get paid with any results you get co-promoting our event.

If you’re serious about your underground music and want to learn in groups of no more than four from a techno DJ big in the underground circuit from our superior roster, this fully comprehensive DJ course for you. Learning how to DJ should be FUN – not frustrating!

Please note that this course is an EDM-free zone and we have a separate EDM DJ course for fans of more commercial electronic music! Before we were fortunate enough to have the demand to run genre-specific DJ courses, our generic courses often resulted in instructors who could never be suitable for all the learners’ music tastes; you had to be lucky to get the right instructor. Now those issues are in the past and we are thrilled to now be able to offer a fully comprehensive Underground DJ course!

We specialize in DJing underground techno and house music focussing on the latest touch screen Pioneer Nexus and Native Instruments hardware. Suitable for complete beginners, and bedroom DJs who and want to get serious and play out on the underground circuit.

Please note that our club night is not always scheduled straight after your course, so if you’re coming to LA from out of town, please bear this in mind. If you can’t make our club night but wish to be in the lineup on a future date, we’ll make it happen.

 

101

Let’s go

  • Equipment, set up, and ready to go
  • Mixer essentials
  • Beats and bars
  • Intro to beat matching

Arrangement of underground electronic music

  • Pitch and identifying dissonance (known as clashing)
  • All about tune structure and why you need to know about it
  • Where to mix in and out

Building a set

  • Tips on track choice
  • Tempo
  • Set order
  • Mix points

FX

  • Introduction to common FX
  • EQ
  • All about filtering
  • FX in the mix dos and don’ts

Try out all the pro hardware and software

  • Pioneer CDJ Nexus
  • Rekordbox
  • Traktor S4 and S8
  • Rane Serato Scratch
  • Technics SL-1210 vinyl turntables
  • Mixed In Key

Your set

  • Fine tuning your set
  • Body language behind the decks
  • Mixing acapellas

201

Advanced mixing & digital tricks

  • Sampling and triggering
  • All about delay and reverb in the mix
  • Looping and making your own mash-ups on the fly
  • Impact mixing with levels and FX

Advanced set building & ad-libbing

  • Out-of-the-box song choice
  • Tempo change tips
  • Music programming, set times
  • Reading a crowd and having a ‘plan b’

Preparing for your show

  • Preparing your set
  • Recording your set
  • Marketing and promoting your gig

After your show at The Exchange

  • Marketing tips
  • How to get more gigs
  • EPK tips
  • Developing your sound

 

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message or call (424) 653 6481. To go ahead and book, you can use the ‘BOOK NOW’ buttons, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

Today’s Underground Music DJ Course Prices

Schedules in red or black correspond to the info in the key just below. Prices start black, then go to red, then back to black before they are fully booked, so if you see a schedule you like, grab it now! There’s also 10% off for each additional course you book in the future.

Key

101: $699 | 201: $699 | Both: $1199 if booked, paid, and taken together

101: $599 | 201: $599 | Both: $999 if booked, paid, and taken together

2017 Schedules

Tuesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7. 201: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, and your show

Saturdays | 11 – 6 | FULLY BOOKED

101: February 11, 18, 25. 201: March 4, 11, and your show

Spring School | 11 – 6

101: March 27, 28, 29. 201: March 30, 31, and your show

Wednesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30 | FULLY BOOKED

101: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 201: June 7, 14, 21, 28, and your show

Sundays | 11 – 6

101: May 21, 28, June 4. 201: June 11, 25, and your show

Thursday ‘Mornings’ | 11 – 2

101: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 20, 27. 201: August 3, 10, 24, 31 and your show

Wednesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. 201: August 2, 3, 9, 10, and your show

Saturday Afternoons | 3 – 6

101: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19. 201: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, and your show

Summer School | 11 – 6

101: August 14, 15, 16. 201: 17, 20, and your show

Tuesday Afternoons | 2 – 6

101: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17. 201: October 24, 31, November 7, 14. and your show

Weekday | 11 – 6 | FULLY BOOKED

November 101: 2, 3, 9. 201: 16, 17, and your show

Winter School | 11 – 6

101: December 11, 12, 13. 201: 14, 15, and your show

2018: Same Schedule

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