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DJ Terminology

We prepared for you the first part of DJ terminology. Bar – is one small segment of music that holds a certain number of beats. In dance music a bar is 4 “beats”.  Beat – the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse, of the mensural level. The beat is the rhythm listeners would tap their toes […]

Crate Digging

Have you heard about crate digging? Have you ever been to a vinyl music store? These stores are as magical for DJs as bookstores for bookworms.  DJ’s and collectors call Crate Digging the act of searching records in stores, flea markets or thrift shops. This practice is associated with hip hop producers, who searched for rare records with sounds to sample […]

DJ Raquel DK

We proudly present Raquel de Damas Khaldi a.k.a. DJ Raquel DK. Our teacher of DJ & Music Production courses.  Raquel started her journey in 2012 and now she is a successful international DJ. She plays many music genres – House, EDM, R&B, Hip hop, Pop & Arabic. We can see her performances in the most prestigious festivals, […]

DJ & Music Production Course

This is how classes with DJ Raquel DK look like 🔥🎧  At the Academy we have a fully equipped recording studio with Pioneer XDJ-RX and Rekordbox, soundcards, guitars, piano and DJ controllers. We know that the more practice you have, the better. That is why one of the controllers you can borrow for training with your […]

Turntables & DJ Controller

To explain you the difference between Turntables & DJ Controller, we will start from telling you what’re they: A turntable is the circular rotating platform of a phonograph (a.k.a. record player, gramophone, turntable, etc.). Turntables are used with a mixer and allow DJs to play vinyl records. DJs can match the tempos of different records […]

DJs at the Lockdown

Cancelations of parties, festivals and other events are taking place everywhere. Artists all over the world are affected by the situation. But it is not the reason to give up! Look what DJs can do while staying at the lockdown:  Check Genius video series called “Deconstructed”, where beatmakers of the top hip-hop beats explain how they made it.  […]

Beat Maker & Music Producer

What is the difference between a beat maker & a music producer? Comment below!  A beatmaker composes beats using sampled sounds of chords, drums, guitars and even a vocal top-line. Afterwards he sells his beats to artists. It applies more to Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap and Urban music.  A music producer has a vision. It is a person who: takes some […]

How to Become a Professional DJ

At the beginning everyone who wants to become a DJ is asking this question. If you also want to know the answer – continue reading! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Firstly, to become a professional DJ you will need to learn mixing techniques, music history, how to use the equipment and DJ software. Also it is very important to learn […]

Nightlife Calling: Black Coffee/Ame Live

  Earlier this week Olivia Valere gave this season’s nightlife a much needed surprise, bringing Black Coffee to the scene. This South African DJ is a legend, his house, afro-house and deep house beats are one of a kind and so he showed us on Tuesday 17th. But don’t stress if you missed the night, […]

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