As part of The Gap Festival in Goring and Streatley, I will present a brief history of hip hop and club DJing and will discuss the absolute basics of the craft (e.g. blending, beat-matching, tempo-matching, looping and scratching) whilst touching on some slightly more advanced skills such as use of filters and effects, remixing/mash-ups and harmonic mixing techniques.
I’ll also address the use of vinyl, CDs and digital – with a greater focus on the digital tools used today from a both a software and hardware perspective, along with various online resources in terms of download sites, mix sites and training/tools.
Aimed at those that already have an interest or those considering getting involved, this is an entry level workshop with demonstrations of all techniques described; it is focused at a wide age group from teens through to those that may even remember Acid House!
At the end of the workshop, those attending will have the chance to try digital DJing themselves and ask for advice or pose any questions.