Scratch DJ Academy recently hosted an exclusive DJ workshop on Wednesday evening, June 13th, for special guests to learn tips and techniques on mastering the DJ culture. The Cooper Square location was alive with the sound of music while attendees sipped cocktails and noshed on light bites during the party which featured beats from their marquee DJs offering one-one-one training.
The world’s leading deejay and music production school, Scratch DJ Academy was founded in 2002 by Rob Principe and the late Jam Master Jay in order to promote the art form of the DJ. Scratch’s historic first semester received media attention across the globe with a heavy hitting cast of instructors who helped them sell out every semester thereafter during its first year. Over the next few years, Scratch opened additional locations in LA and Miami, which continue to be the hubs for the best DJs in the United States.
Today, Scratch teaches over 100,000 people annually on how to DJ through its 3 locations and national tours. It is widely recognized as the world leader in DJ and music production education. Fans of the Academy including Samantha Ronson, Lil Jon, DJ Irie, Jazzy Jeff, and Snoop Dogg. Because DJs are proving to be the new rock stars, we can’t think of a more fitting place to learn the basic principles and history of DJ’ing.
While TJ Mizell, son of Scratch DJ Academy co-founder Jam Master Jay of Run DMC showed off his skills, Teacher’s Assistant Ezra Brezina gave us a live demo on scratching, spinning and counting the beats to mix the music. Though it was fun to be on the other side of the DJ booth for a minute, we know a pro when we see one and we’re not going to be quitting our day job anytime soon!
Scrath students get to take home their own personalized record as a “diploma” for the course, which is bragging right in and of itself! We had a chance to chat with co-founder and CEO Rob Principe, who introduced DJ’ing to the masses with the legendary Jam Master Jay by his side. Rob has many years of extensive experience in the music industry, and travels the country making sure his clients who hire Scratch deejays are getting the best entertainment anyone can find.
If you’d like to try your hand at becoming the next Deadmau5 or Avicii, check out this Scratch DJ Academy Celebrity Shout Outs video here and hit up the team at Scratch for a crash course of your own.
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