2017 COURSE INFO AND APPLICATIONS
The United DJ Mixing School was founded in 1993 with the aim of Uniting the finest DJs in Australia to form one of the first structured DJ School. Within this time we have experimented and undergone changes to come up with a perfect formula for the students to obtain optimum results, have fun, make contacts, and most of all learn from the experiences of many established DJs.
The school is now celebrating over 20 years of teaching young aspiring DJ's and our experience is unparalleled. In fact with our success rate of working graduates and our award winning instructors, we are known both in Australia and abroad as one of the most innovative and prolific school in this industry. Media interest has grown over the years and the school has been featured on Channel V, Channel Arena, Disney Channel, Ground Zero (SBS), BBC UK's Club Choice, and Australia Uncovered (Sky UK) to name a few.
Within the last 2 decades the School has invited many international guests to teach the art to our students. Guests have included legends that started this whole DJ Culture such as Kool Herc, Jam Master Jay (RIP), and Jazzy Jay.. Members of DJ Crews that have advanced the art of turntablism all over the world such as The Beat Junkies, The Allies, Invisible Skratch Picklz, and The X-Ecutioners. Internationally acclaimed Producers such as DJ Revolution and Lenny Dee. And almost every World DJ Champion including D.J. Cash Money, Q Bert, Roc Raida, Noise, A-Trak, Craze, Plus One, Dopey, and Rafik to name a few. Special thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge with the upcoming DJs of Australia. Also a big shout out to all that have come through our doors and suceeded in achieving their dreams and goals....
Congrats to past Sydney Students Jda Kut & Dizza (Invincible Armour) who WON the UK DMC Team DJ Championships in 2011 !!!! Shouts out to Herbie J who played Future Music Festival (Sydney), Artama at Summerdayz (Melbourne), and Lindaluxe at Kiss My Grass (Melbourne). These are just few examples and we appologise to all the other very talented graduates as there are too many to name..
The Comprehensive course is designed for beginners and will take you step by step through all aspects of DJing from mixing Vinyl to CDs, Midi Controllers and Digital Software based systems in all genres of music. We are very passionate about what we teach and have over 20 years teaching experience and 25 Years DJ Experience to help you achieve your goals in this industry. All our instructors are very renown in this industry and actively working in the Club Circuit and Festivals all over Australia. The 8 week course will cover all you need to know about DJing and at completion you will have gained enough skills to be competent to work in any club or party. We have had overwhelming number of students join the comprehensive course and are now taking applications for the summer courses 2016. Please apply early if you wish to secure your spot. For more info on the comprehensive course click on the about link (top left).
* We are now also taking applications for the NEW 8 week Advance DJ Course which will cover everything from advance mixing skills, digital effects, traktor/serato, live remixing and production, event management and advance scratching and tricks. This course is suitable for DJs wanting to stand out from other club DJs or entering a Major DJ Competition (Eg. DMC, ITF/IDA). Applicants must pass an initial beat mixing test or complete the Comprehensive Course before being accepted into this course.
Melbourne's next Comprehensive DJ Course commences November 2017 at:
Shop 1, Campbell Arcade, Degraves St, (Flinders St Subway) Melbourne. Ph: (03) 96399990 >Map<
Sydney's next FREE DJ Workshops commences 26th September at:
Redfern Community Centre (Our NEW *FREE 7 Week DJ Workshops. *conditions apply). Ph: (02) 8355 7377 >Map<
One of our instructors will contact you for interview time to discuss your options and suitable courses..
Come witness our finest students of 2017 performing 20 minute party rockin sets! They will be showcasing everything from digital effects, sampling, live production, advance mixing techniques and tricks in all diverse genres of music. The graduation nights "Battle of the DJs" was first introduced back in 2000 with the idea for students to get experience mixing in a club environment before completing our courses. Over the last decade this has proven to be a very successful way for students to work harder and obtain better results in a very short time frame and many have moved onto club residencies straight after.
The students have 6 weeks of formal training in the beginner comprehensive course and at completion they are required not only to perform in a club environment but also to compete against fellow classmates for the title "Battle of the DJs Champion".
This is our first volume of "BATTLE OF THE DJS" for 2017 and will take place Wednesday 20th Sept at Revolver Upstairs!
Competing DJs : Mickey Dee, Eriflush, Meech, Fake, Cinnamon Spice, Scratchvoice, and Wombles!
Come give Melbourne's upcoming DJs support and get your groove on with the sounds delivered by the next generation DJs!!!
*** FREE ENTRY ***
RSVP : email@example.com with your guest list
Check out winners from our previous "Battle of the DJs" Night on link below
:: GUEST LECTURER FOR JULY 2017 ::
(1991 - 2000 NZ DMC DJ Champ)
DJ Raw is the 3 times New Zealand DMC DJ Champion and 2 time New Zealand ITF DJ Champion with a top 10 placing in the 2000 World Technics DJ Championships. He is also the recipient of the “British Council Scholarship for achievement in Music”. Over the past decade he has played in New York, London, L.A, San Fran, and Singapore with high profile artists such as Rok Raida (R.I.P) of the X-Ecutioners, DJ Cash Money and DJ Craze to name a few. DJ Raw has been a forefront of the New Zealand Club Scene for over 2 decades and his club sets are known to set the crowd in an uproar with his tasteful blending of the old skool classics through to the latest R&B/ Hip Hop Hits. Being a Club DJ, Champion Turntablist, DJ/Producer, and a Teacher at his renown DJ School in Wellington, he will cover topics on all aspects of the DJ Industry. DJ RAW was a guest at our Melbourne Launch in 2005 and we look forward to once again learning from his wealth of knowledge in 2017. He will be teaching our Melbourne Class on Thursday 13th July. Past students wanting to sit in please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
:: DJ SEMINAR VIDEO ARCHIVES ::
More archives of our seminars will be uploaded soon on our youtube channel www.youtube.com/djsunited
We would like to thank all the instructors for sharing your knowledge with the upcoming DJs of Australia.
JAM MASTER JAY (RUN DMC) - NYC - R.I.P
DJ Q Bert (World's most renown DJ/Turntablist)
DJ Craze - Miami (3 X World DMC DJ Champion)
DJ Rafik - Germany (5 X World DJ Champ)
X-ECUTIONERS - NYC (World Famous Turntablist Crew)
GUEST LECTURER FOR JANUARY
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
STICKYBUDS - CANADA (Ghetto Funk/ Good Groove Records)
From the funkafied west coast of Canada, Stickybuds has been making his mark on music all over the globe. In the last few years he’s found himself performing in 14 different countries, captivating fans wherever he goes. His work ethic and passion have also earned him a residency at Canada’s Shambhala music festival (2005 – 2012), as well as performances at Glastonbury (UK), Splore Festival (NZ), Burning Man (USA) and the legendary Space club in Ibiza (ES). With 20 releases on multiple labels, Sticky loves to create and play dance floor friendly music of many different tempo’s. His sets are filled with Funk, DNB, Glitch Hop, Reggae and Breaks all intricately woven through countless hours in the studio.
* Nominated for BEST NEW DJ at the International BreaksPoll 2012 awards.
Shortlisted Nomination - Breakspoll 2012
--> Best Track – STICKYBUDS "Murderer" Ghetto Funk (Crowd Murder)
--> Best Producer - STICKYBUDS
I-DEE (DMC USA DJ CHAMPION)
Growing up in suburban Washington D.C., DJ I-Dee (born Isaac DeLima) began his DJ career in the mid-nineties at the tender age of 10, where I-Dee would sneak into his older brother's room and practice scratching on his turntables while he was out of the house. With nothing but school, homework and video games, time was ample for the turntable prodigy to perfect his craft. In 2002, I-Dee was ready to make his transition from the bedroom to the live stage. Little did he know, a handful of extremely prestigious victories were right around the corner...
DJ I-Dee has carved out a name for himself in the world of scratch music and is within a small handful of turntablists who have left an impeccable record on the DJ battle circuit. In 2005-06, he conquered the battle scene by winning three of its most prestigious titles--the DMC Battle for US Supremacy, Scribble Jam and Roc Raida's Gong DJ Battle for World Supremacy --all within six months of each other and by the age of 19. With recognition accomplished, I-Dee was then able to elevate his career and perform his eclectic sets around the world in such places as England, Australia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Brazil, Taiwan, and China. "Miami-based Isaac DeLima, better known as DJ I-Dee, is not even old enough to drink yet, and he's already got several DJ Championship titles to his name." - Elisa Padilla, URB Magazine (May 2007)
With a battle career fulfilled and touring lifestyle engraved, I-Dee transplanted to Miami Beach, Florida and switched his focus on creating new music as a producer by using the skills he developed as a deejay. In 2008, I-Dee was already seasoned turntablist and on the heels of releasing his debut LP "Solitude" on the late Grand Master Roc Raida's Adiar Cor Records. He has since then produced records for Jean Grae, Royce Da 5'9" (Bad Meets Evil), C-Rayz Walz, The X-Ecutioners and has shared the stage alongside Lady Sovereign, Fat Joe, 3 Doors Down and Pete Rock.
"...just as b-boys are dancers, I-Dee reminds us that DJs are entertainers." - DJ QBert
DJ I-DEE will be lecturing at United DJ Mixing School (Sydney) on Wed 5th December 2012.
Please **RSVP email@example.com as there are limited seats.
Event: DJ Seminar 2012 feat.DJ I-DEE
Where: 316 King Georges Rd, Beverly Hills, NSW >Map<
When: Wed 5th Dec, 7:30PM -9:30PM
Cost: FREE for existing students and applicants of our Sydney Courses
DJ I-DEE tour details at http://djidee.net/upcoming-shows/
Come witness our finest students performing head to head in 20 minute rounds showcasing everything from digital effects, sampling, live production, advance mixing techniques and turntablism in all diverse genres of music.
The graduation/ battle nights was first introduced back in 2000 with the idea for students to get experience mixing in a club environment before completing our courses.
Over the last decade this has proven to be a very successful way for students to work harder and obtain better results in a very short time frame and many have moved onto club residencies straight after.
The students have 12 weeks of formal training in the beginner comprehensive course and at completion they are required not only to perform in a club environment but also to compete against fellow classmates for the title "Battle of the DJs Champion 2012".
This is our second volume of "BATTLE OF THE DJS" for 2012 and will take place Sunday 17th June at Laundry Bar, 50 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 7PM - 12AM. This round will also include the "ADVANCE CLASS BATTLE" where each student performs a 6 Min Advance Mixing routine !! NOT TO BE MISSED!!
The Night will also Feature "for the first time since 2002"
Advance Class Battle
where our advance students perform "6 Minute" Advance Mixing/Turntablism routines
Come give Melbourne's upcoming DJs support and get your groove on with the fresh sounds delivered by the next generation DJs!!!
A night of mash-ups mayhem
*** FREE ENTRY ***
Check out winners from our previous "Battle of the DJs" Night on link below
GUEST LECTURER FOR MAY 2012
ZEKE (IDA Australasian DJ Champion)
Zeke Ugle known by his stage name “Zeke,” Born in Geraldton, Western Australia, is an Aboriginal/Greek blooded Turntablist and Composer. Renowned not only for his breathtaking performances, many titles, and capabilities as a scratch/battle DJ, but also his passion for music and his thriving thirst for success within the music industry. Zeke entered his first turntablism battle for the world famous DMC championship title in 2007. In 2008 Zeke proved himself by earning the national title of “Australian Vice DMC Champion.” and since then has performed alongside many artists as well as at many venues and festivals.
Some of these include :
· Future Music Festival
· Global Gathering Festival
· Low Fi Festival
· Mayhem Festival
· WA Flying Colours Tour with “Bliss n Esso”
· Australian Burches Know tour with “Motley"
In 2009 Zeke was asked to compete in another highly respected competition, the International DJ Association (IDA) battle, formerly known as the International Turntablist Federation (ITF). With more ambition than ever Zeke was flown to New Zealand to compete against Australia's' and New Zealand’s best. Unanimously beating all competition and earning the title as, “Australasian IDA DJ Champion”. Having now been crowned the Australasian Champion, Zeke represented AUS/NZ in the World IDA Championship held in Krakow Poland where he placed 4th in the WORLD!
Upon return to Australia, Zeke was quickly offered sponsorship by Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro, Numark and Kosmic Sound. In 2010 Zeke was the first ever, “Qbert Skratch University Valedictorian”, awarded by Grandmaster turntablist, “Dj Qbert” himself, recognising Zeke's extraordinary talent. A true credit to his ability and dedication. Zeke's performance is breathtaking; raising people from their seats and gathering crowds to admire his skill.
Congrats to DJ Deckade for winning Battle of the DJs 2012 Vol I. All students worked really hard and showed many diverse skills in all genres of music but for the judges there can only be one winner. The competetors we're judged on the following categories : Music Structure, Pitch Control, Levels, Programming and Extra Skills. It was a close competition as every did extremely well and showed amazing creativity and originality. The night was filled with great atmosphere and the crowd really enjoyed the performances. We would like to congratualate all the very talented DJs that competed and wish them the best of luck on their journey into the music industry!
Thanks to all that came down and supported the upcoming talent of Melbourne !! Check out the Video of the winning set below ! pics are uploaded on our facebook page :
DJ SEMINAR 2011
GRAND WIZARD THEODORE (Inventor of the Scratch)
Grand Wizard Theodore is credited as being the Inventor of the scratch & master of the needle drop, also featuring in the first Hip Hop movie ever made called "Wildstyle" (1983). As well as contributing to the original sound track, with his catch phrase "Say Turn it up" being sampled from Public to many a hip hop act world wide, he apprenticed under the legendary DJ Grand Master Flash, and was part of the group The Fantastic 5 which he released the old school classic "Can I Get A Soulclap" (1980). Grand Wizard Theodore was most recently featured in the DJ Documentary "Scratch" and continues to tour the world showcasing his amazing DJ skill's to this day, as well as being a member of the Mighty Universal Zulu Nation.
Grand Wizard Theodore will be lecturing at the United DJ Mixing School on Friday 2nd December 2011.
Event : DJ Seminar 2011 Vol IV
Host : GRAND WIZARD THEODORE (Inventor of the Scratch)
Where : United DJ Mixing School, Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne >Map<
When : Friday 2nd December 2011 (7:30PM - 9:30PM)
Cost : FREE (Students and Industry Only - Limited Seats) -> Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
GRAND WIZARD THEODORE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
MELBOURNE - FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER
Laundry Bar - 48-50 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: DJ Peril, King Excel, Prequel & DJ FX
Tickets: http://tickets.oztix.com.a u/?Event=23612&utm_source& utm_term=ro4wvi5l702808
SYDNEY - SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER
Goodgod Small Club - 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie
Tickets are $25+b/f and are available via Moshtix.
BRISBANE - SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER
Rumpus Room - 56 Russell Street, West End
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
It's been a long time since DJ Revolution has visited the school and we look forward to his talk on his new adventures within this industry and sharing his wealth of new found knowledge with our students. DJ Revolution is a man of many many talents .. "The king of the decks" has done just about everything you can think of. Spun 'em, scratched 'em, juggled 'em, sampled 'em, collected 'em, produced 'em, sold 'em, distributed 'em, promoted 'em and so on.
As one of the most well known and respected Djs across the globe, DJ Revolution has been holding down the two Technics on the longest running commercial hip hop show in history for 8 years now. The Wake Up Show, with hosts Sway (MTV) and King Tech is an internationally syndicated hip hop mix show that has helped launch the careers of some of the biggest and brightest including Eminem, Xzbit, Comm...on, and countless others. The show even experienced a brief run as a show on MTV, adding visual images and faces to the world famous radio trio. However, Exposing quality hip hop to millions of people while displaying his unquestionable skill is just part of DJ Revs resume.
Aside from his weekly DJ and production duties on the radio show based out of Power 106 in Los Angeles, he has lent his now infamous scratch techniques and production skills to many artists, established and up and coming alike. Dilated Peoples, Canibus, Chino XL, Tha Alkaholiks, Mystic, Bootcamp Click and many more have all witnessed the turntable wizardry or pounding beats that Revolution brings to the table. He has released too many mixtapes to name. Most recently, the first installment in a series of 20 volumes, class of 85 has received incredible feedback. He has also taken his skills to the far corners of the world and ripped clubs all over Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. This of course includes traveling the US and Canada to spin with the likes of the legendary Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier and Maseo from De La Soul and headline clubs himself. Revolution has also been featured in many respected magazines such as The Source, The Source France, XXL, Fader, Vibe, Elemental, XLR8R, Urb, Blast, Juice, and many other national, international and local publications. Recently he was interviewed in the Washington post express. Captions, interviews and miscellaneous video footage of him can be found on websites all over the internet as well.
Dj Rev has also released 2 solo full length Lps that garnered him critical acclaim (in 12s we trust and R2K) and a collaboration with his partners Sway & tech on interscope in 99. Aside from planning to release two more full lengths in 07, rev has also begun lending his production to film and TV. Working with MTV, VH1, ESPN among others, as well as freelancing custom work for independent film makers. He got the bug in 97 when he scored the Jet Li cult classic movie Black Mask.
But in the end, no matter how involved in the business of being Hip Hop DJ Revolution becomes he will always be most comfortable standing behind two 1200s.
DJ Revolution will be hosting FREE DJ Seminar 2011 at the United DJ Mixing School (Melbourne).
Event : DJ Seminar 2011 Vol III
Host : DJ REVOUTION (California, USA)
Where : United DJ Mixing School, Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne >Map<
When : Friday 9th September 2011 (7:30PM - 9:30PM)
Cost : FREE (Students and Industry Only - Limited Seats) -> Please RSVP email@example.com
DJ Revolution is now preparing for his new album on Duck Down Records entitled “King Of The Decks” featuring some of the brightest artists in Hip Hop.
The album will be in stores on September 16th.
DJ Revolution plays a massive 2 hour set at Laundry Friday 9th September. With guests DJ J-Red, Flagrant, Syntax(live), Juddabarz and a few more surprises to be added!
FREE ENTRY! Click for Flyer
Congratulations to DJ Chili for winning the student graduation night "Battle of the DJs 2011 Vol II". Once again, we had a very close battle between all students and the top 2 contenders Chili and Philly was separated by just one point. One of the judges was very impressed by the winner and have been offered to work with "Rock Like This" (One of Melbourne's top underground promoters and touring company) and DJ Philly is allready making noise working at underage events such as "Forever Young Festival". Van Andreas who came in third is a very talented producer and his live production skills blow everyone away. You can see Van Andreas play at Melbourne's newest mid week club night "Under the House" together with other winners from previous battles Klueless, Nyayaxism and Xiris. We wish all these very talented DJs the best of luck in achieving their goals in the industry..
Every student did extremely well and had the crowd cheering all night long. Everything from beat juggling, scratching, advance use of effects to external midi gear for live production was showcased by these very talented DJs. Some students we're very nervous being their first time infront of a crowd and made minor mistakes, but overall it was a great show !! Thanks to all that showed up and supported the upcoming DJs of Melbourne..
Winners in 3 categories were :
Overall Winner : DJ Chili (Click for profile)
Best Technical DJ : DJ Philly
Best Club DJ : Van Andreas
The winning set can be viewed on our *YouTube channel www.youtube.com/djsunited
Congratulations to DJ KLUELESS for winning the Battle of the DJs 2011 Vol I. It was one the highest standard of competetors we've had in a long time and was a very very tight battle indeed. Everyone did extremely well and put their heart and soul into their routines. All tight and well planned out sets with few surprises along the way. Everyone had their own unique style and their passion really showed in their performance. As per usual there can be only one winner and we picked "DJ Klueless" as he was the smoothest in mixing and this is the main focus of the competition. However because everyone else did extremely well we allocated 2 more winners in different categories. So the results we're as follows :
Overall Winner : Klueless (Click for profile)
Best Technical DJ : Nyayaxism
Best Club DJ : Xiris
Congrats to these very talented DJs and all others that participated as they will definitely go a long way with their unique talents. Job offers have already been made to select few that impressed the judges on the night. The crew from the night will also be starting their own weekly club night soon in Melbourne CBD called "Under the House". Thanks to all that came and showed support for these upcomers and also to all the judges that donated their time. We will be uploading the videos of the winners soon on our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/djsunited
Event : Battle of the DJs 2011
Competing Students : Myke, Xiris, Nyayaxism, Joon, Sammy K, DJ Etips, Klueless, Decktender.
Where : Lounge Night Club, 243 Swanston St, Melbourne. Map
Music and the Art Seminar 2011
"evolution of music and the age of art"
The presentation I will be giving will have to do with the value of the precision as well as the idiosyncrasy of music. The "muse" we draw from for true creativity is accessible through simply understanding the human relationship to art. Once this relationship is understood, music becomes unrecognizable as a limited expression of sounds and is instead perceived as the very relationship we have with ourselves.” Ben Stewart (musician/ film producer)
“Music is one of the most basic forms of communication. The music of today is but a glimpse of the symphony that humanity has been dancing to through each passing age. We today are standing at a crossroads of where our art will journey from here. The frequencies and notations of all music are more than just numerical calculations. The rhythm is a pulse and skeleton. The melody is the character and personality. The language is felt, not simply heard.
Event : Music and the Art Seminar 2011
Host : Ben Stewart
Where : United DJ Mixing School (94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne)
When : Friday 27th May 2011 (7:30PM - 9:30PM)
Cost : FREE (Students and industry only - Limited Seats)
RSVP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Stewart Australian Tour :
Saturday 28 May - Amora Hotel (Melbourne) - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 29 May - University of NSW (Sydney) - 3:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday 4 Jun - Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) - 4:30pm to 10:15pm
Sunday 5 Jun - Byron Bay Services Club (Byron Bay) - 3:30pm to 10:00pm
DJ SEMINAR 2011
Boogie Blind - NYC (X-Ecutioners)
Boogie Blind is one of the most respected and trusted DJs in the industry. This 2001 Vestax World Champion embodies the phrase “turntablist” and “DJ” in every sense, he’s been Djing since he was 5 years old. Blind is also a member of the legendary X–Ecutioners, a tight knit crew of DJs known around the world for their turntablist skills. The crew’s roster consists of the late Grand Master Roc Raida, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, Total Eclipse and Precision. Blind has been featured on tours such as Anger Management, Rock the Bells, Coachella, MTV Icons, Sony Playstation, ESPN Espy Awards, NBA All-star Weekend, Echo Getting Up Festival, Montruex Jazz Festival, Heineken Synergy Tour throughout the Caribbean, and the annual Dub Car Show.
In the past he has been a tour DJ for Fat Joe, Jim Jones, and Jean Grae. He currently spins for Pharoahe Monch and D.I.T.C. Recently Blind joined Beatminerz Radio, which is run by legendary super producers Mr. Walt and DJ Evil Dee. On his show, The Execution (Thursdays, 6pm – 8pm EST), listeners get a taste of various genres including but not limited to Hip-Hop, Funk, House, Breaks, Reggae, R&B, Samba, Jazz and Rock. With every tour, show, and party Boogie Blind’s reputation grows, proving he is a force to be reckoned with.
Boogie Blind is currently touring Australia with LORD FINESSE (D.I.T.C NYC)
Melbourne Fri 31st Dec @ First Floor 393 Brunswick St Fitzroy, VIC.
Melbourne Thurs 6th Jan FREE Encore Show @ The Espy 11 The Esplanade, St.Kilda. FLYER
Brisbane Friday 7th Jan @ The Step Inn 186 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD.
Sydney Sat 8th Jan @ Tone Bar 16 Wentworth Ave Surry Hills, NSW
Event : DJ Seminar 2011 Vol I
Host : BOOGIE BLIND (X-Ecutioners)
Where : Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne >Map<
When : Wednesday 12th January 2011 (7:30PM - 9:30PM)
Cost : FREE (Students Only - Limited Seats)
Congratulations to DJ DOTTIE for winning the Battle of the DJs 2010 Vol II. At just 15 Years of age she is officially the youngest DJ to win this battle in the past 10 years running. "Battle of the DJs" graduation nights are held at completion of every comprehensive course. All students of this course are required to perform a 20 minute set and compete against their fellow classmates infront of a live audience. This is the final stage of their learning process and gives them the practical experience necessary before stepping out into this very competetive industry. All students did extremely well performing everything from digital effects, sampling, live production, advance mixing techniques and turntablism in all diverse genres of music. However it was all up to who was the best on the night and DJ Dottie was the smoothest mixer and all round performer. Shout outs to all others that were very passionate, had amazing sets and trained very hard as they will go a long way with their talents!!
The graduation/ battle nights was first introduced back in 2000 with the idea for students to get experience mixing in a club environment before completing our courses. Over the last decade this has proven to be a very successful way for students to work harder and obtain better results in a very short time frame and many have moved onto club residencies straight after.
Videos of winners from our previous "Battle of the DJs" Nights can be viewed on our *YouTube channel www.youtube.com/djsunited
Congratulations to Make-Us for winning the student graduation night "Battle of the DJs 2010 Vol I" held at Loop, Thurs 15th April 2010. The students have 12 weeks of formal training in the beginner comprehensive course and at completion they are required not only to perform in a club environment but also to compete against fellow classmates making them practice extra hard and increase their learning and creativity in such a short span of time.
This is their final stage of the learning process and gives them the practical experience necessary before stepping out into this very competitive industry. Students of many different genres performed for 20 minutes each, displaying everything from smooth club mixing to performing tricks, turntablism, live remixing and digital effects. Congrats to all that performed and showcased incredible skills.
You can watch the Winning Set on our *YouTube channel www.youtube.com/djsunited
DJ SEMINAR 2010
Total Eclipse - NYC (X-Ecutioners)
Total Eclipse is an original member of New York City's legendary elite DJ collective, the X-men, X-Ecutioners and currently ILL INSANITY. Taking part in pioneering the art form of Turntablism by helping his unit record some of the most influential albums like X-Pressions, Revolutions and the album Build From Scratch, which took the world by storm with a song was voted #1 for 4 straight weeks on MTV's TRL called, It's going down featuring Linkin Park. YouTube Footage Below..
He also continues to take his craft to the next level by mastering entertaining club sets/showcase routines while giving stellar collaborations/Performances along side Organized Confusion, Beatnuts, Cormega, Jay-z, and Miri Ben Ari to name a few. Through out his journey he landing a mind blowing performance for MTV's Icon AeroSmith with the X-ecutioners in front of an Atmosphere filled with A-list celebrities such as Pink, Rick Martin, Janet Jackson, Cher, and Lenny Kravitz to name a few in attendance to witness a great display of Turntablism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2igDVUXhuYc
His collaboration with legendary artist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Ipecac Records) for the General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners project inspired Total Eclipse to become more than your average Hip Hop DJ and he has succeeded making a stringline of television appearances displaying his talent, he is steadily one of the most sought after DJs.
Now Resided in Melbourne for the next coming months Total Eclipse has already featured on some of the most high profile Hip Hop tours in Australia touring along side with Dilated Peoples and, The Rap City tour featuring Masta Ace & Ed O.G, The Beatnuts, And Dj Premier with more tours dates to come.
Whether it's rocking a hot party for corporate companies like Maxim, Nike, MTV and BET to name a few, or manning the turntables at the club, he delivers mind-blowing performances every time.
What separates Total Eclipse from the rest is his diverse style, making him a highly mutable entertainer appealing to the masses. Proving he's a true internationally known legend of his craft.
2010 keeping the soul and torch lit for the late great
Grand Master Roc Raida (R.I.P)
Click Here for Total Eclipse feature for GrooveOn: - Check out the imbedded Youtube Link too!
TOTAL ECLIPSE will lecture at the United DJ Mixing School on Topics ranging from Scratching and Turntablism to Advance mixing Skills, Digital DJing and Party Rocking in all different genres. The Seminar will be held on Tuesday 10th August 7:30PM - 9:30PM.
More details on TOTAL ECLIPSE
Event : DJ Seminar 2010 Vol III
Host : TOTAL ECLIPSE (X-Ecutioners))
Where : Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne >Map<
When : Tuesday 10th August (7:30PM - 9:30PM)
Cost : FREE (Students Only - Students must RSVP email@example.com)
DJ SEMINAR 2010 (Vol II)
DJ LORD has been acknowledged for years in the competition circuit as one of the best turnablists in the United States. His role models in the industry include Grand Master Flash, Jam Master Jay, Mix Master Ice, & Jazzy Jeff. Recognizing their skill, LORD spent years honing his craft to raise his caliber amongst these renowned greats.
After demonstrating his turntable expertise to Hip Hop’s immortal pioneers, DJ LORD stepped up to fill the shoes of the legendary TERMINATOR X for the group PUBLIC ENEMY. In 1999, DJ LORD joined PUBLIC ENEMY on their World Tour. Soon after, LORD was granted his own performance segment within the live show. It is with these performances that DJ LORD gained worldwide recognition and acceptance amongst an elite group of turntablists and soon became a highly sought after commodity.
While DJ battles and Hip Hop have been at the foundation of his career, LORD is also widely recognized in the DRUM & BASS arena, captivating audiences with his mesmerizing fusion of Drum & Bass with Hip Hop breaks and beats. A firsthand look into the world of DJ LORD and the art of turntablism is documented in the DVD, ‘DJ LORD – The Turntable Chronicles’, released in 2003. In addition to Public Enemy, DJ LORD is currently touring with FLAVOR FLAV in his solo effort, and the House of Hip Hop Concert Series with Red Reign Entertainment!
DJ LORD will lecture at the United DJ Mixing School on Topics ranging from Scratching and Turntablism to Advance mixing Skills and Digital DJing in different genres. The Seminar will be held on Tuesday 1st June 7:30PM - 9:30PM.
More details on DJ Lord at www.myspace.com/djlord and www.publicenemy.com
YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT HIS CLUB SET THIS MON 31st MAY AT THE ESPY - Flyer
Event : DJ Seminar 2010 Vol II
Host : DJ Lord (Public Enemy)
Where : Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne >Map<
When : Tuesday 1st June (7:30PM - 9:30PM)
Cost : FREE (Students Only - Students must RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org)
DJ SEMINAR 2010
Rob Swift - NYC (X-Ecutioners)
Here's where we drop the needle on some history: after years of honing his cuts on the wheels of steel under the tutelage of his older brother and father, Robert Aguilar aka Rob Swift was tapped, in 1991, by a Harlem-based DJ crew called the X-Men to join their ranks. Within a year he won the coveted DMC East Coast title and became known among DJs worldwide as a masterful beat juggler and a force to be reckoned with in any battle atmosphere. Even when, to avoid the obvious beef with Marvel Comics, the X-Men were compelled to change their name to the X-ecutioners, Swift (and his compatriots Roc Raida, Mista Sinista and Total Eclipse) still retained a superhero's afterglow.
X-ecutioners, along with San Francisco's Invisibl Skratch Piklz (Q Bert, Mix Master Mike and Shortkut) were among the first all-DJ outfits to sign a recording contract, and the first to release a full-length album focusing on the art of turntable manipulation. They released their first full-length disc, "X-Pressions", in 1997. Roc Raida, Rob Swift and Total Eclipse revived the project in 2002 with the release of "Built From Scratch", its nu-metal-oriented cut "It's Goin' Down" featuring Linkin Park enjoyed a 8 week chart run in the top 20 of Modern Rock Tracks and put the album at #15 on The Billboard Top 200 chart.
Rob Swift is back in Australia for a solo tour to promote his DVD "As the Technics Spin" and latest Album "The Architect" . What separates "As the Technics Spin" from other related DVDs in the market is it's focus on Rob Swift's thought process while creating his classic battle/showcase sets. From choosing his records, deciding what sections to manipulate within different songs, to eventually developing the actual routines.
Rob's knowledge on the art is indisputable and is actively sharing his knowledge having appeared on the popular documentary "Scratch" and also teaching regularly at New York's Scratch Academy. Rob lectured the students of the United DJ Mixing School on Topics ranging from Scratching and Turntablism to Advance mixing Skills and Digital DJing. The Seminar was held on Tuesday 11th May. We will be uploading sections of the lecture on our youtube channel www.youtube.com/djsunited
Rob Swift Australian Tour Dates:
Thursday May 6th - Adelaide The Electric Light Hotel, Friday May 7th - Melbourne Scribble - Q Bar/Basement, Saturday May 8th - Melbourne (FREE ENTRY) The Esplanade Hotel, Sunday May 9th - Melbourne Section 8, Thursday May 13th - Melbourne Rhythm-al-ism @ Fusion Nightclub, Friday May 14th - Canberra Transit Bar Saturday May 15th - Melbourne ONESIXONE
GUEST LECTURER FOR FEBRUARY 2010
:: ALPHABETHEAD (N.Z) ::
Somewhere between the worlds of Hip Hop, Post Punk and Free Jazz exists Alphabethead, a tea-drinking, turntable musician from New Zealand. A performer equally adept at rocking boisterous rock crouds as he is to intriguing audiences at jazz festivals - Alphabethead has been described as "a virtuoso of the phonograph turntable" and "an outrageous performer whom you really must see to fully comprehend".
Once a champion Hip Hop DJ, Alphabethead is now an explorer/destroyer of all sound-on-vinyl. From Mongolian throat singing and heavy metal guitars to field recordings and electronica, no LP is taboo. His performances always hold surprises and his unique approach allows him to coax wonderfully strange sounds from the turntable; ".. a highlight was Alphabethead's melodic turntable solo" wrote one reviewer. Expect noise, rehythm and vinyl trashing. Imagine an agressive Kid Koala or if Mixmaster Mike scratched post punk.
Warning: some of your favorite tunes will be re-evaluated...
Alphabethead guest lectures at the United DJ Mixing School's Comprehensive Course February 2010. Interview by In the Mix YouTube Footage www.youtube.com/djsunited
GUEST LECTURER FOR JANUARY 2010
:: DJ ANGELO (U.K) ::
There are few DJs that can do what DJ Angelo does so well. With over 10 years worth of experience and a string of industry awards, he has become a specialist in his field, successfully straddling the arenas of Club DJing, Turntablism, and Specialist Parties. By effortlessly and intelligently blending the commercial with the credible, DJ Angelo keeps his dancefloors alight and his spectators in a state of awe. When in his element, be prepared to fight your way through hordes of fans to catch a glimpse of DJ Angelo’s trademark turntable dexterity that has won him national championship titles, attracted a loyal fanbase, and earned him the respect of his industry peers.
A true chameleon of the DJ world, his abilities and showmanship have seen him feature on BBC Radio broadcasts, and sharing stages alongside the likes of Pete Tong, DJ Yoda, Krafty Kuts, Estelle, and The Scratch Perverts. Inevitably, DJ Angelo’s consistent professionalism and ability to cater for diverse audiences caught the eye of a number of global brands, and he is currently a corporate favourite with Red Bull, Coors, and Nokia events.
DJ Angelo will be lecturing at the United DJ Mixing School Melbourne for the January Comprehensive Course. More details on Angelo visit www.djangelo.co.uk
:: SAMPLE TUTORIAL FROM DJ ANGELO ::
The United DJ Mixing School would like to congratulate all past graduates who have been passionate with the course and achieved extraordinary success with job placements all over Melbourne. Check out some of our talented graduates : Matt Martin at Eurotrash, DJ Hoots at Nectar Lounge, Sunchild at Ms Libertine, Ms Stylz at The Croft, Tyrone at Mynt Lounge and room 680, JC at Star Bar, Mekebe at Brown Alley, Kodiak Kid at Revolver, and Electro Princess touring regularly in Beijing. Also shouts out to Herbie J and Def Fade who recently played Future Music Festival (Sydney), Artama at Summerdayz (Melbourne), and Kacilee at Kiss My Grass (Melbourne).
After the 12 weeks program the students are required to perform a 20 minute set at their graduation night in a night club environment. We have made this night a competition for the students so they train harder to enhance their creativity, improve their overall skills and produce better results within a short period of time. This next round of "BATTLE OF THE DJS" will take place at F4 Night Club on Saturday the 29th August from 4PM - 9PM. These DJs will be performing mixing, tricks, and effects in all different genres from Hip Hop, R&B, to House, Elektro House and Hardcore. So expect to see the best of all styles..
Competing students : DJ Sadge, KEY’dynce, MDs, Diggz, J Styles, Dirty Wurx, DJ Al, DJ Anie, George K, VicStarZ, Flow More, and Bodie
FREE ENTRY -> Simply email your guest list to email@example.com
Preview the winning set of our most recent graduation night on our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/djsunited
Event : Battle of the DJs 2009
DJ SEMINAR 2008
Undeniably one of the greatest turntablist crews of all time, The X-Ecutioners are reuniting !! Roc Raida, Rob Swift, Boogie Blind, Total Eclipse and Precision have reunited after a five year hiatus and come together exclusively for this Australian tour. X-ecutioners, along with San Francisco's Invisibl Skratch Piklz (Q Bert, Mix Master Mike and Shortkut) were among the first all-DJ outfits to sign a recording contract, and the first to release a full-length album focusing on the art of turntable manipulation.
They released their first full-length disc, "X-Pressions", in 1997. Roc Raida, Rob Swift and Total Eclipse revived the project in 2002 with the release of "Built From Scratch", its nu-metal-oriented cut "It's Goin' Down" featuring Linkin Park enjoyed a 8 week chart run in the top 20 of Modern Rock Tracks and put the album at #15 on The Billboard Top 200 chart. They returned a year later with "Scratchology" that appeared in the top 20 of the U.S. Independent Albums chart.
Make no mistake, the crew has played a crucial role in educating the mainstream that the turntable is a musical instrument for 2 decades. Now they have come back together for a mind blowing exclusive tour down under... 5 DJs and 10 Turntables !! A show not to be missed by any lover of the art.
The legendary crew shared their extensive knowledge to The United DJ Mixing School Sat 4th october at the ESPY, 11 The Esplanade, St. Kilda. 5PM - 7PM. > reviews by In The Mix
After many successful battles this year with students obtaining jobs in various venues across Australia, we are proud to announce our next graduation night "Battle of the DJs 2008 Vol III" at F4, Sat 20th September 2008. The students have 12 weeks of formal training in the beginner comprehensive course and at completion they are required not only to perform in a club environment but also to compete against fellow classmates making them practice extra hard and to claim the title "Battle of the DJs Champion". This is their final stage of the learning process and gives them the practical experience necessary before stepping out into this very competitive industry.
This event is FREE ENTRY so come give your support for the local upcoming talent and enjoy some fresh tunes on the dance floor. DJs of many different genres will perform for 20 minutes each, displaying everything from smooth club mixing to performing tricks, turntablism, live remixing and digital effects. You can preview previous battles on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/djsunited
Event : Battle of the DJs 2008 Vol III
The United DJ Mixing School's next graduation night "Battle of the DJs Vol II" will take place on Saturday, 2nd August. This next group for 2008 has shown many skills and talents in all aspects of DJing and club DJing in particular with some competitors already working in the field. Congratulations to Matt Martin who recently played peak set at Eurotrash and also to DJ Hoots who has been playing various venues around Melbourne almost every weekend since the end of the 12 week program and has now earned a residency at Nectar Lounge Friday Nights. Congrats also to DJ Sunchild who just picked up a regular gig at "Clean Younge Mess" at Ms Libertine. Its amazing what some people can accomplish in such a short span of time. Dedication seemed to be the key to success with all our previous students and these djs are no exception as their passion for music and the art was evident throughout the course and naturally paid off.
All competitors are given approx 4 weeks and some even more after the completion of the course to get ready for the graduation night where they go head to head with fellow class mates to claim the title "Battle of the DJs Champion".
You can view previous battle winners on our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/djsunited The battle will take place at F4 Night Club, Level 2, 322 Little Collins St, Melbourne. Battle starts 6PM Sharp and FREE entry for all so bring your friends and support the local upcoming talent.
Event : Battle of the DJs 2008 Vol II
The United DJ Mixing School is now taking applications for our mid year courses in 2008. We have had overwhelming number of students joining the popular comprehensive dj course at the beginning of the year and are now making preparations for the winter sessions. All applications are to be lodged via the enrolment link here.
"Battle of the DJs" - the graduation nights, over the last several years have proven to be very successful with students training hard and obtaining job placements straight after the course and some even before completion. If you would like to see some of our 2007 students live in action check Ms Stylz at Substance this sat 23rd Feb, Tyrone at Mynt Lounge on 28th Feb and Saturdays at room 680, JC at Allurve Bar saturdays, or Lindeluxe supporting Miles Dyson (Germany) at LaDiDa on 29th Feb 2008. And if you happen to be in Beijing you'll find Electro Princess touring at all the hot spots...
The success of our students is what we pride our school on and this next 'battle of the djs' will be no exception with two of the competitors DJ Nikx and Artama recently placed in a weekly residency in Melbourne CBD.
Come and check out the hype ! Our very first edition of the student graduation night "Battle of the DJs 2008" Vol 1 will take place on Saturday 1st March with competing DJs : Neelzo, Artama, Nikx, Chadster, Zaga Zag, Shy Knee, and Binman. Each student will be given 20 minutes to showcase everything they have been taught in the 12 week program with extra skills of their own choice thrown in. View previous battle winners on our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/djsunited The battle will take place at F4 Night Club, Level 2, 322 Little Collins St, Melbourne. Battle starts 7PM Sharp and FREE entry for all before 8PM so bring your friends and support the local upcoming talent over a few drinks and party on after with DJs Agent 86, Dave Pham and Mike Callander.
Event : Battle of the DJs 2008 Vol 1
For more info phone the school on (03) 96399990, email firstname.lastname@example.org or join our network at www.myspace.com/djmixingschool
Here we go again ~ ! another graduation night, another battle to see who will be our next upcoming star DJ. This has been an interesting group with some very enthusiastic students now already working in various clubs whilst others training hard just for the battle night. So expect to see some very talented club orientated DJs to keep you on the floor in this round. The student battle night was initially conceived to make the students work harder towards the end of the course and hence bringing out the best in them with prizes as incentives. We have found lately that students are taking the night more and more seriously and we have had some incredible results in 2007. As an example, two students (with only 12 weeks of training) J.C and Electro Princess from the October class played peak sets at Obsession (Sold out event 1,000+ at Brown Alley).
Congratulations to these DJs and also a big congrats to DJ Ty (winner of graduation battle in January) for taking out the Basement's Open Deck Competition on Saturday 27th October, judged by Grant Smillie. He was up against some credible Djs such as Cranky Franky, Dutchee and Jon Bling. Ty will now be spinning the decks along side Grant Smillie and John Course on NOVA FM and also playing at the Ministry Of Sound Tour @ Room 680 on the 23rd Dec. Also congratulations to Ms Stylz (winner of graduation battle in February) who has now earned a monthly residency Saturdays at melbourne's renown "Croft Institute". Big shout outs to these very talented DJs and others that have taken the course seriously and achieved amazing success within such a short span of time.
This next graduation battle Vol VII will take place at our usual spot F4, this Saturday 24th November 6PM Sharp with host MC Thorn. FREE Entry as per usual so bring your friends and check out Melbourne's upcoming talent over a few drinks before heading out or you can stay and party on at F4 (pretty simple) with DJs Agent 86, Dave Pham and Mike Callander.
Event : Battle of the DJs 2007 Vol VII
Battle of the Djs 2007 took place on Saturday 20th October with many dedicated students that trained hard for this graduation night. They were aware that this will be their final stage before stepping out into the music industry so they gave it all they got. They had shown skills in many diverse areas throughout the course and were now ready for their debut performance. Congratulations to Jez Sing who was the overall winner on the night taking away the $1,000 prize. He utilized an MPC sampler to overlay and remix tracks live and was very smooth in his mixing and transitions (dj profile and video coming soon). Congratulations to all other students who also did extremely well and also now playing at major dance parties in Melbourne. We will be uploading the category winners soon on our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/djsunited
|Event : Battle of the DJs 2007 Vol VI + F4our 5th Birthday Celebrations
Competing DJs : Electro Princess, Charlie Swee, Antonio Ronaki, Jez Sing, Binman, Tieshy, J.C.
Resident DJs : Dave Pham, Mike Callander, Dean Millson, Agent 86.
Guest DJ : Matthias Tanzmann (Germany)
Where : F4 Night Club, Level 2, 322 Lt Collins St, Melbourne.
Cost : FREE before 7PM
On Saturday the 14th July 2007 it was time again for our students to go head to head and battle it out for prizes to the value of $1000. This year has seen many talented DJs come through the school with the battle standards getting progressively higher. Each student got the opportunity to create their own instinctive style in the 12 weeks of the course and this night was their chance to show-case it behind the decks. In all previous battles, students have not only impressed the judges and crowd but also the club managers and promoters alike. In addition to this, the recent popularity of digital technology has encouraged students to raise the bar yet again and push it's boundaries !
The winner was DJ Sanks, who used Serato, Ableton Live, 2 Laptops, 2 Mixers, Turntables and a Foot switch to produce his own track 'live' layer by layer. He combined his production skills with his DJing and turntablism skills to put together a complete allrounder set.
DJ Bliss won the "club category" by showcasing quick but smooth mixes with some beat juggling thrown in on the Pioneer CDJs.
DJ Murphalicious won the "performance category" by demonstrating great showmanship combined with technical ability in an energetic set. He was definitely the crowd favorite being only 16 yrs old.
Click on pics to view their 20 minute sets on You Tube. Please give feedback with your comments...
| DJ Sanks (Overall Winner) >profile<
Congratulations also to Doubl-L and Shen Jyt who came equal third.. We will be uploading their sets soon on our YouTube Channel.
We would like to thank F4 Night Club for hosting the event once again and supporting the upcoming talent. Keep your eye on this site for the next upcoming battles.
:: Videos of previous students at the graduation battle ::
Kirkham (Minimal House)
The school's comprehensive course has been exposing many talented DJs this year with some students obtaining club residency and time was due for the 4th edition of our class graduation battle. Battle of the Djs 2007 Vol IV took place on Saturday 5th May 2007 with competing DJs Key Tek, Bexter, Baby Barbarella, and Rock Jem. These DJs had 20 minutes to showcase everything they have been taught in the 12 week program which includes creative mixing techniques, scratching, turntablism, effects, live production and other extra skills they have picked up along the way. The night proved to be one of our best nights with all competing DJs showcasing various technical abilities and showmanship in smooth and well programmed sets. However as per usual there can only be one winner and the winning prize to the value of $1,000 and the title "Battle of the DJs Champion" went to DJ Bexter. Bexter showcased amazing skills in all aspects of DJing from very smooth and flawless mixing to complex scratching and beat juggling. All other competitors also did extremely well and you can view their sets at the links below on YouTube.... The battle was followed by the Smirnoff Ice inthemix party featuring DJs Agent 86, Dave Pham, Gavin Keitel, and Jai Spence.
Watch DJ Bexter winning set (Trance/ House/ Turntablism)
Baby Barbarella (Electro/ House) .: profile and MP3 download :.
Key Tek (Old Skool/ Hip Hop)
Some students from this particular class could not do the final test as they had to travel overseas so we decided to put up a special profile on one of the DJs who showed amazing dedication and talent throughout the course. Farewell to Duncan AKA DJ Walter Ego who has gone back to the UK to pursue the art further. Check his profile and MP3 Mix FREE Download .
When: Sat 5th May, 7PM - 9PM (Battle start 7PM sharp)
Where: F4 Night Club, Lvl 2, 322 Little Collins St, Melbourne.
Upcoming DJs : Key Tek, Bexter, Baby Barbarella, and Rock Jem
Resident DJs : Agent 86, Dave Pham, Gavin Keitel, and Jai Spence
Cost : FREE before 8PM
DJ SEMINAR 2007
DJ ROK RAIDA - NYC
(X-Ecutioners, DMC World Champ)
Wednesday 25th April (Anzac Day) 7PM - 9PM
Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000 Ph: (03) 9639 9990
It has been almost 10 years since Roc Raida visited our school and with the unfortunate cancellation of the X-Ecutioners Seminar in 2004 due to the group breaking up, we thought time was now due for the Grandmaster to share his wealth of new found knowledge with our students. We are delighted to have him back for our next DJ Seminar 2007.
Roc Raida began his DJ career in the early eighties at the age of ten. Surrounded by such inspirations as his father, a member of the Sugar Hill Records act Mean Machine and hip hop impresario Grandmaster Flash, Raida cultivated his interest into an absolute passion. Now, Roc Raida is considered among the best of the contemporary DJ’s and has brought the art of Turntablism and Party rocking to a fresh new level.
Roc Raida's former crew the X-ecutioners were, along with San Francisco's Invisibl Skratch Piklz, among the first all-DJ outfits to sign a recording contract, and the first to release a full-length album focusing on the art of turntable manipulation. They released their first full-length disc, "X-Pressions", in 1997. Roc Raida, Rob Swift and Total Eclipse revived the project in 2002 with the release of "Built From Scratch", its nu-metal-oriented cut "It's Goin' Down" featuring Linkin Park enjoyed a 8 week chart run in the top 20 of Modern Rock Tracks and put the album at #15 on The Billboard Top 200 chart.
They returned a year later with "Scratchology" that appeared in the top 20 of the U.S. Independent Albums chart.
In 1995 Roc Raida took on the world and won the infamous WORLD DMC DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS. Since then he has been traveling around the globe in such exotic locations as Singapore, Turkey, Japan and Australia to China, Hawaii, Moscow, and the South of France. Two years ago on a panel at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Raida was appointed "Grandmaster", by some of Hip-Hop’s founding fathers. To round out a phenomenal decade, Raida was also inducted into the DMC Hall of Fame at the 1999 DMC World Finals in New York City.
Roc Raida has been featured on an episode of "Saturday Night Live"; the first DJ to ever share the stage with the fabled SNL band. Proving, once again, that Raida is the perfect example of a master perfecting his art.
In the last 8 years he has produced record for artists, such as, Big L, Smif ‘N’ Wessun, Fat Joe, Bad Boy recording artist Aasim, Ghostface, Black Thought of The Roots and Linkin Park to name a few. He has also lent his hand’s scratching on records for artist’s like O.C.’s classic “Time’s Up” to pop sensation Pink’s new album “I’m Not Dead.” Recently Raida was the star of the National Pepsi commercial entitled Speakerboxx.
With many more projects to come in the near future and now a part of the Heavy Hitters crew you will be hearing and seeing a lot of Raida for many years to come through his music, his visuals, his style and the radio where he is the newest edition to Washington D.C.’s #1 radio station WPGC 95.5.
Roc Raida will be hosting DJ Seminar 2007 at The United DJ Mixing School, Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, this Wednesday 25th April (Anzac Day) from 7PM - 9PM. Limited seats, existing students will be given first priority. For any further details phone the school on (03) 96399990 or email : email@example.com
DJ Roc Raida plays at Phat Fridays at Club F4 Friday 27th April with local supports DJ Flagrant, A Style, Cargo, Chango Phat + More... For more info visit http://www.ffour.com.au
On saturday the 24th February, it was on again ! the infamous battle of our finest comprehensive course students to find our next star DJ. This was our second edition for 2007 and showcased DJs of many diverse genre and style. Each DJ was allocated 20 minutes to showcase everything they had been taught in the 12 week program. This time round the students were not as nervous and proved that with confidence you can achieve a lot more and give optimum performance. All DJs showed great skills in their own unique style with smooth mixes, acapella drops, external effectors, and even live percussion. However Ms Stylz had the set with the most diverse skills and showcased an all rounder set. She demonstrated creative programming with some tricks in between, scratching skills, and most importantly originality all put together in a very energetic set. She was also the crowd favorite on the night and walked away with a FREE Advance course and private tuitions to the value of $1,000 to further develop her skills. She definitely has come a long way in 12 weeks and no doubt she will go a long way. We would like to once again thank F4 Saturdays for hosting the event and the resident DJ Dave Pham for the FREE mix CD giveaways.
The winning set can be viewed with real player : Broadband or YouTube Genre: Breaks.
:: Ms Stylz Profile :: For bookings visit http://www.myspace.com/natisfree or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 was an exciting year for the school with many talented DJs coming through the courses and obtaining job placements. On Saturday the 13th January we kicked off 2007 with a DJ Battle of last year's comprehensive course students from November/December. These students have had only 12 weeks of formal training and many were nervous at the start of their sets but later showed some incredible skills and originality. Each student had roughly 20 minutes to showcase everything they have been taught in the course including mixing, scratching, effects, and tricks combined in their own unique original style. To our amazement the winning set was won with the CDJs alone. DJ Ty simply kept it clean and utilised many samples and accapellas to live remix some popular electro tracks. The programming of the whole set was smooth and for Club DJing this element is essential. Other students also did extremely well in other areas like scratching, tricks, etc. but DJ Ty was the best allrounder club DJ on the night and he walked away with a FREE advance course to the value of $750. Congratulations to all that competed and special thanks to F4 Night Club for hosting the event. The winning set can be viewed with real player : Broadband or YouTube
Click here for DJ Ty's Profile. Available for Clubs, Parties, and Functions. Genre: Top 40, Dance, Electro.
For bookings visit www.myspace.com/djty05 or email email@example.com
Student DJ Battle 2006
On the 7th October the school held the next edition of "Battle of the DJ's" to find our next best graduate from the comprehensive courses. The event was held at Revolver Upstairs prior to their popular saturday night "The Late Show". Competing DJs were I.C, Dlema One, Herbie J, Diamond Tooth, DJ Enerate, Kirkham, and Bass Oxide. Each DJ showed their own style and individuality with many diverse genres. Thay all showed originality which is what these events and the school is all about. With so many different genres of music and different talents, we had no choice but to categorise the DJs. The overall winner was announced on the night but the categories was decided at a later stage. The winners are as follows :
Club Category Winner : Herbie J, Technical Category Winner : IC, and the Overall Winner (Taking the FREE Advance course) was Kirkham who showed the smoothest club mixing skills and also incoporating live percussions to complement the set. Check out their sets with Real Player below...
|DJ Kirkham 56K 256K||DJ Herbie J 56K 256K||DJ IC 56K 256K|
The United DJ Mixing School would like to thank Revolver Upstairs for helping us co-ordinate the event and supporting the upcoming talent.
:: JOHNNY GLEESON ::
MELBOURNE'S COMPREHENSIVE COURSES
Our popular comprehensive course is designed for beginners and spans over 12 weeks. We will take you step by step from the very basics of music structure to all different styles of mixing, scratching and tricks in all different genres of music. Students will receive unlimited practice time and free private one-on-one tuitions throughout the 12 weeks for the complete hands-on training. All our tutors have minimum 20 years experience within the industry and have won numerous Australian DJ Championships. Lectures are held in group sessions one night per week with many established DJ's and guests from across Australia. Our school is renowned for it’s conception of DJ Seminars since 1993 and you are guaranteed at least one international guest throughout the term.
Johnny Gleeson has been teaching at the school since the early days when DJ Schools were nonexistent and helped us write curriculums and teaching methods which are now widely used within many new institutions here and abroad. His teaching methods helped many students to learn the art so quickly that he soon became our main instructor alongside Paul Holden, Pee Wee Ferris, KC and DJ ASK throughout the 90's. Johnny also helped establish the Advance courses in Sydney in 1999 and also appearing on BBC UK's Club Choice documentary of the School. Johnny has taught the art of mixing to thousands upon thousands of students who alongside many younger established jocks have all affectionately named him the Godfather.
One half of the chart topping "Southside Hustlers", solos recording artist, Pacha resident (Ibiza 2005), "Defected in the House" Resident (Sydney), and resident DJ at Sydney's number one Venue Tank. Johnny Gleeson is one of Australia's finest DJ/Producer exports. In the last year alone he has rocked dancefloors through London, Italy, Ibiza, New York, Miami, Beijing, Shanghai and almost all of the major Australian hotspots, released 5 successful singles and has one currently on Data (Ministry of Sound U.K) which recently hit No.5 in the Global DMC Dance and Mainstream charts and No.3 in the U.K club charts. For more info and downloads visit the official site www.johnnygleeson.com
Johnny Gleeson will be playing at "One Love" @ Prince of Whales, Melbourne on Sat 8th July and teaching classes at Melbourne's United DJ Mixing School from 10th July to 13th July. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000 (Map) Ph: (03) 9639 9990
Student DJ Battle 2006
The school would like to congratulate all students for showcasing some amazing talent last Saturday night at The Loft Night Club (Melbourne). However with all battles there can only be one winner and DJ Southside is now officially the first female DJ to win our comprehensive course "Class Battle". When the courses first started in 1993, the initial idea was simply to hold the final test in a Night Club so that the students can have the experience of playing live in a club environment, and also have the opportunity to perform in front of a crowd. We later gave away prizes as an incentive so the students would train harder. The most appropriate prize was naturally our "Advance Course". This proved to be a success as many students became more technically advanced in a shorter period of time. Now the results speak for itself and we are very proud to have produced many talented DJs over the years. We would like to once again thank "The Loft" for helping us coordinate the event and supporting the upcoming local talent. The winning set can be viewed with Real Player :: 56K Dial Up :: :: 250K Broadband :: YouTube
DJ Battle 2006
We would like to congratulate DJ Kram Kandy for winning the class test held Saturday 6th May at The Loft. He will receive a FREE advance course to the value of $750. Danielle C started the night off with some groovy Jazz tunes which lead up to DK playing some of the latest R&B and Hip Hop. Seany D and Sepps took it up to House and Hard House. Then Kram Kandy blew everyone away with his smooth mixing skills and showmanship in the Hard House Genre. The School would like to thank The Loft for helping us co-ordinate the event. The winning set can be viewed with Real Player :: 56K Low:: :: 250K Broadband:: YouTube
DJ SEMINAR 2006
DJ SKIZO (Milan, Italy)
Thursday 4th May 7:30PM - 9:30PM
* Demonstrations * Lectures * Course Outlines Explained * Q&A's *
Due to limited places please RSVP with your contact details to email@example.com
Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000 (Map) Ph: (03) 9639 9990
United DJ Mixing School will be hosting another FREE DJ SEMINAR
launching our advance courses in Melbourne 2006 on Thursday
4th May 7:30PM – 9:30PM.
The Advance course is designed for people wanting to learn the art of scratching
and turntablism as well as advance mixing (eg. multiple decks, effectors,
and utilising latest digital equipment) and music production with the latest
software (Cubase, Reason, and Ableton Live). The course will also cover
many essential business aspects of the industry including
event, sponsorships, record industry, marketing yourself and contracts.
This particular course was launched in Sydney in 1999 and have produced
many established DJ's with resident clubs across Australia and abroad.
Some have established their own DJ Business and Schools whilst others have
numerous DMC/ ITF Competitions. There are prerequisites to this course
and will be explained on the night.
Our next guest lecturer is no stranger to our shores. DJ SKIZO has visited Australia many times headlining at major dance parties like FUTURE DREAMS and guest appearances at many renown clubs including HOME Sydney. He has taught many successful DJ's the art of scratching and all aspects of the DJ culture in our advance courses in previous years. He is now back for a short tour and will be demonstrating and teaching his latest scratch techniques at the Melbourne School. FREE entry for all wanting to learn the art !
Student DJ Battle 2006
As of 2006 we will be uploading Melbourne's Comprehensive Class 'Final Tests'. Our first edition was held on the 5th March and all students proved that with hard practice and training, you can be ready for any club set within a short period of time. We would like to congratulate DJ Vyking for winning the test. He will receive a FREE advance course to the value of $750. Also special shout outs to DJ Melicious and DJ Pat G who showed great skills on the decks. The School would like to thank First Floor and Players Ball for helping us co-ordinate the event. The winning set can be viewed with Real Player :: 56K Low:: :: 250K Broadband:: YouTube
DJ Seminar 2005
Part IV featuring :
ITF WORLD DJ CHAMPION
22 years old, began spinning house music 9 years ago. At the age of 13,
had his first
club gig in the world famous Unique-Club
in Düsseldorf, Germany, where
he did the warm-up program for Eric D. Clark and letting the place burst
In the year 2000, Raffia started messing around with hip hop, scratching and turntablism. This led him to compete and immediately win his very first dj-battle in 2001. In 2003, he had his breakthrough winning three out of four national ITF-titles, as well as placing second in three major European competitions and the ITF-world finals.
2004, finally, turned out to be even more successful, as Rafik won the ITF-World Championships in three categories (advancement, scratching and team), after placing second in the DMC-World Finals.
Rafik is also a member of the music project “Cosmic Delivery”, the former “Turntable Jazz”, one of the worlds most revolutionary combinations between turntables and musical instruments, in which he plays the turntable part. The band’s home base is the Unique-Club in Düsseldorf.
For the present and the future Rafik is working on a lot of solo projects, which include producing songs, battle-records, compilations and forming collaborations with high quality producers such as ben human, hardfloor and the phoneheads.
Rafik as a club DJ, plays a danceable mix of underground hip hop, funk and electronic music. He can also provide independent and underground hip hop if wanted. After his first club experience 9 years ago, Rafik has his residence in the Unique club in Düsseldorf again.
DJ Rafik will host an exclusive Scratch Seminar at the following venues in Sydney and Melbourne.
DJ Rafik Melbourne Hip Hop Seminar with Wickid
Force Breakers, Mistry, and Excel (Zulu roc) Universal Zulu Nation
- Topics will include the history and progression of B-Boys in Australia, Graffiti, MC's and Turntablism as well as topics on how the different elements sit in our society today. WICKID FORCE BREAKERS has been Australian B Boy Champions 3 Years running with a 5th placing at the Battle of Year in Germany 2003. As part of the Fringe Festival the crew recently showcased "Melbourne Breaks" which sold out all 6 shows at Theatreworks. MISTRY has been involved with the Australian hip hop scene since early 80's as a B boy/ Graff Writing (Bounty Hunterz, 21st Century) and released various albums and ep's with Brethren. Zulu Ahki Excel began his journey into the Hip Hop culture in the year 1980 as a writer and b boy turning to Djing around 84.He continued as a Dj in the culture where in 1989 began to work as a Hip Hop Producer releasing his crews first 12” in 1992.He continued to produce through the 90’s for many of the crews that paved the way for so many i.e Bias B – Reason – Dedli Cii – Curse Ov Dialect to name but a few. Excel has progressed through the culture helping uplift and bring Positive awareness. As Chapter Leader of the Australian Branch of the Universal Zulu Nation he continues onward to bring Knowledge, Truth, Equality, to help preserve and uplift our culture Hip Hop.
Come and learn some tips and tricks from the World Champ and explore moments in the lives of Melbourne and Sydney's b-boys from the 80s, 90s and today.
- Check out the highly influential breakin crew New York City Breakers in an early 80's Documentary. (Real Player Required)
Thursday 20th October 6:30PM - 8:30PM at the Hi Fi Bar. (FREE Session. Open to Public - RSVP)
DJ Rafik Sydney Scratch Seminar with DJ Revolution
- Topics include Scratch Techniques, Technology with Turntablism, Production and Business tips.
Thursday 27th October 6:30PM - 8:30PM at HOME Sydney. (FREE Session. Open to Public - RSVP)
Simply RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your details. For updates of future workshops and events become a Member.
DJ Rafik will be touring down under this October with the Australian ITF DJ Championships. See Rafik in action CLICK HERE
DJ Seminar 2005
Part III featuring :
(3 X Technics World DJ Champion)
On September 23, 2000 in London, England, Craze defended his 1999 title and claimed the 2000 DMC World Champion title, an unprecedented 3X win, making DMC and turntablist history. He also won the Team Championship for 2000 alongside Allies' crew member A-Trak, regaining the title from the UK's Scratch Perverts. To date CRAZE is still the only solo DJ to win the DMC World Championships 3 years consecutively !
There are DJs and there is 23 year old, three time DMC World Champion DJ Craze, a feared warrior who's also taken the top prize in the ITF, Zulu Nation and East Coast Rap Sheet battles.
Craze's championship titles include:
World ITF Scratch Off Champion '98
World DMC Champion '98, ’99, '00
USA DMC Champion '98
ITF Western Hemisphere Scratch Off Champion '98
Winter Music Conference Scratch Off Champion '96, '97, '98, '99
East Coast DMC Champion '97
East Coast Rap Sheet Champion '96
Zulu National Champion '95, '96
Craze lectured at our school in 1998 when he had just won his first World Title.
He has no doubt come a long way since then, and we are honored
to have him back to host our next
The seminar will take place on Friday 22nd April 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM at our Melbourne Branch.
DJ Mixing School.
Level 10, 92-94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.
Ph: (03) 9639 9990 Fax: (03) 9639 9930
Seats reserved for Students and Members only...
Simply RSVP to email@example.com with your details.
DJ Craze Australian Tour Dates:
20th April - C-Moog, Byron Bay
Fri 22nd April - Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne
Sat 23rd April - 360, Hordon Pavilion, Sydney
Sun Apr 24 - 360, Perth
For complete Bio visit www.djcraze.com
DJ Seminar 2005
Part II featuring :
(Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies)
Master in Illustrating the Musical Blend of the Classic DJ Arts With New-School Turntablism
With the dawn of the 1984 Breakdancing explosion, came an instant surge of peaked interest in the musical art form of the DJ. Amongst this body of music enthusiasts stood Christopher Oroc, internationally acclaimed as DJ Babu of the world famous Beat Junkies. Captivated by the intense skills and techniques demonstrated by neighboring DJ innovators, Babu's drive to embrace this art and contribute to its advancement, has lead him to honorably stamp his mark in music history. Globally recognized as a DJ legend, Babu states that music is the soundtrack to his life. Applying this creative intellect has empowered him to conquer notable achievements in a number of areas, more specifically victories extending throughout the music realm.
One of the most documented DJs in the world, Babu continues to appear in both national and international media outlets, including live television showcases on MTV's "Direct Effect" and "BET Live", as well as feature stories in highly-circulated music publications such as VIBE, Source, and Rolling Stone.
Dilated Peoples, comprised of Babu, along with MCs Raaka and Evidence, introduced their second album entitled "Expansion Team" (CapitolRecords). This album, which was released last October, includes a number of songs, which display Babu's remarkable beat-making skills, turntable talent and production expertise. "Expansion Team" also features an original Beat Junkie track entitled "Dilated Junkies", created solely for this highly anticipated album. With three successful albums as the critically acclaimed group Dilated Peoples. Collectively they have countless numbers of collaborations with everyone from DJ Premier to Kanye West, have toured the world incessantly since the early 90’s, and have managed to straddle the fine line between the “underground” and mainstream with ease. “DP is one of the few groups out right now that has been able to appeal across musical boundaries without sacrificing their artistic integrity” says long time friend and ABB president Beni B.
Already breaking ground in Los Angeles with the success of the Nightlife parties in Hollywood, ETS (Expansion Team Soundsystem) will be touring Australia and stopping at the United DJ Mixing School for DJ Seminar 2005.
DJ BABU Seminar/ Workshop @ United DJ Mixing School
Wednesday 23rd March - Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne. 7PM - 9PM
Limited seats so please RSVP (Strictly Members and Students only)
Ph: (03) 9639 9990 or email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ Mixing School Pty Ltd.
Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne (Next to Flinders St. Station)
Ph: (03) 9639 9990 Fax: (03) 9639 9930
New Zealand Tour Dates :
Wed. 16th: Dunedin
Thurs. 17th: Christchurch
Fri. 18th: Wellington
Sat. 19th: Auckland
Australia Tour Dates :
Wed. 23rd: The Prince (29 Fitzroy St, St.Kilda, Melbourne)
Thurs. 24th: The Rev (Warner St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane)
Fri. 25th: St.Paul's, Adelaide (Cnr Flinders & Pultney St, Adelaide)
Sun. 27th: Gaelic Club (64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills, Sydney)
For more information please visit www.expansionteamsound.com
SCHOOL OPENS IN MELBOURNE
with a special DJ SEMINAR
(1991 - 2000 New Zealand DJ Champion)
Raw is the 3 times New Zealand DMC DJ Champion and 2 time New Zealand ITF
DJ Champion with a recent top 10 placing in the 2000 World Technics DJ Championships.
He is also the recipient of the “British Council Scholarship for achievement
in Music”. Over the past couple of years he has played in New York,
London, L.A, San Fran, and Singapore with high profile artists such as Rok
Raida of the X-Ecutioners, DJ Cash Money and DJ Craze to name a few. DJ Raw
has been a forefront of the New Zealand Club Scene for over a decade and
his club sets are known to set the crowd in an uproar with his tasteful blending
of the old skool classics through to the latest R&B/ Hip Hop Hits.
Being a Club DJ, Turntablist and a DJ/Producer for his band The
he will cover topics on all aspects of the DJ Industry.
Opening Seminar : Monday 21st February, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
DJ Mixing School Pty Ltd.
Level 10, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne (Next to Flinders St. Station)
Ph: (03) 9639 9990 Fax: (03) 9639 9930
DJ Raw & The Footsouljahs Australian Tour Dates:
Feb – Replublica,
19th Feb - Bliss Lounge, 11 queen st, Melbourne
21st Feb – United DJ Mixing School (Melbourne)
22nd Feb – Motion (Bondi)
23rd Feb - Good Bar (Sydney)
24th Feb - Beach Road Hotel (Sydney)
24th Feb – Listen Up @ Mona Vale Hotel (Sydney)
25th Feb - Bling @ Cave (Sydney)
25h Feb – Good Bar (Sydney)
DJ Seminar 2004 (Melb)
of The World Famous 'Wake Up Show'
Click on pic to preview his previous lecture in Real Video
Back in Oz to promote his new mix album "Class of 85", DJ Revolution performed at Oiishi in Sydney and HonkyTonks in Melbourne. DJ Revolution have visited our Sydney School twice and has given us many tips in all areas of DJing including turntablism, the record industry, and promoting yourself in this ever-growing industry. He loves to teach and he is all about passing on his wealth of knowledge within the industry to the upcomers and established DJs alike. This particular lecture in Melbourne focused more on the growth of technology and the future of the DJ. We will be uploading a preview of this lecture in the coming weeks.
This FREE exclusive Seminar was held at Honky Tonks Duckboard Pl, Melbourne on Wednesday the 3rd November.
DJ KOOL HERC
Founder of Hip Hop
The rapper scene originated in New York where Club DJ's had developed and extended the Rhythmic form of Speech they used to introduce records and dancers. The earliest examples of Rap on Record are by the Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron which date back to early 1970's. DJ Kool Herc's story began in the Town of Kingston, Jamaica - the home of other musical legends as Bob Marley, Sean Paul, Beanie Man, Shaggy, Shaba Ranks, Buju Banton and Heavy-D. Herc was heavily influenced by the music of his native Jamica and also the sounds of American music which resulted in his meshing of the two musical traditions, Jamaican toasting (an adaptation of a much older African Tribal Tradition of recounting stories) with the funk and soul of Black America.
When Herc moved to the Bronx after leaving Jamaica. His love for music continued and an interest in DJing began. He attempted to incoporate his Jamaican style of DJing, which involved reciting improvised rhymes and the dubbed version of his reggae records. His style evolved to using instrumental and percussion section of the day's popular music. In 1973 Kool Herc Dee Jayed his first event for his sister Cindy, a back to school party held at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York. It was there that a musical revolution was started when Kool Herc adapted his style to American Funk and Soul. He developed a method for keeping the music going at the breaks in the record. Because these breaks were relatively short, he extended them by hipping and hopping (where the term "hip-hop" evolved).
Kool Herc first introduced using two turntables to make the beats last longer. This created the illusion of one long break for the B-Boys (Breaking Boys) to show off their skills. There was no B-Boys until Kool herc labeled them so. This is where Herc brought the Jamaican style of calling out the names of the dancers - the sort of rhythmical patter that would eventually be set to rhymes, now known as rapping and picked up by other MC's. However, Herc was unaware what kind of a visionary he had become.
DJ Kool Herc is consistently credited as the founder of Hip-Hop. His mastery on the decks is known worldwide, as are his positive contributions to the evolution of Hip-Hop culture. Herc has received a great deal of recognition including being highlighted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. The peoples' Hall of Fame Award and certificate from Govenor Mario Cumo were given to Herc in 1994 for establishing the roots of Hip-Hop in the City of New York. His photograph and Bio hangs permanently in The Museum of the City of New York and is always being profiled in countless magazines and books on Hip-Hop culture. The 2002 issue of TIME magazine credited DJ Kool Herc for being an innovative music founder of Hip-Hop, along with Elvis Presley for Rock 'N' Roll, Louis Armstrong for Jazz and Bill Monroe for Bluegrass.
Though his role as the inventor of the Hip-Hop phenomenon is known worldwide, the Bronx is still home base for DJ Kool Herc. He is still very active in the circuit, DJing in New York, UK, Gremany, France, Ireland, Denmark, Italy and for the first time ever this October 2004 - Australia !
Kool Herc gave his exclusive lecture on the history of Hip Hop and the roots of DJing at The United DJ Mixing School. The Seminar was open to Established DJ's as well as the general public.
SYDNEY SEMINAR - Monday 18th October @ CQ's Lounge 195 Oxford St Mall, Bondi Junction (Next to the railway station) 7:30PM - 9:30PM.
MELBOURNE SEMINAR - Wednesday 20th October @ Prince of Wales, St. Kilda 7PM - 8:30PM.
KOOL HERC TOUR DATES :
17th October - Gaelic Club (Sydney), after party Suzie Q's
Monday 18th October - FREE DJ Seminar @ United DJ Mixing School (Sydney)
Wednesday 20th October - FREE DJ Seminar @ United DJ Mixing School (Melbourne)
Wednesday 20th October - Prince of Wales, Melbourne
Thursday 21st October - Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday 22nd October - Heaven Night Club, Adelaide
Saturday 23rd October - Monkey Bar, Perth
X-Ecutioners Seminar Cancelled
We regret to inform you that the scratch tour that everyone has been looking forward to has been cancelled due to a split in the group. Roc Raida and DJ Total Eclipse have now formed alliance with turntablists DJ Boogie Blind and DJ Precision. Boogie Blind from Harlem, DJs for Pharoahe Monch and is the 2000 Vestax DJ World Extravaganza Champion. DJ Precision from Queens is the 2002 Allies All-Star Beatdown World Champion and a protégé of Rob Swift. Both are current members of the NYC based DJ crew: The Lo Lives. After 7 years as an X-ecutioner, DJ Rob Swift departed the group to concentrate on his solo music projects.
DJ Seminar 2004 (Melb)
of The World Famous Beat Junkies
for his unbelievable beat juggling and percussion techniques and routines,
Shortkut has expanded these skills to directions that cannot
As an explosive member of the Beat Junkies, he continue to stir the imaginations
of audiences, and leaves them captivated with his phenomenal music. His classic
compositions provide an experience that is incomparable to any other music
Shortkut began his DJ career is 1987 with Just 2 Hype!, a DJ crew based out of Daly City, California. In 1994, Shortkut, together with QBert and MixMaster Mike, formed the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, a legendary turntable band that heralded a new era in the DJ/turntablist world, and helped raise this musical art to its new form. Later that same year, J.Rocc, the "Funky President" of the Beat Junkies, invited Shortkut to join their internationally acclaimed collective, based out of Los Angeles. Shortkut's addition to this musical group has diversified the Beat Junkie audience to new realms. Heavily influenced by legends of yesterday and today, he has studied the compositions and music styles of jazz icon Miles Davis, electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix, Rob Swift of the X-ecutioners, and DJ QBert. Shortkut incorporated the styles of these pioneers into his musical creations and began composing his own music, which became internationally respected and celebrated.
Shortkut claimed numerous titles including the 1994 and 1998 West Coast DMC Champion, and the 1996 Zulu Nation International Champion. He was also featured in prized national and international publications including Rolling Stone, Details, Spin, and VIBE. Shortkut's current project with the Beat Junkies is his mix-CD entitled "Rekonstrukted Elements". Shortkut's creation presents famous hip-hop compositions, which were reconstructed in Shortkut's own unique way. He shares with the audience a medley of break beats, inventive music bits, and the art form of scratching. The CD features scratch sessions between Shortkut and other master scratch musicians. This recording does not only cater to DJs or turntablists, but to all people that appreciate beats and soul. "Rekonstrukted Elements" will be released later this year on the Beat Junkies independent label, Beat Junkie Sound.
This was our third Seminar in Melbourne and DJ Shortkut explained and demonstrated his unique scratching and juggling techniques as well as Q&A's at the end. Everyone that attended the seminar also received a discounted $5 entry to the club set courtesy of Honky Tonks.
Seminar : Honky
Tonks Duckboard Pl, Melbourne - Wednesday 29th September 7:30PM
Shortkut Australian Tour Dates:
Wednesday 29th of September: FREE DJ SEMINAR @ United DJ Mixing School (Melbourne)
Wednesday 29th of September: Honkytonks Nightclub, Melbourne
Thursday 30th of September: Traffic Nightclub, Adelaide
Friday 1st of October: Sub-Culture Nightclub, Queenstown, New Zealand
Saturday 2nd of October: Home Nightclub, Christchurch, New Zealand
EXCLUSIVE SYDNEY SHOW: Sunday 3rd of October: O-ii-shi @ Suzie Q's (169 Oxford St, Darlinghurst)
(Sydney - Melbourne)
Part III Featuring :
DJ Melo D of The World Famous Beat Junkies
Since 1992, David Mendoza, globally recognized as DJ Melo-D of
the world famous Beat Junkies, has conjured fascination amongst music enthusiasts
both in the national and international scenes. Elevating his individual style
and developing his turntable talent to emit technical precision and a flawless
style of mixing are practices he has mastered throughout his DJ career. As
an accomplished musician, Melo-D invents original compositions that illuminate
his rhythmical creativity and striking imagination. His audible innovations
exemplify his dedication to advance the DJ artform --- a goal he has clearly
Melo-D began his DJ career in 1990, as a member of the DJ group Modern Muzique, based out of Cerritos, CA. In 1992, he officially joined the Beat Junkie crew and immediately began conquering a host of achievements. Linked to his name are the prestigious battle titles of Vestax USA Champion (1995), Vestax World Champion (1995), and the honor of Vestax Team World Champions (1996). In addition, Melo-D, along with several of the highly talented musicians of the Beat Junkie crew, captured the distinguished International Turntablist Federation (ITF) World Champion titles in 1997 and 1998. The Beat Junkies are the first and only turntable band to capture and defend this celebrated title two consecutive years.
This was Melo D's third visit to the school and we were very honored to have him back. Melo D showcased advance turntablism techniques and also guided everyone through every basic scratches and Juggles right through to all the new combos and stylez.
Sydney Seminar - 20th April @ BJ's 195 Oxford St Mall, Bondi Junction 7PM - 9PM.
Melbourne Seminar - 21st April @ Honky Tonks Duckboard Pl, Melbourne 7PM - 9PM.
MELO D Australasian Tour 2004
the 20th April DJ Seminar (Sydney)
Wednesday the 21st April DJ Seminar (Melbourne)
Wednesday the 21st April Honkytonks (Melbourne)
Thursday the 22nd April Christchurch, (N.Z.)
Friday the 23rd April Queenstown, (N.Z.)
Saturday the 24th April DJ RAW'S DJ BATTLE, Wellington, (N.Z.)
Sunday the 25th (Long Weekend) O-II-SHI, (Sydney)
DJ Seminar 2004
Part II Featuring :
The New Technics World DJ Champion
Click on Picture to preview the lecture
The art of turntablism continues to please audiences across the globe, it goes without saying that DJ Dopey has played an integral role in its rise to the forefront. Having performed alongside the artform’s finest including such names as DJ Q-Bert, DJ Craze, Mixmaster Mike, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Beat Junkies, Scratch Perverts and The X-Ecutioners to name a few, DJ Dopey has solidified his rank among the greatest in his field by winning the coveted title of 2003 DMC WORLD CHAMPION. At the young age of 24, DJ Dopey has definitely paid his dues in the "battle" circuit. Being no stranger to the game, DJ Dopey has consistently pushed the envelope through his innovative techniques and constant originality. In addition to his DMC World title, other 1st place achievements he holds dear to him include the 2001 Allies All Star Beatdown put on by renowned turntablist crew "The Allies", as well as the 2002/2003 Vestax Canadian Championships. And the list goes on… DJ Dopey has shared stages with artists including Eminem, Slum Village, Frank N Dank, Kardinal Offishall, Gang Starr, The New Deal and Kid Koala. Furthermore, in 2004 he will be collaborating with Columbia Records signed punk/rap group Dead Celebrity Status on their upcoming album.
DJ Dopey hosted an exclusive DJ Seminar on Wednesday 7th April at BJ's 195 Oxford St Mall, Bondi Junction. This seminar was open only to our students, members and associates. DJ Dopey showcased, demonstrated and taught his skills and techniques on the decks which won him the title and the 'gold decks'. This was a rare opportunity to meet and greet with this incredibly talented DJ and everyone that attended was in total amazement.
DJ Dopey Australian Tour
April 1st – Club
Wednesday April 7th - DJ Seminar
Thursday April 8th – Gas, Sydney
Saturday April 10th – Fannys, Newcastle
Sunday April 11th – Canberra
Don't just believe the hype, check him in action at www.djdopey.com
DJ Seminar 2004
Until our official relaunch, the school will be hosting various seminars in early 2004. The first being DJ REVOLUTION who amazed our students in 2002 with his wealth of knowledge within the record industry and shared many of his own tips and tricks of the trade. This DJ has done just about everything you can think of with records in the last 2 decades. Spun ’em, scratched ’em, juggled ’em, sampled ’em, collected ’em, produced ’em, sold ’em, distributed ’em, promoted ’em, and so on. His world famous radio show "The wake up show" of LA on Power 106, has now made the transition to television and Revolution can be seen doing what he does best on MTV . His lecture included topics on all aspects of the DJ Industry (Considering he is one of the few in the world that has achieved recognition in ALL areas of the record business) and he also showcased turntablism tips and techniques with a 1/2 hour set on the decks. As usual we will upload parts of the seminar on our site. To stay informed with our updates click on the above link.
Revolution – March Tour:
the 16th of March: DJ School – Sydney
Wednesday the 17th of March: Honkytonks – Melbourne
Thursday the 18th of March: Checkout Wax – Brisbane
Friday the 19th of March: Fu Bar – Aukland, N.Z.
Saturday the 20th of March: Subculture – Queenstown, N.Z.
DJ SEMINAR 2003
The World Famous Beat Junkies
Last year we hosted many seminars with many renown DJ's and Turntablists from across the globe, ranging from old school DJ's who played a crucial role in starting this whole DJ Phenomenon decades ago to the stars of the new millennium. It was definitely an eventful year for the School's calendar and our students gained knowledge they would never have expected. The Beat Junkies have always had a passion for teaching the art and spreading their knowledge. Icy Ice was the first Beat Junkies member to teach at the school. He now operates many DJ workshops with regular guests in L.A. Later on the year DJ Melo D of the Beat Junkies gave us his exclusive lecture that amazed all our students on what can be achieved with the turntables as an instrument. This year they are back to showcase a team set that will combine all their different styles and show Australia what the Beat Junkie sound is all about. D Style recently rejoined with the crew after many successful world tours with The Invisible Skratch Piklz (Mix Master Mike, Q Bert, Shortcut and himself) who have recently split up due to individual commitments. On his Australian tour with the Junkies in March, he dropped in at the School for an exclusive lecture. . More ...
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