DJing: History Evolution and Basic Tips

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What’s it all about?

Where did the DJ come from? Who was the first DJ? How did we get to today with the influence of DJ culture?

There are many factors, social effects and key people in the creation of such a phenomenal industry. We will answer all these questions and more as well as getting a guide into DJ tricks, habits, and how to DJ!

What will we cover?

In this class we will learn about the history of the disk jockey and its importance. We will cover:

  • Equipment and use of late 1800s records
  • Effects of World War II on music
  • The dominance of radio
  • Superclubs and superstar DJs
  • Digital DJing
  • The DJ as a producer

We will also give you a beginner’s guide of ‘How to…’ and ‘How not to…’ control the decks.

Who will be teaching?

Nathan Jones is a Welshman, who has been a DJ for 19 years and has lived in Melbourne for the last 3 and a half years. Having held residencies in bars and clubs in Cardiff and London, he has also held classes for the young in Cardiff and played alongside many great DJs and at renowned clubs in his time. Nathan is also a qualified primary school and English Language teacher who has used his DJ capabilities at schools while teaching music.

Nathan is still an avid music collector who now occasionally DJs at parties and bars and is a lover of live music and performance.