SpinOut - mbk DJ Skool
culture becomes mainsteam, there is just so much enthusiasm for DJ'ing
around us here in Joziburg. But only the select few can afford a course
at the only other DJ school in town, and what about access to a set
of Technics SL's and a decent sound rig?
In the spirit of SpinOut's mission to promote dance culture by helping
up and coming DJ's and providing resources to them (with purely non
profit motives), we got together with the guys from mbk Productions
and hatched a plan for a free DJ Skool. It would be organised between
us and would draw other people to share their knowledge, many of whom
have been part of the SpinOut project at stage of their DJ careers.
out the word
many meetings, we decided on a plan of action and sent out this
press release to newspapers, radio stations, email lists and web
sites. The response was fantastic and although we had only planned
for 10 successful applicants, we just didn't have the heart to turn
away such talent and ended up with a class of seventeen.
Masisi Banda, Jonathan Chan King, James Gladwin, Morelle Jacobs, Bjorn
Julius, Nick Karaush, Mziwandile Linda, Masilo, Lazarus Maunatlala,
Keegan Martin, Lungi Mchuny, Nthabiseng Mothibi, Ryan O' Sulivan,
Brian Rose, Hans Sticht, Richard Stockenstrom, and Michelle Banda.
It's a real mixed bunch of enthusiastic people, that come from places
like Tembisa, Elderado Park, Midrand and our home base Yeoville. And
they have a wide range of musical tastes - just the way we like it!
Course Schedule and Curriculm
much consideration we came up with a course that we think covers everything.
It got revised half way through the course. Here
Date of the closing party was the 21st June - check out the Graduation
a look at some pics:
Many thanks to the following who have helped out:
Many thanks to the sponsors:
- Denon (represented
by Adrian) for the Denon Scratch Mixer;
- discount on Warfdale speakers;
Addiction Rich and Criag, thanks for the tunes for the students
In Randburg, fresh range of tunes and friendly service
- Sound &
Light in Midrand for loan of the Pioneer DJM-600
Technologies - sponsorship of the MilkyWay Foundation;
- You! Please
get in contact with us if you can and would like to help in any
The mbk crew are
Thulani, Sipho, Pops
The SpinOut crew are Shinaz, Bruce
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