Underground DJ Course

Underground DJ Course

Underground House and Techno DJ Course | New York

If you’re serious about House and Techno, and want to learn in groups of no more than four from a DJ plugged in to NYC’s underground music scene, this fully comprehensive Underground DJ course for you. Those over 21 who make the grade will be invited to play at our club night. Our DJ lab has the industry standard Pioneer Nexus decks with Rekordbox, which you would expect to find in most respectable venues. Learning how to DJ should be FUN – not frustrating!

Edit: Now the genre lines are blurred more than they were back in the mid 2010s, we have consolidated to just one Electronic DJ Course. Click here to see it.


Let’s Go

  • Equipment, set up, & ready to go
  • Mixer essentials
  • Beats & bars
  • Intro to beat matching

Arrangement of Underground Electronic Music

  • Pitch and identifying dissonance (known as clashing)
  • All about tune structure and why you need to know about it
  • Where to mix in and out

Building a Set

  • Tips on track choice
  • Tempo
  • Set order
  • Mix points


  • Introduction to common FX
  • EQ
  • All about filtering
  • FX in the mix dos and don’ts

Hardware & Software


Your Set

  • Fine tuning your set
  • Body language behind the decks
  • Mixing acapellas

Advanced Mixing & Digital Tricks

  • Sampling and triggering
  • All about delay and reverb in the mix
  • Looping and making your own mash-ups on the fly
  • Impact mixing with levels and FX

Advanced Set Building & Ad-libbing

  • Out-of-the-box song choice
  • Tempo change tips
  • Music programming, set times
  • Reading a crowd and having a ‘plan b’

Preparing For A Show

  • Preparing your set
  • Recording your set
  • Marketing and promoting your gig

What Next?

  • Marketing tips
  • How to get more gigs
  • EPK tips
  • Developing your sound

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    I wouldn't change a thing! I had an amazing teacher, who taught me more in two days than I could have taught myself in a lifetime!

    Vanessa Babbitt

    Extremely knowledgeable, friendly tutors who covered everything we would need to know to be equipped for music production. We are now musically armed and dangerous!

    Rosie Neave

    I learned more in 6 weeks than what I would have learned in 6 years if I was just relying on Youtube tutorials. Attending the course kept me motivated to keep working and the teachers were very good.

    David Cuanaigh

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