Hip-Hop started with the DJ. Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash are known as Hip-Hop’s Holy Trinity. These three DJs helped create Hip-Hop as we know it. To this day, the DJ is the backbone of Hip-Hop. They have evolved into ‘producers’, one man composers with a mastery of several instruments. They are the curators selecting the best material from around the world and playing for a multitude of fans. They are the masters of technology able to master various forms of hardware and software.
Working in groups and individually, the course will teach students the foundation of DJing and Producing. They will learn how to match beats, scratch, perform in front of a live audience as well as become versed with Pro Tools, Serato, the Technics 1200 turntable and other forms of technology.