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Pioneer CDJ Course starting at 702USD

Granular Academy Gives You EVERYTHING You Need To Get Creative, Learn A New Skill and Succeed. Take Your DJ Learning Experience To The Next Level Without Having  To Pay A Fortune Or Waste Your Time.

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The Pioneer CDJ  course (level 1) starts on:
Classes held in Dubai. Attending/missing class is your responsibility.
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Dance Music is the focus.

This course takes place in Dubai.

✅20+ Years of DJing Experience
✅You Learn On The Industry Club Standard Pioneer CDJ2000NXS2 Player +DJM900NXS2 Mixer
✅Learn How To DJ in Hours Not Months
✅Your Coach Has Over 13+ Years Of Academic Experience
✅Over 1400 Teaching Hours
✅Learn The Right Way
✅You Will Learn Our Successfull Step by Step System

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A Brief History Of DJing

In 1943, radio DJ Jimmy Savile launched the world’s first DJ dance party by playing jazz records in the upstairs function room of the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds in Otley, England. In 1947, he claims to have become the first DJ to use twin turntables for continuous play, and in 1958 became a radio DJ at Radio Luxembourg. Also in 1947, the Whiskey à Go-Go nightclub opened in Paris, France, considered to be the world’s first commercial discothèque, or disco (deriving its name from the French word meaning a nightclub where the featured entertainment is recorded music rather than an on-stage band).

In the 1950s, American radio DJs would appear live at sock hops and “platter parties” and assume the role of a human jukebox. They would usually play 45-rpm records, featuring hit singles on one turntable while talking between songs.

In the late 1950s, sound systems, a new form of public entertainment, were developed in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica. Promoters, who called themselves DJs, would throw large parties in the streets that centered on the disc jockey, called the “selector,” who played dance music from large, loud PA systems and bantered over the music with a boastful, rhythmic chanting style called “toasting”.

In the mid-1960s, nightclubs and discothèques continued to grow in Europe and the United States. Specialized DJ equipment, such as Rudy Bozak’s classic CMA-10-2DL mixer, began to appear on the market.

In the mid-1970s, the soul-funk blend of dance pop known as disco took off in the mainstream pop charts in the United States and Europe, causing discothèques to experience a rebirth.

In the early 1980s, NYC disco DJ Larry Levan, known for his electric mixes, gained a cult following, and the Paradise Garage, the nightclub at which he spun, became the prototype for the modern dance club where the music and the DJ were showcased. Around

During the early 1990s, the rave scene built on the acid house scene. The rave scene changed dance music, the image of DJs, and the nature of promoting.

2000s: The proliferation of Internet technologies have also created a culture of disc jockey enthusiast groups. DJ battles imitating the events on the game gave the DJ industry a more competitive phase. The DJ industry has become increasingly about the atmosphere that goes along with a performance. Now not only does the DJ show deal with music and mixing but also lights and effect go along with it.

Made By DJs For DJs. This is Your Ultimate DJ Course.

We put over 20 years of Djing, coaching and industry experience in just 24 hours.

✔ Want to become a professional DJ? This is the course for you.
✔ Want to entertain the masses with your music? This is definitely the course for you.
✔ If you are struggling to launch your DJ career! This is the best choice you ever made.
✔ If you a creative or a content creator that wants to share their passion. Then you will learn how to do just that.


This course is perfect for those that would like to learn the art of DJing. The content is specifically prepared and structured to give you the fundamentals beyond the knowledge, experience, confidence, understanding and the ability to DJ.

This is a traditional hardware course, where attendees will develop, hone and master their skills on the industry standard Pioneer CDJ setup. We got the latest installation from our education partners at Pioneer 2 X CDJ2000NXS2 and a 1 X DJM900NS2.

These sessions are highly practical and are heavily focused on the hardware; developing the skill-set required to qualify as a DJ.

By the end of these sessions, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the art itself. Be comfortable using an industry standard hardware DJ setup. Ideally, all attendees will be able to mix songs of their choice and develop their musical repertoire.

We offer modular type courses, each specifically created to get you from point A to B in the fastest and most cost-effective way possible. Each session and module is crafted and approved from internal and external expert panels; ensuring you receive the best learning experience.

The first session will get you familiar with the industry DJ setups found in radio stations, night venues and festivals. You will dive into the mindset and thought process of a DJ, learn to cue, count and mix in and out with levels. Yes, the challenge is to get you to DJ within the first session.

The second session we break down the technicalities of setting up the gear and making sure all operations are functional, we review and develop our mixing principles and explore more features on the CDJs and Mixer to enable us to create a smoother transitional mix, with EQs. We cover the fundamental use of Rekordbox playlist creation tool.

In the third session, we talk about different types of DJs and different aspects and assets that all DJs should consider when playing out. We explore phase and beat features as well we enter the world of FX on the mixer to enhance our mixes and introduce a creative touch to our performance. We explore some new features on Rekordbox software to help us with our music performance.

In the fourth session we introduce the looping feature, we reflect back to the last sessions and cement all learning outcomes. You will then perform a 30 minute recorded set that you get to walk away with. Expect to continue and complete your journey and enter the second level of DJ course or explore any other creative courses you wish at Granular.

In the fifth session, we dissect and deconstruct the music composition “formula”, how songs are structured and where are the best key areas of mixing in and out and developing a playlist of tracks that cohesively tell a story. We review the looper/cutter functions and discover all available options and modes. Using Vinyl mode as an alternative play mode and use as a creative tool. We intentionally depend less on the technology and focus on training our ear-brain-hand coordination. We also enter part 1 of the effect suite on the mixer. We further explore Rekordbox features to enable us to make the best out of our music library.

In the sixth session hot cue, creative play and performance concepts are learned, also part 2 of effects is now completed and further ear-brain-hand coordination is enhanced through practical class exercises.

In the seventh session, we prepare our Rekordbox installation to record and produce a DJ set and which avenues we can work online to promote our skillset. In this session we delve deeper into the technical aspects of Rekordbox and the CDJs, we create tags, filters, and searchable playlists; we also program and create a personal profile of the hardware setup based on our favorite preferences. We transfer the above functions into Rekordbox to create a seamless integration with our Pioneer hardware and controllers.

In this last session, we discover external connectivity options using the RMX1000 app and others for further performance enhancements. We finish off with a Q&A session and a review. Then you are to record a professional 45 minute DJ set.

Here Are A Few Other FAQs We Get A Lot:

For who?

These sessions are perfect for beginners. The DJCourse is specifically prepared for those that would like to start DJing.

What’s these sessions about?

This is a traditional hardware course, where attendees will master the fundamentals of the industry standard Pioneer CDJ setup. ‘Intro to DJ-ing main focus will be the hardware and be developing the initial skill-set required qualify as a DJ.

What will I learn?

By the end of these sessions,s you will be able to gain a better understanding in the art itself. Be comfortable using a hardware DJ setup. Ideally, all attendees would be able to mix songs of their choice.

What equipment will I be learning on?

These sessions will be creatively powered by Pioneer DJ. Industry standard setup, found in clubs and radio stations. These sessions are purely hardware based, the latest CDJs from Pioneer.

What are some of the topics?

Equipment Overview & Set-Up,Count Beats And Bars, Cueing Tracks, Song Structure, EQ , Loops & Hot Cues, Phrase Mixing, Recording & Producing A Mix/Podcast/Demo, Mixer Headphones & Monitors, Gain Matching , Beat Matching, Features Of The Pioneer CDJ Effects , Blending Songs , Preparing a Set, Troubleshooting

Why should I take these sessions?

Djing has transformed the entertainment industry since the 1960s, with the advent of technology blew it up, Djing is a global creative force. Learning the skills to DJ is an art form in itself. Djing is both technical and creative, by far the most enjoyable hobby, and for those that are dedicated a fulfilling career. There are way too many reasons why you should take these sessions, but we like to know that from you.

Will I be able to mix?

Yes. We will first get you acquainted with the technology, the gear involved, the mindset, the music trends and training your brain to beat match songs. With time, practice and repetition you will be able to mix 2 or more tracks together.

About your instructor?

During the DJ sessions, your primary contact will be Costas Papa and his team of experts, a Dubai based sonic artist, music producer and consultant. He’s an expert educator with more than 10 years of experience and the founder of Granular Academy. Costas has designed and conducted courses and creative sessions since 2007.