Granular: Enabling Creatives To Grow.

Learn The Original Art of DJing. DJ With Records In Hours!

Vinyl DJ Course starting at 1,055USD

Learn How To DJ With Vinyl Records.Vinyl DJ Mixing Course

The Original DJ Artform. In 6 Sessions You Will Be Able To Elevate Your Skills & Become A Proficient Vinyl DJ. Join The Best Vinyl DJ Mixing Course

Schedule:

The Pioneer Vinyl  course starts on:
25th of September 7-10PM: Session 1
02th of October 7-10PM: Session 2
09th of October 7-10PM: Session 3
16th of October 7-10PM: Session 4
23rd of October 7-10PM: Session 5
30th of October 7-10PM: Session 6
Classes held in Dubai. Attending/missing class is your responsibility.
Read the complete program guide here

Dance Music is the focus.

This course takes place in Dubai.

✅20+ Years of DJing Experience
✅You Learn On The Industry Club Standard Pioneer PLS-1000 + 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

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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is tailored for those that would like to learn the art of DJing. In the recent years the original art form of DJing with vinyl, has made a come back with Pioneer bringing back their professional turntable line. Already a DJ? If so, challenge your skills without using technology to help you and really use your ear to tune in and become one with your music.

Based on historical trends we know its here to stay and grow, advance… maybe even transform into a hybrid technology, coupling analog and digital together for next level creative use on stage and behind the booth. 

The ability to mix two records together is one of the toughest challenges a DJ can overcome, in these 6 weeks we will put aside all the digital tech, displays, sync buttons and go all manual; practice and develop our skills, train our ears, listen, touch  and engage music. 

The content is specifically prepared and structured to give you the fundamentals and 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 PLX setup. We got the latest installation from our educational partners at Pioneer which have provided us with 2 X PLX1000 and a 1 X DJM900NS2. If you don’t own a vinyl collection, you will be using the time-coded vinyls in conjunction with Rekordbox to play your music.

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

By the end of these sessions you will be able to gain a better understanding in 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.

Here Are A Few Other FAQs We Get A Lot:

For who?

In this Vinyl DJ Course, you will learn the original artform of mixing with records, and more, in just 6 short weeks.

What’re these sessions about?

Based on historical trends we know its here to stay and grow, advance… maybe even transform into a hybrid technology, coupling analogue and digital together for next level creative use on stage and behind the booth. The content is specifically prepared and structured to give you the fundamentals and beyond, the knowledge, experience, confidence, understanding and the ability to DJ.

What will I learn?

The ability to mix two records together is one of the toughest challenges a DJ can overcome, in these 6 weeks we will put aside all the digital tech, displays, sync buttons and go all manual; practice and develop our skills, train our ears, listen, touch and engaging music.

What equipment will I be learning about?

This is a traditional hardware course, where attendees will develop, hone and master their skills on the industry standard Pioneer PLX setup. We got the latest installation from our education partners at Pioneer 2 X PLX1000 and a 1 X DJM900NS2.

What are some of the topics?

Cueing Tracks, Count Beats And Bars, Reading Vinyl Records, Pioneer PLX-1000 Features, DJM900NXS2 Features, Phrase Mixing

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 it self. 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.

A Brief History Of DJing & Vinyl

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.[3] 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.