Designed by DJ Eric Shoji, DJ U™ helps you become THE next star DJ. Each level of DJ U™ is designed progressively to help students learn each skill component of being a DJ.
Level 1 introduces students on how to make their own songs, create playlists, mixes & MORE!
Level 2 takes all the skills learned in level one and teaches students the universal language of DJ turntables! This next level unlocks song looping, DJ drops and more.
Level 3 introduces students on how to remix popular songs, combining instrumental and acapella versions to create unique mixes.
DJ U™ Battle Edition is the ultimate party that brings all the skills that DJ U™ students have learned in levels 1 - 3 and teaches them how to master the art of the DJ Battle!
Open Level DJU™ classes allow DJU™ graduates the opportunity to continue building their mix master skills. Open level classes give students opportunity to explore new techniques of mixing and transitions as well as creating their own songs.
THE FIRST HIP HOP PARTY
In the summer of 1973, in Bronx, NY, DJ Kool Herc threw the first Hip Hop party. It was here where Herc debuted his "merry-go-round" technique. With this technique, Herc would use "the break", a section of the record where there was a drum or horn solo, for example, and he would play it repeatedly, allowing him to create and stress a new rhythm that could be sustained as long as he wanted, and eventually transition into another song. This technique would make the crowds go crazy, especially the dancers, who would flip, trick and "break" their bodies expressing themselves to what Herc would play. This is how Breakdancing came to be known.
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