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Lakota X Dynamics DJ Course Friends & Family Performance
The time has come! We have reached the very final week of the Lakota X Dynamics female and non-binary DJ course.
Over the last 10 weeks, we have been busy teaching 8 talented mentees how to DJ in collaboration with female collective, Dynamics (please see previous blog post). The course was the first edition of it’s kind, and what an incredible experience it was. We set out to create a grassroots DJ course to give female and non-binary participants the opportunity to access lessons and resources, who may not have otherwise had the chance to or experienced previous discrimination within the scene.
During this time, we worked with some amazing mentors and special guests including Kyrist, My Nu Leng, Euphonique, GotSome, Anais and Oppidan. We covered all aspects from the very basics of turning on the decks to curating sets, helping them to find their own unique style and mixing techniques ranging from basic to complex. Modules included, learning the equipment, beat matching, using EQ’s filters, Rekordbox software and some music theory. By the end of the course, we have been able to provide them with the knowledge, foundations and networking opportunities to continue on this journey and build a potential DJ career. At the forefront was making sure that the course was a fun, inclusive and enjoyable way of learning to DJ alongside like minded people.
With the completion of the course, we are proud to announce that we are hosting an exclusive private performance for the mentees to showcase their skills in Lakota’s newly refurbished and state of the art, Moon Club. We set out to make the course a transformative experience for those looking to break into the music industry, and we believe this is the perfect way to do so by giving them the opportunity and privilege of playing their first live set in a club setting in front of a small audience. An experience most aspiring DJs do not have the luxury of prior to playing out their first set. Thus, putting them in a good position to be prepared for their first booking.
They have each embarked on the exciting and challenging journey of learning how to DJ in a remarkably short span of time and have been a joy to work with. It has been truly humbling to see their progress and watch the mentees grow closer together as a group. Despite the challenges they faced along the way, their continuous hard work and unwavering dedication have brought them to this exciting occasion. This event is an opportunity for them to showcase their incredible talent and unique style. We are really proud of each and every one of them and their commitment and passion for music has shone all the way through. We couldn’t be more excited to witness their growth and skills firsthand.
So, prepare to be amazed as our talented individuals display the result of their countless hours of practice and determination as they take to the decks, and watch this space!