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Lakota x Dynamics ‘Levels’ Workshop
Introducing our latest project at Lakota! We are proud to announce our brand new DJ workshop in collaboration with the incredible Dynamics. In the run up to International Women’s day a few weeks ago, we got together with Dynamics to come up with a plan to make the music industry more accessible for womxn. The result…a free DJ course designed exclusively for female and non-binary beginners to attend.
For those who are not familiar, allow us to enlighten you on the amazing work being done over at Dynamics. They are an all female team consisting of founder and 140 DJ, Enada, DnB DJs, Kyrist and Averse, and vocalist, Collette Warren. For the last few years, they’ve been on a mission to banish the idea that the lack of female representation on line ups can be put down to an insufficient number of female DJs available for promoters to book. Of course, this isn’t true, which is why they came up with the concept to provide a platform and database to showcase artists, making them easily accessible.
Before you do anything, please check out their page and give them a follow! @dynamics_uk
We’ve been so impressed by their work so far, so we’re extremely proud to work with them and present you this exciting new initiative. The programme is specifically designed to create a safe and supportive environment for aspiring DJs to develop their skills, network with other artists, and ultimately break into the male-dominated electronic music industry. The course seeks to ‘level out the playing field’ and provide new opportunities for those who take an interest in DJing and have not previously had the chance to access resources or lessons.
The workshop series will cover a range of topics, including DJ fundamentals such as beat matching, track selection, and mixing techniques, as well as advanced skills such as live performance and a glimpse into music production. Participants will benefit from tutorship from a group of established DJs and producers who are passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse music community.
The program will also include guest talks from experienced DJs, including a very special guest to be revealed during the course. Each mentor will provide their own personal touch to the course and be able to offer invaluable insights into the industry by sharing their personal experiences and tips for success.
The workshop program is open to all female and non-binary artists, regardless of whether they are a beginner with little experience or just starting out. We will be taking great care to ensure the programme is tailored to meet the needs of each individual artist and cater to their genre of interest. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with other artists and share their experiences, challenges, and successes.
One of the key objectives of the workshop is to create a supportive community of female and non-binary DJs. At Lakota, we aim to empower artists, and provide each participant with the confidence, skills, and connections needed to succeed in the electronic music industry. Our aim is to make this course as diverse and inclusive as possible, and promises to be a transformative experience into the industry.
It’s important to note that our efforts to strive for equality are not just limited to this programme. This workshop is a part of a broader movement to increase diversity and representation within the scene, and it fills us with excitement to break down the barriers that have historically excluded these groups from the industry.
If you are a female or non-binary artist interested in developing your DJ skills, Lakota’s DJ workshop is the perfect opportunity for you. Join us and be part of a supportive community of like-minded artists, working towards the common goal of diversifying and enriching the electronic music scene. We are looking for applicants who meet the above criteria and who are also beginners or have almost no experience.
The programme will take place on Tuesday evenings 7 – 9:30pm at Lakota nightclub, beginning on 11th April and continuing until May.
Spaces are extremely limited to ensure that participants receive sufficient one-to-one time with their tutors.
This programme is a pilot scheme, with the hope of us running more in the future. Therefore, if you are not successful in your application, we would strongly encourage you to apply again for the next course.
If you have been successful in your application, we will be in touch via email by Monday 27th March.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via the contact page on our website.
Apply HERE via the application form.