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On the 5th Day summer party

As some of you might know apart of teaching and mentoring here at Become A DJ we are also founders and organisers of On the 5th Day project - techno events, podcast series and record label. You can head down to Facebook page to learn more HERE.


On the 5th Day events take place at an incredible venue, Corsica Studios and aim create a truly free and welcoming environment, where people from all walks of life can join together and be connected by the music they love.


Through the curation of our line-ups, we aspire to generate magical musical flow and thus truly memorable events - events which push boundaries and where artists feel free to illustrate their many different colours to a musically hungry and inquisitive crowd. Each of the artists we book, both guests and residents, are a crucial piece to a visionary puzzle which once complete, delivers a musical work of art.

  

 

What’s in store during our next On the 5th Day event on the 21st of July?


Once again, we’re inviting three artists who are each hugely inspiring and motivating to us, all working absolute magic in their own beautifully original ways, helping to keep the scene thriving and pulsating with inspired innovation and spirit.


Separately, we have huge love and respect for all that they’re doing; put them together, well we have no doubts this will be one of the most stunning stories told at an On the 5th Day gathering so far.


The incredible Svreca (Semantica Records label boss) will return for his second On the 5th Day residency appearance of the year and holding our other headliners in such high regard, we know this is going to be a very special night for him too.


Joining him will be Hydrangea, a sensational DJ and producer based in France but making beautiful, earthly ripples on the deep techno and ambient realms around the world - her personal ethos which can be felt throughout her musical offerings being: “Look deeper into nature and you will understand everything better.” We couldn’t agree more.


Finally, the fiercely talented ASC (aka James Clements) joins the line up to deliver a hybrid set. If you’re familiar with his music then simply seeing the name will most likely get your heart racing. With a musical career spanning over the last 20 years, across the realms of D’n’B, experimental, ambient and techno, ASC is renowned for pushing boundaries and never failing to inspire. We're flying him over from the states for what will be his only European performance of the trip and for someone who is more studio based these days, this is a rare opportunity to catch him in action.


Three passionately talented artists perfectly personifying On the 5th Day, all with undeniable talents for capturing and communicating feeling through their music.


This will no doubt be a highlight of the summer for London's techno scene - come and join us! Tickets are available on Resident Advisor HERE.


 

Posted on 14 Jul 2018

How to have a better DJing practice session in the studio

 

 

You may have heard that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. We’re certainly not saying that you should lock yourself in the dj studio for the next 10,000 hours, but it’s without a doubt that solid practice is needed to progress and improve. 

 

Deliberate and mindful practice can really help you to achieve your goals thus always try to plan, prepare and monitor your performance for greater and quicker improvement. To break it down: 

 

  • Analyse. Identify one part of your DJing that needs improvement, e.g. beat matching, set building or mixing of tracks.
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  • Practice. Try to focus on the part that you want to improve.
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  • Evaluate your progress.
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  • Repeat it all again.
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  • Some tips to improve your DJing practice session: 

     

  • Cover the bpm counter on the Pioneer CDJ's screens to improve your beat matching skills. That way you will have no choice but to beat match by ear. After all, the mission is to hear and feel the music, not see it.
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  • Record your DJjing sessions so you can listen back for things to improve on. Our Zoom h5 recorder is always available.
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  • Try different equipment. If you are used to play using Pioneer mixer, mix it up and use a different kind. We have an Allen Heath Xone92 mixer available in the DJ studio which you can request.
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  • Add a third Pioneer CDJ deck to your set up to perfect your skill even further.
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  • Bring a friend and have a b2b session. It's always a lot of fun to collaborate and a b2b is a great way to learn from and inspire one other.
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  • If you do not have the equipment at home or your neighbours are simply not that into the music - we’ve got your back! Our DJ Studio is available for hire on an hourly basis, 7 days per week where you can put it all into practice and enjoy the powerful bass of our KRK Rokit 10 speakers. 

     

    We offer discounts on hire fees for all current and previous Become a DJ students. Hire is available from one hour up to a full-day and is chargeable by the hour, at £15 p/h non-students, £10 p/h to our past or current students. A member of our team will always be around to assist you should you need help.

     

     

    Available DJ equipment:

     

    4 x Pioneer CDJs 2000nexus 

    2 x Pioneer DJM900 mixer 

    2 x Technics 1210's turntables 

    1 x Allen & Heath Xone92 mixer

    1 x Zoom H5 recorder

     

    Each studio is fitted out with Rokit KRK 10 monitors.

     

    Book it online: https://www.becomeadj.co.uk/dj_practice 

    Posted on 14 Jul 2018
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