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Ben K
Ben K
Born: 1981
Style: Techno, Acid, Nostalgic Electronica
A couple of years ago, I wanted to challenge myself to not just consume but also produce music. I'm grateful to Mantas for giving me the courage to turn a curiosity into a concrete passion.

About me

I’ve always loved electronica and club culture. A couple of years ago, I wanted to challenge myself to not just consume but also produce music. I'm grateful to Mantas for giving me the courage to turn a curiosity into a concrete passion. I'd never have thought a year later I’d be able to DJ confidently; and two years later, I’d be making and sharing mixes and tracks to allow me explore my electronic music interests fully. Mantas’ and Egle’s friendly studio environment has allowed me to sow some creative seeds; I’m excited to see they might come into full bloom over the next year. https://soundcloud.com/mosheuch.
I'm impressed with Mantas' personalised approach to teaching and novel ways to listen to music to ensure disciplined mixing, track curation and production. I found it daunting to start from scratch but Mantas made me feel comfortable about making and sharing mistakes so I could learn from them and improve. Similarly, Mantas's approach demonstrated that creative imagination is just as necessary as technical ability and so it was reassuring that my lack of a formal musical background has not been a showstopper.
Prabhjot Singh
Prabhjot Singh
Born: 1984
Style: Minimal / Minimal Tech/ Deep Tech
Learning from Ireen Amnes is amazing and fun. She became my mentor from my first session with her.

About me

Born in India based in London, 34yrs old was into music from my teenage but was not moving in right direction till I came to Mantas institute ''Become A Dj''. For me playing music is a passion. To sound different is my aim. As the legend says ''When you play music no fool is talking only the ears are listening and soul gets connected''. My mentor Ireen Amnes who I met when I joined this institute is the one who made this happen. She pushed me all the way to dig deep and find the music which can present my exclusive style.
Learning from Ireen Amnes is amazing and fun. She became my mentor from my first session with her, more when we had our B2B exercise session. She helped me in every way she could and she still do send me music if she comes across. Music is what she lives for. Team 'On The 5th Day' (Mantas, Egle & Katie) are people who will push you towards your success if you are working hard for music. They are always there to help form the day you step into the studio. Its not business for Mantas, Ireen, Katie & Egle - its the love and the passion for music and the knowledge they want to pass on when you learn from them and if you are the one who want to learn from them then you can't go wrong with ''Become A Dj''.
Cristina Lazic
Cristina Lazic
Born:
Style: House / Techno
Thanks to Become a DJ, I have learnt how to beat match properly, "tell the story" when I perform live and engage with the audience to transmit my love for music.

About me

Born in Milan and London-based, Cristina started playing the piano when she was six, grew up composing music, worked in the music industry and is now focused on her strongest passion: electronic music. Her aim is to connect with people by making them dance. Her sounds range from researched deep house to upbeat, groovy tech house tunes.
Learning how to DJ with Mantas has been critical in giving me the confidence to perform in front of others! Thanks to Become a DJ, I have learnt how to beat match properly, "tell the story" when I perform live and engage with the audience to transmit my love for music.
Dmitrijus Truninas - Odd Hills
Dmitrijus Truninas - Odd Hills
Born: 1985
Style: Techno
Big thanks for Mantas for helping me to open new page in my life!

About me

I was interested in electronic music since I was teenager and always was interested in what dj's actually do behind the decks. My interest grew from year to year. Around five year ago I bought basic dj equipment and started learning to dj. After numerous attempts last year I have decided that I need someone to answer all the questions I had since I started. I accidentally met Mantas and decided to come for a demo lesson. He blew my mind completely and opened even deeper interest into the music. The only thing what I regret .... that after i finished the course I cannot handle djs making mistake at the parties. Big thanks for Mantas for helping me to open new page in my life!
Tonia Nee
Tonia Nee
Born: 1989
Style: Techno
I learnt a lot of technical skill and a lot about the music industry in general. Above all I've made friends for life and continue to want to grow and develop based on what I have learnt from the course.

About me

I was a competitive Irish dancer for 13 years and always wanted to Dj as I've a natural craving for rhythm. In high school I would burn CDs arranging tracks together that I loved and I would hand the CDs out to people in school signed Techno Mix. - Dj TNice (insert loads of heart doodles and stars with a sharpie pen). Fast forward to 9 years later and I was actually djing at gigs in London. Really cool journey when I look back! Since doing BADJ course I've had a lot of fun playing at house parties with friends and have also performed gigs, some include: Raw Silence with Los Suruba (Qube Project) Raw Silence (One Two Bar, Lithuania) HouseWife warm up for Lisa Loud (one of the first ever female house Djs) (93 Feet East) JackedIn (Secret Location), Remain In Light (RIL) (Secret Location) Carbon NYE Party (Galway, Ireland) Carbon Boxing Day (Galway, Ireland) Techno Tronik (The Shelter) Let's House and Techno (Horse and Groom; April) Let's House and Techno (Horse and Groom; August). Other: Mixes for various podcasts some include Deeper Sounds (now partnered with British Airways), In House Radio, and The Blackhole Sessions.
BADj was something I was very lucky to find. I came in thinking I would only need a few lessons to go from traktor to USB to vinyl - boy I was wrong! Day one I realised I was in for a long journey ahead and sticking it out was actually one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. I learnt a lot of technical skill and a lot about the music industry in general. Above all I've made friends for life and continue to want to grow and develop based on what I have learnt from the course.
Maaike
Maaike
Born:
Style: Techno
These guys are on another level! Mantas is a great mentor with a critical ear and a wealth of knowledge.

About me

These guys are on another level! Mantas is a great mentor with a critical ear and a wealth of knowledge. The studio runs smoothly and they were happy to answer any questions I had about dj-ing, producing, events organising etc. Besides the technical side I enjoyed having more general conversations about the electronic music scene (or holidays/dogs/life!) with them as well. Their personalised approach made the experience very special.