Scratch DJ Academy

EQ Mixing Techniques Explained by Tim Martell

New York-based DJ/producer Tim Martell has demonstrated the fundamentals of EQ mixing in a new video tutorial from Scratch DJ Academy. While the techniques are basic knowledge for experienced DJs, some beginners have yet to master them and this video does a good job of showing how its done.
In case you missed it, check out Martell’s 30-minute mix for DJcity’s “Friday Fix” podcast.
Related: How to Mix Harmonically on Pioneer CDJs

DJ Ease Routine for Scratch DJ Academy

New York-based DJ Ease showcases his scratching and juggling abilities in the second episode of Scratch DJ Academy’s “Routine Royale” series.
Related: DJ Dwell’s Winning Set from the 2014 DMC NYC Regional

DJ Dwells & DJ Esquire Trade Insults in Humorous Interview

This year’s DMC New York City Champion, DJ Dwells, and two-time DMC USA Champion, DJ Esquire, recently interviewed each other at Scratch DJ Academy. However, what began as a civil discussion between two talented DJs quickly devolved into a back-and-forth session of backhanded insults. We assume that both DJs respect each other and the questions were probably planned in advance but the video is pretty funny nevertheless.
Related: DJ Dwell’s Winning Set from the 2014 DMC NYC Regional

11-year-old DJ Young 1 to Perform at The White House

An 11-year-old DJ from Los Angeles is scheduled to perform during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21. DJ Young 1, the youngest-ever graduate of Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles, will spin two 20-minute sessions of classic and new hits, reports Live Design.
More than 30,000 people are expected to assemble on the South Lawn of the White House for the event, which will feature live music, sports, cooking stations, storytelling and Easter egg rolling.

“It’s really awesome to see her talents getting recognition on such a national level. We couldn’t be more proud of DJ Young 1 for this event and all of her accomplishments!” – DJ Spark

DJ Young 1 has already made several high-profile appearances in her career, including Supperclub San Francisco, Pride Celebrations in Los Angeles and Oakland, and a spotlight on the Queen Latifah Show. She’s also made a cameo appearances in the music video for Jessica Sanchez’s “Tonight” featuring Ne-Yo, and competed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
A Stanton endorsed artist, DJ Young 1’s musical influence dates back to her mom, Ellen, who played jazz and hip-hop throughout her pregnancy. DJ Young 1 credits Charlie Parker, The Ohio Players, Grandmaster Flash, Jam Master Jay and Run-D.M.C. as sources of inspiration.
Tune in for live streams of the event on April 21 at
Here’s a video of DJ Young 1 scratching at NAMM 2013:

Related: 13-year-old DJ Dwells Wins DMC New York City Regional

Chicago ‘Cutting Room’ Featuring Big Once, Trentino, Boi Jeanius, Flipside, & Maddjazz

Last month, DJcity TV aired its first episode of the “Cutting Room” starring DJs from outside California. Now, the Windy City gets a chance to shine in our latest episode. We’re not picking favorites but this might be our best episode yet!
The four minute scratch session features Chicago’s Boi Jeanius (103.5 Kiss FM), Flipside (Jump Smokers, B96), Big Once (US Red Bull Thre3style champ), Maddjazz and Trentino (103.5 Kiss FM, Midwest Red Bull Thre3style champ) getting wild on the decks. The instrumental is “Ya’ll Can’t Mess with Chicago” by Jump Smokers.
Special thanks to Scratch DJ Academy for letting us film at their new location!