FutureDJs: How to DJ


MIA Member Faber Music is proud to announce FutureDJs: How to DJ – the complete resource for anyone interested in the alchemy of mixing records, aimed at the aspiring student with no prior knowledge as well as DJs looking to extend their skills and explore new genres…

Written by FutureDJs authors Austen Smart, Scott Smart and Tom Dent, this complete guide covers all the technical foundations for DJ-ing in any genre or style, covering fundamental skills such as beat-matching right through to advanced mixing techniques, using effects and scratching. It features step-by-step instructions, diagrams, at-a-glance guides to genres and packed with comments from professional DJs.

This book has been produced in the hope that it will inspire and guide users through the creative and thrilling techniques required to become a DJ.

With specially produced audio available to download, every skill can be practised over and over in a range of genres from House, Techno and Trance to Grime, Trap, Hip-hop and Drum and Bass.

“It’s our belief that through DJ-ing students can learn about music, build self-confidence and most of all, have fun.” FutureDJs

This brilliant handbook will help you to develop your skills, musical understanding and sense of what makes DJ-ing unique, exciting and important as a modern musical skill. Dig in and enjoy.” Dr Pete Dale, Senior Lecturer Music and Sound for Media, Manchester School of Art

About FutureDJs

 FutureDJs’ mission is to make music accessible to all young people and provide them with the world’s best electronic music education. By teaching relevant, engaging and accessible courses in DJ-ing, music production and more, they hope to help young people discover music and themselves.

Austen and Scott Smart founded FutureDJs in 2016 after the AQA exam board began recognising DJ decks as a musical instrument. More UK exam boards now recognise DJ decks as an instrument and there is a growing demand from students to take DJ-ing at GCSE. Unfortunately, only a few music teachers possess the skills, resources and experience to meet that demand. FutureDJs Visiting Music Tutors teach DJ-ing and music production in schools across the UK, offering students a study programme that’s in tune with the music they listen to, as well as being relevant to the exam board syllabus.

The FutureDJs programme helps students to understand the basic building blocks of the DJ’s craft and to discover their own musical instincts. They cover elements from style, structure and tempo to timing, rhythm and scales as well as the finer details of electronic music production. The FutureDJs method has now been instilled in their book FutureDJs: How to DJ, which is ideal for students on the programme as well as any aspiring DJ.

 “We want to breathe new life into music education by getting students to connect with their music departments. DJ-ing creates that connection through the music they love, understand and listen to. Every student who learns with FutureDJs is a student with a new fascination for music — and potentially a new enthusiasm for Music GCSE. More and more, we’re finding that as they discover DJ-ing, many students also find their self-confidence.” FutureDJs

Out 19th February