DJ Tutorial: The Stop and Drop Transition w/ Codes

In this DJ video tutorial using Traktor Pro, Dubspot DJ instructor Codes explains the “stop and drop transition,” a useful technique for transitioning between tracks of any genre.

DJ Tutorial: The Stop and Drop Transition w/ Codes

The “stop and drop” technique is a simple DJ transition made popular by hip hop DJs which allows you to transition between tracks quickly without much blending involved. Not limited to hip hop, the technique can be applied to any genre of music and is a worthwhile addition to any DJ’s repertoire. Watch Codes break down and explain the two variations of the stop & drop technique in this video tutorial.


Get to know NY based Codes, DJ/Producer, on Slow Roast Records. His ingenious sample manipulation has developed into a non-classifiable style all his own. Laced with big ass kick drums and a tight low end Codes keeps bodies moving in the club. Whether it be the remix he did with A-Trak for disco legend Cerrone’s ”Misunderstanding or his own Cristal classic ”Guzzlin’ Champagne“ Codes knows how to keep the funk in dance music.
Captivating audiences across the world with his dancefloor control, Codes has played at massive events like HARD Summer, Valtifest in Amsterdam, and Camp Bisco, as well as legendary venues such as Pacha New York, Avalon Hollywood, Webster Hall, and The Wiltern LA. He has toured Down Under with Slow Roast label bossman, Craze, to give Australia a taste of what’s cooking’ in Codes’ kitchen.  From that tour sprung a series of original collaborations between the Slow Roast duo ranging from their filthy instrumental ”Trapped in Sydney“ to some deep liquid house vibes like their latest release together, ”Deeper“.
Following up his first EP on Slow Roast Records entitled ”Codes’ House“, the anticipated “The Get Down” EP will be out this February. Keep an eye out for his new take on a couple choice Disco classics from Salsoul Records slated for a release later this year on Ultra and a slew of originals that will be up on his Soundcloud page free for download.

Dubspot DJ Extensive Program

DJ Extensive Program

Upcoming Course Start Dates. Register today!
8/4, 9/8 (NYC) 

8/16, 8/18(LA)
8/3 (Dubspot Online, Space still available!)

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato and Traktor.

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.


Open House: Sundays 11:00am and 12:00pm

Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.

Anyone who comes by will have the opportunity to ask our instructors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy, and watch live music production and DJ demos. You can even sit down at one of our workstations and take it for a test drive. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, we suggest you stop by one of our Open Houses to learn more about the school, understand what the learning process at Dubspot entails and help you decide what is best for you. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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