Nigerian globetrotter DJ OBI visits Dubspot NYC to take us on a soulful journey around the world through a classic house mix followed by an exclusive interview.
This episode of Dubspot Radio welcomes Nigeria’s DJ OBI who holds the world record for the longest DJ set lasting 240 hours. During his visit to Dubspot New York, DJ OBI fired up the decks to record a classic house mix followed by an exclusive interview where he discusses his musical background, his path to becoming a DJ and breaking into the New York music scene, and how the Nigeria scene is quickly changing. He wraps up the interview with some sound advice for young DJs looking to move ahead in the music industry, delving into the promoter/DJ relationship, and how it’s important to get to know people in the party atmosphere before jumping into business right away.
About DJ OBI
DJ OBI has a very diverse style of music – there are Disc Jockeys, and then there’s DJ OBI who has been in the business of making people dance to great tunes for over eight years. His media and educational background allow him to be unique among his peers and within his musical environment. His passion, dedication, and love for music led him to win the Nigerian Entertainment Award (NEA) for “World Best DJ 2011.”
DJ OBI has had the opportunity of working with artists on stages such as Lupe Fiasco, 2face, Banky W, M.I, Naeto C, Lynxxx, and a host of others. As a young business entrepreneur, he thrives for perfection and success. A notable highlight of his career was having the great opportunity to meet his idol Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs a couple of times. Some of his past clienteles include numerous college organizations, clubs, various club promoters worldwide, and much more. DJ OBI is also a member of the famous Coalition of Nigerian DJs.
“I am a very versatile DJ and my music library is very diverse. I feel like when I am playing, people should pull out their passports, cause I’m gonna take them on a musical journey around the world, and that is what anyone that experiences DJ Obi at any event should expect.”
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About This Program
At Dubspot you’ll be working at personal student workstations equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Technics SL-1200 / 1210 series turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM or Rane TTM mixers, Apple iMacs and MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, Serato Scratch Live, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.
Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the DJ Extensive Program will have an opportunity to perform at an event in a New York City venue, organized and promoted by Dubspot together with you and your fellow students. At Dubspot, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to be great at doing what you love. Let us help you get there!
- 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
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