Dubspot alumni Fafa returned to our school in New York for a brief video interview to discuss his experience and journey to becoming a successful DJ.
We are proud to see former Dubspot students making some serious waves out there in the music world. In this recent success story, rising talent Fafa gives us his insight into how he launched into the music industry pursuing a career as an established DJ/Producer and shares his learning experience while studying Dubspot.
“For me, Dubspot is the best place in the world to learn about electrónic music. I came all the way from Uruguay because I know it’s worth it. I made many good friends that are great producers and artists that I’m living with.” – Fafa
Outside the box is the only way to describe Fafa. He was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 19, he moved to Florida to pursue his college career.
After graduating in 2012, Fafa moved to New York where he kept learning and developing his sounds. In 2014 he graduated from the Dj/Producer Program at Dubspot New York and kicked off his DJ career playing at several private parties in Florida, The Hamptons, New York City, and at “The Plank” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Traveling to Uruguay, he performed at some of the best clubs and festivals around the country. He also played several times at Ovo, a famous night club in Punta del Este. The most notable booking was at Space Ibiza in January 2015. That same year he also performed for the anniversary of “La Terraza,” the biggest electronic festival in Uruguay.
Fafa has since returned to Dubspot New York to study Mixing and Mastering, music production with Native Instruments Maschine, and music theory through their Music Foundations Program. Following these achievements, he will also enroll in Dubspot’s Komplete Sound Design Program and graduate from the Audio Physics career.
The combination of living in the US and being born and raised in Uruguay has given Fafa the chance to experience and learn from the intercultural exchange inside the electronic music world. He plays everything in between House, Techno, and Minimal. His seamless mixes and sounds are known to trap the audience in a deep sensorial experience at every turn. His unique manipulation of mids and highs swell with exotic flavor, while his lows look for a danceable beat aimed at producing a non-commercial sound that is very easy to fall in love with during any listening experience.
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 Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.
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
Visit the DJ course page for detailed information on this program here.
If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.