This week we are proud to present one of our talented instructors: DJ, producer, educator, and proud Brooklyn native OBaH. We are excited to share the inspiring stories and backgrounds our amazing instructors and staff members.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, OBaH is one of New York City’s best kept secrets. The talented musician and educator is a prolific figure in the city’s underground hip hop and house scenes, where he DJs at nightclubs and events around the city and teaches advanced DJ courses at Dubspot.
In this video profile, OBaH talks about his musical influences that range from hip hop and house music to classic American soul, funk, rock, reggae, and afrobeat. He talks about his beginnings as a DJ, going through his parents music collection, and making cassette mix tapes in grade school. OBaH grew up in a revolutionary-minded household, and some of greatest inspirations and non-musical heroes include human rights and civil rights activists Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Marcus Garvey.
OBaH has recently finished production on his debut EP titled Cross Fade and it’s set for release later this summer! Check out the artwork below along with a new mix he created to hold us over until the EP comes out.
Also, here’s OBaH’s heartfelt tribute to the late great Guru of Gang Starr; a fantastic mix and throwback to one of the greatest hip hop duo.
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.
- 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
Turntablism is the art of manipulating turntables like an instrument. Starting with the fundamentals of scratching and beat juggling, the program focuses on developing proper technique, optimal practice habits, creative exploration, group DJ performance and performing full-blown turntablist sets.
- Turntablism Level 1: Spice Foundations
- Turntablism Level 2: Boot Camp & Tasty Combos
- Turntablism Level 3: Mild | Improvisation & Teamwork
- Turntablism Level 4: Medium | The Next Level
- Turntablism Level 5: Hot | Building Routines
- Turntablism Level 6: Mucho Caliente | The Modern Turntablist
“I love the class, and the content! Shiftee and Endo are very funny, and very clear, so the material is easy and fun to follow! I wish my college teachers were more like these two!” – Leandro Martinez, Chicago IL
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