Rewind! Shiftee’s ‘Salsa School of Scratch’ Tutorial Series + Upcoming DJ Courses in NYC / Online

Whatever your genre of choice, whatever your skill level, Dubspot trains DJs in both essential and advanced skills. Learn to execute perfect blends, clean mixes, and manipulate sounds with effects in any style of music.

We have courses coming up in our DJ Extensive Program with openings available in NYC and online. Students will be taught fundamental DJ techniques with the latest technology by our talented staff of professional DJ instructors. Our DJ curriculum was designed by DMC world champion and globetrotting DJ/producer Shiftee along with Native Instruments DJ product specialist and Traktor guru DJ Endo. Below, we’ve compiled the entire video tutorial series “DJ Shiftee’s Salsa School of Scratch” as a way to introduce you to fundamental DJ tips and techniques.

DJ Shiftee’s Salsa School of Scratch @ Dubspot | ‘Before the Spice’

Chops & Stabs | DJ Shiftee’s Salsa SOS @ Dubspot | ‘Mild’–ZsCrab Scratch | Shiftee’s Salsa SOS @ Dubspot DJ School | ‘Medium’

The Orbit | DJ Shiftee’s Salsa SOS @ Dubspot DJ School | ‘Hot’

Swing Flare | Shiftee’s Salsa SOS @ Dubspot | ‘Mucho Caliente’

DJ Extensive Program

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.

Students in Level 6 of our DJ Extensive Program talk about their experience at Dubspot NYC and how they’ve developed as DJs and performers ahead of their graduation party at Lower Manhattan’s White Rabbit.

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

Dubspot DJ Courses Starting New York City:

September 4th in NYC – Wed/Fri, 5:15-7pm
September 7th in NYC – Saturdays, 12-1:45pm

Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro

The definition of DJing has changed dramatically in the last decade. Laptops, controllers, and software have emerged alongside more traditional turntables and CDJ’s, smashing the barrier to entry. In today’s digital age, anyone can become a DJ. To reflect this renaissance, Dubspot has created the Digital DJing with Traktor program. In both our physical and online schools, students will learn how to DJ entirely with Traktor’s cutting-edge technology. An emphasis will be placed on the concepts of DJing rather than simply learning how to use the software.

Shiftee and Endo offer a preview of our Digital DJing with Traktor Pro 2 Program.

What’s Included

  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 1: Introduction to DJing
  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 2: Phrase Mixing
  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 3: Beyond The Beatmatch

DJ Online Courses:

Octobter 16th – Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Program

“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

More start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

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