[Stanton] Digital DJing [Free] Workshop [DJ Big Wiz] @ Dubspot June 8th

Dubspot is hosting a workshop on June 8th, @ 9:15pm, with our friends from Stanton, featuring two longtime industry veterans, Big Wiz and Craig Reeves. They will be showing some of Stanton’s new products, talking digital DJing, and hosting a special Q&A session for those who attend.

Craig will open the workshop with an introduction of Big Wiz, of Stanton’s newest technology, and of the latest developments in the digital DJing world. His resume speaks for itself: beyond being Stanton’s current DJ Product Manager, he boasts more than 20 years of experience as a DJ and an audio engineer.

Big Wiz is a hip hip veteran with years of industry and DJ experience, including past projects with the likes of Definitive Jux Records, Mr. Lif, EL-P, and Aesop Rock. He will be showing off the powers of the Stanton SCS 3.d, hosting a Q&A session, and discussing his applications of new technology in live sets.

The Stanton SCS.3d (Da Scratch) has been viewed by many as a pivotal piece of equipment in the company’s emergence into the digital DJing world. Its a compact controller, it boasts loads of customizable functionality for any digital DJing software, whether it be Traktor, Serato, or Ableton, and the interface is multi-touch sensitive, allowing multiple finger gestures to be processed simultaneously.  We are looking forward to seeing what Wiz can do with it.

Attendees will be able to interact with our presenters, asking questions and commenting on the discussions. Space will be limited to preserve an intimate, interactive environment.

Anyone interested in attending should send an email to rsvp@dubspot.com and reference “Big Wiz Workshop” in the subject.

DJ BIG WIZ started DJing in late 83. Since then he has worked as a DJ in many aspects such as community and college radio as well as at one of the biggest commercial radio stations in the US. He was also down with two of the original 3 groups on the Rap-A-Lot Records (home of the Ghetto Boys) in the mid to late 80′s.

WIZ has spun at clubs around the world and has DJ’d for several bands, groups and solo artists. Along with a couple of friends, he was responsible for helping design the RANE TTM series mixers and has worked closely with RANE and SERATO for years. WIZ has also worked closely with SHURE and KORG as well as a few other equipment companies.

WIZ moved from Houston to NYC in 96 and quickly made his name known there in the competitive NY battle scene during the golden age of DJ battles with his crew the SteelWorkerz. He has also appeared in several DJ/turntablist videos such as SHURE turntablism 101 and others.

WIZ  became known as the “go to” DJ in NY and has been the in-house DJ for the independent hip hop label Def Jux, DJing for EL-P, Cage, Mr. Lif and everyone else on the label. He is currently DJing for Aesop Rock and just finished touring past year in the US and abroad. Also making appearances on MTV, Fuel TV and rocking festivals such as Coachella, Sound Set, Treasure Island Music Festival and more.

Wiz can be heard on Aesop Rock’s recent album, “None Shall Pass” scratching on just about every track. His work is also featured on the latest albums by Rob Sonic and El-P. Currently off the road for a while, Wiz is back in the studio working on a few new projects for ’10.

  • Joe the get money for school dude
  • 5/14/2010

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