Dubspot Instructor Spotlight – Video Profile: OP! (I Love Vinyl / Brooklyn)

DJ, educator, and member of NYC’s beloved I Love Vinyl collective OP! is in the spotlight this week! We are excited to share the inspiring stories and backgrounds our talented instructors and staff members. Get familiar with the multitalented OP!

In our latest Dubspot Instructor Spotlight, DJ, producer, educator and member of NYC’s I Love Vinyl collective OP! talks about his early days and musical influences, crate digging and collecting records. OP! also discusses his year spent studying the influence of hip hop and house music on post-Apartheid South African youth, learning from DJs who break barriers and transcend genre boundaries. OP! talks about teaching DJ courses at Dubspot and the art of connecting with people though music as well.

Known in NYC and around the globe as a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! is a talented DJ and taste-maker who can hang on just about any dance floor. From hip hop, house, and classics to future soul, UK funky and South African house, OP! can finesse them all, adopting musical diversity and focusing it into a beautifully cohesive vibe.

Through his current works with I Love Vinyl and Dubspot along with his past works with Suite903, Raw Fusion NYC, OkayAfrica, and Party People South Africa, on the DJ side; and Decon, Cornerstone Promotion/The Fader, and Studio Distribution/BBE, on the industry side, OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on underground and global soul, and continues to champion its relevance on the world stage.


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.

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

Turntablism Extensive Program

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.

What’s Included

  • 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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