DJ School Amsterdam invited four prime Dutch DJ’s to play with the new Pioneer flagship for the first time. More important, they share their thoughts on the relevance of new DJ gear developments.

The review took place in the studios where we do our 1-on-1 lessons on a daily basis. Here, during the BASIC COURSE or FULL DJ COURSE, we guide everyone with a passion for music from scratch to stage.

LARS DALES is one part of the hugely successful deephouse-duo Detroit Swindle. The duo is touring worldwide and worked together with artists like Tom Misch, Seven Davis Jr., Jungle by Night and Lorenz Rhode. Detroit Swindle have remixed artists like Tom Misch, Kerri Chandler, Mayer Hawthorne and Hercules & Love Affair.

MICHAEL MENDOZA is a worldwide renowned house DJ who had his first national hit (Be Without You) when he was just 21. He is now one of the country’s most booked and respected DJ’s and plays and works with Chuckie, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Nicky Romero en Fedde Le Grand. He releases on Spinnin’, Defected, Armada Flamingo and Dirty Dutch Recordings.

JOHNNY 500 Is an experienced eclectic DJ from the Netherlands who broke through with tracks like “Skurbah” and “Nuh Fight Ova Man.” One of his earliest releases was “Life of the Party,” which was released in 2015. He has amassed over 60,000 followers to his johnny500official Instagram account. 

During our 1-on-1 lessons at DJ School Amsterdam everyone gets to work with the CDJ-3000. The sessions are always individual and fully focused on getting you to share your passion with the world.

Ready to start your career, or lift you current skills to those of the DJ’s in this video? Stop by for a free tour and chat, or checkout our DJ lessons here!


DJ School Amsterdam has been the international benchmark in DJ-education for more than a decade. The institute hosted hundreds of club nights and produced just as many talents who are now spinning at stages that were beyond their own imagination before they visited the school, which gave DJ School Amsterdam the nickname ‘the Ajax of dance’.

Nowhere in the world, the DJ profession is approached on such a scientific level as in the beautiful club-spaces of the school, located in the Q-Factory building in Amsterdam-East.