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DJ School Amsterdam Vuurdoop Event

EVENTS  VUURDOOP is BACK! In Het Huis van Iemand Anders is op Vrijdag 12 juli een speciale editie van VUURDOOP, waar de nieuwste generatie talenten van DJ School Amsterdam debuteert. Naast de beste nieuwe sterren in de Amsterdamse DJ scene zetten de doorgewinterde...

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Pioneer XDJ-RR vs DDJ-400

DJ GEAR REVIEW Watch our battle between the DDJ-400 and the XDJ-RR. The DDJ-400 is Pioneer DJ's latest two-channel Rekordbox Controller. The XDJ-RR is the latest and cheapest stand-alone DJ set. What's the best choice within your budget and is it fair to compare these...

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Hoe kom ik als DJ aan boekingen?

TIPS & TUTORIALS Goed zijn is niet goed genoeg   Olivier Meijs (Founder DJ School Amsterdam)Ok, je kan draaien. Je beheerst de techniek, kent je tracks en en durft je aan mensen voor te stellen als dj. Je vindt dat jij één van die dj’s bent die wél kan draaien....

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DJ School Amsterdam op NPO: Wat kost een DJ?

TIPS & TUTORIALS Wat kost een DJ?  TV-Programma ‘De Rekenkamer’ kwam bij ons langs in het kader van de uitzending over de prijs van DJ’s.   Bekijk de uitzending HIER.   Presentatrice Tess Milne interviewde mede-oprichter Olivier Meijs en drie van onze...

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Female DJ’s; Put in the extra effort!

TIPS & TUTORIALS By Olivier Meijs (Founder of DJ School Amsterdam)One of our quickly developing talents, Dina van Diest, linked us to this Dutch video about the lack of female DJ's. Very aware of this sad status, we as DJ School are proud to show the percentages...

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DJ bassa tekent bij Robin Banks

We are proud of our amazing talent Bassa (Sebas Potters) that just signed a contract at Robin Banks Bookings.This agency also hosts another great DJ that was educated at DJ School Amsterdam, the urban leading lady in Amsterdam, Nafthaly Ramona. Sebas started at 9 at...

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History of DJ School Amsterdam Club Nights

EVENTS   DJ School Amsterdam offers every student the posibillity to play live. This is crucial to their development and an essential part of our courses. Our talents play at a wide variety of stages, ranging from low-key bars to the most prestigious clubs in...

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DJ School @ Radio 1

Mede oprichter Olivier Meijs was te gast bij radio 1 (NPO1) om te praten over hoe wij onze talenten voorbereiden op het leven als professioneel DJ. Bekijk en beluister het interview HIER. Olivier nam een van de talenten van DJ School Amsterdam mee naar de studio,...

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In je kracht staan in 2019

TIPS & TUTORIALS In deze video vertelt directeurtje Roeland Meijs je over 5 manieren om meer in je kracht te gaan staan in 2019. Zo wordt je leven namelijk leuker, dynamischer en kan je anderen laten genieten van jouw unieke kwaliteiten. Namens het hele team van...

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Vuurdoop @ Louis Davids

A new edition of VUURDOOP, The lanching stage for our new talents, this time with 10 of latest of our allround talents playing from hip-hop to house. DJ School Amsterdam offers every ambitious student the possibillity to play live. This is crucial to their development...

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EPIC DJ USB-STICK FAILES

TIPS & TUTORIALS Going to your DJ-gig with one single USB stick, from a popular brand and without anything attached to it, is recipe for disaster! Here are our tips to save your whole performance before, during and after getting on stage!DJ's used to polish their...

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Denon SC5000 vs Pioneer CDJ-2000NSX2

DJ GEAR REVIEW We find out if the new Denon is a serious contenter in becoming the new club standard. We compared the players on features that pro DJ's find important in club environments, it is not a full feature comparison.   

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Have you got what it takes?

TIPS & TUTORIALS Find out about the six essential elements that make you become a succesful professional DJ. The good thing is that talent is not one of them, so that means with the right attitude and focus you can become a professional!

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DJ Megan wins @ Starbeach

DJ Merow is another of our talents who wins a DJ-contest: at Chersonissos (Crete) she won the Star Beach Contest 2018 and got to play the opening set for Quintino! Merow (Megan Neelemaat) began her lessons in 2017 and played her first gig at our Jonge Vogels club...

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What is the best DJ name?

TIPS & TUTORIALS Many starting DJ’s struggle in finding a DJ name that fits them. One that sounds a bit cool, feels familiar and holds up between the famous names that you like to share the bill with, one day. We see that a lot of our students choose names that we...

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Hoe word ik een top DJ?

TIPS & TUTORIALS Dit is hem dan, de ultieme lijst van kwaliteiten waarover een top-dj beschikt. De lijst is tot stand gekomen op basis van de door ons ontwikkelde BIG FOUR DJ. De Big Four beschrijft de vier kernkwaliteiten van een top dj gerangschikt op prioriteit...

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To Sync or not to Sync?

TIPS & TUTORIALS New technology made it easier than ever to make two records run smoothly toghether. But usage of this software is a hot issue amongst dj's. At DJ School Amsterdam, we don't use 'Sync' during lessons. But there is no principle on that. We encourage...

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5 Kinds of DJ’s

TIPS & TUTORIALS Are you a crowdpleaser? Do you really play ANYTHING to make a crowd go wild? Or do you play for those five freaks who like your tracks, ignoring the annoyed ‘simple minds’ who go home early? That is the question that every starting dj has to ask...

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Dance genres explained

TIPS & TUTORIALS Do you know what Future House is? Or where the word 'Moombahton' comes from? In other words: can you keep up in a chat about the origins of your genre? Here are the must-knows to organise your tracks by, and to sound like you've been in the biz...

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Why not to mix in key

TIPS & TUTORIALS Many DJ School Amsterdam students come prepared. They have a USB-stick stuffed with tracks and watched many online tutorials about the great art of 'Mixing'. Some of them glorify 'Mixing in key' and take pride in the fact that they memorise every...

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Classics mixen met House

DJ GEAR REVIEW Watch our battle between the Pioneer XDJ-RR and the XDJ-RX2. The XDJ-RR is Pioneer DJ's latest stand-alone set. The RX2 is the popular big brother and most-sold item to (semi-)professional DJ's.  As a starting DJ, would you spend either 1100 or 1600...

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Dina @ Dreamfields

Student Diena van Diest performed at mainstage of the Dreamfields festival in Mexico. It is great to see our students reach such stages, and Diena van Diest, whow started out as complete novice in the DJ profession and is now a true professional rocking parties and...

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Pioneer DDJ-400 review

DJ GEAR REVIEW Welcome to our Review & Walkthrough about the Pioneer DDJ-400 Rekordbox controller. The DDJ-400 is Pioneer DJ's latest 2-channel controller that's got a layout which is very similar to the big 2000NXS2 Setup. It's going to make it easier to transfer...

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DJ Lady Do @ Club Air

Our wonderful talent Lady Do plays AIR Amsterdam tomorrow, spinning her unique mix of Dutch Hip-Hop and R&B. We are really proud of her rapid development. Just weeks after her first ever live gig in the course this spring, she played Air for the first time. Now,...

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VUURDOOP @ Radio Radio

Thursday November 22nd is the first edition of VUURDOOP, the brand new concept for our newest talents in House, to debut and shine on such a stage for the first time.Five of our best new talented students in (tech-)house of all styles are selected to kick off our new...

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ADE 2018 recap

During this years Amsterdam Dance Event we had a special get-together for DJ's and Producers at our own studios, it was packed and we had a blast!     Our annual get together is a place for our talents and former students to connect, to the teachers and...

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Mylow wins Vinylized 2018

With the track 'Untroubled', our student Mylow won this years highly acclaimed Vinylized contest for upcoming dance producers.We are extremely proud of Mylow (Milo Tomasovic) who gave his producer skills a big boost at our School in 2016. Coached by our teacher Daan...

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Battle of the Pioneer XDJs

DJ GEAR REVIEW Watch our battle between the Pioneer XDJ-RR and the XDJ-RX2. The XDJ-RR is Pioneer DJ's latest stand-alone set. The RX2 is the popular big brother and most-sold item to (semi-)professional DJ's.  As a starting DJ, would you spend either 1100 or 1600...

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