Thursday, March 23, 2006
Style File: DJ's
This weekend, thousands of music lovers will descend on miami for the Winter Music Conference. But if you've always wanted to be a DJ, it could soon be your turn behind the turntable. In tonight's Style File, we're trying out south Florida's newest school for spinning.
Thousands of fans.
It's time for winter music conference.
And music lovers can't wait to get in on the action.
Tracy Young: "People from all over the world come here to trade music and listen each other play."
DJ Tracy Young oughtta know - she's been spinning at clubs around the world for more than 12 years.
She's remixed songs for superstars like Shakira, Gloria Estefan, and even Madonna.
Tracy Young: "To work with her, you know having admired her for so many years, you know there's no words to describe that."
And for her there's no better rush than to be in a club playing music for thousands of fans.
Tracy Young: "I like playing the music and playing the records, and making people happy and I really do it because I love it."
If turn-tables and vinyl records are your thing now you can master the art of mixing music at South Beach's newest DJ school, Scratch.
Jamie Keogh: "There's is tons of people, especially in Miami that are interested in this artform, but aren't gonna go out and by all this equipment and teach themselves when they have no idea what they are doing."
This place teaches spin students of all levels the tools they need to be a DJ.
Choose a six-week beginner's class or if you have some experience, just sign up for an advanced producing class using the latest equipment.
Jamie Keogh: "This is a total science, every little movement we make has a term, a name, combinations it's totally broken down into a real artform and a real instrument."
Clifton Melerine, also known as DJ Hurricane has been producing music for more than 15 years, but comes to Scratch every week to perfect his mixing skills.
Clifton Melerine: "Is not just a place for a beginner, scratch is a place for an advance DJ to come and practice and build routines."
So if you wanna make spinning your deal -- take advice from the pro and learn to be a pro all right here in Miami.
Jamie Keogh: "We have the best DJs in the world to put a pattented curriculum and devise the best way to teach this art form."
Belkys Nerey: "Classes at Scratch start at $300 per term... Whcih also gives you unlimited access to the equipment."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DJ Tracy Young
Winter Music Conference
Scratch DJ Academy
642 6th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139