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Sisu Presents: Female DJ Course

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New River Studios

199 Eade Road

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N4 1DN

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Sisu Presents: Female DJ Course

This course will consist of 5 workshops running Saturday's from April 14th for 3 hours per session.

The dates and times are as follows:

Saturday 14th April, 12.00 - 3.00pm

Saturday 21st April, 12.00 - 3.00pm

Saturday 28th April, 12.00 - 3.00pm

Saturday 5th May, 12.00 - 3.00pm

Saturday 12th May, 12.00 - 3.00pm


The course aims to teach the skills needed to know how to DJ from Scratch and to help towards kick starting your career as a DJ. The course is designed to be very hands on and practical with a max of 5 participants in each class. After running two successful courses at Southbank Centre we are now spreading our wings to teach the course in various other places around London. First up, New River Studios!

New River Studios is a hub of social inclusivity with music at its heart and we found this to be the most suitable place to host the course according to our own ethos. Not only is it a motivating and inspiration place to be it is used by such a diverse amount of people in music from a wide spectrum of musical genres. Onsite it has recording studios, event spaces and also 199Radio! Since we have been hosting our 4 weekly radio show here on 199Radio we have grown to love NRS for the atmosphere, the staff, the people, the location the accessibility, the freshly made affordable pizzas and also not forgetting bagel the beautiful sleepy cat.

Back to the course, with each session being 3 hours long this allows time for teaching skills and hands on practise in each session. We realise that the theory is important but time to practise is crucial. We will be teaching from the very basics providing information about music, digital, vinyl, organising your music to learning about the equipment and knowing how to check your set up is running smoothly in a club or at home. We then will move on to the bulk of cueing, beatmatching, wave forms and EQ'ing. This runs through to filters, looping and finally how to record your own mix and being able to set yourself up as an artist. This isn't describing every detail that we teach but more so just the stretch of ability we cover.

Although there is a course structure and workbook, throughout the 5 sessions we are also happy to tailor the course to your own personal needs and requests. We are more than happy to thread through any information that participants might particularly want to learn about or have any queries about.

The course will be taught on CDJ 900's and Technic turntables. As it is a community we also include a lot of peer to peer learning as we realised from the last courses that everyone that joins is at a different ability, we have found it amazing to watch everyone share their knowledge and experience and learn from eachother, us included!

We will have a variety of guest teachers for the course which we have found works really well with bringing different musical styles, experience and knowledge to share.

As we are holding it at New River Studios there will be opportunities at the end of the course for participants to record their own mix and host their own radio show on 199Radio.

THE SISU STORY

Sisu formed from the completion of a female DJ course held at Southbank Centre with the idea in mind to teach female identifying artists how to DJ from Scratch. The course taught the participants the skills to kickstart their career as a DJ. The decision to start this female course was enhanced by the fact that in the the music industry women are under-represented and line up's are male dominated. Not only in electronic music but across the board in music.

We are an artistic community providing a platform to primarily showcase female creativity. We also work with male artists who support female empowerment, to provide a gender-neutral creative commonality.

Since the first DJ course ending in April 2017 we formed a DJ collective, Scratch Collective. With the success from the first DJ course we hosted another course in September and by this point we realised that with the nature of combining artistic talents in each strand of what we were doing we wanted to be wider than a DJ collective. We wanted to work with a much wider spectrum of female artists and continue to expand.

We originally called ourselves Scratch Collective as we were teaching women how to DJ from scratch. This name eventually ended up causing a lot of confusion with the style of DJ'ing called Scratching. A lot of people we spoke to (events, DJ's, Artists) thought we were just a Hip-Hop DJ Collective which we are not. Combining both the factors of miscommunication through our brand name and the fact we wanted to expand to a wider artistic community involving writers, photographers, musicians from the wider spectrum, videographers, dancers etc... We went with a brand change to Sisu. As we are less than a year old and the new year was approaching we felt this was a good time to evolve and expand alongside our vision.

We chose Sisu for a few reasons. Mainly the meaning which is; the magic that enables you to keep strength and persistence in the face of adversity. Secondly Sisu is made up of 'sis' which we liked the idea of it being sis/sisters and another major deciding factor was that it is a Finnish word. Representing part of our ethos of engaging with as many other cultures as possible to be as accessible, engaging and as educational as possible working with women from all over the world.

Since we kick started we now have a variety of creative platforms which help us meet people and use the skills from the workshops to get involved in the music industry. We host a radio show every 4 weeks at 199Radio. Alongside these workshops we are also hosting Sisu Presents: Open Decks and Meet up's at Southbank Centre once a month until July. This will provide a space for creative women to come and network and to also have access to DJ equipment to practise and learn from other musicians. We are playing at a few festivals this summer and also collaborating with a female DJ collective in Macedonia called Code XX to create a joint female club night. We have also started a residency in SE London at The White Hart to host Sisu Presents: Club Night.

With us being at the stage of nearly a year old, it is nice to be able to tell a story of what we are doing, the impact it is having and how we can all move forward together. We want to shout it out, loud and proud!

All of these things are the follow on platforms that allow the participants / members of the community to enable and use the skills gained from the Female DJ Course. There are multi-platforms in which we can provide that enable the participants of each course to expand their knowledge, network, confidence and career skills.

FAQs

Does this fee include all 5 workshops?

Yes this fee includes all the workshops it is run as a full course rather than individual workshops. The dates above are the dates that the workshops will be held on. One ticket admits you to all of the sessions.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Their Facebook page is very responsive to messages - https://www.facebook.com/sisuldn/

Or you can email them at info@sisucrew.com

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes

Do I need my own DJ equipment?

We will be providing the equipment throughout the course. We do recommend that having your own equipment throughout the course always helps but again is not essential.

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