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Blast From The Past

It’s amazing how much things can change in 10 years.

Scratch DJ Academy has a new HQ in NYC. We have added two amazing locations in Los Angeles and Miami and now teach the art of DJing to over 50,000 people a year. Not to mention you can now take courses in Music Production with some of the best instructors in the game!

Not only has Scratch changed but the DJ game has changed too. Individuals and groups of DJs are selling out major concert venues all over the world. There are huge multi-day 100,000+ person festivals dedicated to DJs and the top selling DJs are being revered as modern day rock stars with the fans, music and money to prove it.

There is one thing that hasn’t changed. Great DJs continue to spin incredible sets. Here’s a perfect example: 10 years ago on February 28, 2002,  A-Trak stopped by our studio in NY and did what he does best. Check it out:


Meet Oliver and Janelle. They are students at The New School. Here’s their experience learning how to DJ at the Scratch DJ Academy NYC with instructor DJ Rob Swift. Be sure to read more on this at Scratch DJ Academy is teaching the new wave of DJ’s and Music Producers. Join the Movement. Subscribe…

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The world cup isn’t the only thing going off in Brazil. We caught up with Diplo, partook in some local frozen delicacies, and then threw down during Major Lazer’s rooftop set at the Budweiser Hotel in Rio. If you want to catch Diplo in real live, be sure to check out his Mad Decent Block…

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A-Trak lives in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn and the view of Manhattan from his living room is insane. Sometimes, to relax, he sits and watches the water taxis and cargo boats jet across on the East River. The producer, DJ, and Fool’s Gold co-founder let us into his apartment for this installment of At…

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Scratch NYC is proud to present, DJ DJALI, An up and coming DJ and writer for Mass Appeal. Learn more about her experience learning how to DJ at Scratch DJ Academy and her musical influences. Also, be sure to check out her “Family Swank” column on Mass Appeal. Scratch DJ Academy is teaching the new…

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Legendary hip-hop producer, Just Blaze started out as a DJ and currently co-hosts a weekly event at New York’s Webster Hall called, “House Party” alongside Scratch NY’s Vashtie Kola. He’s also performed at influential EDM festivals such as Ultra and HARD. DJcityTV recently caught up with the legend to pick his brain about the rise…

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Scratch NYC held their Spring II Term Graduation at Pacha NYC. Select graduates got to play alongside some of our instructors. We honored our Master Certified Grads with their names engraved on a perpetual plaque. It was a great event. Check it out now! Like Us – Follow Us – Tweet Us…

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Building Beats held a workshop recently at the Scratch New York Academy. The guest DJ’s took the time during their session with the students to give us their Heavy Rotation. #DJLIFE Like Us – Follow Us – Tweet Us –

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Scratch Miami held its first ever Pro Am Games DJ Contest featuring legendary guest judges LS1, EFN, I-Emerge. Hosted by Scratch Miami Director / Instructor DJ IMMORTAL. Special thanks to our sponsors Audio Technica, Universe Miami, Becks, Monster DJ, Addictive Affairs. For more info – Like Us – Follow Us – Tweet…

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Scratch NY Instructor, DJ Noumenon gets behind the tables with the talented, Vashtie Kola to practice some live mixing. In this episode of 1 on 1 we learn about transitioning to different structures by utilizing loops. For more info – Like Us – Follow Us – Tweet Us –

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A new documentary about the evolution of electronic dance music and the rise of the superstar DJ’s is coming soon. Waiting For The Drop: Rise of the Superstar DJs traces the evolution of EDM, from Ibiza in the late 1980;s and the raves of the UK to modern-day “EDM” industry estimated to be a $6.2…

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Scratch DJ Academy links up with painter, graphic artist and music enthusiast TTK to understand the influences behind his artworks. Hailing from Brooklyn, we went to his home studio to dig through the crates and listen to some of his favorite tunes. Watch the new series Scatch Art in Sound. For more TTK check out…

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