Intro to DJ


Take your first step into learning to DJ with this Intro to DJ course by LEAF Teaching Artist Nex Millen!

Intro to DJing course dives into the art and technical science of mixing, scratching, and cutting. Students develop a DJ identity and build on techniques to hone their craft. Stereo-typically, dance music DJs favor beat matching, Hip Hop DJs cutting, and radio DJs fading. While you can make an excellent mix with any single transition type, using a combination of transitions can both help some tracks fit together that may not otherwise, and/or create variety in your set. If your mix has a mixed bag of genres, change it up transition-wise. Nex Millen’s 5 Steps of Transition

Nex Millen is one of Hip Hop Culture’s foremost renaissance men. Truly developing his love for the art of DJing, Music Production, and MCing into more than a decade long music career, He definitely fits in a category alongside champions like Pete Rock, Diamond D, Nottz, Madlib and J-Dilla.

Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.