In the ‘DJing on Vinyl’ course, students will be introduced to the history and origins of djing, the ethics of djing, the club culture, basic music theory, mixing, and building a set.
During the last few years, spinning records among DJs is becoming more and more popular, and who can blame them! We all love the crackling and warm sound of records. Also Djing on turntables forces you to look at the turntables and not do anything else except devote your ears and get to know your library, making it a more immersive experience. Naturally, searching for records requires more effort, and that effort can also lead to new discoveries and new engagement. Owning vinyl records means owning something tangible rather than something stored digitally and owning a library is an incredible experience.
Owen Bezzina – Owen Jay has been involved with the electronic music scene since the mid 90’s, both as a Dj and producer. He runs the label Batti Batti and has released music on several renowned labels such as Moods & Grooves (Detroit), Ornate, Contrast-Wax, Deep Explorer, Housewax, Metrolux, Minuendo and Hizou to name a few. He also co-produces under the aliases Parallaks (alongside Ed Blank) and Gauss (alongside Natan H). Jay loves various music styles, which is reflected in his productions and his Dj sets.
In Malta, Owen needs no introduction since he has been fundamental to developing the underground scene. When he started djing in 1993, only a handful of DJs focused on the true underground, and it was his mission and passion to steer away from commercialism. Owen has performed at numerous bars, clubs, and festivals throughout these years and hosted numerous radio shows. He has performed at multiple countries abroad, including venues such as Tresor and Panorama Bar in Berlin.
Owen enjoys performing in any format since it is the music that matters the most for him. However, he cannot hide his passion for vinyl. Owen Jay indeed has some tips and tricks up his sleeve with all these years of spinning them records.