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DJ Kenya is heralded as one of the most versatile and entertaining DJ’s on the West Coast. Based out of in Vancouver, he holds down residencies at Republic and Bar None. He spent most of  2008 headlining parties from Vegas (including club Prive and the world famous Hard Rock Pool Party) to massive parties in Toronto. As a party rocker, it's Kenya's uncanny ability to pack dance floors in clubs that cater to everything from scenesters to your basic club goer that is helping him steadily rise to the top. Kenya is also in the‘Tito Deville Band’ (myspace.com/titodevilleband, facebook.com/titodevilleband). If you haven’t heard of these guys you soon will as there first couple years of performing has earned them a MTV reality show (mtv.ca/youth-electric), top ten finalist spot on the Fox Seeds 09, a leo award 09 nomination for best video, and praise as one of the most original acts out of Van in a while. DJ Kenya produces mashups and has these as well as his mix cd collaborations played by DJ’s all around the world . Kenya's relentless devotion to music has silenced critics, and put him at the forefront of the North American DJ scene.

All lessons by DJ Kenya

The Teaser Mix Introduction free

by DJ Kenya 1:28

Learn some intermediate to advanced tricks from DJ Kenya.

Practicing Scratching Introduction free

by DJ Kenya 1:05

Learn the building blocks of scratching, with this tutorial on how to practice and fine tune your scratching skills. Practice these steps and watch our other tutorial on scratching and you will be able to scratch like a pro faster than you can even imagine.

How to Use an Acapella on Top of an Instrumental

by DJ Kenya 3:39

This tutorial gives you an in-depth look at exactly how to put an Acapella on top of an Instrumental making it possible to get really creative with your mixes, and remix live. This is an advanced technique but we take you through each step, carefully to make you a master.

How to Use an Acapella to Transition in BPM’s

by DJ Kenya 4:12

Transition from a high BPM to a low BPM or the other way around can be very difficult. In this tutorial we teach an amazing technique that allows you to do this with an Acapella! This can take years for people to figure out how to do but we share all the goods with you on this one.

How to Mix on the Half Time

by DJ Kenya 3:49

Check out this amazing technique of how to mix tracks with totally different BPMs together seamlessly! Go from house to dubstep or dubstep to house or even hiphop to fast rock with this one. This is great tool to have in your belt.

How to Switch Beats Under an Acapella

by DJ Kenya 3:37

In this tutorial you will learn how to really switch it up so you can mix different beats under different acapellas. This can add major flare to your mixes and also make it easier to transition from one track to another.

The Teaser Mix

by DJ Kenya 3:44

Learn some intermediate to advanced tricks from DJ Kenya.

Practicing Scratching

by DJ Kenya 4:58

Learn the building blocks of scratching, with this tutorial on how to practice and fine tune your scratching skills. Practice these steps and watch our other tutorial on scratching and you will be able to scratch like a pro faster than you can even imagine.

How to Transition From a High BPM to a Low BPM

by DJ Kenya 1:53

Learning how to transition between large BPM differences can be one of the most frustrating things to learn as a DJ. Here we give you an amazing tool to do this that will not only impress your crowd but also make it ten times easier to switch up your set on the fly.

How to Live Remix a Track free

by DJ Kenya 3:31

This video will walk you through exactly how to remix a track live, making it fast fun and painless. What you will learn hear could take you months if you were to try and learn it on your own.

Preparing Your DJ Set

by DJ Kenya 4:32

In this tutorial we discuss how to properly prepare your dj set.

Pro DJ Gear – Conclusion

by DJ Kenya 0:38

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Pro DJ Accessories

by DJ Kenya 1:01

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Pro DJ Decks

by DJ Kenya 3:07

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Rane TTM-68

by DJ Kenya 0:54

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Pioneer DJM-800

by DJ Kenya 1:16

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Pro DJ Gear – Introduction

by DJ Kenya 0:22

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. We cover mixers, decks, accessories and more. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Beginner Setup Reviews – Conclusion

by DJ Kenya 0:32

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Vestax VCI-400

by DJ Kenya 0:46

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Software Options free

by DJ Kenya 1:32

There are tonnes of different software options out there for DJ’ing, however, it’s hard to know which one is the best fit for you. Thats what this lesson is for. It will give you the pro’s and con’s of all the major softwares used for DJ’ing so you can decide which one is the best fit for you!

What DJ Gear To Buy – Introduction

by DJ Kenya 2:03

Deciding what DJ gear to buy can be a little intimidating to say the least. There are just so many options! In this lesson we walk you through what to consider when purchasing your dj gear and make a seemingly very complicated task much simpler for you.

4 Essential Transitions free

by DJ Kenya 3:57

This lesson teaches you four essential transitions to DJ’ing: Cutting, Fading, Spinbacks and Rewinds. These are technics that will help your mixes sound way better, and give them much more energy and depth. This is a must watch tutorial for all DJ’s needing to brush up or learn the essential mixing skills.

Tracks That Mix Well

by DJ Kenya 2:38

Finding what tracks mix together can be one of the most frustrating tasks as a DJ. This lessons takes you through a number of key pointers that will help make this way easier so you can spend more time mixing and less time trying to mix tracks together that just don’t fit together.

Traktor S4

by DJ Kenya 1:06

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Rane TTM-57

by DJ Kenya 1:15

The Pro DJ Gear series is designed to give you reviews of major pro DJ gear so that you can see the pro’s and con’s of each piece of equipment. These lessons will help you decide what gear to buy if your looking to buy or change your equipment. Oh how we love DJ toys…

Looping – Part 2

by DJ Kenya 3:40

These lessons will teach you how to set up a basic loop in a track as well as some really useful tricks on how to use loops in your mixes to make them sound amazing. Looping is absolutely an essential skill to master as a DJ and Spin Academy is giving you the goods on looping in these tutorials.

3 Essential Scratches – Baby, Stab, Transform

by DJ Kenya 2:19

This lesson will teach you three essential scratches including the Baby, Stab, and Transform scratch. The tutorial will also go over so key pointers on how to scratch successfully and is taught by the one and only scratch DJ master DJ Kenya.

Pioneer DDJ-S1

by DJ Kenya 1:00

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Looping – Part 1

by DJ Kenya 1:54

These lessons will teach you how to set up a basic loop in a track as well as some really useful tricks on how to use loops in your mixes to make them sound amazing. Looping is absolutely an essential skill to master as a DJ and Spin Academy is giving you the goods on looping in these tutorials.

Pioneer DDJ-ERGO

by DJ Kenya 0:48

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Vestax VCI-300

by DJ Kenya 0:44

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Numark NS-7

by DJ Kenya 1:06

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

Beginner Setup Reviews – Introduction

by DJ Kenya 0:32

The beginner setup reviews series is designed to give you a solid understanding of some of the options for beginner gear to help you make sense out of the crazy amounts of choices one faces when trying to purchase their first piece of equipment. It will showcase the main pro’s and con’s of many popular beginner DJ setups.

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