Aspiring DJs sought for a series of free workshops

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SIX aspiring DJ’s will be given the chance to play in front of thousands, thanks to a collaboration between national music festival Groovin the Moo, local movers and shakers LXF Community and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC).

Participants will join a huge line-up including Coolio (USA), Billie Eilish (USA), DMA’s, A$AP Twelvyy (USA), G Flip and a crowd of 20,000 punters.

The free workshop series aims to provide a platform for a diverse mix of young musicians to go from zero to hero across five intensive sessions.

Mandurah legends Ugly DJ Co, who boast performances at Groovin the Moo, Ice Cream Factory and Pineapple Club, will be facilitating the workshop series covering everything from basic to advanced mixing and reading a crowd.

Twenty-one-year-old Tye Turner, who will be leading the training, said he was thankful for the opportunity to give back and support the next generation of WA talent.

“I started my creative journey teaching myself how to DJ in my bedroom,’’ he said.

“It’s been a whirlwind few years since and I’m pumped to be a part of this initiative where I will be able to share some of my learnings and kick-start the careers of a bunch of local talent.”

The young star, who also produces under the moniker HANZO, recently opened Origin Fields festival on New Year’s Eve in Perth.

Participants will also have the chance to perform at the Mandurah Performing Arts Youth Festival, YOU ARE… on May 4 before taking stage at Groovin the Moo on May 11.

The series will finish with a master class, where industry professionals will mentor participants on how to leverage themselves as an artist, manage contracts and look after their finances.

Registrations are open at http://bit.ly/2WMeKVT and close on Sunday, February 24.

Workshops:

1 Music Theory and Equipment Overview (MPAC, Sunday, March 10).

2 Basic Mixing and Beatmatching (MPAC, Sunday, March 24).

3 Advanced Mixing Techniques (MPAC, Sunday, April 7).

4 Loops, Effects and Reading a Crowd (MPAC, Sunday, April 28).

MPAC Youth Festival (MPAC, Saturday, May 4).

Groovin the Moo (Hay Park, Bunbury, Saturday, May 11).

5 Leveraging Yourself as an Artist (Saturday, May 25, Make Place, Mandurah).