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DJ Camp 2014

30 Jun 20145 Jul 2019


Marfa, Texas

Summer Shake-Up

DJ Bigface  |  Faith Gay

For our fifth annual DJ camp Ballroom Marfa welcomed DJs Bigface and Faith Gay back to the Big Bend. The two veteran DJ mentors offered essential guidance in real-live party-rocking skills. Class participants received hands-on DJ instruction, holding it down on the dance floor, and designing flyers to promote their DJ party for parents and friends.

This five-day program was a hands-on experience, with students learning directly on DJ equipment and experimenting with mixing songs and sampling music. The classes were designed to engage the imagination of students from all musical backgrounds, and throughout the week our instructors highlighted other aspects of DJ culture, such as dance and visual art. While getting practical experience on the equipment is a core component of the camp, Bigface and Gay also presented DJing as an art form with a rich culture and history, with portions of each class covering the history of the DJ and basic music theory. During the week, students created DJ personas and design posters for display at the final event.

Classes took place at the Capri and the camp concluded with a free public performance by the student DJs at Padre’s Marfa on Saturday, July 5, 2014. 

DJ camp 2014 was open to all area students, and there was no fee to attend.