DJ Bigface + DJ Dada
Ballroom Marfa is excited to present DJ Camp, now in its 10th year, entirely online. The program is free and available to any kid that wants to join!
In this new online iteration of DJ Camp, students will learn music sampling and mixing skills through instructional videos by DJ Bigface and DJ Dada from Austin, Texas. The online resources for DJ Camp this year will include a digital music library and a collaborative playlist of emerging DJ’s from the Chihuahuan Desert and beyond. The classes are designed to engage the imagination of students from all musical backgrounds. While gaining practical experience with music technology. Bigface and Dada will present DJing as an art form with a rich culture and history, with portions of each class covering the history of DJ culture, music collectives, and basic music theory.
In these trying times, music can connect us and keep us together.
Javi Arredondo A.K.A DJ Bigface
Bigface served as the teacher at the inaugural Ballroom DJ Camp in 2010, sharing the knowledge he’s gained through years as a music educator at Austin’s DJ Dojo. Bigface is also known for ambitious parties helmed by DJs and funk bands, and featuring breakdancers, “fire tamers” and acrobats.
Natalia Rocafuerte A.K.A DJ Dada
DJ Dada is a member of the Austin Chapter of the Chulita Vinyl Club. CVC is made up of women, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and self-identifying people of color. CVC launched in 2014, with the context of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness and to utilize music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture.
DJ Camp is made possible by the generous support of the Brown Foundation, Inc., Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees and Ballroom Marfa members.