Dancefair for DJs

In the weekend of 17/18 February Dancefair has a complete program totally devoted to you DJs. With multiple areas dedicated to DJs Dancefair is the full package for any DJ.

  • DJ/Club Area
  • Pioneer DJ Area
  • DDJD (Dutch DJ Foundation) Area

With top artists as Laidback Luke, Vato Gonzalez, Tony Junior, Joran van Pol, Outsiders, Party Squad, Moortje and Ibranovski, Dancefair offers DJing in the widest spectrum of electronic music. To make your life easy we have selected 10 masterclasses especially for DJs that you don’t wanna miss.

Blowing up, Burning out and pivoting to a new career with Joey Suki:
Area 11B – DDJF – 12:00 – 12:45 – Saturday

The music industry is an explosive and high energy industry. During your career a lot happens and there are a lot of choices to make. Are you born to be an artist? Are you build for heavy tour schedules and fame or do you prefer a role on the background? Find out why Joey ended his successful DJ career and decided to become an Artist Coach.

What you will learn

  • How to have a long, healthy DJ career
  • How to adjust your schedule to your capabilities
  • How to handle the good times and the bad times
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of a successful DJ career
Recordbox from an eclectic point of view with Badd Dimes:
Area 3 – Pioneer DJ – 13:30 – 14:30 – Saturday

Currently, the majority of artist use rekordbox software to prepare their performance and to create USB or SD devices to use on stage. As each music has its own unique features there is a difference in how you can use our software to gain the most out of each performance.

What you will learn

  • How to to use software to prepare for a performance
  • How to implement homework with stage performance
  • How to upgrade your DJ performance with Recordbox features
  • What is the best workflow to focus on music and the crowd
The power of creative mixing with Laidback Luke:
Area 17 – DJ/Club – 14:00 – 14:45 – Saturday

Wondering how to raise your live DJ performance to the next level and separate you from ‘the norm’? Want to introduce techniques, tricks, tech innovations and crowd reading psychology to make you a crowd-pleasing superstar? – Then look no further and experience a Masterclass from industry recognized tech and performance innovator, DJ/Producer, Laidback Luke! In a live and interactive audience environment, Luke will pass on his years of hard-earned, ground-breaking knowledge and experience to help you transform your own live performance and dancefloor interaction techniques. Become the creative powerhouse you deserve to be!

What you will learn:

  • Transition effortlessly across different genres
  • Short DJ set? – Fast mixing!
  • Master, control and simplify technology to serve you best
  • Loop, Roll, Slice, Cue Juggle and Remix live? Yes, you can do it
  • Using FX to enhance your DJ set
  • Swap around your set list to suit different countries & crowds
  • Musical key matching, soundscapes and ‘The Journey’
DJ Panel Theory and Skills with Outsiders & The Party Squad:
Area 17 – DJ/Club – 15:15 – 16:00 – Saturday

A DJ panel with the notorious Outsiders and The Party Squad? Fuck yeah!  Be ready for DJ knowledge to the max!

What you will learn:

  • The importance of a good MC
  • DJ showmanship
  • Transferring the right energy to the crowd, how to get them hyped.
  • Preparing DJ sets, what to keep in mind
Beyond CDJs and a mixer with Joran van Pol:
Area 4 – 50:Hertz Techno – 16:45 – 17:30 – Saturday

Always thought that a mixer and CDJ’s are the only viable DJ setup? Think again. Throughout the years, Joran has created a complex DJ setup that allows him to blur the lines between a traditional DJ set and live performance. During his masterclass, Joran will explain how he sets up and uses his DJ setup on stage.

What you will learn:

  • How can you go beyond traditional DJ-ing with Traktor
  • How to use four decks in your DJ set
  • How to add additional drums to your set using Maschine MK3
  • Combine the best of DJ sets and live performances
Performing Live with Minitech Project:
Area 4 – 50:Hertz Techno – 11:45 – 12:30 – Sunday

Techno is all about getting your hands dirty therefore Techno dj’s enjoy manipulating their sets into a personal experience. Artists like Minitech Project get their message across with fithy grooves and hands on live extra bits and pieces to make their sets as dynamic as possible. Minitech will show you what hybrid DJ’ing is all about. If you want to be inspired to stand out from the crowd and take your performance to the next level, then this is the Masterclass for you!

What you will learn:

  • What are the DJ techniques from vinyl to digital with pros and cons
  • How to use custom mapping in Native Instruments Traktor
  • How to sync Traktor with other softwares such as Maschine
  • How to take control over your mix with the Pioneer RMX 1000
  • Why balancing and maintaining levels while mixing is so important
How to use effects on stage with Ibranovski: 
Area 3 – Pioneer DJ – 13:30 – 14:30 – Sunday

Ibranovski is a DJ/producer within the EDM scene and can be seen as one of the greatest talents in the music industry. He is everything you’d expect of a super-talent, and yet he’s a bit more than that. He is young and energetic and has an exquisite sense of rhythm. In terms of vision he also doesn’t leave anything to chance: within just a few years he has grown to be one of the most well-established artists in the music industry.

A performance is built upon the musical choice of an artist in combination with the skill to dominate the crowd by using all available extras you can bring to your set. Most performances start by getting ready in rekordbox but on stage you could use additional effect equipment to add layers to your performances. The RMX-1000 is a machine dedicated for this job.

What you will learn:

  • How to master the RMX-1000
  • How to use the FX section live on stage
  • How to use the features and functions that this magical box holds
Q&A parents TOP 100 DJs:
Area 11B – DDJF – 14:30 – 15:15 – Sunday

A chance once in your life-time….Ask one of the parents of some Dutch Top100 DJ’s everything you want to know.

These parents are available:

  • Eliane Schaap (mother of Oliver Heldens)
  • Gerard Garritsen (father of Martin Garrix)
  • Michiel van Kleef (father Headhunterz)
  • Hans Dobbenberg (father Julian Jordan)
The Turntablist Perspective with Irie Weergang:
Area 3 – Pioneer DJ – 16:30 – 17:30 – Sunday

Deejay Irie’s style can best be described as ‘eclectic’, mashing and mixing hip hop, reggae, funk, soul, rock, breaks and bass. Irie always evolves himself, since ‘style’ is never a definite concept and needs revision on a daily basis. As Dutch finalist of the Redbull Thre3style championship he is a turntablist pur-sang.

One of Pioneer DJ’s latest new products is the DDJ-1000 controller. This controller for rekordbox dj mix software is the closest a controller has ever had in comparison to the industry standard NXS2 club setup. The DDJ-1000 combines a lot of the benefits of using a controller with the feeling of a real player. This combination makes using the DDJ-1000 a breeze, regardless the music style you play.

What you will learn:

  •  The unique features of the DDJ-1000
  • How a turntablist is using the DDJ-100.
  • Tips and tricks how to gain the most out of Rekordbox DJ and the DDJ-1000