Internationally known DJ and producer Laidback Luke has teamed up with online DJ school Digital DJ Tips to release a brand-new training course, teaching DJs how to make bootlegs, mashups and re-edits of songs to play in their DJ sets.
The course, called “Laidback Luke’s Bootlegs, Mashups, & Re-edits”, teaches beginners how to make all kinds of edits – exclusive, special versions of songs that big-name DJs typically make before their DJ sets, in order to give them something completely original to play at their gigs.
“Laidback Luke’s Bootlegs, Mashups, & Re-edits” follows the successful release last year of “Laidback Luke’s Creative DJing Course”, also in partnership with Digital DJ Tips. The course was a first for this type of collaboration and its success demanded a follow-up.
“Bootlegs, mashups and re-edits have always been a part of what DJs do, and what I have done, and I have taught many DJs and producers some of the skills in this course privately over the past 20 years,” said Laidback Luke.
“However this is the first time I have put all of that knowledge in one place. The team at Digital DJ Tips really pushed me to dig deep into why I do things the way I do, and helped me to structure the learning so it will be of most use to all students, whether complete beginners to DJing and production, or people who feel they would benefit from being shown how it is really done by the pros.”
Phil Morse, founder and CEO of Digital DJ Tips, said: “DJs often think that getting started in music production is too hard, and so they don’t start! But the truth is that by making your own versions of other people’s music, whether simple edits or full-on mashups and bootlegs, you can tap into what you already know as a DJ about what works on the dancefloor, and get started down the road to making your own remixes and tracks.”
“We are especially proud to have been able to navigate the current situation with COVID-19 and successfully make this course in 2020, at a time when many DJs have few gigs and so may benefit from the chance to learn skills such as these, that will serve them well when lockdowns finally ease,” he added.
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About the course
“Laidback Luke’s’ Bootlegs, Mashups & Re-edits” is an online video training course with 41 over-the shoulder lessons conducted by Luke. It contains all the guidance, music and tutor assistance required by students to master these skills.
It is available from 29 September with a 35% saving for the launch week only – normal price $297. More information at http://djtips.co/bootleg
About Laidback Luke
Laidback Luke is an in-demand DJ and producer, well-known not only for rocking huge festival crowds globally and for his technical skills behind the decks, but also as a producer and remixer. He scored his biggest hit with Steve Angello, remixing the Robin S song, “Show Me Love” which charted at #11 on the UK charts in 2009. He is also the founder of Mixmash Records.
About Digital DJ Tips
Digital DJ Tips is a DJ school and training website with over 25,000 students in 163 countries. Its founder, Phil Morse, is the author of the best-selling book “Rock The Dancefloor: The proven five-step formula for total DJing success”, and has spoken about DJing at industry events including ADE, The BPM Show, and NAMM.