The Art of DJ’ing w PlayPlay and Vinyl Richie
7pm – 9pm
In this introduction to DJ’ing, Jess Dilday (PlayPlay) & Richard YoVinyl Richie (Vinyl Richie) will go over various techniques DJs use both to create a seamless musical journey and to provide a fresh performance, such as blending, scratching, and beat juggling. The second part of the workshop will involve PlayPlay & Vinyl Richie performing a short DJ set on turntables and a controller, and then inviting attendees to try it out for themselves.
More about PlayPlay
PlayPlay is a NYC-based DJ, producer, party organizer, professor, and all around music ne
rd. As both a DJ and producer, PlayPlay combines brand new percussion-forward club sounds with nostalgic classics. Their music is inspired by what they grew up listening to: acid house, industrial, jungle, breakbeat hardcore, Baltimore club, jock jams, 90s club anthems and 80s new wave. In their hardware sets, PlayPlay uses Moog synthesizers to create everything from unearthly drones to high-energy acid/industrial sounds.
PlayPlay has been teaching DJ’ing and music production through the music department at UNC-Chapel Hill. They are especially invested in mentoring women and gender non-conforming DJs & producers, and have hosted multiple workshops with this aim – most recently at Moogfest. They have recently moved to NYC to join a 6 month artist-residency at Flux Factory. Here, they will be creating an interactive soundscape installation using synthesizers, recorded samples, and other sonic tools.
Contact: djplayplay.com // email@example.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJPlayPlay/ // Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dj-playplay // Bandcamp: https://playplay.bandcamp.com/ // Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/playplayyy // Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJPlayPlay
More about Richard YoVinyl Richie (Vinyl Richie)
Bronx native Richard (DJ Vinyl Richie/ Yovinyl) got his taste for music at a young age listening to records in the house and around the parties in his neighborhood. Richard’s main DJ influences were local New York radio DJs and DMC VHS tapes. Richie’s DJ technique involves using creative mixing and turntablism while performing. When he is not controlling a crowd he is creating and curating sound projects with his new group DotCrawL.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yovinylrichie/ // Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/yovinyl