scratchsessions

Beginning September 12th, DJ Bizzon will begin “The Scratch Sessions” every Monday from 4-8pm at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts (926 E Center Street) for the upcoming DJs around Milwaukee. Youth aged between 12-19, no matter the experience level, can learn everything from the fundamentals of DJing, all the way to turning it into a full-time career.

Youth will learn hands-on from DJ Bizzon and other professional DJs with lessons on music selection, scratching, beat matching, event planning and promotions. Lessons will be based on vinyl turntables, as well as Serato DJ and Traktor. If youth have equipment and are able, they are encouraged to bring their own so they continue to practice at home.

As youth grow in their skills, DJ Bizzon will assist youth in creating and thwoing their own events, provide opportunities for them to DJ with him and other DJ guests, as well as work with him at WMSE 91.7FM on his radio weekly radio show, “Those Hip Hop Guys”. This allows youth to make money for themselves and gain experience in the various types of DJ careers that they can follow.

One of the largest barriers for anyone to get involved with DJing is access, which is why The Scratch Sessions are “pay-what-you-can”. The main priority is making their voice heard through the turntables. So even if someone isn’t able to offer anything monetarily, DJ Bizzon doesn’t care. If they want to learn and get involved, there is a place for them. Any money raised will go to support buying more gear and food and space rental costs.

“The youth have something to say and we need to listen.”

 


One more installment of the Smooth Out Series. Hit that play button real quick. Got some Badu classics in this… Come on now.

The Friday Night DJ Series on Chicago’s 91.1FM Vocalo Radio airs each week from 8pm-2am which showcases hour long open-format mixes from the Vocalo Radio DJ Collective. DJ Bizzon’s mixes are featured every third Friday of the month. Listen live at www.vocalo.org.

vocalosummersessionIt’s party time in the Chi this Saturday! If you are out and about come through!

 

For my May Vocalo mix, I had to smooooth it out again. And listen for the “If These Walls Could Talk” Remix. Daaag. The whole thing is yammed up.

The Friday Night DJ Series on Chicago’s 91.1FM Vocalo Radio airs each week from 8pm-2am which showcases hour long open-format mixes from the Vocalo Radio DJ Collective. DJ Bizzon’s mixes are featured every third Friday of the month. Listen live at www.vocalo.org.

 

Needle 2 The Groove - Hotel Foster

Yes it’s true, starting THIS FRIDAY, NEEDLE2THEGROOVE Fridays is moving to The Hotel Foster! The party ain’t changing, it’s still Jdl, Dmt and myself rockin’ 4 turntables all night with the best old school in only the way we know how! 10pm, still no dress code, no cover, no bs, yes fun. SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Side note: thanks to the Highbury for holding us down and always being supportive!

 

For my April Vocalo mix, I had to smooth it all the way out. Listen!

The Friday Night DJ Series on Chicago’s 91.1FM Vocalo Radio airs each week from 8pm-2am which showcases hour long open-format mixes from the Vocalo Radio DJ Collective. DJ Bizzon’s mixes are featured every third Friday of the month. Listen live at www.vocalo.org.