Brian Camarena is dynamic multi media creative who has spent the last 10 years of his life developing digital production skills in audio, motion graphics, 3D animation, video and web design.
A graduate of UC Denver, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Digital Design, Brian co-founded a company called C4 Media Group, a full service design company that provides motion graphics, signage and sound design for the Denver Metro and front range community.
Brian has been described as a versatile Creative Media Producer because he has the ability to to bring many different mediums together into one idea. With his roots in Dj’ing since 1997, and producing deep and tech house music since 2003, he has paid his dues to the house music industry. He has had the opportunity in releasing music on several labels like Native Soul Recordings, Dirty Monkey UK, Union Recordings, Midwest Hustle, Chestnut Ave recordings, and has been performing at events around the Denver metro area since 2006. He has had the opportunity of Dj’ing cities like Dallas,
WMC Miami, Seattle, San Antonio, Albuquerque, El Paso, Juarez, Chihuahua, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San Carlos, Guaymas and other Mexican cities. You can listen to some of his audio work and mixes here: http://soundcloud.com/brian_camarena,
He is currently working on a live sound project called
“The Foundation” (http://soundcloud.com/buildingthefoundation) in which he is partnered with Bryan Tallamadge of Buffalo, NY. where they are experimenting with the slower tempos of deep tech, and deep house music, where unique, live instrumentation and musical improvisation is the driving force behind the the brand.
As a designer, he enjoys spending his time making ideas come to life. He enjoys working with students, and helping them achieve their creative ideas, and can be found participating in a research group at the Museum of Nature and Science Planetarium, researching interactive 3D Dome spaces.
For Audio production, he primarily works with Ableton Live and Adobe Audition and Logic Pro. Video:Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier. Motion graphics: After Effects. 3D: Cinema 4D. Graphic/Web Design: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, DreamWeaver, Fireworks and Flash.
Keith Barrows (DJ Divine Justice) has music running through his veins. With a mother who has performed at Radio City Music Hall and a father who has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Keith has taken this musical legacy and made it his own with the art of DJing and music production for over 15 years.
Having DJed in clubs in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Virginia, and Colorado, He is well-versed on all platforms of DJ technology (Traktor, Serato, Vinyl, industry standard Pioneer Gear).
Keith has also been producing music with Ableton live since 2004 and has even started editing the code of the leading professional software.
DJ Divine JusticeAbleton Instructor
Walt has worked in the Education Industry for 15 years & has 10 years of DJ experience with a range of knowledge unmatched by any other instructor in Colorado. Walt has been involved in every facet of the DJ industry. Large Venue Club DJ, Professional Sports DJ, Video DJ, Wedding DJ, Night Club Manager, Stage Manager for Colorado Massive Events, Equipment Tech etc.
Walt was the first US Based DJ to perform with Digital Vinyl Technology (what today is called Traktor & Serato). He was one of the original Alpha Testers for what now is a staple technology in the DJ Industry. Walt has 10 years of experience on Traktor software… Wanna know Traktor? You need his class!
Dark Agenda / Bounce AgendaDJ Fundamentals - 101 and Traktor Instructor
Marc W (DJNSM) is part scientist and part musician. Recently playing jazz as a multi instrumentalist (keys, vibraphone, bass, tabla) the first love was always electronic music (Styx “Mr Roboto”). Marc is the lead organizer for the Ableton Colorado User Group (the largest) where he has done nothing except Ableton since 2008 and exceeded 10,000 hours on Ableton in 2012. His collaborations nationally with artists, institutions, and hard/software companies is only a testament to the dedication and understanding of the Ableton platform. Performing live (multi-genre) for well over a decade coupled to his work as a programmer provides the pragmatism and methods that redefine Ableton performance, use, and instruction. From grid DJing to LivePA to studio production Ableton does it and Marc has a workshop for that!
DJNSM - http://www.djnsm.com/Ableton Instructor
Elliot was 16 years old when he first set his hands on a pair of turntables and from that moment on, his spare time was spent learning all he could about music from the perspective of a disc jockey: mixing, scratching and creative blends. He is a firm believer that sharp skills and solid techniques are a result of practice, hard work, and of course, a genuine love for music.
In 2006, Elliot gave in to the evolution of DJ technology and made the switch from vinyl records to Serato. As a DJ with a solid foundation in hip-hop music, he wanted to stay as close to his roots as possible yet understood the importance of remaining current and relevant. Serato Scratch Live allowed him to do that by replacing LPs with Serato records, which simulate the feel and sound of vinyl while making a wider selection of music readily available.
Since then, Elliot has embraced his ever-growing taste in music. He finds excitement fusing genres like reggae, funk, hip-hop, house, trip hop, dubstep, and moombahton with a creative fluidity and distinct sound that he is well known for, and that ultimately define who he is as an artist.
His versatility and high-energy performances have propelled Elliot into the music festival circuit where he has landed supporting sets; his most recent being DayGlow, St. Louis, 2012 where he performed as BassCrooks (a DJ duo he created in 2010).
He has performed at over 100 venues across the country and holds weekly residencies in both Denver and Boulder.
Elliot has been mentoring and teaching on a one-on-one basis for the past eight years and his students hold residencies nationally, prominently in the Mid West and the Denver area. He looks forward to working in a group setting and encouraging the same level of excitement and eagerness to learn that he experienced as a young, aspiring DJ.
DJ Wushu / Bass CrooksScratching/Turntablism & Serato Instructor
Danny Marin (Dj Danny) is house-hold name when is comes to DJ’s in Colorado. This man has been spinning music since 1993. Danny is one of Denver’s best pioneer DJ’s. Danny started up a underground crew called the, ” Spase Invaderz.” His love for the DJ culture and his passion for the dance floor is a experience you have to see for yourself. Danny’s DJ style is a combo of Deep, Minimal, Groovey, Sexy, and Intelligent HOUSE.
After an extensive 10 year career as a full time DJ at all the top clubs in Colorado, Danny took it to the next level. He attended one of the best audio recording schools in the country “The Conservatory Of Recording, Arts and Sciences”. He received his degree in Audio Engineering/Post Productions. He is tier 3 certified in Pro Tools, Logic Pro certified, M3000 certified and AutoTune certified. Proficient with the best audio gear in the world such as SSL, API Legacy Plus and Neotek Elite consoles, Danny has studied the sciences of sound and all theories that apply. This man knows his audio!
“Keep the vibe alive and moving.” Danny Marin
Spase InvaderzAdvanced Production & Serato Instructor
Kevin Alves would be hard pressed to deny the reality of destiny. As early as he could remember he was involved with music from singing to starting his own band at age 15. Alves began DJing immediately after that. “Music is the most intense way of expressing myself I’ve ever found.” In 1998 he bought his first piece of studio gear, a sampler. He’s been producing ever since.
Alves’ was a beta tester for software such as Cubase, and is an artist with such companies as Fxpansion, Dave Smith, Moog Universal Audio. Alves has tought classes since 2001 and has guest appeared for prestigious events such as the Red Bull Music Academy. He also has his own sound design company called Pure Signal with is a company that specializes in synth samples with platforms such as Native Instruments. Kevin is also a dj resident for Global Dance Festival Colorado`s biggest dance event held at the world renowned venue Red Rocks Amphitheater He has opened for most of the top DJ acts in the world including: Armin Van Buuren, BT, Deadmau5, Avicii, Tiesto, Sasha & Digweed, Paul Van Dyk, Benny Benassi, and Kaskade to name a few .
Alves is currently djing and working on his original music and sound design. He recently released remixes on one of dance music`s most prestigious label Ultra Records. Also a release with Nadia Ali.
GiftCubase & Synthesis Instructor
Dj Emile is considered to be a major contributor to the rise of the Electronic Music in the early 90′s Rave scene . He continued to rise to fame as a founding member of the world famous ‘Bombshelter Dj’s’. Emile, along with Z-Trip and Radar are considered to be one of the best DJ crews in the last 2 decades. He performances have been recognized in the following featured magazines: The Dj Times, URB, MIXMAG, and Rollingstone. His skills were as one of the top 100 dj’s led him to tour worldwide for many years, continuing to focus on production forming. Please visit: www.emile.productions.com.
Among his many awards and titles, he created and published the world’s first “Accredited Advanced Digital Dj Class” in which he taught at the following universities: Scottsdale’s Dj 101 School, ASU, and NYU. Added to his credentials includes: a featured instructor at the Red Bull Dj Academy and a Regional Judge with DJ Jazzy Jeff for the National Red Bull Finals. His comprehensive understanding of the scene and electronic music is unrivaled.
The courses that Emile continues to teach at the Global DJ Academy will help develop your skills, with a focus on developing your own unique style and performance as a successful DJ or music producer . The future of music is changing. Therefore, it is important for all musicians to adapt to the future. In order to separate yourself as a DJ, one must learn how to create their own unique style. In the his courses, each student will learn to scratch, mix, use video and ‘remix on the fly’… developing your own style.
DJ EmileDJ Instructor
Matthew has years of experience in the fields of Recording, Live Sound, Production, Performance, and DJing. His education in Audio Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno coupled with extensive experience in bands, nightclubs, parties, studios and concerts led him to begin educating others about the increasingly accessible world of music production and performance. He has experience with programs including Ableton, Traktor, Maschine, Serato, Pro Tools, Garage Band, Compu Cue, and DMXIS. If you are looking to make your musical dreams come true, Matthew can show you how.EVERYTHING - yes im serious
Chase Dobson: Freelance Playback Tech, Ableton Programmer, Monitor Engineer
In 2012 Toured the US and World with artists: Owl City, Mike Posner and Dia Frampton
Signed recording artist with Tympanik Audio and Denver’s Plastic Sound Supply Records
Bona Fide Ableton Junkie.
Andrew has been composing and Deejaying for over 15 years. His first Deejay competition took place at Alpha Music in Virginia Beach when he was only 13 years old. His partnership with Keith Barrows started right around this time as well. He has a huge passion to open up the world of mixing and producing. At 14 Andrew started his gigs at Lynnhaven Mall spinning in stores such as Up Against The Wall & Private parties for his classmates and churches around his local area. Consistently taking first in the music composition contest all through his middle and high school career, Andrew was known for his Piano compositions as well as his craft for Deejaying. Today Andrew has become proficient in both, the analog and digital realm of Mixing and production. His experience is extensive in both Traktor and Ableton live. He has on rule he lives by and hopes to share with any student. ” I promise to transform you from a Glorified JukeBox to a Musical Hypnotist.”
The Music of choice for Andrew is classical. That being said he embraces all genres equally so as not to have any Bias towards one style. Mainly taking on all facets of Electronic music Andrew has discovered his love for deejaying & music production in every avenue possible.
With Much Love For The Music,
D E F I A N T a.k.a Andrew Ramos
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www.soundcloud.com/curiosity-killed-you — Ð ∃ ℉ Ї ∀ ℕ † (Original Mixes)
www.mixcloud.com/girlsrtheend — Personal Mixes
www.defiantrecords.tumblr.com — Blog
www.facebook.com/DEFIANTrekords — Label (Work In Progress)