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Learn How to DJ with Vinyl Workshop

DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2017
TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM
PRICE: $45 + taxes (spaces are limited); 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level and above; student / concession pricing available (see below)*
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
18+, for all creative levels

*For this workshop, two spots are being offered at concession/reduced pricing of $45 (for artists, students or individuals with low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

Join Possible Worlds Co-Director/DJ Jason Skilz and DJ Kurt Yates in this introductory workshop. You'll explore the basics to get started playing vinyl from a DJ perspective, from learning about equipment to techniques to programming to the roots of DJ culture, to then applying your new knowledge on the decks.

Based on the idea of turntables as instruments, Jason and Kurt will take participants through: 

  • An overview of the roots of DJ culture
  • Essential equipment for DJing (turntables and DJ mixer) and how to use each
  • Selection and care of records
  • Beat matching, tempo control, mixing tracks, playing with sound
  • Programming and selection of tracks
  • Blending your first 1-2 songs on the decks.

Facilitators: Ottawa-based DJ Kurt Yates and Possible Worlds Co-Director/DJ Jason Skilz have been spinning and collecting records, each for over 15 years.

Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at or call 613-791-1152.