Hip Hop History Week: DJ Meet Up

Location

Art Lab Fort Collins

Description

Hosted by Full Metal, this open turntable scratch session is part of an ongoing series hosted at the Art Lab in downtown Fort Collins.

For this session, as part of Hip Hop History Week, all skill levels are welcome.

This event is a gathering place for DJs, turntablists, beatmakers, producers, musicians, artists and Hip Hop heads in the NOCO community to get busy on some turntables.

DJing is all about the music. It teaches everything from music theory and appreciation, to its history and application. Specifically, teaching the techniques central to DJing and the vinyl-wizardry that is turntablism, requires introducing basic musical concepts. Prepare to gain an intelligent perspective on the foundational element and evolution of hip-hop and scratching, the DJ, and walk away with a deeper understanding about the roots of the turntable art form.

Bio: Diego Felix, aka DJ Full Metal, has quickly built a reputation as a ‘DJ’s DJ’ in Northern Colorado. Since picking up a pair of turntables in 2012, Full Metal has competed in the world-famous DMC DJ Championships; opened for numerous nationally-touring acts coming through Colorado (Waka Flocka, Dizzy Wright, Obie Trice, Shwayze); traveled and performed at SXSW as part of the 2015 Colorado Music Party; and organized NoCo’s first monthly scratch night where DJs (hip-hop, edm, club, etc) can come together and scratch some vinyl.