Life is a dance floor

2009-11-12 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG DJ is preparing to share his knowledge with ­others interested in getting involved in the music industry.

Linda Ndlovu, who lives in Imbali unit one and works at Cedara’s soil science department, has been working the decks for the past 10 or 11 years.

“I always wanted to be a DJ,” he says. “n standard seven [grade nine] my guidance teacher wanted to know what I wanted to do after school. When I said I wanted to be a DJ she said: ‘You can’t be serious … after five years of school you want to play records.’ I wish I could see her now.”

Known on the circuit as DJ LC, ­Ndlovu, who plays mainly tribal house music, first started thinking of opening his DJ school, Lost Vinyls, a year ago.

“I met some people involved in the Technics DJ Mix Club when I was buying equipment,” he explains. “They asked me if I would be ­interested in running a school, and I said I would because a lot of ­upcoming stars in this business have approached me for advice. I believe there is a demand for this kind of school and I want to share my experience with others.”

The DJ is also hoping that women sign up for his course, saying: “We don’t have enough female DJs, so I am encouraging women to come along and do the course.”

Backed by Technics, the DJ Mix Club course offers DJ training on both turntables and CD players, and upon completion of the course, ­graduates are awarded a Technics DJ Mix Club Certificate and are ­eligible to become a member of the DJ Mix Club.

All equipment is provided and the eight-week course includes both theory and practical sections.

In the theory section participants get to learn about the history of dance music, the importance of basic sound engineering, equalising and other important aspects of the ­technical side of deejaying.

For the practical part of the course they get hands-on training in the art of mixing and free studio time to practise.

Lost Vinyls is situated at shop 60D Laager Centre in Wilson Street, ­Pietermaritzburg. The first course will start on November 16.

 

• For more information about the school and the course visit the ­website at www.lostvinyls.co.za or phone Linda Ndlovu at 083 688 4484. Alternatively e-mail lostvinyls@webmail.co.za or send a fax to 086 665 2632.

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