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The Breakdown with Scratch DJ Academy

“The turntables might wobble but they don’t fall down”- Run DMC’s “Peter Piper”

As Run DMC ignited a revolution in music by breaking barriers and bringing hip-hop to the front lines, Jam Master Jay, who originally joined Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels because he just wanted to be a part of the band, pioneered the art, and established the legitimacy, of the DJ as a true musician in mainstream music culture.


The Breakdown with Fedde Le Grand


Fedde Le Grand is no stranger in the EDM movement; after all, it was his EP “Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit,” that made the crossover from indie-house to mainstream audiences back in 2006.

Filled with upbeat tempos and addictive techno-beats, his style brought a refreshing change from the standard rotation of music being played at the time.


The Breakdown With Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero 2012

Dutch DJ/producer Nicky Romero found his niche in music at a very young age, picking up a set of drums and later trading them for turntables. With aspirations of rocking massive crowds with his own beats, Nicky began creating his own mixes and remixes, setting the stage for his global debut.


The Breakdown with Cazzette

Cazzette swedish house

“It’s about making something new and exciting!”

This need to create is the driving force behind the Swedish producing duo Cazzette, made up of Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Bjorklund.


The Breakdown with Tristan Garner

“I’m a big fan of Daft Punk, as they really changed my life!” Tristan Garner tells of the legendary French electronic music duo whom sparked his initial interest in house music.

Prior to diving into producing electronic dance music, Garner found himself most interested in rock and nu-metal, having no knowledge of house music. His interest in the electronic music genre kicked off in 1997, following the release of Daft Punk’s first album, “Homework.”