THE ONLINE DJ COMMUNITY
Who We Are
Crossfader is here to help you learn and develop as a DJ. Whether you’re a bedroom DJ, working club DJ, or an artist rocking the festivals already, there is a place for everyone. We aim to help transform you into a more skilful, confident DJ whilst also providing support and a place to network with other DJs.
We’re a UK based company built from a small team of dedicated DJ’s who have worked in the industry for many years. We love music and have a passion for technology in the DJ industry. Our team are constantly experimenting, mixing, scratching and developing their skills.
ONLINE DJ EDUCATION
What We Do
We have product-specific and software specific DJ courses available. They can help you get started and learn core DJ skills or take your skills to the next level by mastering performance techniques! These courses have been designed from years of teaching DJs one to one and understanding the pains and problems you may have when learning new skills.
Our DJ courses also provide access to various tools such as free music download packs, beat matching tools and Crossfader scratching loops. These tools have been designed specifically to help you learn, something you won’t find anywhere else. Our team also creates product reviews to help aid your purchasing decisions and showcase the latest DJ products.
Crossfader’s DJ Hub is an area for advanced tutorials, mix breakdowns, ongoing support, access to community groups, discounts and much more! The DJ Hub is a subscription service that is constantly evolving, with new content added weekly.
Where We’ve Been
In the beginning…
It was May 2014, and Jamie Hartley, our founder, decided to rent a run-down office in his hometown. He laid a floor for the first time thanks to YouTube, painted the space and got it in working order. It was just Jamie on a mission to help people.
He used the studio to teach one to one lessons for anybody that wanted to learn. The curriculum he developed aimed to help people avoid all the mistakes he made and teach the fundamental skills people needed to know. It was a course that he wished was available when he first started.
Two years after launching, Crossfader was becoming a very popular place to learn. However, there was so much demand for DJ education and not enough studio space or tutors available locally! This didn’t sit well with Jamie, so that’s how ‘Crossfader – The Online DJ School’ was launched.
Crossfader launches online…
Crossfader has always aimed to inspire, educate and impact as many people as possible around the world. So after working tirelessly for almost a year, the team managed to turn Jamie’s popular DJ curriculum into various online DJ courses that could help people learn to DJ from the comfort of their own homes. Crossfader also launched a YouTube channel back in October 2014 and has since grown to over 380,000 subscribers with 174 million minutes of tutorials, reviews and guides watched by over 53.9 million people worldwide so far!
We are also fortunate enough to work alongside some of the biggest brands in the DJ market. Our working relationships with Pioneer DJ, Serato, Denon DJ, RANE, Numark and many more allow us to create cutting edge content with the latest tech. We strive to bridge the gap between DJs worldwide and the hardware/software manufacturers, providing a voice and platform for both sides of the industry.
FUTURE DJ EDUCATION
Where We Are
In August 2021, we launched our newly developed learning platform and iOS app. This development allowed Crossfader to provide an ever-evolving subscription platform, the DJ Hub.
This is just the first step in reaching a global vision of bringing a world of DJs together in one safe space to learn, interact, get inspired and evolve during their journey.
We have plans to provide education equally and globally across all ages, genders and nationalities.
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Are You Crossfader?
There is also a reason why our website and social media handles are called ‘We Are Crossfader.’ It’s because we’re all in this together! We’re a community, a place to discuss and learn together, whether it be on YouTube, our Website, Instagram or Facebook. It could be over email or in the comments within our courses.
We’d love to have you join our Crossfader family and become part of this thriving community.
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