Techno Legend JUAN ATKINS teaching SPIN MASTERS 101 @ DIME


Spin Masters 101: DJ Crash Course w/ Juan Atkins – August 10-13th – 7-10pm @ DIME

Atkins, the “Godfather” of techno, is, for the first time, offering to share his genius with students in an accessible forum, right here in Detroit! Through a partnership between his non-profit Spin Inc. and the Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME), Atkins will be conducting a DJ crash course. A limited number of students will have an opportunity to study with a true pioneer of electronic music. He will demonstrate and explore topics such as: signal flow, setup, blending, beat matching, song structure, harmonic mixing, constructing a set, and performing live!

Angular break beats, deep funky bass lines, swirling synths, and robotic voices electronically forged together to produce danceable futuristic soundscapes of a post-industrial urban landscape: these are the familiar sounds of Detroit techno music, originated decades ago in the Motor City by the legendary Juan Atkins.

As a true visionary of electronic music, Atkins created a worldwide social-sonic movement by influencing and mentoring generations of DJs and electronic music producers; typically, however, it was rare that he provide hands-on instruction beyond an inner circle of exclusive artists. That is all about to change!

The class will be held August 10th-13th (M-TH) from 7-10pm each night at DIME (1265 Griswold St., Detroit, MI), for a total of four masterclass sessions for $299. Equipment will be provided for students. Limited space is available. To enroll, contact DIME at 313-223-1600 or email:

Spin Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by Juan Atkins to provide instruction in electronic music production and DJing.

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