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Mix Nights is Saffron’s initiative for aspiring and emerging DJs

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MIX NIGHTS

Consisting of an in-person beginners course and an online workshop series, Mix Nights strives to create spaces that are safe and encouraging for DJs to learn and grow.

LONDON – NOTTINGHAM – BRISTOL – ONLINE

LEARN TO DJ FROM THE GROUND UP

The Mix Nights course combines hands-on technical DJ teaching and mentoring.

Teaching focuses primarily on beat-matching. You will work on developing your listening skills, understanding the equipment and learn how to put a mix together. At the end of the course, you’ll have the chance to put your new skills into practice at a public showcase event at a local venue, where each course graduate plays a 30-minute set.

Classes are designed for absolute beginners, as well as those who have some basic skills but need support with confidence building. The course currently runs three times a year in three cities in England – Bristol, Nottingham and London.

Course details

  • 8 x 2-hour teaching sessions over 8 weeks
  • Teaching takes place primarily on CDJs (using digital music)
  • Courses finish with each participant playing a set in public
  • We welcome all genres and all ages 18+
  • Free places and payment plans available
  • There is a very high demand to take part in Mix Nights, so course intake is done by application rather than straight bookings. We try to ensure a diverse yet complimentary group is chosen that will gel together.

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More about Mix Nights

Building visibility and community for women and non-binary DJs

Mix Nights Online is held monthly via Zoom as part of Saffron Members club. A different guest leads each session, sharing practical and personal insights into their approach to DJing. Past guests include Peach, Lady Shaka, Kampire, Martha, Tailor Jae, Anna Morgan and Sherelle.

Mix Nights also has a residency on Noods Radio. The slot is offered out to a different Mix Nights course graduate each month, giving them an opportunity to further showcase their DJ, curation and hosting skills. Past shows are archived on our Mixcloud page.

Mix Nights was created in Bristol in 2016,  off the back of an idea by Shanti Celeste and Saffron’s founder, Laura.

The unique course syllabus was developed by DJs Em Williams, Danielle and Daisy Moon, with Jenny Wade and Lizzy Ellis working behind the scenes as project managers. Mix Nights in London is now run by early Bristol course graduate Glade Marie, which is a beautiful full-circle moment. The Nottingham course is taught by DJs Outsider and Rosie Vacci B.

Course graduate go on to play on lineups and radios stations around the world

We love to see Mix Nights graduates go on to thrive, gracing lineups like Love Saves The Day, Glastonbury and Lovebox. Many are now regulars and residents on stations like Rinse FM, Foundation, FM, BBC Radio 1Xtra, 1020, Noods, Worldwide FM and more. New DJ collectives and nights have also sprung up as a result of people who’ve taken the course, such as Booty Bass, Boys Club, ITT and Shellingz.

MIX NIGHTS HAS BEEN FEATURED IN:

“Everyone on the course was so lovely and supportive and I felt comfortable from day one. It was very empowering to be part of the change that Saffron is sparking. Learning alongside other women and non-binary people gave me more confidence – it felt like our space to flourish and enjoy.”

WANT TO JOIN MIX NIGHTS?

We run three courses per year in each city we currently work in and we announce our new courses on our mailing list and socials.

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