Scratch DJ Academy Faculty

Our instructors are renowned for their professional talent and their depth of knowledge.  What really makes them special is their ability to zero in on each student and bring out the best in them.

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"DJ Hapa" - Hapa Brandon Perdue
"DJ Hapa"
"DJ Revolution" - Kurt Hoffman
"DJ Revolution"
"DJ Shakee" - Jordan Abrantes
"DJ Shakee"
"DJ 4tify" - Michael O'Connor
"DJ 4tify"
"Buck" - Christian Tincher
"DJ Ver5e" - Mark Tunque
"DJ Ver5e"
"DJ Swift" - Mathieu Esselin
"DJ Swift"
"V Fresh" - Vinay Shah
"V Fresh"
"DJ Ver5e" - Mark Tunque
'DJ Ver5e'
Mark Tunque
Teaching for How Long:
5 Years
Favorite Artist:
This is a tough one, I'm gonna say Notorious B.I.G. with A Tribe Called Quest & 2-Pac a very close 2nd.
Music Genre(s):
Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Electro, Trap
Gear Specialization:
Turntables, CDJs, Controllers, etc.
Advice for Students:
Don't be afraid to fail. If you fail try again and learn from your previous mistakes.
Favorite Venues:
I tend to work in a lot of different venues. So there isn't really any one or list particular venues that I can say are my "favorite". But I guess if I had to narrow it down I would say High at Hotel Erwin, what's better than DJing during sunset on a rooftop in Venice right next to the Pacific Ocean.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems. Serato Techmate since 2011. DJ/Host State Farm Tent at Coachella 2009 and 2010.
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What got you interested in DJ'ing?

I’ve always wanted to be a DJ since I was in high school but I didn’t have any DJ friends. I love how the DJ is truly in control of the party, they can make or break a party/event. My favorite part is trying to figure out what is going to move this crowd, I love the results especially when its something that you aren’t expecting at all.

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