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Monday 29 June 2015

Digital Music students offered workshop in Switch nightclub

An exciting and rather unusual digital DJing workshop was held on 6 March by DJ, producer and record label owner James Zabiela.

The students of Solent University BA (Hons) Digital Music course were invited by James and the owners of the Switch Club in Southampton to observe the sound-check in preparation for James Zabiela’s performance on the following Saturday.


The students had researched the equipment and artist set up prior to the workshop and were then given the opportunity to have the set up explained in detail by James assisted by the club’s general manager Martin Goralski.

Martin had demonstrated the workings of the club’s professional Funktion One sound system to the group of enthusiastic young DJs.

In addition to this, the participants were able to play their musical compositions that they had produced for their degree on the club’s sound-system to James and Martin showcasing their talents. They were able to receive constructive feedback in terms of production and overall impressions of the music they had created.

One of the student’s compositions was lucky enough to be signed by James Zabiela to his label Born Electric for a release on vinyl and digitally this summer.

All students were invited to the performance next day for further research in music and DJing performance.