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I've locked in a new poolside lounge residency at The Sunset Marquis, a luxury hotel off the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood for the summer and am looking to program DJs throughout starting this weekend. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit press kit (mix and website links) to before this Weds, May 16th. 

*You must be a graduate in order to qualify for this! 

Sets are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3pm - 7pm.  All…


Added by Hapa on May 14, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments


Brand new song, "Stranger" featuring soca legend, Shurwayne Winchester from Trinidad. Full DJ download pack can be found here:

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We're at it again... 

Took the Bieber "Company" record and had it re-sung, added live sax and percussion, and made it more dancefloor friendly in collaboration with Ingi Bauer from Iceland. 

The radio…


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We've remixed G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha - Me Myself and I - 




Added by Hapa on February 10, 2016 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments


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ADELE - HELLO (J Rythm x Phil N Good Remix)

Hey all,

For those of you who may already know, myself, ThreeSixtee and my producer friend Toonz have a new group called Phil N Good.  We just finished up this remix for Adele - Hello and made it more dancefloor friendly while trying to maintain the integrity of the track.  Its up for free…


Added by Hapa on November 13, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

10 Reasons Why You Should Still Know How To Beatmatch By Ear

Very interesting and well written article found by Chicago instructor DJ Zebo (@djzebo) 

10 Reasons Why You Should Still Know How To Beatmatch By Ear

In today’s digital age where even CDJs have a sync button, it’s becoming harder for veterans to explain to younger DJs…


Added by Hapa on December 17, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Korean speakers for TV Interview

Hey guys- 

Anyone out there fluent with Korean?  One of the TV stations is looking to do an interview with some students and some of the staff.  If you speak Korean, please message me directly.  Thanks so much!! 

명. 고맙습니다  (I'm pretty sure that means Thank You!)


Added by Hapa on July 18, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Modified Practice for this weekend

Hey guys-

Just a quick note...due to The Bridge- we will not have practice on Saturday evening AND on Sunday afternoon.  If you are in the ADV MIXING class, we DO have class still!  


See you all at The Bridge on Saturday!

Added by Hapa on March 24, 2011 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Graduation- Valet Parking now available

Hey guys,

Since it looks like itll be raining tomorrow (which wont stop us from celebrating all of your achievements)...we have set up a valet for tomorrow so you and your family dont have to scramble around for parking in the rain.  In other words...the rain wont affect us at all tomorrow and I will see you all there!


Added by Hapa on December 18, 2010 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Studio hours

Hey guys-

Change in studio hours for this weekend. Practice will be as follows

Friday 4p - 8p
Saturday 2p -6p

Added by Hapa on December 17, 2010 at 5:09pm — No Comments


Hey guys-


We are putting together a slideshow for graduation- if you have pictures that you took on your phone or camera from this semester- please post them up to scratchbook so that we can add them to the slideshow.  Thanks!!


See you all on Sunday!



Added by Hapa on December 17, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Hello all-

As we break for are the modified hours of operation:

Thurs - CLOSED
Fri - 4pm-8pm (Supervised Practice)
Sat- CLASS ONLY (101, m202) NO PRACTICE: Set Up for The Bridge!
Sun - 4pm-6pm (Supervised Practice)

Have a great holiday!

Added by Hapa on November 24, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments


Most people know who Jam Master Jay as the 3rd member of the legendary RUN DMC. However, his legacy doesn’t stop there:

Jam Master Jay wanted to spread his knowledge, skills, and the art and culture of DJing to the entire world. The same year he started the academy with Reg E Gaines and Rob Principe, the world lost Jay in a

tragic incident. Jay never got a chance to see what the academy has

become and all of the people he has touched and helped- and it doesn’t

stop with…


Added by Hapa on October 30, 2010 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Potluck for Graduation

I was in the studio the other day and realized that a lot of people HAVENT signed up for the potluck yet! Please make sure you guys put your name next to something...if you KILL it in the kitchen, we'd love to taste your homemade dish! For those of you like me- who either can't cook, or don't have the can always bring chips, soda, or something like that! Graduation will be an awesome day and I can't wait to see everyone!

Added by Hapa on June 10, 2010 at 9:56pm — 8 Comments

Graduation and The Bridge photos

Hey all-

If you have any photos or videos from Spring Graduation or The Bridge April- please feel free to post them up here! If that's too much work, we can post them for you too- just bring them into REHAB and we'll take care of it!

Thanks guys and congrats to all of the grads!! Proud of all of you guys!!

Big thanks to the 152 classes for pulling everything together for graduation and being so professional and so on…

Added by Hapa on April 26, 2010 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Download the Graduation flier

spring graduation copy.jpg

I have posted this up here for anyone to download and send out to their friends and family....

This should be a GREAT graduation!!…


Added by Hapa on April 14, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Something for you...

I'll Get You - Gigamesh Remix.mp3

Hey guys-
Just posted this song and wanted to put up this version to share with yall...
Probably one of my favorite tracks out right now...
*a little something to hold you over until The Bridge with myself, Choc, and Neil…

Added by Hapa on April 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Community Center serving as a place to bring like-minded music heads together


Listed below are the days the studio is open for you to practice.

SUPERVISED PRACTICE SCHEDULE starting Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday - Thursday

330pm - 730pm 

Saturday and Sunday

4pm - 7pm


*NOTE: On occasion, the studio will close due to a special event.  In this event, we will post an event notification on Scratchbook in the events section OTHERWISE Supervised Practice is "as scheduled".  Apologies for any inconveniences.  If you need help - can e-mail

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