Native Instruments Stems

As an open multi-track audio format, Stems enhances creative possibilities for DJs, producers, and live performers. A Stem file contains a track split into four musical elements: A drums stem, a bassline stem, a melody stem, and a vocal stem for example. The Stem format provides the ability to freely interact with a track’s different […]


DJ Shameless’ 94 to the floor mix

DJ Shameless in one of the most under rated DJs in the South African DJ scene. He’s featured on our compilation project, Crossfades Vol 1 & we’ve also interviewed him a couple of months ago. Even though the art of scratching and beat-juggling is what sets DJ SHAMELESS apart from all other DJ’s, it doesn’t […]


Traktor Jhb Workshop

Thanks to Tuerk Technologies and Native Instruments who have brought us such cool production tools in including Traktor and Maschine this past Saturday. We are hoping to build a Native Instruments community in Africa with the help of Tuerk Technologies & Native Instruments global. There are some exciting things in the pipeline with Native Instruments South […]


Adventures of DJ Ready D

Check out this video clip on what’s been happening in the world of Scratch Lab DJ Training Facility instructor & SAE Institute Cape Town scholarship custodian DJ Ready D. From producing, juggling his weekly radio slot, DJ missions, youth initiatives & more DJ Ready D has been busy as always. He gives us an update […]


SAE Scholarships

SAE facilitated a mentoring session with the Higher Certificate Sound Production course co-ordinator Dylan Ford and the 2014 out-going and 2015 in-coming scholarship students. We say a fond farewell to Masixole Mbanga, Sbu Cebekhulu and Levern Williams, and we welcome Ongama Manyase and Babalo Hambi for the year ahead. For more info on our SAE […]


Lab Session at Turnkey Music & Multimedia

Our next Lab Session is taking place in the city of gold, Jhb/Gauteng – 11 July 2015. Workshop to include: • Overview of DJ history • Basic turntablism techniques and how to use them in live set performance and mixes • Traktor 101 • Traktor remix decks with Mashine and F1 • DJ demo by […]


DJ Ready D AMX test

Click here to check out AMX Ready D Clip Akai South Africa gave us a their flagship Serato AMX controller a couple of months ago and DJ Ready D took the unit through it’s paces. IDM Mag South Africa did a whole review on the unit, read all about it at - http://idmmag.com/tech-corner/tech-reviews/akai-amx-review/ For the full clip […]


DJ Ready D – Buzzoff Remix

Our instructor, DJ Ready D recently remixed Fiesta Black’s single #Buzzoff making it’s rounds on South African radio stations, check out it out at https://soundcloud.com/djreadyd/fiesta-black-buzzoff-gm-remix FIESTA BLACK says #BUZZOFF datafilehost.com/d/aa2e7df9 Fiesta Black’s newest single #BuzzOff is the track that is sure to make hip hop and kwaito heads sit up. BUZZ OFF is a fusion of old school Kwaito and […]


Look who’s Push’in

Our instructor DJ Azuhl recently received a fully endorsed Ableton Push unit by Ableton Germany courtesy by Tuerk Music Technologies, one of our new partners. Tuerk Music Technologies are the official distributors of Native Instruments hardware and software and Abelton Live in South Africa. Tuerk Technologies origins date back to 1977, when Hohner SA (Pty) Ltd […]


Pulse Radio Feature

Shouts and respect to Pulse Radio Africa covering what we do at Scratch Lab DJ Training Facility - read all about it at www.pulseradio.net Direct link – http://pulseradio.net/articles/2015/05/a-new-musical-frontier-the-scratch-lab     Tweet