Welcome to Fingersnaps Media Arts DJ Studio & Music Library, in the Heart & Soul of the Mission district San Francisco; a space curated to dream, wonder, learn, express, gather, and have fun. You will put a needle to a record, cue up a song on the DJ Controller, browse the music library of vinyl records, boxsets, CD’s, and audio cassettes. You will learn about the history of the 12’ inch single and the early years of electronic music, hip hop, jazz, and soul. As an individual or a group we will be creating special effects, sampling, looping, scratching, editing, and remixing many genres music. At conclusion, you will have a deeper understand and insight into the mind of a DJ; what we do and why we do what we do. Many of your questions and natural curiosity concerning the art form of spinning music will be answered. Learn To DJ is an extremely hands on the DJ equipment interactive and conversational experience. You’ll be challenged, you’ll have fun, you’ll gain a greater appreciation for the art of DJing.
Why I am A DJ Music is my way of life. From my early years as a pre-teen I was inspired by the music that was played in my home. Music was heard everyday, my mom appreciated a crossed genre of musical flavors; country, blues, jazz, soul, disco, and folk . Music played in the morning, while cooking, and throughout the entire weekend as family and friends visited. My mom had a great connection and relationship with the record shop owners in my hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut. The shop clerks would call her on the telephone, she would call out to me telling me to but my shoes on, “we’re going out”. I was 10 years old in 1974. We were greeted by the shop owner and he and my mom would be talking about the new groundbreaking hit 45 rpm singles of the day. They would talk for hours as the music played on. I listened!
Technics 1200 Turntables DJ Controllers DJ Media Players
Fingersnaps Media Arts is nestled in the heart & soul of San Francisco's Mission District. The Fingersnaps Media Arts DJ Gallery & Music Library is a multimedia oasis and focus with stacks of 12’ Inch Vinyl Records, CD Boxsets, Audio Cassettes, 45 RPM’s, and lots of cool, colorful buttons to push on the DJ equipment.