Back in 2010, Digital DJ Tips founder Phil Morse decided to start a personal blog to document the fun he was having DJing with software and a new breed of DJ devices called “Midi controllers”.
His DJ journey up to that point had taken him from mobile DJing with 7″ singles back in the late 80s, through the club scene of the 90s: He co-founded and promoted “Tangled” an award-winning club in his home city of Manchester, England, and played in venues as diverse as U2’s Kitchen nightclub in Dublin and Privilege, Ibiza – the biggest club in the world. He also DJed on the radio for Kiss and Ministry of Sound.
But since the early 2000s – when he first wrote about software DJing, for iDJ Magazine in the UK – Phil had been fascinated with digital DJing, and Digital DJ Tips was his way of sharing what he was learning with a rapidly growing audience of people who were also recognising the potential of the “digital DJing revolution”.
Since those humble blogging beginnings, Digital DJ Tips has grown to become the biggest online DJ school in the world. Headquartered in the World Trade Center in Gibraltar, and with 16,000 students in 105 countries, Digital DJ Tips nowadays has a team of 10 people working to deliver a whole host of high quality online DJ courses, teaching everything from becoming a DJ/producer to learning how to scratch, setting up a mobile DJ business to making the perfect mixtape, mastering DJ software to creating amazing remixes and re-edits.
Meanwhile, Phil interviews scores of DJs each year, big and small – recent names including Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Fatboy Slim and Laidback Luke – helping ensure his company stays up to speed with the best DJing practices and skills.
To share the methods Phil has uncovered for learning to DJ with as many people as possible, he has also written two books on DJing, including a global best-seller Rock The Dancefloor! – available in bookshops and on Amazon.
Alongside all the courses and books, the Digital DJ Tips website itself has grown to become one of the biggest DJ tech websites, publishing thousands of reviews, features, show reports, features and videos each year.
Digital DJ Tips is proud of the community it has built: With a following of over 600,000 on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter, the Digital DJ Tips community is the biggest, friendliest and most vibrant group of like-minded DJs in the world.
One thing that hasn’t changed over the years is Phil’s original reason for starting all of this: To helping as many people as possible to become great DJs and DJ/producers.
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Digital DJ Tips donates a percentage of its profits to MOAS (the Migrant Offshore Aid Station), a registered foundation dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing professional search and rescue assistance to people who find themselves in distress on high sea or trapped on unsafe vessels.
Digital DJ Tips has helped many people with free DJ and music training courses via Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, a charitable foundation creating opportunities for the dance music industry to make a real difference, committed to highlighting the plight of children in conflict zones around the world.
Digital DJ Tips has also helped by donating free courses to London Urban Arts Academy, a charity that aims to ensure all young people have opportunities to realise their full potential, using arts and media to support this growth of confidence and onto further development.
Digital DJ Tips has made donations of DJ gear to danceaid, a charity whose mission is to raise the UK and beyond to its feet dancing to make a difference to orphaned, poor and disabled children across the UK, Africa, and Asia, helping to feed, educate, equip, and inspire disadvantaged children around the world.
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