Beat Project Manila: Professional DJs School Us on Mixing Tracks, Matching Beats and Making Magic

When in Manila, there are tons of great places to party and dance the night away. Everyone loves a great party and the best ones are usually filled with great music and beats that leave the club jumpin’ jumpin’. Wish you could learn how to create a party rave through DJ-ing and possibly blow people’s minds with your music? Fret no more and sign up for classes at Beat Project Manila, Manila’s Premier DJ Studio.

Strategically located at the heart of one of Manila’s party hubs and very near the most raved about clubs, Beat Project Manila sits pretty on top of the Pointe Building over at The Fort in Bonifacio High Street.

Beat Project DJ class booth

Beat Project DJ class booth

I was luckily able to nab DJ lessons with WheninManila.com Founder and CEO, Vince Golangco. Both of us had very minimal experience with DJ-ing, let alone using a turn table. Being a seasoned radio jock, Vince has played track after track on the radio easing in each song after another, which is the extent of his track-mixing.

I’ve tried my hand at DJ-ing at the Billabong All Girls’ Surf Camp last summer myself under the tutelage of DJ Nikki Rojas and DJ Joey Santos who taught the girls at the surf camp the basics of DJ-ing and gave us free reign on their equipment. I tried out their stuff and I had fun doing so. However, I don’t think I actually formed any skills in the art of drop-it-like-its-hot.

Tinkering with the shiny new equipment.

Tinkering with the shiny new equipment.

The Turntable.

The Turntable.

Beat Project Manila also sells equipment at their studio.

Beat Project Manila also sells equipment at their studio.

DJ Aryan schools us on spinning and mixing tracks.

DJ Aryan schools us on spinning and mixing tracks.

Our DJ sensei was the highly experienced and vastly trained DJ Aryan Magat. He and the other instructors at Beat Project Manila are all professional DJ’s who have worked in and around party scenes and the music production industry. As such, you can be sure to gain first-hand knowledge and very intensive training from them.

Trying to absorb all the tips and tricks of the spinning trade from DJ Aryan.

Trying to absorb all the tips and tricks of the spinning trade from DJ Aryan.

Before we diving straight into using the turntable, we had to be oriented with the art and science behind DJ-ing first. DJ Aryan asked us if we knew how to play any instruments, if we had any DJ experience, and what we knew about it. Gauging our knowledge and experience (or total lack of both thereof) on DJ-ing, he started us off on our level: grasshopper DJ newbies.


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