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Be a DJ for a Day

Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Burt Blackarach

60 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Step into the exclusive recording studio of hip hop DJ, composer, and producer Burt Blackarach and get a crash course in the art of DJing.

You'll learn the basics of how to DJ—including handling vinyl, turntable 101, scratching, and more—according to your skill level. As you practice, gain insight into the industry with behind-the-scenes stories about magical production sessions, discover what it's like to tour the world performing as a DJ, and learn how Burt started his vinyl collection—14,000 records and counting.

Finally, dig through Burt's personal collection of vinyl for free records to take home. There, you will find true gems from the 1940's - 1990's.

THIS IS A GROUP CLASS. UP TO 5 OTHERS MAY BE JOINING YOU.

Check out Burt Blackarach's 5 star-rated one-on-one music mentoring Experience here:
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Expect to have a great time!
Step into the exclusive recording studio of hip hop DJ, composer, and producer Burt Blackarach and get a crash course in the art of DJing.

You'll learn the basics of how to DJ—including handling vinyl, turntable 101, scratching, and more—according to your skill level. As you practice, gain insight into the industry with behind-the-scenes stories about magical production sessions, discover what it's like to tour the world performing as…

Burt Blackarach's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Turntables, Serato and other equipment. All guests will receive free record...
From $55
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Burt Blackarach

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 199 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a Grammy-winner and seasoned music producer who has worked with iconic MCs like Chuck D from Public Enemy, Method Man, Redman, Andre 3000, Snoop Dogg, MC Lyte, KRS-ONE, and ATCQ's Phife Dawg. As a DJ, I’ve spun in cities all over the world, including London, Tokyo, Lisbon, and Paris opening for iconic artists like Jay Z, Nas, Public Enemy and Jurassic 5. My scratching skills can be heard on countless major label albums, top movie soundtracks, and national commercials.
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Where you'll be

We’ll meet at my studio, Blackarach Studios, located in LA's Mid-Wilshire neighborhood. Many legendary musicians and DJs have walked through these doors.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 199 reviews.

Riley
March 2020
스튜디오가 특별하게 느껴졌어요 ! 영어로 의사소통을 해야해서 더 많은 얘기를 나누지 못한게 아쉬웠지만, 번역기까지 써가며 대화하려고 노력해주셨어요. 즐거운 경험이었어요 ^_^
Francesca
March 2020
Burt Blackarach has us leaving wanting more and that spark to continue DJing. It’s rare that you are met with an expert who knows how to speak to the level of a beginner, while still explaining the complexities of their craft. The class provides foundational learning and lifelong skills any vinyl collector or appreciator will value , including an active participation in spinning. The friendliness and support when spinning made us all leaving feeling confident! There was no embarrassment in the studio of Burt Blackarach, only baby steps toward becoming a DJ- and that spoke volumes. A fun MUST HAVE experience for anyone in or visiting L.A. Everyone brings their own skill set to DJing without even knowing it, and Burt helps amplify that from start to finish with one on one teaching. Come discover yours with Burt MOTHAFUCKIN’ Blackarach.
Burt Blackarach has us leaving wanting more and that spark to continue DJing. It’s rare that you are met with an expert who knows how to speak to the level of a beginner, while sti…
Patrick
February 2020
Awesome guy and made the kids experience very memorable. Easy to communicate with since we had to change our date. Definitely an experience the kids will carry with them for a long time.
Cindy
February 2020
I loved the experience! We were 5. Burt was very patient with everyone. We learned a lot about vinyls. It was really nice to be able to practice in a real studio. And Burt even offered us some vinyls from his huge collection when we left. I really recommend it If you are a music lover.
I loved the experience! We were 5. Burt was very patient with everyone. We learned a lot about vinyls. It was really nice to be able to practice in a real studio. And Burt even of…
Ricardo
February 2020
Hey guys, took my girlfriend to this experience for valentines and it was great. DJ Burt has a passion with music and was showing us a better understanding about vinyls. He even offered us to take some records home. We had a great time!
Evan
February 2020
Burt was extremely knowledgeable and had so many great stories. His music studio was amazing. He was fun, friendly and accommodating and I left knowing how to scratch. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking about going

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Snacks