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Paul Oakenfold Opens Enrollment for Impressive DJ Camp

At just past fifty years of age, Paul Oakenfold is one of the foremost senior experts on the electronic music scene and how to conquer it. He was there when EDM was called “electronica” and he's been through it all as an award-winning producer and wonderful DJ. Now, he's taking that experience to start his own breeding ground for the next Paul Oakenfold.

He's designed an “Electronic Dance Music Academy” that is set to take place from September 24-28 at the Los Angeles Recording School (a division of the L.A. film school). The school will focus on the art of Mixing (DJ'ing 101), In-studio production (“breaking it down”), publishing, licensing, marketing, social media, and radio – plus a breakdown of the agent and marketing game.

Students will be eligible to win spots in festival lineups and more – they just have to be over 18 years old to attend the camp. The studio is world-renowned, holding 20 studios and labs.

“This is a great opportunity for me to give back to the electronic music community and to take the time to teach and mentor students who have an interest in an industry that I’ve so proudly been a part of all these years,” Oakenfold said. “For me, the chance to make a difference in the careers of budding new artists is something I’ve always wanted to do, and providing this education is truly a dream for me.”

Check out the camp's website here for more information about enrollment. Entrants will receive mentorship from Oakenfold and these artists as well:

  • Jon Pleeter: brings 20 years of music artist representation experience as Vice President of Concerts & Festivals at International Creative Management.  Pleeter began as an agent at CAA, where he represented EDM pioneers such as Daft Punk

  • Jeff “Retro” Hill: Resident DJ at Hakkasan Nightclub, Las Vegas, considered the top nightclub in North America, and also holds residencies at WET Republic Ultra Pool, and the newly opened Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace. He’s opened for some of the most prominent DJ’s in the world, including Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buren, Benny Bennassi and David Guetta.

  • Matt Meyer: joined AM Only as a talent agent in 2012, where he represents a wide range of artists including Cash Cash, Cosmic Gate, Haywyre, Halsey, Krewella, Sam Feldt, Tritonal, and Whilk & Misky.

  • Dave Audė: a Grammy nominee, is responsible for official remixes of U2, Madonna, Sting, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Puff Daddy, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez,, Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Chris Brown, Korn and more, who have entrusted Dave to transform their hits into dance tracks. He has created an unprecedented 95 #1 Billboard tracks.

  • Jason Kadlec: is a Music Marketing expert who helped establish the Los Angeles-based digital music companies, INgrooves, Fontana and Topspin. Kadlec has spent years managing websites and online marketing for electronic music artists including Bassnectar, Amon Tobin, and EDM festivals such as Bass Camp.

  • Joe Carlone: is a leading entertainment Attorney whose clients include a broad range of recording artists, record producers, songwriters and composers.

  • Daniel Mendoza: is the Manager of Content Development at The Recording Academy. Daniel was a driving force behind the introduction of electronic music to The Grammys.

  • Nelly Neban: is the co-managing director of Axis Artists Management Inc. She has a vast background in concert promotion and artist management with Weintraub Entertainment Group.

  • Steve Baltin: is a lead writer/contributor for Rolling Stone Magazine and has interviewed some of the world’s top DJ/Producers.

Check out the full information on their website here.

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