The disc jockey from Martorell Jordi Carreras just published Deejay, his third book. Answer all questions about the art of deejaying, from the most technical and basic to the most advanced tricks or secrets of promotion on social media. Edited by Elliptic Media and with a prologue by the Ibizan disc jockey and producer Anna Tur.
For some it is a profession, for others one hobby and for many a dream. Deejay it is aimed at all of them, whatever their level. In order to create this book, Carreras, a prestigious DJ and master of DJ’s, has surrounded himself with top artists and renowned specialists who share their knowledge and secrets for the reader to learn to puncture, mix, produce. and projecting himself artistically like a professional.
“More than an idea of writing a book about the profession, it was a commission. The publication is close to a teaching manual. The most interesting thing is the dissemination of the seriousness and professionalism of the DJ world ”. “We explain how the DJ works from the inside and not how it is seen from the outside. He has always called us informal and festive, but, like any other professional path, he has many aspects that people don’t know about, ”explains Carreras.
“The book is aimed at unnatural people in the area, disc jockeys who are active and who want to add value to what they do or who are just starting out. All with an easy-to-understand lexicon ”.
Jordi Carreras, discjòquei
The disc jockey recalls that “when I started the profession I was still seen as something amateur or amateur, and ignorance causes you to be labeled. But the struggle throughout my career has been to unlabel it. There are labels we don’t like like ‘record player’ or ‘song changer’. I can only invite these people to read the book and let them know that, between one song and another, there are several metrical, musical and technical steps to take ”.
Jordi Carreras, discjòquei
The publication is accompanied by a series of tutorial videos created especially for this project, which complete the training proposal. In them you can see in action the best specialists, explaining their techniques with the most advanced DJ tools.
Jordi Carreras is a professional who studies the theory and history of the disc jockey. Expert in the academic study of all relational phenomena with this world, such as the physical basis, its history and its relationship with human beings and society. Educator and teacher specializing in the professional training of the figure of the DJ. Member of the committee of experts of the AEDYP (Spanish Association of DJs and Music Producers).
He has worked at Pioneer Dj Spain, ProfessionalDJ and as a music curator (creator of musical atmospheres) at IMA Agency and Baky Hospitality. In the 90’s he worked at Plastic Acadèmia Barcelona, being the co-founder of Plastic Acadèmia of DJs and Producers of Barcelona in 1993.
In 1998 he joined as a collaborator and advisor to Deejay Magazine, the first publication specialized in dance music in Spain. Dance Press SL hired him as executive director and created the first official Deejaymags dance awards, recognized by SGAE and Fundación Autor. In 2004 he took over the editorial direction of the only electronic music magazine in the country, TRAX, which was managed by Dancepress and which would soon be called Beat Magazine.
He has been a resident DJ for clubs since 1985: Flaps Music Factory, Torn, Star Garden and Forum. As a megamixer, he was a direct disciple of Mike Platinas, and has published about 25 references, most notably The Bimix, Saturday night (Radio Mix), Puzzletron i SuperMIx 2 i 3 for Portugal. Creator in Spain of the first vinyl collections of Beats&Scratches.
His beginnings in Ràdio Martorell
Jordi has been a radio professional since 1984. His beginnings were on the local stations of Nova Antena the voice of Martorell, Dial 107 and Ràdio Martorell. Also Ràdio Abrera, Ràdio Esparreguera and Olesa Ràdio.
Carreras is very clear that “the bases started at the local stations in Martorell. Thanks to this I have the opportunity to dedicate myself professionally to this. I was surrounded by very nice people and the radio gave me the impetus to be clear about my path ”. “Martorell has been my home and I still have a family there. I feel very Martorell ”.
Jordi Carreras, discjòquei
He has also worked for stations such as Cadena 40 Principales, Cadena Nova, Popular FM, Cadena 100, Onda Rambla, Flaix FM, Loca FM, RAC 105, Interpop, Ibiza Global Radio. His most successful programs were Music Show, Dance People, Prive O Mary’s Place. Carreras was also the creator of the first radio online of a music magazine, Deejay FM, l’any 2006.
Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.
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