About
crossfader

our mission? Inspire, Educate and Impact

Who we are

Crossfader is here to help you learn and develop as a DJ. Whether you’re a bedroom DJ, working club DJ or an artist rocking the festivals already there is a place for everyone. Our aim is to help transform you into a more skilful, confident DJ whilst also providing support and a place to network with other DJs.

We’re a UK based company built from a small team of dedicated DJ’s who have worked in the industry for many years. We love music and have a passion for technology in the DJ industry. Our team are always experimenting, mixing, scratching and developing their own skills. Some of which you can see in our weekly #SundayDJSkills videos.

What we do

We have product specific and software specific DJ courses available. They can help you get started or take your skills to a more advanced level. These courses have been designed from years of teaching DJs one to one and understanding the pains and problems you may have when learning new skills.

Our DJ courses also provide access to various tools such as free music download packs, beat matching tools and Crossfader scratching loops. These tools have been designed specifically to help you learn, something you won’t find anywhere else. Our team also creates product reviews to help aid your purchasing decisions and showcase the latest DJ products.

OUR

STORY

In the beginning…

It was May 2014 and Jamie Hartley our founder decided to rent a run down office in his hometown. He laid a floor for the first time thanks to YouTube, painted the space and got it in working order. It was just Jamie on a mission to help people.

He used the studio to teach one to one lessons for anybody that wanted to learn. The curriculum he developed was aimed at helping people avoid all the mistakes that he made along the way and teach exactly what people needed to know. It was a course that he wished was available when he first started out.

Two years after launching Crossfader we were becoming a very popular place to learn. However, the problem was we didn’t have the capacity to teach everyone. This didn’t sit well with Jamie, so thats how ‘Crossfader – The Online DJ School’ was launched.

Crossfader launches online…

Our aim has always been to inspire, educate and impact as many people as possible around the world. So we worked tirelessly for almost a year to turn Jamies popular DJ curriculum into various online DJ courses, that could help people learn to DJ from the comfort of their own homes. Launching our YouTube channel back in October 2014 we have grown to over 150,000 subscribers with 41.3 million minutes of tutorials, reviews and guides watched by over 14.8 million people worldwide so far!

We are also fortunate enough to work alongside some of the biggest brands in the DJ market. Our working relationships with companies such as Native Instruments, Serato, Denon DJ and many more allow us to create cutting edge content with the latest tech. We hope to bridge the gap between DJs worldwide and the hardware/software manufacturers, providing a voice and platform for both sides of the industry.

OUR

TEAM

Jamie Hartley

Jamie Hartley

Founder / DJ Tutor

I AM: A Proud Dad!

I DANCE TO: Kaytranada

I DRINK: Rum & Ginger

I EAT: White Chocolate Cookies!

Katie Riddoch

Katie Riddoch

Director

 

I AM: a musical theatre nerd.

I DANCE TO: Crazy P, Lovebirds & Julio Bashmore

I DRINK: Espresso Martinis

I EAT: Sushi

Danny James

Danny James

Content Creator

 

I AM: a DJ & Producer & a big fan of Tarantino movies & cats.

I DANCE TO: Anything house or drum & bass.

I DRINK: Jack Daniels & cappuccinos.

I EAT: Pizza.

James Holland

James Holland

Content Creator

 

I AM: Holland –  a huge geek, petrol head and avid fan of Leeds United!

I DANCE TO: Toto – Africa… on repeat.

I DRINK: Red Bull, Jagermeister, Budweiser

I EAT: Anything deep fried, served with fries!!

Lawrence James

Lawrence James

DJ & Producer

 

Fave Artist : YEEZY

Fave Trainers YEEZY’s

Fave TV show : Keeping up with the kardashians season 16 (when Kanye started)

are you crossfader?

There is also a reason why our website and social media handles are called ‘We Are Crossfader.’ It’s because we’re all in this together! We’re a community, a place to discuss and learn together, whether it be on YouTube, our Website, Instagram or Facebook. It could be over email or in the comments within our courses. 

We’d love to have you join our Crossfader family and become part of this thriving community. 

If you want to join, watch some free lessons from our courses as well as hear about the latest products then just click the box below and enter your details.