Are you ready to transform your passion into a profession? Then join our comprehensive course developed by female and gender minority DJs for DJs.
Welcome to Future Female Sounds Online DJ Academy!
This course is for complete beginners who have never tried DJing before, emerging DJs as well as intermediate DJs looking to professionalize themselves and advance their career and mixing skills.
Browse over 70 video tutorials to learn or advance the art of Dj'ing
Free 3 months pro Beatport subscription account to start mixing right away
Free digital templates including tech rider and invoicing
Join a community of over 8.000 female and gender minority DJs
FFS Online DJ Academy
is Future Female Sounds digital training platform focused exclusively on advancing the skills of female and gender minority DJs through creating digital safer space learning environments with our professional instructors.
Since 2017, our mission has been to make DJ culture accessible to women and gender expansive people, and by creating the first online learning platform for DJs - regardless of background of location - we are building a new future, together with you!
DJ set up
How to set up equipment and sound, intro to different types of DJ setups and equipment
Involving beat-matching, fader mixing, EQing, effects and looping
as a DJ
Navigating the music industry: booking, management and strategy, tips on how to land a booking
Monetizing your DJ career
Releasing your mixes and branding, DJ Etiquette and Invoicing
Developing your sound
Digging and where to find music, software tutorials, which equipment and software to invest in
Setting up your tech rider, preparing for a gig, ergonomics and ear fatigue
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You have already taken the first step to professionalizing yourself as a DJ, and we’re thrilled to help you along the way.
Our instructors will share all their greatest tips, in order to become a great DJ and thrive in this industry!
About Future Female Sounds
Future Female Sounds is an award-winning non-profit organization and global community, uniting over 7.000 female and gender minority DJs globally. We are on a mission to make DJ culture accessible to girls, women, and gender expansive individuals dreaming of learning how to DJ, and building their careers. We remove entry-barriers to the industry by education through our FFS DJ Workshops across several countries, and through our online DJ Academy - open and accessible to anyone in the world. Founded in Copenhagen in 2017, Future Female Sounds has since worked across 7 countries, and trained over 1.000 new DJs.
Our unique curriculum combined with our safer space practices and a women-founded and led organization, has changed the way aspiring female and gender minority DJs are entering the industry. By events, activations, advocacy, talks and conferences, Future Female Sounds is also working to change the music industry itself.
By providing a platform, and showcasing female and non-binary DJ Talent, we work as community facilitators, in order to provide more opportunities for both emerging and established talent in the electronic music scene. We work to create opportunities for local communities and DJs by partnering and collaborating with brands and organizations who share our values and vision.
We also believe that DJing as an art form has a vital role in shaping the future of young people and in increasing gender equality.
In a world where young girls and gender minorities have to actively search for role models, in spaces and fields that are typically dominated by masculinity, we provide active mentorship with a genre-fluid, open approach to music.
Simone Øster aka Smokey is a Copenhagen-based DJ with a well-cultivated appetite for a proper party and an on-point aesthetic to match. Emerging from renowned techno squad Apeiron Crew, as a solo artist she’s more focused on off-kilter rhythms, bass, breaks, electro, jungle, ghetto tech and more.
Meg10 is one of the most compelling DJs to come out of Berlin. Her political outspokenness and love for Y2K Hip Hop & RnB are key components to her sonic ID. With her genre-bending sound that combines elements of Rap & Electronic Music, as well as her feminist endeavors to foster a more female and queer inclusive club scene, Meg10 has been shaking up Germany for the last 5 years.
TIA TURN TABLES
Tia comes with 15 years of experience in the music and culture industry as an artist manager, booker, and independent consultant, dedicating her work life to creating opportunities and platforms for women and other marginalized groups within the music and culture industry. She is an expert in the field of DJing and gender, as well as community building and branding.
Rebecca aka. DJ Zurückbleiben Bitte is an Australian-German DJ & Promoter, based in Berlin. Her groovy, upbeat sets are playful and diverse. Having collected and mixed for fun for many years, she always enjoyed sharing the music she loves and in 2022 she was lucky enough to play at Kater Blau (Heinz Hopper) and Sisyphos Wintergarten, as well as opening the Dorfdisse at Moyn Festival and being invited to record a podcast for United We Stream. Her selections draws influences from 90s house, breakbeat and electro as well as her first loves, minimal and tech house.
BEC is a relentless techno talent who has got to the top in a very short space of time. She was head hunted by Pan Pot for their influential Second State label from her first release, then snapped up by Carl Cox's Intec and Adam Beyer's Drumcode. Not only has she put out her music on those labels, but has also played with them as a tour member at showcases everywhere from Burning Man to Tobacco Dock and Warehouse Project. Add in solo tours of North & South America, Asia, India and Europe and much talked about sets at Fabrik Madrid, Watergate Berlin and Sunwaves Romania, and you have one of techno's brightest contemporary stars.
The FFS Scholarship is eligible for women and gender minorities based in the global south. We use the list curated each year by the United Nations' Finance Center for South-South Cooperation. As of 2023, the list includes 78 countries in all.
This scholarship is intended to help support individuals who are not living in more privileged and western societies, as well as to encourage more women of colour and BIPOC to pursue DJing as a profession.
We want to live up to our mission of making DJ culture accessible to women and gender minorities globally, and this is finally a possibility for us by creating a digital DJ Academy!
Spaces are given based on applications and will be treated individually. We are a small team, so please allow some time for you application to be treated. The last application date will be 1 December 2023.