Intro to DJing Workshop with Ana Luisa

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Intro to DJing Workshop with Ana Luisa

Learn how to use Rekordbox, and techniques such as BPM, Key, beatmatching and EQing with DJ Ana Luisa!

By Xpace Cultural Centre

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, November 27, 2021 · 2 - 5pm EST


Xpace Cultural Centre 303 Lansdowne Avenue #Unit 2 Toronto, ON M6K 2W5 Canada

About this event

💿 Intro to DJing with ANA LUISA 💿

Presented by Xpace Cultural Centre and Long Winter

Saturday, November 27th, 2021

2 PM- 5 PM

Xpace Cultural Centre (2-303 Lansdowne Avenue, M6K 2W5)

This introductory DJ workshop is aimed for folks with little to no experience in the craft of DJing, or music in general, but who wish to learn in a safe setting. Participants will be introduced to Rekordbox using a laptop controller, and will learn basic terms and techniques such as BPM, Key, beatmatching and EQing. During the last hour of the workshop participants will have an opportunity to practice!

Please note that no previous knowledge is required to join, and that we are prioritizing registration from folks that are susceptible to experiencing significant barriers when accessing the industry, including but not limited to: misogyny, racism, ableism, transphobia, queerphobia and financial barriers.


ANA LUISA grew up getting down in house parties, clubs and minitecas in Caracas, Venezuela, and started DJing two years ago in Tkaronto (Toronto), where she's now based. Her music selection is eclectic and genre-bending, and she is known for her energetic sets that blend latin genres and rhythms with electrifying underground remixes, percussive club masterpieces and bouncy edits of your favourite nostalgic tracks. She is the co-founder of Cuarenteca, a party series and education platform, as well as the host of Dimensión Ideal: a monthly show on ISO Radio exploring the intersection of latin & electronic music in the underground, and highlighting emerging DJs from Latin America, the diaspora, and Tkaronto.


COVID protocols are in place for this event. We ask you to have your proof of vaccine and a valid form of personal identification handy for when you arrive. Masks must be worn throughout the duration of the event, except when eating.


Xpace’s entrance is at street level with no steps. The galleries, office and gender neutral washrooms are all located on the 1st floor. Service animals may accompany visitors at any time.

Lighting and fragrance vary per exhibition/event; please contact us if you have any questions regarding these items.

Long Winter is Toronto's essential all­-ages, pay-what-you-can inter-­arts series that takes place throughout the winter months. Featuring over 200 local artists/collectives and welcoming 5,000+ participants per season, Long Winter animates multiple rooms on multiple floors, transforming spaces into immersive, collaborative environments. Events are dense and eclectic, showcasing a broad cross-section of Toronto's cultural and sub-cultural artistic activity. Featured work includes performance art, theatre and dance, large-­scale sculptural installations, projections (single and dual screen videos, still images), visual installations (print, painting, photography collage) and interactive presentations including original video games by local programmers. Initially housed at the Great Hall on Queen Street West, Long Winter has a proven track record programming consistently sold-out shows at venues ranging from the Gladstone Hotel, to the Hearn Generating Station (Luminato), to the Galleria Mall. We are passionate about integrating diverse artistic communities and culture; gathering some of the most exciting, cutting-edge local talent under one roof.

Poster designed by Alexia Lim

About the organizer

Xpace Cultural Centre is a membership driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting. We program contemporary practices that respond to the interests and needs of our membership. As we program with shorter timelines this allows for us to respond to contemporary issues in theory and aesthetics, keeping an up to the minute response to what is going on directly in our community.