DJ Training and Courses in New Zealand

We offer exclusive DJ training with business buy-in options soon to be available.

Have you ever wanted to become a professional DJ or own your own DJ business?

Addictive DJ’s was started in 2005 and between then and now we’ve put professional DJ’s at hundreds of events such as weddings, school balls, birthday parties, corporate events and private parties. Owned and operated by Matt Naylor, our DJ's can be found playing on the very latest DJ equipment, mixing the very latest and greatest music alongside the greatest party music ever made.

Known to be New Zealand’s premium DJ company, Addictive DJ’s are looking for honest, outgoing, hardworking, music loving, entrepreneurs to become owner/operator of their very own DJ business.

To enquire about being accepted into our in-house DJ training course and becoming a team member please contact us by writing a 300+ word email telling us why you're the best and want to become a professional DJ. It would benefit to hear about what you think you can bring to the Addictive DJ team also.

DJ Training and Businesses


The basics:

  • What equipment is best to purchase to perform in different situations
  • The dos and don’ts of basic audio
  • Ins and outs of DJ equipment (MIDI Controllers, speakers, microphones, headphones)
  • How to spend your money wisely and what’s really important when choosing gear
  • Purchasing music legally and the rules around APRA and paying royalties in New Zealand
  • Learning and understanding the meaning of beats, bars and phrases in music
  • How to setup and pack down a basic mobile DJ rig with controller, speakers and lights
  • Equipment maintenance and troubleshooting

Serato DJ Pro Introduction:

  • Managing music in crates and smart crates
  • Using different Serato layouts and panels
  • Importing music from iTunes and other sources
  • How to analyse your music accurately
  • How to move playlists, crates and smart-crates
  • Creating a wholesome music library
  • Editing beatgrids if they are incorrect
  • How to record, save and share your sets
  • Using sync and the sample player
  • Setting cue points and loops
  • Connecting to MIDI controllers
  • Using effects and censoring
  • How to use keylock and slip mode

Mixing Music:

  • Cueing up music using Pioneer DJ Controllers
  • How to fade a track in and out
  • Choosing the next track
  • Where to place a new track in the mix
  • Traditional mixing techniques
  • How to beat-match your tracks
  • How to use EQ’s, Filters and Gain Controls
  • Chopping, changing and morphing tracks
  • Using loops to extend intros and outros
  • How to perform cuts, stops & spin backs
  • Matching rhythms and phrases
  • The basics of scratching on Pioneer DJ gear
  • How to read the crowd
  • How to mix different genres and acapellas

DJ Master Classes (Advanced)

How to EQ sound systems tothe best quality
Adding effects to your sets during the mix
Professional microphone techniques
How to scratch in different ways
Earning money from DJing
Sales training to help you sell to potential clients
An introduction to Ableton Live
Marketing yourself as a mobile DJ

Enquire about our courses today!

Mobile DJ Licensing In New Zealand

Addictive DJ's are pioneers of the mobile DJ world and are rapidly becoming the first licensed mobile DJ company in the NZ. We have designed industry leading systems to make the job of being a mobile DJing easier but most of all, profitable. Addictive DJ's will be searching to offer opportunities to select young men and women with or without previous DJ experience to own their own mobile DJ business. If you want to be your own boss and be backed by an already successful DJ company that has systems in place to eliminate the hassle of years of trial and error, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. Our mobile DJ licensee model is one of its kind in the world and should be available late 2018. To be put on a communication list to hear about License related news, please contact us today.

Learn to DJ Training Services


Centralised call centre and booking office
Full DJ training and online education resources
24/7 technical support available
Receive a full mobile DJ rig (worth between 35-40k)
Enjoy a sign-written Toyota Hiace van
In-house accountancy within head office
Insurance advice and lending help
Equipment servicing and electrical certifications
Back up and extra equipment hire available
Systems for music supply
Be apart of a highly reputable DJ company
Access to the latest DJ equipment and software
Long term supply of consumables such as batteries and tape
Custom online client/booking management software
Pre-programmed lighting shows available
Nationwide and localised advertising campaigns
Yearly conferences explaining new products, services and add-ons

Meet our current team of Professional DJs