Backing the future of music for Black History Month

Serato are engaged in helping Underground Music Academy finally open the doors of their campus, in the historic building that once acted as the headquarters of the NAACP in Detroit’s North End. Through the donation of hardware and software for staff and students, and financial aid to finish construction, Detroit will be a step closer to having its own gathering place to nurture a more inclusive global dance music community that’s more aware of its roots.

The Sickest CV Auction in History

We’ve got to go big for UMA. Really big. Never before done big.

Raising money for the academy by auctioning off some of Serato’s rarest Control Vinyl didn’t seem like enough, so we added a few of our notorious white Icon CVs that have never in history been up for sale. Until now.

But what would make this truly historic would be legendary DJs, like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jazzy Jay, Spinna, Erykah Badu, Grand Wizard Theodore, Fat Boy Slim, Mixmaster Mike, Eric Orr and Shepard Fairey signing these one off pieces. Well, they did.

Support the cause and grab one while you can, cause you’ll never get this chance again.

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Serato X UMA

An academy doesn’t just need funding, its staff and students need the tools of the trade too. So Serato has given UMA our Studio, Sample, DJ Pro and software, as well as our 24/7 support.

Along with being a Serato-accredited school, we’ll also be providing UMA with part of their DJing and Beat Making curriculum, and running a series of workshops at the academy.

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Serato has also, in conjunction with Roland, supplied UMA with 10 brand new Roland 202 controllers for their students to use. And, for Beat Making, we added 10 equally brand new Akai MPC Mini’s as well.

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