Producer Dojo was founded by artists, for artists with the dream of launching 1,000 music careers, and it’s off to a great start so far.
In an industry plagued by gatekeeping and nepotism the Producer Dojo is a beacon of integrity which has drawn in a thriving and successful community of artists who know we can build a better future. By sharing knowledge, tools, connections and camaraderie in an environment built on collaboration rather than competition we are living proof that a better world is possible.
The Dojo is the #1 place for musicians to learn, grow, and get paid. The Producer's Path covers the learning part but the elite Class Of 808 level is all about growing and getting paid.
We could spend all day telling you that the Dojo is a magic pill that will fast forward to the finish line - because in many ways it is - but your success requires much more than just making great music.
Enter the Class Of 808.APPLY NOW
42k on spotify
EyeOnEyez had never finished a track. Now he has shocking amounts of followers and has worked with a dream list of everybody’s favorite rappers, including: Prodigy from Mobb Deep, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, T.I., Gucci Mane, 42 Dugg, and more.
32k on spotify
Eko Zu had always been involved in music, but had not launched his project, but with the help of the Dojo he got awesome management and his project took off. He has hundreds of thousands of plays on his tracks and he’s playing giant venues all around America. He has gone on to work with The Glitch Mob, Seal, and many others.
55k on spotify
RIP KENNY wanted to do a rebrand and new project and he found a totally innovative new style. He ended up working with 42 Dugg and on an EP with EPROM. He's opened for The Glitch Mob and hit over one million spotify streams last year.
81k on spotify
Ravenscoon had started his DJ career but wasn’t really getting much traction. With the skills he learned from the Dojo he went on to build a thriving fanbase and is now selling out shows on a regular basis. He now has releases with WAKAAN, Dead Beats, Gravitas, The Untz, and more!
15k on soundcloud
Future Twist started as students in the Class of 808 during their senior year of highschool - posting tracks on their YouTube page, which nobody listened to. Today they have labels asking for them by name, an exciting all-original set for live shows, and collabs with artists they used to open for.
8k on spotify
6TH STREET had never finished a track. Now he's on youtube with millions of hits working with his favorite dance crews and childhood heroes. He created an incredible music video that was directed by ill.Gates and did an official Gucci Mane remix that was promoted by Insomniac.
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Okay, so you can make great music.. What’s next?
There is a big difference between having some dope tracks and having your brand, team, and your processes ready to build your fan base. In the Growth Accelerator you will gain access to the tools and training required to get some real traction with your music and make your brand a success.
Multiple Sessions with ill.Gates
In this cohort of The Class Of 808 you will get real time access to exclusive coaching sessions with ill.Gates himself as he leads you through the steps to reach the next level. These sessions will show you around The Class Of 808, teach you how to build a unique brand that resonates with your audience, and then show you how to create an online business using our amazing new ProducerDJ.com marketplace site, a uniquely effective one stop shop that takes all the hassle out of building an online music business.
Elevating Your Style
When you submit music to labels 90% of the rejections are matters of STYLE and not execution. In this unique masterclass you will gain a much deeper understanding of the elements of style, taking your game and especially your fan engagement to a whole new level. This is quite literally the ONLY style masterclass for electronic musicians that is available anywhere!
ZERO BUDGET PROMO
Just added: An epic four part series about how literally anyone can get live gigs and millions of plays without spending a dime! Learn how I got over 40 million organic plays for free, how to create and lead a tribe of fans, and how to make promoters book you by making them an offer they can’t refuse… These secret tactics are tried, tested, and true with real world examples as living proof… and all on ZERO BUDGET!
TECH TOOLS FOR ARTISTS with LOUIS PIOTTI
I call Louis the Sultan Of Spreadsheets because he’s the most organized person I’ve ever met. Once destined for high level marketing in the Pharmaceutical industry he had a rave-alation and gave it all up to use his powers for good: music education and charity projects for the underprivileged. He spills the beans about how you can use the most current and cutting edge tech to take your music business into the stratosphere, and it’s all exclusive to Producer Dojo.
How to Release Music Independently
In this course Dojo luminary Spiderhound takes you through everything you need to know to distribute and promote your music independently. This is a MUST for all serious musicians, even if you’re on another label you need to understand the mechanics of the release process so you can get the most out of your music.
Modern Music Promotion
We are incredibly lucky to be able to offer this masterclass with full time music industry PR pro Cheyanne Powell. She’s put together an incredible enlightening presentation that walks you through all of the modern promotion methods that industry giants use to become household names.
Branding + Graphic Design
The difference between successful and unsuccessful brands is all in the mind of the audience. When you do everything else properly the only limit to your brand growth is the audience’s perception of your status. Learn what it takes to create a brand that evokes the right image in the minds that matter. Ignore design at your own peril!
Booking Shows and Tours
In this conversation with agent Gregg Sauber you can get access to a professional booking agent’s thought processes when booking talent and routing tours. ill.Gates and Gregg go deep on strategies you can use to turn good will into gigs into tours. This is real industry knowledge no musician should ever be without.
The chance to remix ill.Gates and possibly be included on an official Remix EP release.
EyeOnEyez’ Wicked Mink Records, where Dojo members got the chance to remix Gucci Mane and current Billboard top 100 rapper, 42 Dugg.
Other remix opportunities for big-name artists such as Herbalistek, Masia One, Psyops, The Private Language, and many more!
Obskure Records, where ill.Gates was asked to curate the Obskurities Vol. 2 compilation
Friend of the Dojo, Zain Effendi, has recently started farming out scoring work. The last time ill.Gates worked with him, it was for Disney’s Star Wars' Galaxy’s Edge.
Get A+R from ill.Gates personally
If you have what it takes you will get direct access to A+R and career development consultation from ill.Gates directly. This direct access (via ill.Gates’ phone number) is the main reason The Class Of 808 is so exclusive. ill.Gates goes above and beyond for the members who earn it, helping with branding, promotion, career development and even mixing and mastering Dojo member songs. This is not guaranteed, but if you have what it takes the door is open.
Get A+R from Our Release Partners
When you submit to release partners in the Label Releases area you have a chance to get direct written feedback from real clients operating in a professional capacity. If you kill it this typically leads to phone calls etc and a direct relationship with incredibly talented and knowledgeable career musicians. The experience that you stand to gain is priceless and if you get a release over the line then you’d be paid to gain it.
the Class of 808 includes:
12 one on one
Every month you'll get to work with an artist on your tracks and get the personal attention your music deserves.
Hit the library
Your coach will guide you through the 400+ hours of videos in the Dojo, prescribing you the exact learning to jump start your growth.
make awesome music
The best way to solidify everything you learn is to practice. Writing music is the most important part of being a musician!
Check in with one of the coaches any time you want. Link your latest song & get detailed, in depth feedback.
RELEASE GREAT MUSIC
Nothing quite feels like listening back to your new song and thinking "I can't believe I made this." That's what it's all about!
REPEAT AND LEVEL UP
Finishing your best music is addictive. The results will keep you coming back for more!
The Weekly Download is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to close the gap between your music and the music you're inspired to make. When you work with a Sensei, the hundreds of hours of tutorials inside will become an encyclopedia for your growth and training.
Even if you signed up, raided the downloads and cancelled, you'd still have hundreds of dollars in amazing new tools.
You'll enjoy access to the full archive of weekly downloads (350 weeks and counting) including LIVE Workshops, a growing archive of VIP tools, sound packs, templates, samples & presets for the modern producer.
DOJOTV On Demand is a collection of livestreams from our Senseis and ninjas through our Platform DojoTV.
Containing everything from track feedback to production tutorials and live sets, this is the fastest growing collection of videos on Producer Dojo. From Ninjas, to Senseis, and ill.Gates himself we've had loads of live events including Feedback Friday and WIP Wednesday, which links perfectly with the Track Feedback you'll be using with the senseis.
unlimited track feedback
Track feedback is such a valuable thing that any producer can have at any skill level. Even I send out tracks for feedback regularly! it's one of the best ways to learn where I can keep improving my production.
In addition to track feedback from the Senseis whenever you like, we also have a recurring stream on Wednesdays and Fridays with LIVE track feedback from ill.Gates, the Senseis, and special guests from outside the Dojo!
Featuring Weekly track feedback streams!
Every Wednesday and Friday on DOJOTV you can join our live track feedback streams with one of our amazing guests which have included Protohype, Chomppa, ill.Gates, and more! You'll be amazed when you see how interactive track feedback can be when the keyboard barrier is broken.
The Class of 808 Coaches
Specialties: Sound Design (Operator, Wavetable, Resampling), Mixing, Arrangement/Song Structure, Workflow
Spiderhound has been producing music for 30 years and he wants you to learn from his mistakes so that you don’t have to endure what he did over the years. In addition to helping you with cutting edge music production, he can help you manage the psychological aspect of making music so that you can maintain a positive and healthy outlook while increasing your productivity and working towards your clearly defined SMART goals.
Specialties: Workflow, Project Management, Mixing, DIY Mastering, Creative Hacks
Moonsplatta used to be a physicist, now he makes and teaches music. He loves to talk about anything and everything from nerdy technical things like sound design and music theory to the more abstract like finding inspiration and developing workflow.
Specialties: Sound Design, Modular Synthesis, Mixing, Arrangement
Luke Rain has released bass tunes independently and through the Producer Dojo label, and as Trap Jesus he has produced rap and RnB records for up and coming indie acts Bingx, Sam Shoemaker, Wonderwish and more that total over 1 million streams on Spotify. He's an expert in Reason Studios and enjoys giving track feedback and teaching Dojo Ninjas about productive mindset and time saving tips, including library organization, sound palettes, mix templates and setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals.
DAW(s): Reason 11
Specialties: Workflow, Mindset, Productive Habits, Engineering and Arrangement
Much of Daniel's music is inspired by his spiritual awakening journey. He aims to help spread a message of unity, peace, and harmony through his music and empower others to do the same
DAW(s): Ableton, Logic (for recording and comping)
Specialties: Songwriting, Production, Creativity, Finding Your Sound & Brand
Tesko loves teaching all levels, but he's extra passionate about leveling up the producer who knows their tools to freely express themselves in the DAW. However, his approach is not at all DAW-dependent and instead focused on understanding why/when to apply techniques - with that said, he can also deep dive into Ableton workflow and shortcuts!
Specialties: Workflow, Mixing, Developing your own sound, Finishing
As a House and Techno producer, ShadowStar can teach you how to harness the FEELING of House music, and how to appreciate the full range of Techno. He likes to approach music as if he is an Audio Alchemist- to calibrate and create. He loves to share this concept with anyone that resonates. His goal is to link up with the people with who he can best serve as a guide to getting on the fast track of music production.
If you're the kind of student that is teachable and wants to work hard, he is here for YOU!
DAW(s): Ableton, (NI Maschine/Reason 12 coming soon)
Specialties: S.M.A.R.T Goals, Style Development, House/Techno Composition, Philosophy
DETØX has been featured by media outlets such as EDM.com, electric hawk, Conscious Electronic and others while gaining support from well know producers in the industry. Known for his style of heavy and uplifting bass music, DETØX loves working with up and coming producers to make sure they get the knowledge needed to reach industry standard in today's competitive market and to find the quickest and easiest ways of getting what's inside, out. Art is one of the main ways we can heal from our past trauma and DETØX is dedicated to making sure you get exactly what you need out of your music experience and journey.
DAW(s): FL Studio
Specialties: Arrangement, Sound Design
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58 Million+ plays on 275+ songs
1000+ shows on 5 continents.
56 tracks released in 2022.
Songs with winners of 9 Grammys.
Credits include: Star Wars, GTA5, Gucci Mane, Alanis Morissette, 42 Dugg, Action Bronson, Foreign Beggars, Pav4n, Apashe, Eprom, Mr. Bill, G Jones, Liquid Stranger, Minnesota, CloZee, Captain Hook, DJ Dan, Si Begg, Excision/Destroid, Opiuo, Beats Antique + a collab with Flume/Seal engineer Eko-Zu that was selected by Dolby to demo Dolby Atmos sound systems.
ill.Gates sold the first Ableton templates in 2006, pioneered classic techniques like '128s' and 'The Infinite Drum Rack', was featured in Ableton's 'One Thing' series and is paid by Ableton to teach other educators.
ill.Gates has taught at Berkelee, NYU, and the S.A.E. as well as a Producer Dojo class on a different subject every week for over 300 consecutive weeks.
Past students and known users of ill.Gates products include Grammy Winner Seal, 10 Time Grammy Nominee Damian Taylor (Björk, Arcade Fire), 2 Time Grammy Winner Morgan Page, Illenium, Dr. Phresch, Apashe, DJ Vadim, G Jones, Mr. Bill, Chee, Ravenscoon, Claude Von Stroke, Ahee and Andrew Huang, who featured ill.Gates on '4 Producers 1 Sample'.