Regardless of where your music background stems from, you’ve probably heard of the Beat Junkies. They’ve been elevating the art of DJing since the ’90s and are now instructors, and the name of this event — Beat Junkie Institute of Sound — speaks for itself. It’s a creative space for learning the fundamentals of DJing and the foundation of its culture, whether you’re new to the art form or have been a turntablist all your life. Located in Glendale, you can find a range of courses that emphasize DJing the correct way; there are no CDJs or controllers set up in this facility — only turntables, and all of the equipment is provided. On April 14, the crew celebrates the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound’s one-year anniversary, a monumental event with special performances by the Visionaries, DJ Nu-Mark, Defari, Exile, Rakaa Iriscience, Supernatural, Beat Junkies and more.