Tribe XR launches the world’s first live DJ classes in VR, in partnership with DJ Ellaskins

San Francisco, CA. July 17, 2018. - Tribe XR, the immersive training platform that makes it easy for people to learn practical real-world skills, launched live DJ classes in Virtual Reality.

For the first time ever, Oculus Rift users can book 30 minute classes with a DJ mentor and get a one-on-one immersive learning session via the Tribe app. The live VR classes offer an opportunity for learners to connect with mentors in the virtual reality environment and interact and collaborate in real-time over a virtual DJ interface. Guided by live tutors, aspiring DJs can immediately start mixing music on a fully functional virtual professional-grade DJ console.

Starting now, students can sign up for lessons with a renowned Youtube DJ Ellaskins, with other mentors being added to the platform on an ongoing basis. Dubbed “Youtube’s greatest DJ mentor”, Jonathan Lewis, aka Ellaskins, runs a popular YouTube channel, with some of his videos hitting over 1.2 million views.

Tribe XR Co-founder and CEO Tom Impallomeni said: “In developing Tribe, we learned from our users that live immersive lessons and collaborative learning are extremely powerful. Our new live lessons marketplace will enable our mission to democratize learning, and help people master many practical real-world skills, starting with DJing. With around 5 million pro DJs and up to 100 million novice DJs around the world, and many more people being interested, we hope to open up people’s minds and passions around this amazing skill set.”

No previous DJ knowledge or experience is required to sign up for Tribe live DJ classes in VR, and anyone who has an Oculus Rift and Tribe app can experience the live VR classes for themselves.

Each live VR DJ class with Ellaskins is 30 min long. Students who buy a class get access to the Tribe app on Oculus Rift for free. To book, visit the live VR classes page.

About Tribe XR

Tribe XR makes it easy for people to learn real-world skills by harnessing XR platforms to enable immersive learning. Based in San Francisco and backed by investors including Boost VC, Disruptus, Grabble founder Daniel Murray, Tribe XR is founded by serial entrepreneurs who have built and worked at technology businesses such as Pixar, High Fidelity, Virtually Live, Transparent House and SuperAwesome.

Discover Tribe VR on Oculus Rift.
Download Tribe VR Live DJ Class screenshot here.
Download Ellaskins' headshot here

About Ellaskins

Jonathan Lewis, aka Ellaskins, has been dubbed “Youtube’s greatest DJ mentor”. Ellaskins operates his own YouTube channel and loves the fact that now anyone can experience his work directly. Ellaskins has gathered a following of more than 180k youtube fans doing DJ equipment demonstration and sharing skills and tips, and some of his videos have in excess of 1.2 million views.


For more information, please contact:

Inna Semenyuk
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