Say what you want about the DJ boom (“It’s over!” “I miss the good ol’ days!” “I’m just bummed Kylie Jenner canceled her set!”), but there’s something to be said for someone who can really mix, scratch and rock a party. The crew at Blend DJ Institute have dedicated themselves to teaching proper turntable technique since 2014, and their students have the skills to show for it. That’s why each month, a few pupils get the chance to grace the decks like a pro—reaffirming the importance of turntable education at the turn-up. Salute! 5165 S. Fort Apache Rd., Suite 175, 702-550-4492, BlendVegas.net.