Nicole Williams is in full postgraduate glow, having just earned her diploma via two turntables and a mixing console. Her final exam required that she blend together a six-song set of hip-hop, house, and R&B records, live, for a panel of famous DJs, who happened to be her professors at Miami's coolest new vocational school, Scratch DJ Academy. The 35-year-old's profs offered her a detailed critique of her volume control, equalization, and blending, then awarded her a certificate of completion for DJ 101 — the reason she flew down from Charlotte, North Carolina six weekends in a row, and... More >>>