Saturday, May 30, 2009

"What You Got Wednesdays" DJ Tournament @ LOFT 709

Who: Your's truly going head to head against some the province's top DJs.

What: An epic battle to determine St John's most versatile DJ.

Where: "The Loft 709," 371 Duckworth Street, St. John's, NL, Canada

When: The first round kicks of this Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 9:00pm.

How: Disc Jockeys will be judged on five criteria: (1) Creativity, (2) track selection, (3) skills, (4) stage presence, and (5) audience response. Each DJ must play 3 distinct styles before a panel of three judges consisting of (1) a representitive from Music City, (2) a music critique from a local publication, and (3) DJ Sina. The first night is open to all who apply. The top eight will be selected based on their respective 15 minute sets, and will move on to the second night where four more will be eliminated (also based on a 15 minute set limit). The remaining top four will compete on night three with a 30 minute set limit. The top two from this round will go on the final night in a one-hour set showdown to determine the number one most versatile DJ. All time slots will be chosen at random. DJs must be present for their time slot and may not exceed their time limit. The Loft 709 will provide a Pioneer DJ M800 mixer, 2 Technic 12s, 2 CDJ 800s and Serato Scratch Live. However, participants may bring their own equipment if desired.

Why: The top prize will be valued at $1500, but more importantly, the winner will be crowned St John's most versatile DJ. The champion will have the opportunity to open for Canada's #1 Party Rocker DJ Shortcut (Shortcut was recently awarded #1 DJ and #1 Club DJ for Montreal). Drink specials during this event include $2.00 until 12:00am. All competitors are entitled to $2/drink specials all night. DJ Sina will be closing each night of the competition with a one hour set.

Please come out and support me! Creative expressions of " audience response" are highly encouraged! Start a conga line! Organize a line dance! Break out some costumes! Go crazy!

Furthermore, I'll be posting new content starting this Monday! Hooray for updates!