Thanks to everyone that sent in an entry for Spin DJ 2013. With the calibre of entries very high, it was a hard task but the twelve DJs/acts to progress to the qualifying round have been chosen! Over the next 3 weeks they will be battling it out on the Soundpond.net airwaves to secure their place in the grand final at Sugar on 1st March at and ultimately, their name on the Future Music Festival line up as well as an awesome prize pack.
Here’s how it’s gonna work.
Over the next three Mondays (4th, 11th and 18th February) from 8pm, four DJs will play a 30 minute set live on Soundpond.net. The judges favourite from each week will progress to the final. Of the nine remaining DJs/acts that didn’t win their heat, an additional finalist will be selected to join the final as a “wild card”.
The four finalists will play a 30 minute set each at Sugar on Friday 1st March, where the Spin DJ 2013 winner will be decided.
Let’s meet the qualifiers:
BottleRockets – BottleRockets made it to the final of Spin DJ 2011 as a duo. Now just a solo DJ act, BottleRockets still brings a frenetic house party mash of booty beats, hip hop, rock, pop, retro and electro.
Daniel Constantine – “My djing is very beatmix and layering orientated, mixing 2/3/4 tracks together as long as I can and as long as they work” says Daniel. More impressive still, his sets consist of ENTIRELY his own house and techno productions.
Dubrat – “To be honest I’ve never heard another DJ that goes in as deep or broad as me.” writes Dubrat. A bold claim, but after listening to cross-genre mix of new and fascinating sounds, we think we agree.
Josh Pathon – This producer/DJ provided a sweet mix of irresistible deep house grooves featuring several of his own productions. Very nice.
Last Resort – Spanning jackin’ house, electro and breaks, this duo definitely had us moving with their high energy set spiced up with live percussion.
Lincoln Sayle – Lincoln used 3 CDJs to deliver a set of solid electro and house he describes as “different”, “very mashy uppery”, “jazzy” and “pretty banging“.
Mister Bizkut – Mister Bizkut is a multi-genre specialist always on the lookout for that edgy surprise for the listener, bringing breakbeat mayhem with classic mashups and turntablist tendencies.
Nik C – Deep house, tech house and techno are Nik’s specialty and he mixes them solidly all on vinyl and with some nice chopping and trickery on the faders.
Rework’d – Playing across the house spectrum, this duo’s selection of disco, tech, progressive and electro includes feel good moments, big room drops and classic vocals.
Rowzee – Banging beats and heavy basslines to smash the club coupled with reggae and tropical rhythms. Rowzee definitely has a distinct style of his own.
Trax & Stix – Trax & Stix are a DJ/percussion duo with Stix drumming along to Trax’s selection of Funky tech house & techno, with influences of house, trance and progressive.
Weez – “I’m definitely a dance floor DJ” says DnB selector Weez. “There has to be a few good double drops and tracks that everyday punter will recognise as well as some fresh tracks for the heads”
Qualifying heats start on 8pm each Monday. Here are the dates:
Trax & Stix
Check out the facebook event here.
A paid set at Future Music Festival 2013
A set at the Soundpond Arena – Womadelaide Festival 2013
Guest interviews and sets on Soundpond.net shows.
$1500 worth of free Fringe Benefits advertising for upcoming gigs or new releases
$500 Derringers voucher
$100 Inbound Records voucher
A carton of Hills Cider
A carton of Little Creatures Pale Ale
Spin DJ Comp 2013 is held by Soundpond.net with support from Future Music Festival, Fringe Benefits, Sugar Nightclub, Derringers Music, Inbound Records, Hills Cider and Little Creatures Brewery.