DMC has just announced details of its all new 2012 online DJ championships. Partnering with leading technology platform Talenthouse and music network, Muzu, this years solely web based event has some fundamental changes since year of inception. Sally McLintock, DMC’s World DJ Championship organiser, elaborates further on the 2012 competition which starts on February 22nd.
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“The 2012 championship will have some fundamental changes to last year, including free entry for all competitors. There will be THREE VOTING HEATS and a FINAL where performances will be judged by the public and established DMC World Champion DJs. Each heat will have a four week entry period before all films are revealed in a one week voting period. Submissions will be accepted from Muzu, Youtube and Vimeo.
Prizes include $3000 cash and an all expenses trip to the September DMC WORLD FINALS in London with the option to compete live for the ultimate DJ title or just simply join the world’s National DJ champions as a VIP spectator. A treasure trove of equipment will make up this handsome prize. There will also be prizes for heat winners and runners up and the voting public will also be given their chance to win prizes from the event’s top DJ equipment sponsors”
This online initiative is certainly different to other DMC competitive DJ events, which as Sally again adds: “.. are staged annually in up to 40 nations and include the Battle for World Supremacy (single head to head knock-outs); the DJ Team Championship and the main DMC WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIP. In the Online competition, because the DJs have all the time in the world to film their two minute set in the comfort of their own home, DMC allow them to use any equipment they wish – vinyl, CD, computers, keyboards, etc. This freedom of choice cannot be contained in the annual live on stage competitions due to the technical difficulties in changing so much equipment in front of a live audience. On this basis the ONLINE event is the world’s only OPEN DJ contest where anything goes. It is regarded as the event which will most influence DJ presentation in future years”.
Good luck to any of our DV Magazine DJ readers as I’m sure most of you would love to dive in and give this a go. Get more details and compatition entry info from the official DMC DJOnline website.