UNITED WE STREAM LAUNCH #10MINUTEMIX DJ COMPETITION WITH AUDIO ACTIVE AND UP2SCRATCH DJ ACADEMY

United We Stream Brighton are joining forces with Charity Partner Audio Active and the Up2Scratch DJ Academy to find a new DJ talent in the city and encourage people to get creative during the second lockdown with prizes from Pioneer DJ, Beatport and SoundCloud up for grabs.

The competition is open to all young people under the age of 25 with the aim of giving young talent that all-important leg up into the industry prizes include; Pioneer DJ – DDJ-200, Pioneer DJ Headphones, Masterclasses at Up2Scratch DJ Academy, a filmed stream broadcast on United We Stream, SoundCloud Pro Unlimited and Beatport LINK subscriptions. In addition, 1BTN radio will choose their favourite mixes from the 10 finalists to air on the station. 

Local artists and promoters have also joined the campaign to help judge the finalists including;  Raphael Pujol, Head of Curation and Label Relations, Beatport, Darren James, FMLY, Tom Yum, Up2Scratch DJ Academy, Markus Saarlander, UWS Brighton/Berlin and local DJs Suze Rosser and Henna.

Says Markus Saarlander, UWS Brighton:
“After launching UWS to promote local artists and venues, we really wanted to keep contributing to the local community and we feel that helping new talent is a great way to achieve that. We’re really pleased to be joining forces with some great people on this and we can’t wait to see what talent we have in our city that is waiting to be discovered.

Prizes:

1st
Pioneer DJ – DDJ-200
Pioneer DJ HDJ-CUE1BT headphones
A filmed stream broadcast on United We Stream
2 hours Masterclass sessions at Up2Scratch DJ Academy
3 Month Beatport LINK subscription – https://link.beatport.com/
SoundCloud Pro Unlimited

2nd
Pioneer DJ HDJ-CUE1BT headphones
1 hour Masterclass session at Up2Scratch DJ Academy
3 Month Beatport LINK subscription – https://link.beatport.com/
SoundCloud Pro Unlimited

3rd
1 hour Masterclass session at Up2Scratch DJ Academy
3 Month Beatport LINK subscription – https://link.beatport.com/
SoundCloud Pro Unlimited

In addition 1BTN radio will choose their favourite mixes from the 10 finalists to air on the station. 

How to Enter:

Competition is open to all young people under the age of 25.  Entrants should include at least 5 different tracks being played to show mixing technique and how to mix different tracks together to create a unique mix that stands out.  Tell us your name, age, a bit about yourself, how long you have been djing and the genre of music you like to play.

1.Upload a 10 minute DJ mix video to Instragam, SoundCloud or Mixcloud using the hashtag #10MinuteMix’ OR email your mix as an MP3 or WAV to info@audioactive.org.uk 
(Entrants can also email the link to the mix uploaded to Instragam, SoundCloud or Mixcloud)

Note: Entrants must record their set, then upload, rather than shoot live and post straight away. Recording via Insta won’t work for the longer format.

2.All mixes will be listened to by the teams at Audio Active, Up2Scratch DJ Academy and United We Stream and a top 10 list of finalists will be chosen from all the entries. All entries will also be shared on their social media platforms to give all entrants extra exposure reaching a wider audience.

3.The official judges will then choose the top 3 including the winner who will be invited to record a stream for United We Stream Brighton.

4.Deadline to upload entries to enter the competition is Sunday 31st January 2021.

5.The 10 finalists will be announced on Monday 8th February 2021.

6.The winners will be announced on Monday 15th February 2021.

NOTE: By uploading your mix you agree for your mix to be shared online and on social media platforms by Audio Active, Up2Scratch DJ Academy and United We Stream.


NOTES TO EDITORS:

About Audio Active
AudioActive is a ground-breaking music organisation, working with young people at the meeting point of technology and contemporary youth culture. For us, music is an end in itself as well as a tool for social change, education and personal development. We are restless, unafraid and excited about what we do.

About Up2Scratch DJ Academy
Up2Scratch began in 2016, in Brighton, UK. An open tables scratch session, with guest performers, battles and a vinyl sale, our aim was to bring DJs & producers together to share our passions – Turntablism, beats, vinyl & DJ culture. Now into our 4th year, we’re proud to have built a platform for talented artists, created an open minded, no-pressure space for DJs of all abilities and found our niche within the rich history of Brighton based turntablism.

About UWS Brighton
United We Stream Brighton showcases the city’s music, culture and free-thinking rainbow infused spirit to viewers at home, whilst raising money for the city’s night-time economy, cultural organisations and charities.