Digital Dj Mix Competition

We are very happy to announce the first Dj TechTools digital dj competition. This is a chance for you to show off your skills to a wider audience and win some incredible prizes.

Grand Prize:

A week long residency with Ean Golden at the 5 star Karma resorts on the island of Bali. Your flight and hotel will be paid for courtesy of Karma Resorts, all you need to do is show up, relax and rock the islands best outdoor parties and day time chill out events.

Runner Up:

A Novation Nocturn and a subscription to Remix Magazine, Dj TechTools T-shirts and stickers.

Third Place

A subscription to Remix Magazine, Dj TechTools T-Shirt and stickers

All 3 winners will be featured in a story right here on Dj

How to Enter:

Step 1: Enter your email address and click subscribe to enter the competition. If you also want to receive our weekly dj email, please check the sign me up box. All announcements about the contest will be made via this list.

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step 2: watch this video and upload your mix

The Rules:

  • This is a digital dj competition so we want to see you spinning with a computer.
  • Controllers are encouraged but not required
  • To enter, create a video of you mixing live and post it as a response to the video
  • That video should be a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes
  • do not email us with questions, post them here so others can see the answers
  • Video contest closes on November 31rst

How to Win:

We want to see your digital dj skills in action. The best way to do that is by employing some of the tricks we use in our own you tube videos. You DON’T NEED a fancy video to enter, but the more you show us the more likely we are to like your skills.

  1. Get a friend to shoot the video or put a camera on a tri-pod (don’t worry about quality!)
  2. download a program that does video screen capture so we can see your software in action.
  3. record the audio output of your software

This contest will be judged by a representative from Dj TechTools, Remix Magazine and the owner of Karma. Here is the criteria:

  • song sequencing
  • popularity of your video on YouTube (so promote yourself!)
  • timing
  • originality
  • creative use of hardware (if used)
  • difficulty of mixes and or techniques

The Gig

Karma resorts own a pair of beautiful properties on the Indonesian island of Bali. These 5 star resorts offer the very highest in quality but in a relaxed no-attitude environment. International djs often make Karma a stopping over point on the way to other gigs, where they play sets ranging from relaxed daytime grooves to full moon parties that last until morning. You will be staying in a luxury villa at the Karma Kandra resort which is perched on hill with a beach and the dj booth down bellow on the ocean front.


Do I need to be doing crazy things like controllerism to win? No- just be yourself.

Can I use any software? Yes, any dj software including Ableton is acceptable.

What Music Style? Be yourself!

When will the winners be announced? December 15th

When will I be going to Bali? Early 2009 depending on the winners schedule.

Is my flight included? Yes, your flight and lodging are paid for but you are responsible for food and drink.

We would like to thank one of our readers, Adam Lindsay for hooking us up with this great idea. We would also like to thank our sponsors; Novation, Remix Magazine and Karma Resorts for providing the contest prizes.

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