13•14•15 SEPTEMBER 2014 THE NEC BIRMINGHAM UK

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The Freestyle DJ Competition – always a highlight of BPM – will be presented in 2013 by internationally renowned DJ equipment brand, Denon DJ. It's now too late to enter, but you can still join in the excitement by coming to the BPM CHAUVET ARENA on Saturday the 14th of September to watch talented DJs compete against each other in the live heats for recognition, exposure and equipment. The Freestyle DJ Competition is open to all DJs aged 16 and above, regardless of musical style or preferred playback technology.

Along with lots of exposure and promotion from BPM and Denon DJ, the 2013 Denon DJ of the Year will walk away with a Denon DN-MC6000 professional mixer and controller. This flagship Mixer / MIDI Controller combines a 4-channel / 8-source standalone digital mixer featuring real time channel matrix operation, USB MIDI control and 2 x stereo in / 2 x stereo out USB audio interface. A slim table top design with solid steel chassis paired with your DJ software of choice makes the DN-MC6000 a complete turnkey control solution.

The second place DJ will take home an MC2000 DJ controller. The MC2000 brings the very best Denon DJ has to offer, combining professional quality and technologies into a product that’s accessible to everyone. From the ‘plug and play’ link up with Serato DJ Intro to the intuitive layout and controls on the deck, the MC2000 is a versatile controller that is as much at home used for daily practise as it is behind the decks in front of a screaming crowd.

As an added prize for 2013, the winner of the Freestyle DJ Competition will get flights, hotel and a chance to play at Fusion - Guernsey's premiere nightlife venue! The award-winning Fusion Nightclub in Guernsey will give a main room headline weekend spot to the winner of BPM 2013’s Freestyle DJ Competition. Included in the prize are return flights from mainland England and hotel accommodation for the duration of your stay in Guernsey. The winner will get to play on a huge 28Kw sound system in a venue with mind blowing lighting effects, a top of the range laser system and full HD visual entertainment on the same decks that have recently hosted the likes of Calvin Harris, DJ Fresh, Jaguar Skills, Pete Tong, Ferry Corsten, Andy C and many other superstar DJs. Fusion is leading the way for clubbers who want to experience the ultimate night out in the Channel Islands.

The live stage of the competition will take place in the BPM CHAUVET ARENA beginning with sixteen contestants competing in four heats to impress a panel of industry experts. During the heats, each DJ will have just five minutes to show what they can do behind the decks before the judges choose a winner to go through to the final. The judges will base their decision on technical ability, music selection and crowd interaction. At the end of the day the grand final will take place on the main stage, with each finalist performing another five-minute showcase mix. The judges will then select a runner up and the winner who will become the Denon DJ Freestyle DJ of the Year 2013!

How to Enter

Competition entry is now closed for 2013.

Terms & Conditions

1) Entrants must be 16 years of age or older on the 14th of September 2013.
2) The judges’ decisions will be final.
3) No cash alternative will be offered for the prizes.
4) Entrants competing in the live heats and final will be able to play from any media format. Industry standard CD players, vinyl decks and mixers will be available (although specific models cannot be guaranteed). Entrants will be welcome to bring their own laptop and/or MIDI controller, but will only have 3 minutes in which to set up before they compete.
5) By entering the competition, entrants consent to their competition performances being filmed and photographed.
6) All entrants competing in the live heats will require an Entry Ticket for BPM 2013.