The purpose of the competition is to unearth raw talent from wanna-be disc jockeys in communities were music, particularly house is the bread and butter to their daily living lives.
It also presents great life-changing opportunity to an ordinary youth that fancy him or herself as the next hottest and biggest DJ to happen.
“I was still growing as a DJ when I won the competition in 2007 and it pushed me to another level, the level of a recognizable brand. The playing equipment, that was part of my prize, helped me a great deal to practice and in hosting my own events,” says DJ Shimza, who is a Saturday host on YFM and a regular at some joint in Alexandra Township.
Apart from Shimza (now spotting natural hair from dreadlocks), the competition also released the likes of Dj Lite, Dj Khomza and Dj Bhaze.
This year, the opportunity to unleash another DJ Shimza is on courtesy of youth-orientated drink Red Square.
Albeit, the glory of being famous and celebrated countrywide comes with its own heavy price tag, this competition affords young DJs to be self-employed and or entrepreneurial which are activities that most economists suggest are the key solutions to South Africa’s high employment rate of its youth.
The 2012 Red Square DJ Knock-Out will be launched this week at Club Bahamas, in KwaThema, Springs, Ekurhuleni.
So, all aspiring DJ’s from all over the country are invited to make submissions or download further information from:www.djknockoutchallenge.co.za
They are also available at participating outlets mentioned on the website, facebook and twitter pages. Successful participants will be notified via an sms.
Mzansi would like to see and hear who has the best mixing skills and an ear for brilliant sounds, ladies and gents!