This year's RedSquare DJ competition comes with a heavy price tag!

Following vast interest from up-coming DJ’s, the powers that be heeded the call!

 Now entering its 7th edition, the competition is bigger, exciting and not to mention the heavy price tag it comes with.

 At stake is a whooping R100 000 and deejaying equipment worth R120 000 from Numark and Hybrid.

 “It’s only natural that with each edition of the competition we grow from strength to strength to satisfy the expanding appetite for the RedSquare DJ KnockOut Challenge,” says Victor Selaelo, brand manager for the challenge’s title sponsors – RedSquare.

 “We are excited that entries in the competition jumped from below a thousand in 2011 to just over seven thousand in 2012. The scope of the competition’s coverage has also become bigger moving from a few regions of Gauteng to the entire province in 2012.

Last year’s tremendous growth in entries and interest from outside Gauteng gave us the confidence and reason to add audition venues in parts of Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the North West.”

Red Square DJ Knockout Challenge since its launch in 2007, has seen some of good dj’s being identified such as DJ Lite, DJ Khomza and DJ Bhaze; however, the most celebrated is none other than DJ Shimza from Tembisa and YFM resident DJ.

At the launch few select ‘wanna-be hot shots’ were given the platform to entice guests and hangers-on and they did not fail.

This year, according to the organisers will see the battle between Kings vs Queens.

“We felt as the company’s policy we empower gender equality hence we’re encouraging more females to also stake their claim in this competition,” says the thrilled Selaelo.

2012 winner Phetogo Chauke aka DJ Pentse, and Jabulani Mawela aka DJ Mafesion (2012 finalist) wished other hopefuls luck as they try to make their indelible mark in this cut-throat industry.

The grand finals for the challenge will be held at Giant Stadium in Mabopane, Tshwane a bigger venue than last year, as a result of growing interest.

The first runner up takes home a cheque of R15 000, and the third place pockets R5000, respectively.

Without revealing too much Selaelo, says other developments will unfold soon.

Although unconfirmed Metro FM is earmarked to come on board.


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