Goldie Awards

A-Trak Announces 3rd Annual Goldie Awards


2018 Goldie Awards DJ Battle winner YUTO competes. (Source: Goldie Awards)

A-Trak has announced the return of the Goldie Awards, his annual DJ and beat battle. Hopeful turntablists and producers may enter by uploading a one-minute video to Instagram or Youtube and submitting it via the Goldie Awards website along with a questionnaire.

Eight competitors will be chosen in each category, and are allowed to use whatever equipment they choose. In the past, the battle has been judged by an all-star lineup of artists including Mark Ronson, Just Blaze, Anna Lunoe, and more. The event will be held at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on October 17.

Click here for more info and watch the 3rd Annual Goldie Awards trailer below.

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Finalists for A-Trak’s Goldie Awards Revealed

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After months of entries, A-Trak‘s Goldie Awards has chosen eight DJs and eight producers to compete in the finals in New York City on Sept. 7.

The DJ finalists are John Beez (U.S.), K-Swizz (New Zealand), Kayper (U.K.), Miles Medina (U.S.), Rocket Jackson (U.S.), Rafik (Germany), Vekked (Canada), and Yuto (Japan).

The producer finalists are DJ Brace (Canada), City The Beatmaster (U.S.), Fresh Kils (Canada), Holly (Portugal), MSCLS (U.S.), R!OT (U.S.), STFU (U.S.), and Young Sidechain (U.S.).

The competitors will be judged by a panel that includes Diplo, Craze, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, and Destructo.

The winning producer will get to release a song on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label while the winning DJ will get to perform at the Fool’s Gold Day Off festival.

Check out the finalists below.

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DJ Brace Enters A-Trak’s Goldie Awards Battle

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After recently winning the DMC Online Team Championship with Vekked, DJ Brace has set his sights on A-Trak’s Goldie Awards battle. The Canadian turntablist is doing something different though, this time competing as a producer.

The Goldie Awards is a new DJ and producer battle that will take place in New York City on September 7. Competitors will be judged by a panel that includes Diplo, DJ Craze, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, and Destructo. The winning producer will get to release a song on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label while the winning DJ will get to perform at the Fool’s Gold Day Off festival.

To be considered for the live final, entrants must upload a one-minute video on the Goldie Awards website by August 6.

Watch Brace’s entry above.

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Vekked Enters A-Trak’s Goldie Awards Battle

Vekked

With under two weeks left to enter, Vekked has submitted an entry for A-Trak’s Goldie Awards battle. The five-time world DJ champion made the announcement on his Facebook page.

“Currently on a coast to coast Canadian tour, but I decided to come out of solo DJ battle retirement one last time to take a shot at A-Trak’s Goldie Awards. I put a little spin on a routine you may have heard before… this time with even more Mortal Kombat, some Street Fighter, Earthworm Jim, and NBA Jam.”

Vekked told us that he connected an Xkey Air keyboard to Serato Pitch ‘n Time via Bluetooth to control the pitch of the Sega loop.

The Goldie Awards is a new DJ and beat battle that will feature six DJs and six producers competing in their respective categories. The competition will be judged by a star-studded panel that includes Diplo, DJ Craze, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Destructo, and Mija. The deadline to enter is August 6, and the live battle will take place at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on September 7.

Watch Vekked’s routine above.

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A-Trak Launches New DJ and Beat Battle

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A-Trak at the We the Future Festival in Puerto Rico. (Photo credit: Steve Garfinkel)

A-Trak has launched a new DJ and beat battle called the Goldie Awards. The Fool’s Gold chief first announced it on DJcity’s MikiDz Show back in May 2016.

“The Goldie Awards isn’t the same old DJ battle,” A-Trak says in the trailer for the event. “We’re allowing literally any piece of equipment you want to bring. We’re welcoming anything that’s part of the art form of DJing now in this day in age.”

The competition is “designed to reflect the genreless, borderless, and limitless nature of music today,” according to Thump, which is a co-sponsor of the battle.

The Goldie Awards will feature six DJs and six producers competing in their respective categories. The DJs will be judged on originality, creativity, technical ability, music selection, crowd response, and stage presence. The producers will be judged on originality, creativity, technical ability, musical range, and crowd response.

Judging the categories will be a star-studded panel that includes Diplo, DJ Craze, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Destructo, and Mija. Harlem rapper Dave East will host the event.

The winning DJ will get to perform at the Fool’s Gold Day Off festival, and the winning producer will release a song on the Fool’s Gold label.

To enter, entrants must upload a one-minute video to their Instagram or YouTube accounts with the hashtag #GoldieAwards and fill out the application on the contest’s website by August 6. The judges will then select six DJs and six producers to be flown to the live battle, which takes place at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on September 7.

Get more information, including the competition’s rules, at the Goldie Awards website.

Watch the trailer below and grab your tickets for the event on June 9.

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