Idris Elba

Skratch School Announces ‘Boasty’ DJ Challenge

Skratch School

Skratch School

Skratch Bastid’s Skratch School has announced their “Boasty” DJ Challenge. The star-studded collab by Wiley, Stefflon Don, and Sean Paul features vocals from actor/DJ Idris Elba. It peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles chart.

Competitors must record a video of them flipping the track in a creative, skillful way as they would in a club set. The winner will receive a pair of 12″ Serato control vinyl, a Red Bull Music 3Style “Play With Music” hat and sweater, and a Bastid’s BBQ apron.

Here’s how to enter:

– Download the tools here. Record a video using at least one part of “Boasty”, whether it’s the full song, the instrumental, or pieces of the acapella.
– Your entry must be at least 16 bars long (approx 37s), up to a max of 2 minutes.
– This challenge will be judged on musical creativity (50%) as well as technical skill and technique (50%). The goal here is to create a routine that works in the club, and showcases your skills.
– The contest is open until Friday, May 3 at midnight ET.

Learn more about the challenge here and watch DJ Kamo‘s submission below.

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Idris Elba Talks DJing the Royal Wedding and More

Idris Elba

Idris Elba recently sat down with Ellen to talk about how he got the opportunity to DJ the royal wedding. The actor/DJ also discussed his Netflix show Turn Up Charlie, about a middle-aged DJ, and his upcoming performance at the Coachella 2019 festival.

The multitalented Londoner’s vocals can be heard on the song “Boasty” by Wiley, Stefflon Don, & Sean Paul. The dancehall-influenced track was the fourth most-downloaded song of February on DJcity.

Watch the interview above.

Related: Idris Elba to Star as DJ in Netflix Comedy Series

Idris Elba to Star as DJ in Netflix Comedy Series

Idris Elba

Idris Elba
Idris Elba at the Snowbombing festival in Mayrhofen, Austria on April 13, 2018. (Credit: Andrew Whitton)

Actor and part-time DJ Idris Elba is set to star in a new Netflix comedy series titled Turn Up Charlie. The UK native will play a struggling DJ who puts himself in an undesirable predicament for a chance at stardom.

Before hitting the big screen, Elba began his career as a DJ in East London under the moniker Big Dris. He has played major festivals such as Creamfields and Glastonbury and has held a residency at the world-renowned Pacha Ibiza.

In addition to DJing, Elba is also a producer, having released several albums and remixes. His notable projects include co-producing and performing on the intro to JAY-Z‘s 2007 album, American Gangster, and his new house remix of Natalie Wood and N:Fostell’s “Circles.”

Elba is best known for his roles on BBC One’s drama Luther and HBO’s The Wire. He also starred as Nelson Mandela in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Turn Up Charlie, which was co-created by Elba and producer Gary Reich, will begin production in May. A premiere date has not been determined.

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