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.
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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.
Watch the interview above.
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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