13 March 2013, Singapore – Following a successful first year, the Live Mix Maestro Inter-Tertiary DJ competition has returned to scout and award this year’s most talented student DJ.
This event conceptualized by Republic Polytechnic (RP) students in the Electronic Music Production (EMP) interest group, aimed to uncover up-and-coming DJ talent from Singapore’s tertiary education institutions.
Their novel idea caught the eye of key industry players who offered their support to make the competition go from idea to reality. The students secured over S$100,000 worth of sponsorships for a three-year period, with well-known brands such as Lenovo, Pioneer DJ and Zouk Singapore. In addition, they also received the commitment of Republic Polytechnic’s School of Technology for the Arts to oversee and run the programme.
Aged between 19 and 24, these DJs are students from polytechnics and universities across Singapore. In the final round they are expected to showcase their talent in mixing an eclectic selection of Drum and Bass, Trap, Dubstep and Electro. They will need to perform in front of and impress top DJs and industry leaders like DJ Aldrin and DJ Case Woo who will sit on the panel of judges. They will stand a chance to walk away with prizes worth up to S$10,000, including Lenovo laptops like the ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook and IdeaPad Y400 as well as Pioneer DJ equipment including a DDJ-T1 controller.
“The youth of today are willing to push boundaries and break conventions. This is the ‘For Those Who Do’ spirit which Lenovo believes in,” said Jessie Quek, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore. “These young DJs here are exactly the type of go-getters and daring Doers whom we want to empower. With their passion and dedication, there is no limit to what they can achieve if armed with the right tools, such as Lenovo’s high-performance laptops.”
Date: 14 March 2013, Thursday
Time: Doors open at 6.30pm
Venue: Velvet Underground, Zouk Singapore, 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420