DJ School UK Leeds – ‘Our Big Gig’ Winner

DJ School UK

Our friends at DJ School UK Leeds found their ‘Our Big Gig’ DJ mix winner on Sunday…

You might remember that, back in January, our team at Leeds found some new friends in Jim and Dan, founders of the city’s all-new DJ School UK.

This new establishment was founded to provide the highest standards of education and training for aspiring DJs and producers.

Based at the Musiquarium, the two founders have shared their bountiful knowledge and experience, and created something truly great.

Dan - DJ School UK

Since their launch back in January, the guys have been exceptionally busy. The school is rapidly expanding, and now boasts Tim from legendary UK dance music pioneers, Utah Saints, as a director.

The DJ School has always been focused on its students and the community first and foremost, however, and became involved in the ‘Our Big Gig’ project as a result.

The simple aim of this UK-wide event was to celebrate young musical talent in the community, and provide a platform for local performers to showcase their skills.

DJ School UK did this by running a DJ event, but thanks to the addition of a tempting prize, it actually became a DJ competition…

DJ School UK - Numark Mixtrack Pro II

Just add one Numark Mixtrack Pro II

When Jim and Dan told us about their plans for ‘Our Big Gig’, it sounded like really positive event. So, we dug into the stockroom, and gave them an excellent Numark Mixtrack Pro II controller give away as a prize.

This put an interesting spin on the event. Previously, the intention had been simply to play your own 10-minute mix from the Musiquarium’s DJ booth.

DJ School UK - Prize

Now, however, the best 10-minute mix on the day, performed by DJs aged 19 or younger, would win a Mixtrack Pro…

The standards were very high, and competition was tough. There had to be a winner, though, and that winner was…

Declan Kerr!

Declan’s sunshine fuelled ‘Summer Begins Mix’ definitely caught the mood, with its very ‘up’ selection of house, electro, and even a bit of bassline.

Though there were some talented DJs vying for the no.1 spot, his tasty tune selection and mixing skills won the judges over.

Congratulations Declan!

You can listen to his mix, and that of 2nd place winner, Coxonmusic, below.

Summer begins mix 2013 (Part 1) by Declan Kerr on Mixcloud

If you want to know more about the courses DJ School UK offers, head over to their website here.

If you’re in the Leeds area, and feel inspired to start to DJ, why visit our Leeds store and see how easy it can be to get started?

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