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Break The Bank and Win

So you think you can DJ?

Same Same and our big brother Inthemix are presenting the inaugural ‘Break The Bank’ DJ competition, a souped up DJ competition with a total prize pool of over $7000.

The grand final winner of the competition will win a heap of prizes, including a 12 month contract with DJ Company “The Groove Academy” and DJ residency at The Bank Hotel.

Anyone can enter, as long as you’re over 18 and have not held a regular residency at a venue. “The reason I’m so excited about this competition is the showcasing and ability to raise young talent through our venue, where music is such a major component and drawcard to our Hotel,” says Jason Ryan from the Bank Hotel.

It’s not just up-and-coming DJs that are going to get a kick out of this. Every Thursday night in the Velvet Room a host of aspiring DJ superstars will be strutting their stuff on the decks in the hope of taking out the grand prize.

Heats start on Thursday October 16, and run up to the Grand Final on Thursday December 11 where judges will pick the winner based on mixing ability, choice of tracks, crowd response and stage presence.

When you grow up, do you want to be a DJ?

Download an entry form here.

The Break The Bank DJ competition heats, semi-finals and finals are on every Thursday night in the Velvet Room at the Bank. More info at the Bank Hotel website here.

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iCandy said on the 3rd Oct, 2008

Here's a great opportunity for any budding young DJs to get a head start in the industry.

Start working on those mixed CD folks!


iCandy said on the 12th Oct, 2008

So I'm curious...Is there anyone here on samesame who is interested in entering the 'Break The Bank' DJ competition?


marly said on the 13th Oct, 2008

I would be but the whole idea of being judged on stage presence puts me off. Would make me totally self conscious being the introvert that I am.


robbie said on the 13th Oct, 2008

haha Marly... if you wanna be a DJ, you better get used to people judging you while spinnin'!


marly said on the 13th Oct, 2008

Well hopefully djs get judged on their slection of music and mixing not their stage presence. Since when does a frigging dj have to be performer?? I dont see the djs at arq or DTPM or anywhere else having any sort of presence. Most djs are barely noticeable and the ones that try and do some sort of crowd involvement waving their hands in the air etc make me cringe.
Oh and darlinks, Ive already been a dj :)


iCandy said on the 13th Oct, 2008

Hi Marly,

Stage presence counts for only 10% of the judging criteria. If you look like you're enjoying yourself behind the decks, you've got it covered.

Hope to see some samesamers in the competition.