A-Trak has always been a leader when it comes to bringing the art of DJing to the masses. He started out as a turntablist and battle DJ and has never forgotten his roots; whether it’s bringing turntablism to Boiler Room or championing #RealDJing across his social media platforms. Taking this a step further comes a new concept called the Goldie Awards. The Goldie’s are a brand new DJ and Producer Battle taking place on September 7th in New York. The DJ portion is open to any equipment set-up (as long as it includes one turntable or CDJ), allowing performers to get creative with their set ups. Meanwhile the beat battle will have producers flipping the same sample for a portion of the contest, as well playing out their own original works. The contest is currently taking video submissions with the top 6 in each category getting flown to NY for the finals.
Adding to the excitement, The Goldies have lined up some heavyweight judges including Craze, Destructo, Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze, Mija and The Whooligan. Capping it off they also have Dave East playing host. The winning DJ will earn a set at Fools Gold Day Off and the winning producer will get to drop a track on the label.
Full details on the contest rules can be found at the Goldie Awards website. You can also check out the video below for more info. The event will be open to the public so you can cop tickets here. Huge shoutout to A-Trak and everyone involved (Fools Gold, THUMP, Noisey, tmwrk) in putting this together. This is truly an event for the culture.