By Laura Ferreiro
It’s impossible to tell which side of the decks is more fun at the national Campus DJ competitions. Taking place at college campuses across the U.S., several regional contests showcased aspiring college DJs who spun their hearts out for enthusiastic crowds to take home the title of regional champion in cities from New York to California.
Now, 12 regional Campus DJ finalists will battle it out for the title of best college DJ in the nation at the second annual Campus DJ National Championships.
The final competition will take place Wednesday, June 18 at the Avalon in Hollywood, and will feature an array of special guests, as well as headliner Action Bronson. What’s more, the DJ finalists will be Spinning for a Cause, presented by Chegg and Music for Good. The winning DJ will have the opportunity to select the non-profit organization of his or her choice to receive a generous cash donation, sponsored by Chegg, and they’ll be supporting a great cause in the process.
This year’s competing finalists include: Bentley Montes & Yung Elvis (UCLA), DJ Lick (Colgate U), DJ Munition (ASU), Halogen (Georgia State U), Atomika (NC State), Vonzie (NYU), DJ Adam Treblig (SFSU), Moneta (UT Austin), Jeff Molner (FIU – Miami), Norvege (Columbia College), DJ +One (Michigan State), Sokko & Lyons (U of Oregon).
What’s more, the Campus DJ National Champion will win a $10,000 grand prize from
Monster Energy and Campus DJ, free burritos for a year from Chipotle, and a prize package from lifestyle audio company Sol Republic.
Celebrity judges and presenters for this year’s finale include: Grammy-winning artist Lupe Fiasco, who is also a member of DJ duo The SNDCLSH, globally recognized EDM star MAKJ, world-renowned turn-tablist and producer Jayceeoh, and the 2013 Campus DJ National Champion from Columbia University, Flaxo. Special guest performers will be appearing throughout the night, along with a full headlining set by renowned New York rapper Action Bronson.
“Campus DJ has connected me to other passionate DJs and musicians who I keep in touch with, it’s opened doors I never imagined even existed, and it’s been a humbling chance to have validation in one of the most competitive and frenetic industries in entertainment,” said last year’s Campus DJ winner, Flaxo, who selected renowned non-profit 826 National to receive the Spinning for a Cause donation supporting their work giving students the opportunity to improve their writing skills and offering free after-school tutoring. “I actually couldn’t have imagined all the great opportunities that have come out of it,” he added.
Get your tickets here and come out to support the next national Campus DJ champion!