A-Trak Announces New DJ Contest With Diplo, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, and More as Judges

LONDON - 2000: DJ Craze (Aristh Delgado) and A-Trak (Alain Macklovitch) of the USA win the team competition during the 2000 DMC World DJ Mixing Championship final at the Skyscape / Millennium Dome in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

A-Trak has announced a new DJ and beat battle competition called the Goldie Awards. In a partnership between his Fool’s Gold label and Vice‘s Thump and Noisey music sites, the competition is scheduled to take place this September 7 at the New York venue Brooklyn Steel. Representatives from the Awards will choose six contestants for each of two categories (DJ Battle and Beat Battle) from internet submissions, who will be judged by a panel featuring Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze, Mija, Craze, Destructo, and the Whooligan. Prizes include a DJ slot at the label’s annual block party Fool’s Gold Day Off, the opportunity to release music with Fool’s Gold, and more.

Interested producers and DJs can enter the competition on the contest’s website. Check out a trailer for the contest, as well as a clip of a young, contest-ready A-Trak tearing up the decks below.

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