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Homegrown FreQs 2014 – The National DnB Mixing Competition


Twisted Audio’s ‘Homegrown FreQs’ is back again for another year to uncover Australia’s freshest untapped talent. Once again we have teamed up with some of the most respected crews from around the country to bring you the opportunity to showcase your skills and for one DJ to be crowned Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014!

This year we have 6 live regional heats in major capitals around Australia. The 2014 champion will also be flown to Melbourne for a set at Tribe Festival alongside some of the biggest names in Drum & Bass.

So if you think you have got what it takes to play with the top dogs, make sure you submit your mix before entries close in your state and may the biggest FreQ win!

RULES AND ENTRY FORM BELOW – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY !!

1st Round – Regional Entries & Rules

All DJs interested in competing will need to record a 20-30 minute mix using either Turntables or CDJs and a mixer, use of DJ softwares (Serato-Scratch Live, Traktor, etc) in conjunction with CDJ’s or Turntables is fine but will be monitored at the time of the competition to ensure the competitors are not cheating by using any other software, sync or pre-recorded mixes.

Using any Hardware controllers or DAW softwares such as Ableton, Fruity Loops, Logic is not permitted.

DJs will than upload their mixes online and submit them via the submission form at the bottom of this page to the local competition managers in their chosen state.

The regional competition manager will listen to the mixes and pick the top 6 to play at the regional final in September or October 2014.

Entry due dates are as follows:

Sydney – 23rd of August
Adelaide – 5th September
Hobart – 20th September
Perth – 3rd October
Brisbane – 4th October
Melbourne – 17th October

NOTE: All submitted mixes must be downloadable otherwise you may be disqualified from the competition.

2nd Round – Regional Finals

DJs who qualify for the regional heats will compete in their state capital on the following dates:

Sydney – 30th of August @ The Gladstone Hotel
Adelaide – 12th September @ HQ Complex
Hobart – 27th September @ Homestead
Perth – 10th of October @ Shape Bar
Brisbane – 11th of October @ Rumpus Room
Melbourne – 24th of October @ Brown Alley

The setup for the competition will include 2x Technics 1200 turntables + 2x Pionner CDJ 1000s + 1x Pionner DJM800/ Allen & Heath Xone 92 mixer. If competitors wish to use a 3rd CDJ or Turntable they need to contact the regional managers and find out if any extra CDJs or Turntbales are available or arrange to bring one themselves, along with any audio interfaces (Controllers excluded) they may need to use for any DJ softwares.

Each DJ will get 20-30 minutes each to play at the regional final and will be scored by 3 experienced judges – the winner will be chosen based upon their creativity, musicality, technical skill, crowd response and overall performance.

The winner from each of the regional final will go on to represent their state at the national finals!

3rd Round – Online Finals

The regional winners will have their mixes uploaded to the Twisted Audio website for the national online finals. All competitors will be judged by a panel of 3 well known and respected Australian DnB DJs/Producers.

Judging criteria will be based on creativity, musicality, depth, technical skill and overall performance.

The judges decision will determine who is Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014!

Prizes

The national winner will be crowned as Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014 and will win:

- A flight to Melbourne and a set at ‘Tribe Festival’ alongside some of the worlds biggest names in the Drum n Bass arena
- Customised Hoemgrown FreQs clothing by Ctoafn DnB Street-wear
- Regional winners will get to play at one of the major DnB events coming to their capital city later this year!
- Plus more prizes for the regional champions provided by the top music and events providers in their state !!

FAQs

Can I enter my mix to more than 1 state?

No, each DJ is only allowed to enter the regional competition at 1 state only, DJs who will submit mixes to different states will be disqualified.

Can i Enter more than 1 mix to the competition?

Yes you can, we do however encourage DJs to enter only 1 mix which represents their skill to the fullest, this comp is about quality and not quantity ;-)

How will i know if I advanced to the regional heats?

The regional competition manager will contact all DJs who qualified to the regional heats a week before the regional finals.

Can DJ duos enter the competition?

No, at the moment we do not have sufficient DJ duos interested in entering the competition, when we feel that this has changed we will look at a separate Duo category to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to compete

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to email us at info@twistedaudio.com

How To Enter

Please note that all the fields in the form must be completed in order to enter the competition, failure to enter information in any of the above fields will result in your entry form being disqualified.

Note: Please make sure that you have read all the rules regarding the allowed equipment for the competition before applying to ensure that your mix does not get disqualified, thank you and good luck! For any questions please contact info@twistedaudio.com

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