Homegrown Freqs 2012

Homegrown FreQs 2012 – The National DnB Mixing competition


Twisted Audio’s ‘Homegrown FreQs’ is back again for another year to uncover Australia’s freshest untapped talents. Once more we’ve teamed up with some of the biggest 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 2012!

We’ve worked hard and organized 6 LIVE regional heats in all major capitals around Australia, with the finalist to be flown to Melbourne to play a set at the NYD ‘Tribe Festival’ alongside some of DnB’s biggest names! And when we say biggest we mean the BIGGEST!

Supporters will also get a chance to be part of this competition thanks to our online voting system in which you will be able to vote for your favourite from the top 6 DJ’s and help them become the ‘Homegrown FreQ’ of 2012!!

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

1st Round – Regional Entries

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 only is fine but will be monitored at the time of the competition to ensure the competitors are not cheating by using any other softwares, Sync features or a pre-recorded mix.

Using 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 state.

The regional competition manager will listen to the mixes and pick the best 6 and will than book those DJs to the regional final to be held in September & October 2012.

NOTE: All submitted mixes must be download-able, mixes that are not download-able will be automatically disqualified.

2nd Round – Regional Finals

DJs who qualify to the regional heats will compete at their state capital at the following dates:

Please note that we are not taking anymore submissions for Homegrown FreQs 2012

Brisbane – 21st of September @ Coniston Lane
Melbourne – 28th of Septmeber @ RMH
Adelaide – 6th of October @ HQ Complex
Sydney – 13th of October @ The Gladstone Hotel
Perth – 26th of October @ Shape Bar
Canberra – 27th of October @ The Clubhouse

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/Turntable they need to either contact the regional managers and find out if any extra equipment is available or arrange to bring one themselves as well as any audio interface they may need to use for any DJ softwares.

Each DJ will get 30 minutes each to play at the regional final and will be judged by 3 Judges – and will be judged on Creativity, Musicality, Technical skill and overall performance/crowd response.

The Winner of the regional final will go on to represent his state and compete in the National online finals!

3rd Round – National Online Finals

The regional winners will have their original submission mix uploaded to the Twisted Audio website where it will be available for you, the supporters, to listen and cast your vote on your top 3 mixes.

The submitted mixes will also be judged by a panel of judges selected from some of Australia’s top DnB DJs and Prodcuers.

Judges:

Phetsta (Technique Recordings , Viper Recordings)
Jonny Hooves (Shapeshifter, BSE, SOM)
Tommy Dub (Cue Recordings)

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

The combined results of the online voting system and the judges decision will determine who will be Australia’s Homegrwon FreQ for 2012!

Prizes

The national winner will be crowned as Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2012 and will win:

- A flight to Melbourne and a set at the NYD ‘Tribe Festival’ alongside some of the worlds biggest names in the Drum n Bass arena
- Exclusive Dubplates from Cue Recordings – Australia’s leading Drum n Bass record label
- Exclusive Merchandise from ClubStr33t Clothing – Urban / Street style clothing line
- Plus more to be announced !!

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 I win the regional heat, am I able to record a new mix to represent me in the national finals?

No, the originally submitted mixes will be used for the national finals, this is due to time limitation.

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

How To Enter

Please note that all entries fro Homegrown FreQs 2012 are now closed

DJ Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Link to your mix (required)

State

Equipment Used (required)

Tracklist (required)

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