Homegrown freqs - 2013

Homegrown FreQs 2013 – 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’ve 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 2013!

This year we have 5 LIVE regional heats in major capitals around Australia, each regional winner will be flown to Melbourne to compete in the ‘Homegrown FreQs’ national final. The 2013 champion will also be flown back to Melbourne for a set at Tribe Festival alongside some of DnB’s biggest names!

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

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 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 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 2013.

Entries due dates are as follows:

Melbourne – Due date has passed
Adelaide – Due date has passed
Brisbane – Due date has passed
Perth – Due date has passed
Sydney – Due date has passed

NOTE: All mixes have to be submitted up to a week before the regional heat date (listed below).
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:

Melbourne – 6th of Septmeber @ Brown Alley
Adelaide – 13th September @ HQ Complex
Brisbane – 3rd October @ Wasetland Bar
Perth – 11th of October @ Shape Bar
Sydney – 26th of October @ The Gladstone Hotel

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 20-30 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 finals in Melbourne!

3rd Round – National Finals

The regional winners will be flown to Melbourne later in the year to compete in the national 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 Homegrwon FreQ for 2013!


The national winner will be crowned as Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2013 and will win:

- A flight to Melbourne and a set at t ‘Tribe Festival’ alongside some of the worlds biggest names in the Drum n Bass arena
- Exclusive Dubplates & Merchandise from Anodyne Audio – One of Australia’s leading Drum n Bass record labels !
- Regional winners will get to play at some of the major DnB events coming to their capital city later this year!
- Plus more to be announced !!


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 before applying to ensure that your mix does not get disqualified, thank you and good luck!

DJ Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Link to your mix (required)


Equipment Used (required)

Tracklist (required)

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