2013 Boom DJ Battle
As accessibility to DJ gear and knowledge becomes more available – we are going to see more DJs roaming the streets and night clubs looking for work. As we are in a tough economy right now, clubs are getting very good at bidding low ballers to play their nights. Why should they pay a guy a few hundred with a newbie with his computer is willing to do it for less than fifty bucks? Newbie DJs, as in experienced as they can come, get a bad name without reason as well. There are plenty of young guys and girls who do their research before ever handing out that first business card or passing their name along.
For the young DJs, it can be intimidating to run with the older generation who has been cutting for a longer time, and thus DJs competitions have been spawned, aimed at the younger audiences who are looking to make a name for themselves. The Boom DJ battle is one of them. This competition offers various categories in which they can enter, some of them being strictly judged by the crowd’s response. They are also allowed to use open format hardware, meaning that any type of tool can be used.