It’s just about that time of year again. Cleveland’s Scene magazine is hosting it’s annual DJ battle to determine who will travel to the Ultra Festival in Miami to represent Cleveland’s DJ’s and music scene. The finals are on March 1,2 and 3rd at Twist Social Club I believe on Clifton in Lakewood.I was out of town last year and missed the finals but heard they were an absolute blast. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of DJ battles. They usually seem to be nothing more than a popularity contest (and usually with pretty bad DJ’s to boot!) but this contest is a bit of a different animal. Technical skill and mixing have weight in addition to crowd popularity. DJ’s are judged on their abilitied as well as their presence and ability to get a crowd enthused (and not just their friends!)
Visithttp://www.clevelandnightlife.net for up to date information on the competition.
I’m looking forward to finding out who will be in the finals this year. Personally, I’d love to hear some who can mix, has some concept of set flow and direction, originality and variety in music selection, and who is definitely dance floor friendly.