talented DJ Scratch-Mo astounded music industry judges and the
crowds to win the Extreme V DJ Competition yesterday at the PLASA
Show 2001, Earls Court. The annual competition, sponsored by Gemini
Sound Products attracted queues of young hopefuls from across the
country to its stand for a chance to audition at the UKs biggest
entertainment technology show of the year.
DJ Scratch-Mo (real name Angelo Tun) from Derby performed two superb
sets to beat off stiff competition in his heat and the final winning
£500 worth of Gemini DJ equipment. The music mad Media
Technology graduate who has been DJing for seven years was thrilled
to win and hopes that it will lead to a career in DJing.
competition took place on the opening day of PLASA, DJ Sunday and is
just part of a programme of events which included a guest appearance
from super star DJ, Roger Sanchez at the cutting-edge Pioneer stand.
panel of judges from the music industry included one of last years
runners up, Miss Behavin who is now enjoying great success with
residency at Londons Camden Palais and Ibizas Es Paradis. Contestants
were judged on technical skill and ability as well as performance.
heats were interspersed with a popular programme of masterclasses
hosted by iDJ magazine on mixing skills, scratching skills, CD mixing
and the business of DJing. Throughout the day the inaugural IDJ Talk
Zone was full to capacity with young hopefuls eager to pick up tips
from seasoned DJs such as DJ Pogo.
special surprise set was also performed by top child prodigy DJ
Kingy, who was discovered by Rob Peck of Gemini just a year ago.
Still only 10 years old, he has already played with Brandon Block at
Ibizas Coastline Café, Kiwi and Café M as well as
appearing on Kiss TV and Ibiza Uncovered.
competition has seen the highest standard of DJing for three years.
It has been very refreshing to see some different styles emerging and
weve heard some great scratching and beat mixing as well as seeing
some real entertainers," says Rob Peck of Gemini Sound Products.