|A University of Warwick student is set to big it up
as a DJ after making it through to the semi-finals of a national DJ
Golden was selected in heats at the University of Warwick Students'
Union in October last year. He competed along with 127 other DJ
hopefuls across 16 venues to pick up the title of 'Regional Student
He now goes on to the semi-finals at Salford on 7 February.
The 'Red decksandefx' competition as it is known, is backed by
clubbers drink maker Red, DJ magazine, NUS Ents, Ministry of Sound
and the music industry and is the only NUS recognised national
student DJ competition.
Maxwell was chosen by the judges in his heat for showing
originality, innovation, technical skill and an ability to please
the crowd with his live DJ set. Since winning Maxwell has played a
warm-up set on the Ministry of Sound University Tour and now has the
opportunity to prove his credibility as an up and coming DJ on a
national level as he competes for the title of Red decksandefx
National Student DJ Champion 2002.
The 16 semi-finalists, including Maxwell, will compete at Salford
University Studentsí Union on 7 February and Hertfordshire
University Studentsí Union on 8 February 2002. From the semi
finals eight finalists will go through to the final on 27 February
2002 at the Ministry of Sound. The semi-finalists range in style
from Breakbeat, UK Garage, Hard House, Jungle, Hip Hop, R&B and
Drum and Bass.
The final will be judged by top name DJs and the winner will be
featured on the Ministry of Soundís radio station and have a
professionally produced showreel and mixing tips by an A-list DJ
within their genre.