Our friends over at Your Shot have successfully wrapped up another year of heated competition. 360 contestants with little to no DJ ability were trained under Australia’s top DJs. They then faced off in one of the biggest music battles in the country, playing to crowds of hundreds.
“Its an amazing feeling to know that our humble competition, now in its eighth year continues to grow and have such a positive impact on people’s lives”, said Steve Pillemer, Founder & Director of Your Shot.
This competition has been the launching pad for DJ’s at the top of their craft such as Tigerlily and an avid supporter of local arts and culture. Here’s your official guide to the lucky winners. Be sure to keep you eyes on these names and your ears on their music.
Melbourne Winner: MAIIAM
The sister duo and triple threats- models, designers and now DJs. They’re coming in strong to what they acknowledge to be a male dominated industry. These sisters are off to travel the world, meet other creatives and encourage gender diversity in the music scene.
“Now that Your Shot is finished, we want to travel the country, meet other amazing creatives, learn and most importantly – create a path for gender diversity in the music scene! In an industry that’s mainly male dominated, we want to be an encouragement to other young females that if we can do it, they can.”
Sydney Winner: J/\KEB
Jakeb Morrison is waving a ride of success after taking out the crown for the Sydney competition. He plans to continue building his brand and pursuing his passion for DJing.
“I just want to share my passion for music through DJing, but ultimately, I just want to make people smile!”
Brisbane Winner: ANOUK
Working as backline technician, ANOUK (aka Nikki Chong) has stepped out of the sidelines into a career she is really passionate. She is ready to step into the spotlight and evolve her career; no denying Australia will be seeing a lot more of her.
“It’s time to work really hard and start ‘the hustle’, Brisbane and Gold Coast will be seeing a lot more of me for sure!”
The 2017 winner’s will get the opportunity to perform at a popular international festival like Snowbombing in Austria or Creamfields in the UK.
If you would like to get amongst the fist banging and elbow throws in 2018, register now and you could be on your way to living the international DJ dream.