House The House DJ Competition – Are you the next big thing?
Written by Michael
May 29, 2012 9:05 am
Dance Music and Charity, not two words we usually put together, come together courtesy of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ) foundation, who have arranged a unique DJ competition. It involves scouring the UK for the best unknown young DJ, the winner then gets the chance to DJ at the House of Common terrace bar on the 6th March 2013.
I’m not quite sure if we’ll be catching David Cameron grooving to Avicii, or Ed Miliband grinding to Knife Party, but we’re still pretty sure this is a surreal and unique opportunity that even the worlds biggest DJ names would be envious of.
“I was really interested to hear of your plans for House The House, knowing that music is such a powerful incentive to encourage more young people to engage in volunteering. You have my full support”, says Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries.
Maxumi’s very own local MP Mike Weatherley (Conservative), Hove & Portslade, then went on to say “The House The House initiative is incredibly exciting – this will have the country enthralled, youths everywhere inspired, and communities engaged. Coming together, making a difference, House The House is a great example of what the whole music industry can achieve in an innovative way.”
“House The House is giving young people the chance to have a voice, to be recognised for their endeavours and to engage within their communities to create change from the grassroots up. It has my whole support and I hope that this legacy will continue to flourish.”
The Press Release is below.
Charitable foundation, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ), has announced ‘House
The House’, a new nationwide competition to discover the UK’s best young DJ talent. The
winner will get the chance to play a DJ set in the House of Commons terrace bar on 6th March 2013, alongside one of the world’s biggest DJs and earn a full Audio Production degree scholarship at one of the four UK campuses of the world renowned SAE Institute. The winner will also be given the opportunity to play at We Love… Space, Ibiza next year.
The ‘House The House’ competition is open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 25 years old and applications will be made via Mixcloud. Regional heats featuring 8 hopefuls will be held in 11 UK cities between October and December 2012. Judges will include established DJs, club promoters and music professionals. Full information on how to enter can be found on the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life website: http://www.lastnightadjsavedmylife.org/
The launch party for Last Night A DJ Save My Life presents House The House will take place at Vinyl Factory on Poland Street in London’s Soho on Tuesday 19th June 2012 between 7pm and 12pm; guest DJs include Danny Rampling, Andy Mac and Andy Singh, all playing vinyl.
6th March 2013 will represent the first time the House of Commons has opened its doors to such an event, making this an historic occasion for the whole dance music community. The cross-party parliamentary initiative aims to empower youths aged 16-25 years old, by not only engaging them in the House The House DJ contest, but also linking into their own communities by providing a number of hours of voluntary work in a music related community project.
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