Kuala Lumpur, 5 May 2011. The most talked about DJ Competition kicked off with a bang at Phuture, Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur, to top DJs entertaining the audiences with world class beats. Astro Hitz Spin Master is back for the second year and is destined to be bigger and better with a new competition format.
Spinning With The Best – Astro Hitz Spin Master 2 Returns Bigger than Ever
Malaysia’s only televised DJ competition was created to provide individuals interested in propelling their DJ careers, a platform to showcase their skills and benefit from the media exposure, which comes with being a contestant on the show. The competition pitches the current generation of aspiring DJs against each other and offers them not only a valuable platform to showcase their talent, but also to learn from award-winning artists in their respective genres. Contestants will gain priceless memories, and be catapulted steps ahead in the industry.
The encouraging response from the first season, and the quality of DJ Reeve, the 2010 champion proved the success of the Astro Hitz Spin Master format. DJ Reeve not only did us proud by rocking “The Family”ʼ (name of the club) in Brisbane, Australia but has gone on to be one of Malaysiaʼs most sought after DJs. Another finalist last year, DJ Faith, has been selected as the only Malaysian female DJ to tour with the Johnnie Walker BlackCircuit 2011 amongst her many achievements to date.
The launch, hosted by Joey G, showcased DJ judges, Blink, DJ Goldfish and Gabriel, previous Spin Master champion DJ Reeve, and Cheong Cheng-Vei, Channel Manager of Astro Hitz discussing their experiences from the previous year, and excitedly anticipating the season to come. The grand prize of Astro Hitz Spin Master 2 was revealed: the champion wins an all-expense paid trip to London to spin a personal slot at the prestigious “Gallery” at the Ministry of Sound London. Gavyn Mytchel, the resident DJ at the ʻGalleryʼ is happy to support the show with this partnership and is looking forward to introducing the new champion to the spoilt-by-the-best London crowd.
Auditions will take place at the Official Venue, Zouk Club, Kuala Lumpur on 15 and 16 May. Aspiring DJ superstars should start perfecting their skills for potentially taking the first step in launching their DJ careers. After the auditions, clips of the contestants spinning will be placed on Youtube for viewers to vote. The top sixteen (16) finalists (8 chosen by the judges, and 8 more via online votes) will then go into the next round for more voting action and battles. For those professional listeners, and fun-loving dancers who love swanky beats, it is your duty to vote for your favourites.
“We are immensely proud Astro Hitz Spin Master has become a platform not only to discover talent but also a media platform which integrates three screens: mobile phones, computers and television; thus making the traditional sense of linear television viewing evolve into an interactive television experience,” beamed Astro Hitz Channel Manager, Cheong Cheng-Vei.
Judges, DJ Blink and DJ Goldfish are excited to return for the second season: “For us, it is truly a breath of fresh air (and sighs of relief) to see the growth of this scene first hand. We are immensely grateful to contribute once again in elevating the Malaysian DJ scene to the next level. We were surprised last year and intend to be again.”
BCARD, the Official Loyalty Card sponsor, is participating for the first time in this initiative and is very excited about the development of this project. BCARD is about encouraging individual choice, flexibility and healthy competition, which are the same values that the Astro Hitz Spin Master 2 competition stands for. BCARD has many interesting partners from F & B to hotels, holidays, resorts and everything in between. They will also be sponsoring holidays for the Astro Hitz Spin Master 2, top four finalists, to Berjaya Tioman inclusive of flights with Berjaya Air.
To view and select the 8 finalists, anyone who has an ear for dance music can vote online between 19 May and 2 June. More details are available on Astro Hitz. Astro Hitz Spin Master 2 episodes will air on Astro Hitz channel 705, every Wednesday from June 8, 2011, onwards at 3:30pm.