Wednesday the second edition of Weekday Warriors event went down! This competition is meant to bring the community of DJs together, allow DJs to network and add a little competitive flair. Nine of New Jersey and New York's finest DJs spun 15 minute sets filled with music that ranged from classic rock to EDM This week was even better then the last, one of the highlights include; DJ Fiinest's use of battle tactics, calling out DJ Marvl.
The competitors are Judged by invited guests and the hosts on 3 areas:
- Song selection
- Technical Ability
The score determines the top 3 , then its up to the crowd. People have asked me "Why the crowd why not just use judges who are qualified?" , my response is a DJ at our core, our main function is to make people happy, entertain, and partyrock. If you get up here and scratch non-stop for 15 minutes, a lot of people will listen and see your skill but you can't rock a party that way. These nights are meant to motivate and engage DJs who are too afraid of something like a DMC.
Wednesday there was such a dope vibe in the room, with a super creative air. Scratching , wordplays, tone plays, & live drumming these DJs were showing off a lot of the skills a normal night of playing clubs with very restrictive formats wouldn't allow. Some of NYC and NJs most respected in the community were in attendance; DJ Roli Rho of Open Faders and DJ Ed Swift a mainstay Jersey City nightlife since the 90s.
Of the 9 DJs that competed 3 stood out on top:
- DJ Sanchez -Winner of a prize pack worth over $100
- DJ Fiinest
- DJ Monopoli
Each of the top 3 of each night will be invited back on the 31st to compete for August Champ and a larger prize. All other DJs are encouraged to come out compete August 24th for your shot at being the first monthly Weekday Warrior champ!
Next week make sure you come out as we team up with Open faders more to come on that soon!
Lastly we would like to thank all the DJs that came out and did your thing ! Can't wait to see you next week!
NOW GO PRACTICE!