The ongoing Pilsner Mfalme III DJ competition – the Hunt for the King moves the crowd will culminate in a grand finale this Saturday 3rd September 2011 at the Carnivore Grounds. The show that starts at 7.00 pm will see the winner of the crowned Kenya’s No.1 King that moves the crowd DJ.
The six finalists to battle it out for the coveted crown at the finals selected from the semi finals held in Thika, Nakuru and Mombasa are DJ Ricky, DJ Briggy, DJ Sankee, DJ Amoh, DJ Duez and DJ Dave.
The undisputed Pilsner Mfalme winner “The King moves the crowd DJ” will walk away with a brand new souped up Pilsner Mfalme van and DJ equipment valued at Kshs 2.6 Million.
While making the announcement for the grand finale event, Pilsner Lager Brand Manager Francis Mworia said, “This year’s competition has been bigger than ever. We are thrilled to have worked with some of the top emerging talent across the Deejaying industry. As we conclude the third edition of Pilsner Mfalme Deejay search this Saturday, I am happy to note that Pilsner brand continues to nurture talent and offers greater opportunities for new DJs to gain exposure and have a chance to play their sets to large audiences. This grand finale event will be the biggest party ever and I call upon all fans to come out in large numbers to support the finalists as we announce the undisputed King that moves the Crowd.”
There will be special appearance by the renowned International guest deejays from Rampage Sound – DJ Mike Anthony and DJ Treble T together with legendary local DJ’s outfits from MOB, and Code Red who will entertain the crowd and also support in judging as they search for the ultimate winner.
Judging criteria will be as follows;
- Stage 1: The Judges will vet the contestants based on mixing, choice of music, scratching, versatility / innovativeness, crowd reaction, mic technique, image/swagger, originality and creativity, stage presence, confidence, equipment know-how and levels control. The top three contestants will move to the last stage.
- Stage 2: The three finalists will then play behind a screen for anonymity, from which the crowd acclamation and noise barometer readings will determine the winner. At this stage, stringent measures will be put into place to ensure complete anonymity of the contestants including:-
o No drops, or idents (DJ signature)
o Finalists not hyping the crowd while spinning – to eliminate identifying who the DJ is
o Finalists not using phones once behind the screen.
Launched in 2008, the countrywide DJ competition targeted at nurturing DJ talent in the country has seen raw talented DJ’s grow to become acclaimed professionals. Previous winners include, DJ Krowbar and DJ Nelly.