The search for W Hotels DJ Lab’s final DJ is on

By Lina Chan KobayashiEvents - 04 May 2012 4:18 PM | Updated 21 May 2012

The search for W Hotels DJ Lab’s final DJ is on

Photo / W Hotel

Want to be the next David Guetta, deadmau5 or Skrillex of Singapore?  It could be as easy as uploading your mix online, garnering votes and keeping your fingers crossed.

W Hotels and burn studios are proud to present 2012’s DJ Lab. This is the second year that the competition is running and it is designed to showcase the talents of rising DJs from all over the world. Selected DJs will be groomed by renowned industry experts and are furnished with relevant tools to be able to reach their full potential.

The participants will polish and make their skills shine through a weeklong DJ ‘boot camp’ and W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak this July in preparation for a global tour. They will be mentored by people such as Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation, Paul Nolan of SAE, Jason Bentley, music director of KCRW and W Hotels' global music director Michaelangelo L’Acqua.

Seven international DJs have already been selected to participate in the second annual W Hotels & burn studios DJ Lab and they are:

Dogus Cabakcor (Istanbul), Posso [Marylouise Pels and Vanessa Giovacchini] (Los Angeles), Vitor Kurc (São Paulo), Klaus Rosa De Macedo and Ameet Jugnauth (London) and last but not least, Aline Magnier (Berlin). Where is the representative of Asia you ask? Well, here’s where you come in.

For the first time ever, the eighth and final DJ, who will be representing Asia, will be selected through an online talent search.

Of course winning doesn’t come easy; coming up with a great mix and keeping your fingers crossed isn’t enough. Start grabbing people and start rallying for people to vote for you. The DJs with the highest number of votes will be chosen to perform at various W Hotels in Asia over the time span of May and June.

Since there can only be one winner, make sure you give it your best shot when you’re showcasing your unique, fresh sound. The search ends on June 15 so get scratchin’ and mixing today and make sure that your sound is heard by uploading it at by 15 June.

Mixes from DJ Kurt from Clash The Disko Kids DJ collective, DJ Stas, DJ Has, Avnessh and Zouk resident Ivan Chia are up for voting now; but if you think you can mix two tunes together, you can participate too.

Who knows, you could be on your way to represent Asia at the 2012 DJ Lab in July!