With registrations for 2014 long closed (you can go to the YOUR SHOT webpage and pre-register for 2015), it is time for the BIG EVENT! 'YOUR SHOT' is giving 76 new contestants from each state of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane their 'shot' for 2014.
This Melbourne event will showcase best in up and coming talent alongside some of the top headline DJs from Australia. Here is the chance for the contestant to take home the title of 'YOUR SHOT' champion, not to mention other life changing prizes.
The contestants have learned the basics, put together their first ever DJ set after a full 6 week DJ training course from DJ Warehouse, and now its time for the Melbourne contestants to strut their stuff at this jam packed 2 day event.
The event is from 16 Aug at 1pm to 17 Aug 2014, 10pm. Its all happening at the Royal Melbourne Hotelat 629 Bourke St, Melbourne.
Local Melburnian Raman, one of the chosen 76 is having his 'shot' for 2014 at the big event. Image courtesy Raman's Facebook page
I had a chat to one of the contestants, Raman, who will be competing at this weekend event, and this is what he had to say. "For more than 20 years I have been immersed and deeply passionate about EDM music (electronic dance music) and the idea of DJ'n and making music that keeps a crowd moving. Recently I decided to enter a competition called YOUR SHOT run by the Totem OneLove Group who run Australia's most successful EDM event i.e. Stereosonic.
YOUR SHOT started 5 years ago and is targeted towards enthusiastic individuals and beginners who are truly passionate about EDM music and have an inner burning desire to pursue a career in this industry.
Out of close to 8000 applicants, only 76 are selected from every state across Australia. From each state, a winner is selected and contestants are put through a 7 week professional DJ course run by DJ Warehouse. Over this period of time they will learn all the fundamental basics, from beat matching, using EQ and music progressions and layouts. On the competition weekend, each contestant will be given only 25 minutes to play their hearts out and demonstrate what they have learned over the 7 weeks and be given an opportunity to prove their worth as to why they are worthy of being crowned the YOUR SHOT 2014 winner.
Music has played the biggest part in my life. Like a smile, I believe it is a universal language and what keeps people together and allows individuals to enter a whole new universe. YOUR SHOT has provided me with an amazing opportunity and platform to not only learn from respected professionals and get a taste of the industry, but it has also given me a boost of inner confidence that tells me I can do this. This belief coupled with sheer determination, passion for what I do, and relentless dedication has brought me to the realisation that I can win this and pursue a career in what I am truly most passionate about". Well, you heard it folks, straight from Raman to you.
Tickets are available from the contestants ($10 for each day) or you can buy it at the door ($20 for each day). Go out in droves and support these guys, look out for Raman, he is playing on SATURDAY. Cheer loud and dance hard and most importantly, enjoy the skills and thrill to the music.
A chance to perform on some of the world's biggest stages in the HOTTEST destinations around the globe. Image courtesy yourshot.com