This week, Canadian label owner and DJ A-Trak announced the Goldie Awards. This brand new DJ and beat battle competition arrives as an answer to those who feel other skill evaluations miss the mark when representing electronic musicians. The event is a partnership between Fool’s Gold Records and Vice platforms THUMP and Noisey. Six contestants will be chosen in both categories based on videos submitted through Instagram. Submissions end on August 6, with the competition being held in New York City on September 7 at Brooklyn Steel. DJs are invited to use any form of gear to accomplish this, driving home the competition’s unfiltered approach without limitations.
“The Goldie Awards is kind of my baby now. This is a new project that I’m really excited about because it’s even more close to my roots and foundation,” A-Trak told Billboard this week.
The Goldie Awards’ forte is the roster of guest judges, a who’s who of contemporary nightlife personalities. These industry titans are Diplo, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Mija, Craze, The Whooligan, and Destructo. The winner of the DJ battle will get to perform at Fool’s Gold Day Off, and the winner of the beat battle will get a song released on Fool’s Gold. Learn more in the video below, or enter HERE.
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