September marked the first annual Goldie Awards DJ and Beats Battle in Brooklyn, NY. Presented by Fool's Gold, Thump, Noisey, TMWRK, and Serato - the night featured an array of
promising beats and DJ artists from around the globe. The star-studded judges panel was stacked with Diplo, Just Blaze, DJ Craze, Destructo, Mija, The Whooligan and Mannie Fresh,
who rooted on the artists with awe and strong community vibe. Dave East joined in with hosting duties for the evening breaking up the show with light and crisp banter, always with a
brew in hand.
The packed house cheered and bopped to beats, scratches and remixes as they filled the air for each battle. The battles were a good formula and the pulse was fresh through the show. The
few moments of downtime between sets allowed for some drink breaks, audible digestion, and IG moments.
A-Trak is right, all of the artists are winners in gaining some great exposure with the event. You never know who s watching and what next lies in store. Congrats to all artists that performed.
The Beat Battle contestants were: Brace, City the Beatmaster, Fresh Kils, HOLLY, MSCLS, R!OT, STFU, and Young Sidechain. The DJ Battle contestants were: John Beez, K-Swizz, Kayper, Miles Medina, Rafik, Rocket Jackson, Vekked, and Yuto.
The Goldie Awards bring good recognition and flavor to the industry truly cutting across genres. It is highly recommended for fans of various musical tastes. DJ’s don’t sleep on this – make sure you have your short demo submissions hashtagged and ready for next time.