DJ Contest

DAVE is starting off into year #7 and thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are going to be slightly different. But one thing that remains the same is our DAVE DJ Contest 2020. This year, we are again on the lookout for new talents and thus want to encourage all new DJ*s to send us their mixes. It doesn’t matter how much DJing experience you have. The beatmatching doesn’t have to be perfect and we don’t care about genre limitations – we love diversity and just want to listen to interesting music! From all submissions, an independent jury – consisting of the DAVE team and Dresdens music crews – will pick the three best mixes. The winners will be announced at the DAVE Opening event on 23.10.2020 at Kleines Haus and will be rewarded with awesome prizes. Plus, we would like to see the winners play at either an event during this years’ DAVE festival or later, depending on the current Corona protection regulations.

So get your DJ game on! We’re excited to hear your creations!

The hard facts at a glance:

  • Your application should include your artist name, your full name and surname, as well as your e-mail address
  • The audio file should be named “dave-dj-contect-2020-[artist name]”
  • Your mix should be an .mp3 file and between 45 and 60 minutes longin long
  • Your mix should be available for downloading (use SoundCloud or web fileshare-system)
  • Please send the link to
  • Submission deadline is 30 September 2020

All submissions will by anonymised by the DAVE team and uploaded to SoundCloud for the voting procedure. Each jury member gets to pick their three favourites, and by vote count we will appoint this years’ winner.

This years’ prizes are kindly sponsored by Musikhaus Korn, THE SPOT Dresden – Contemporary Apparel for Women and Men, and Schnittecht or Fat Fenders Recordstore. Many thanks to your prize sponsors!

Musikhaus KornThe SpotFat FendersSchnittecht

Funded By