DJ Contest

SAVE THE NEXT DANCE – the motto of this year’s DAVE Festival also sets the “direction” for the DJ contest. Because what does it take to DANCE your way through a party, to sweat, shout and twirl? Exactly; a DJ! And that’s where you come in. This year we are once again looking for young, wild and creative DJ talents who want to compete against other participants in the DAVE DJ Contest. It doesn’t matter how much experience you have in DJing. Beatmatching doesn’t have to be perfect, genre boundaries don’t interest us – we love diversity and above all want to hear interesting music!

An independent jury consisting of the DAVE team and representatives of Dresden’s crews and club scene will choose the three best DJ sets from all the entries. All applications will be anonymised by the DAVE organisation team and uploaded to SoundCloud for voting by the jury. Each jury member will choose three favourites, which will be weighted in the overall vote.

The winners will be invited to the opening of the festival on 08.10.2021 in the Evolution sector and announced and rewarded with prizes worth 100 euros each. The winners will also have the chance to perform at the DAVE Festival and to create a podcast for DAVE. We are looking forward to your entries and are excited about your creations!

The hard facts at a glance:

  • The application must include the artist’s name, full first and last name, a short Story about you  and an email address
  • The audio file should be named as follows: dave-dj-contest-2021_artist_name
  • The set should be in mp3 format and between 45 and 60 minutes long
  • The DJ set must be available to us as a download
  • Please send the link to
  • Submission deadline is 31 July 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.

The prizes for the winners of the DJ Contest 2021 will be provided by Musikhaus Korn, THE SPOT Dresden – Contemporary Apparel for Women and Men and our favourite record shop Fat Fenders. Many thanks to the prize donors!

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