Big Dub 2021 DJ Battle

Do you have what it takes to move the Big Dub crowd?  Now you have a chance to compete for the grand prize of performing on our main stage at Big Dub 2021!

We are incredibly excited to announce the Big Dub 2021 DJ Battle!!!”
Please read carefully the rules below to help you with your online submission. Good luck!

Official Big Dub 2021 DJ Battle ENTRY RULES:
1. To be eligible:
a. Must be 18 years old or older (Valid ID REQUIRED for entry to Big Dub 2021).
b. Must NOT have been booked to perform at any prior Big Dub festival events (including 2021).
c. Must submit a registration form and a 10-minute video routine during open submission dates April 1st 2021 – May, 31st 2021 (see video submission rules).
d. Controllers can be used for submission videos, however, all finalists MUST perform on CDJ’s and/or turntables for the battle
e. Finalists must be able to provide any necessary performance tools at the battle (USBs, Serato laptop with all cables and timecode, CD’s etc)

2. Video Submission Rules:
a. Videos must not exceed 10 minutes in length.
b. Video routines MUST include a minimum of 7-tracks.
c. All videos must be submitted with a completed registration form. Videos must include a brief introduction that includes your DJ name and why you want to play Big Dub Festival 2021.
d. A full track list must accompany your video (track list section will be included on registration form).
e. All videos must be in HD format (720p and higher) with an unedited direct audio recording of your routine.
f. Videos may be linked from YouTube or DropBox and may be posted/shared by the Big Dub team during the finalist announcement phase of the competition.  All Dropbox links MUST be made public before submitting and must be in MP4 format.
g. Videos must include a clear view of ALL equipment being used (mixer, CDJ’s, etc.)
h. ALL submissions must be received between April, 1st 2021 – May, 23rd 2021.  Any video(s) received prior to and/or after the open submission dates will not be considered.

3. Online Judging Criteria:
a. Your video routine will be judged on two areas of skill:
i. Technical:  Overall mixing, mixing speed, and rhythmic skill.  Use of the equipment/mixer.  Blends, chops, scratching, beat juggling, and other tricks.
ii. Musicality:  Track selection.  Musical style.  Track flow & compatibility.
b.  Stage presence/crowd participation is not a deciding factor or a judged criteria during the submission phase, however, it will be weighed in as a score during the finals at Big Dub 2021.
c.  We will choose SIX finalists who will go on to compete at Big Dub 2021 for a chance to perform an opening set on our main stage and bragging rights to the third annual Big Dub DJ Battle title!  Good Luck!

CLICK HERE FOR DJ BATTLE APPLICATION

PRIZES:

1. FINALISTS:  We will choose SIX finalists to compete at our 4th annual Big Dub DJ Battle on the New Camp stage at Big Dub 2021.  Finalists will also receive ONE reduced price admission ticket to Big Dub 2021 with Hilltop Camping (parking fee NOT included.)2. GRAND PRIZE:  ONE winner will earn a spot to perform on our Main Stage at Big Dub 2021,  two complimentary tickets to Big Dub 2022 and bragging rights to the 4th annual Big Dub DJ Battle title!
Good luck!