PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has teamed up with Deviage Entertainment to host the first ever DJ Competition of different genres in Carnival Village as part of the 2017 Carnival Festivities. The event is titled sponsored by Tropixx 105.5fm, under the umbrella of Philipsburg Broadcasting.
The Tropixx Carnival Crossover DJ Competition is a one-on-ne DJ Battle in each of the following six music genres: Latin, Zouk, Soca, House/EDM, Reggae/Dancehall and Hip Hop/R&B. There will be two teams competing: Team North (French Side) vs. Team South (Dutch Side) and each round begins with a coin toss to determine who goes first.
“Be sure to include your name, DJ name, phone number and a 10 minute mix (soundcloud link or MP3) of the genre you would like to compete in.
A panel of professional DJs will select which DJs will compete in each genre. To maximize your chances to participate, DJ's can apply for more than one genre,” Head of Deviage Entertainment Duncan van Heyningen said.
Additionally, there will be several performances by well-known entertainers featured between DJ sets. “The SCDF has collaborated with Deviage Entertainment, a booking, management and event organization to assist in the organization of this energetic DJ event. We're happy to have our title sponsor, Tropixx 105.5 on board and look forward to a great show. This show will be judged by professional DJs from around the globe and will include prizes including DJ equipment, gigs both locally and overseas and much more. So when you finish recovering from Jouvert Morning, make your way to the Carnival Village for the Tropixx Carnival Crossover DJ Competition,” the SCDF said.