Producer, turntablist and label exec. A-Trak has worn countless hats over the years. Having reached the level of super-stardom he has, it’s hard to believe that he got his start over 20 years ago after winning the DMC World DJ Championship at age 15. Today he announced that he will be putting on yet another hat, this time for the role of competition curator, as he’s just announced a brand new DJ and beat-making competition – The Goldie Awards.
A-Trak’s label Fool's Gold has teamed up with TMWRK, THUMP and Noisey to present an innovative competition designed to reflect the genreless, borderless and limitless nature of music today. Hosted by Dave East, a judging panel made up of Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Mija, Just Blaze, Craze, Destructo and The Whooligan (Soulection) will judge 6 DJ’s and 6 producers on their technical skill and creativity on September 7th at Brooklyn Steel in NYC.
Starting today, applicants can submit videos online, on Instagram and on YouTube with the hashtag #GOLDIEAWARDS to be considered for either the Beat Battle or DJ Battle. Learn more about the application process and competition rules here and for those of you wanting to be a spectator during all the action, tickets will be available here starting this Friday (June 9). Check out A-Trak’s video explaining The Goldie Awards below and enjoy!