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Open Dex Fresh FAQs
DJ Dex Fresh is an entry-level DJ competition with Flour Child, DJ City and Kiss FM designed for aspiring DJs with 12 months of experience. It targets “bedroom DJs” or those who play at small house parties. The competition is a platform for those who haven’t had club residencies, affiliations with booking agencies, or regular club bookings. It’s an opportunity for fresh talents to gain exposure and experience.
To apply, send a demo mix of at least 30 minutes along with a short paragraph about yourself and your social media links to email@example.com. The cut-off date for entry is Friday, February 16th, 2024.
Entrants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If an under-18 DJ wins, they must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their performances at Flour Child.
Open Dex Fresh is tailored for DJs with 12 months of experience. If you’re an absolute beginner with no DJing experience at all, this competition might not be the best fit. However, if you’ve had even a small amount of experience, such as playing at a few house parties or similar casual settings, we encourage you to apply. The competition is a great stepping stone for those just starting their DJ journey.
The winner will receive a minimum three-month paid residency at Flour Child St Kilda, playing on either Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. Additionally, the winner will receive a Denon DJ SC Live 2 Standalone 2-Channel DJ Controller, valued at $2099.
The final will take place on Thursday, March 14th, 2024.
Information about the semi-final date will be provided to selected participants directly.
Selection is based on your submitted demo mix and profile. If chosen, you’ll be offered a Monday night slot at Flour Child St. Kilda to perform a 45-minute set, which will be considered for further opportunities like appearing on the Open Dex show on Kiss FM, and going on to the finals to win a DJ residency at Flour Child St Kilda and a Denon DJ SC Live 2 Standalone 2-Channel DJ Controller – value $2099.
Performances will be on a Pioneer XDJ-RX3 all-in-one DJ System. Participants must bring their own headphones and a USB thumb drive compatible with a Pioneer controller.
No, you don’t need to own DJ equipment to enter. The necessary equipment for performance will be provided at the venue.
You need to be available for your performance slot at Flour Child St. Kilda and potentially for a segment on the Open Dex show on Kiss FM if selected further.
To enter, you must be available to perform at Flour Child St Kilda on a Monday between Monday 15th January 2024 – Monday 26th January 2024 between 6-10pm.
Each performance at Flour Child St. Kilda will run for 45 minutes.