Calling all bedroom mixers and aspiring DJs - the search for the newest, hottest DJ talent is on! Sunday 9 September, 2001, will see the cream of the country’s up-and-coming DJ talent at the PLASA Show 2001, Earls Court, to pit their skills in the PLASA Show’s Extreme V, Gemini DJ Competition. Sponsored by leading DJ equipment supplier, Gemini Sound Products, the competition will visit the ‘Final Meltdown’ on Portsmouth’s South Coast and ‘Urban Games’ at Clapham Common en route to PLASA. Rob Peck of Gemini Sound Products says: "This years Extreme V, Gemini DJ Competition battle represents the most exciting up and coming talent in the business and we are proud to be nurturing the stars of the future with this competition. The Grand Final is a launch pad to success for many of the winners who go on to take up residencies and slots at some of the UK’s leading clubs."

Previous participants include DJ Miss Behavin’ who has gone on to achieve spectacular success and is currently resident DJ in some of Europe’s hottest night-clubs including Ibiza’s Es Paradis and London’s Camden Palace. As well as the obvious opportunity to advance the winner’s career, the competition also comes with a first prize of top DJ equipment, certain to give any set a boost. This year, the competition will run alongside the all-new IDJ ‘Talk Zone’ which will offer DJs expert advice and tips on all the latest technology. Some of the country’s most respected DJs will be sharing their advice and techniques; including Les Adams who has held guest slots and residencies at the Ministry of Sound and New York’s Sound Factory.

The IDJ ‘Talk Zones’ will cover advice for the wannabe DJs on the basics of beatmatching right through to advanced skills, the potential for new technology and how to cut your own tracks. Concluding the ‘Talk Zones’ will be ‘The Business of DJing’ seminar with expert tips for advancing careers. The IDJ ‘Talk Zones’ will provide advice for DJs whatever stage they are at with their DJ development and will run in between the DJ Competition heats throughout the day, until the day concludes with the Extreme V, Gemini Grand Final at 4.15pm. DJs interested in displaying their skills should register at 10am, on September 9th, at the Gemini stand, F58. There will still be plenty of time to visit the PLASA Show itself, where over 350 exhibitors will display up-to-the-minute advances in professional lighting, sound and AV equipment in the hugely diverse entertainment technology industry. Dozens of launches of the very latest lighting and sound equipment are set to take place, which promise to give any performance the cutting edge!

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