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2015 Across The Fader DJ Battle Round 4

2015 Across The Fader DJ Battle FINALE

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4 Preliminary Rounds

Round 1: April 22th, 2015
Round 2: May 20th, 2015
Round 3: June 17th, 2015
Round 4: July 15th, 2015

Finale: August 19th, 2015



10 DJs will be competing in each Preliminary with 5 minute sets. Only 1 DJ in each Preliminary Round will advance to the Championship on August 19th 2015. Try Outs are free and if qualified into a round, the DJ must pay an entry fee of $25.00 to lock spot.

Championship will consist of 4 DJs. The Championship will be bracket system style and each DJ will be Randomly picked for their slot. Score format will remain the same for both sets.

For Example:

Across The Fader DJ Battle 2015 - Bracket System


Scores during tryouts will determine your seeding for the preliminary rounds. Highest scores will take preferred time slots.

For example, if you had the highest score in Tryouts, you would get your first pick at timeslot (first, last, etc.) for your Preliminary Round.

Highest scores during Tryouts would be separated amongst the Preliminary Rounds so that the fields are evenly dispursed.


  • 5 minutes to setup (maximum).
  • 5 minutes to compete (no more, no less).
  • Penalty for finishing early/late will be reflected in the final score.


Scores for Tryouts, Preliminary Rounds, and the Final will be based on:

  • Scratching - 10%
  • Beat Juggling - 10%
  • Song Selection - 20%
  • Showmanship - 20%
  • Clean transitions - 20%
  • Crowd Response* - 20%

*Not Counted During Tryouts


The following will be the standard rig for Tryouts, Preliminary Rounds and the Final:

  • (2) Technics 1200 Turntables
  • (1) Rane TTM62 Mixer
  • (1) Laptop Stand (Can Be Moved to Desired Position)

All other equipment will be provided by the contestants including:

  • Timecode Vinyl
  • Needles
  • Slipmats
  • Headphones
  • Laptop

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