Red Square DJ Knockout Challenge is back with another installment!spiring DJ’s might have worried that the COVID 19 pandemic would thwart a once-a-year big chance to triumph. Putting that worry behind aspiring DJ’s, the
Since 2007, the RedSquare DJ Knockout Challenge has consistently presented opportunities to aspirant ones-and-twos spinners to try out for the most sought-after championship title. The young ones with the potential to become big stars can breathe a sigh of relief to the good news that the contest got set to continue in 2020.
Director of Market Development at Halewood Artisanal Spirit company, the company producing RedSquare, Victor Selaelo said: “We have received tens-of-thousands of entries got received over the years. Annually, the number of entrants increases, and to us, that proves beyond any reasonable doubt that there were many young people hungry for an opportunity to put their DJ talent to good use. And we were not going to disappoint them. There was a willingness to take online the DJ Knockout Challenge.”
Over forty outlets in selected provinces are scheduled to host auditions kicking off at the end of October to run until the closing month of November 2020. The empowerment of grassroots talent, including MC’s that play the role of compères at all auditions, continues to be an integral part of the competition. A hundred thousand rands bonanza was up for grabs for the DJ that will ascend to the RedSquare DJ Knockout Challenge throne. The second and third prize winners stand to collect ten and five thousand rands, respectively.
The outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic and resultant restrictions has meant the DJ Knockout final could not be at Dickinson Park in Vereeniging, where thousands annually congregated.
“An announcement will be made soon about a place that would make it more manageable to observe a minimum of 500 patrons as per the requirements of level one regulations. We are strictly adhering to the rules, so, we plead with patrons that plan to attend the auditions and final to help us and themselves comply to preserve lives, including theirs.”
Emerging Dj’s can fill in entry forms by visiting: www.djknockoutchallenge.co.za
FAKE TICKET SALES!
“It has been brought to our attention that there are a number of unscrupulous individuals that have been selling fake tickets to this year’s Red Square DJ Knockout Challenge grand finale.
“As a result of the overall impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had and continues to have we have decided to NOT host a grand finale this year. We will only be hosting a limited number of auditions this year in order to keep the spirit of the Red Square DJ Knockout Challenge alive.
We would again like to urge our fans to not fall for any of these fake ticket scams,” announced Red Square DJ Knockout.
ABOUT THE RED SQUARE DJ KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE:
Behind the sponsorship of the Knockout challenge is RedSquare, a premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage manufactured and distributed by Halewood Artisanal Spirit company. DJ Shimza, a top name in African show business, was the first champion of the RedSquare DJ Knockout Challenge in 2007.
Some of the Red Square first-prize winners include DJ Kwanele, Dj Romeo, DJ Divalash, DJ Pentse, Dj Lite, Dj Khomza, and Dj Bhaze. Most have gone on to create employment and stimulate economic activity through their gigs. The RedSquare DJ Knockout Challenge prides itself on presenting emerging DJs with an opportunity to boost their careers.