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Austin Event: DJ/Laptop Battle

An interesting Austin electronic music event tonight:

Ai180: Art Institute of Austin DJ/Laptop Battle

Saturday, Nov 1, 5pm

100 Farmers Circle, Austin, TX

The Art Institute of Austin is calling all DJs and laptop musicians to come flex their skills at the inaugural Ai180. Battling through five rounds of competition, you better come prepared to show your best stuff quickly; contestants will have three minutes per round to show the crowd and the judges why they deserve a pass to the next round.

32 musicians go head-to-head, battling to win a recording session in the Art Institute’s brand new recording studio designed by Grammy Award winner John Storyk.

To make the contest more interesting, each contestant will be allowed to perform with one support artist. A support artist can be a rapper, singer, or dancer, who you think will enhance your show. So whether you decide to spin vinyl with a breakdancer, or rock your laptop and MIDI controller with a soul singer, the competition is yours for the taking. Just make sure to bring your best stuff, or expect to get lost in the crowd.

2 thoughts on “Austin Event: DJ/Laptop Battle

  1. qualitydj says:

    This competition is a great idea to showcase the benifits both of the old and the new technology and their uses.

    I will have to see if we can hold a similar event in the near future in the UK!

    Quality DJ

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