Just want to say a huge thank you to everyone involved with the competition, from the people who helped spread the word, The Nest, the participants and the team on our end who helped sort through all the entries. In the end, we had over 50 submissions, and even more coming in AFTER the deadline (grr). The quality and quantity of your response was overwhelming, and everybody deserves recognition – so thank you!
And here’s the final line-up!
10pm: Charlene Moscow
12am: Olio Olio
1am: Dirty Jemz
2am: Nine Lives
ATTEND the event here on Facebook, and invite your loved ones – ticket info, location, and times are all there for you to check out.
Peep the DJs bios and their winning mixes after the jump =>
I hope it’s obvious that it was really difficult choosing the winners. With over 50 submissions it hurt to have to narrow it down to so few. There were many we wish we could accommodate, but we had to make the hard decisions. Honorable mentions include: Tova Wellton, Maksimczyk, D-Rail, Takenote, and Bristow Beats. Below are the winners.
Representing the house music blog EvillMoto, longtime homies of the RCP team, we’ve got Kai Evill coming straight outta Singapore with hard-hiting electro and progressive house. EvillMoto snapped necks left and right at their new year’s gig in St. James Powerhouse in Singapore last year, and we have no reason to expect anything less this April.
Sweden, and Stockholm in particular, has produced some of the finest DJs in the edm industry – needless to say we managed to secure some of this talent for the night. Katarina Delin, aka Charlene Moscow, is a 21 year old Swedish electro house DJ and producer who moved to London just 9 months ago. Since her arrival she’s already secured gigs all over London and the U.K., performing at a bunch of sick venues including Hoxton Square Bar, The Drop, and Old Blue Last.
Sam Neill, aka Skinso, has produced for us absolutely earth-shattering mix – and we couldn’t resist adding him to the lineup. Showcasing some really classy mixing capabilities, and a faultless track list, Sam’s proved to us that deep and guttural dubstep is more accessible than it sounds. Sam is the head stills photographer at Stand Your Ground, a London based media consultation firm – go ahead and check out their website to peep some of his brilliant work.
Olio Olio, aka Olya Levistova, splits her time between Estonia and the U.K., and is currently expanding her musical empire all over London and beyond. Inspired by the scene in London after her first trip way back when, Olya returned to Estonia ready to host her own indietronica events in Tallinn. Ever since coming back to London in 2010 she’s established herself as a force to be reckoned with: you can catch her at her Art Kitchen show on Shoreditch Radio, at gigs in warehouse parties around London (Club Cool, Barfly, Powder…) and at her newly founded night 8 Bit Vomit. The mix below is hands down the most impressive of all the submissions, cranking out some edgy, gritty dubstep and fidget house. Words won’t do the mix justice – listen for yourself.
Dirty Jemz, aka Hector McAlister, is a Reading-based Fidget/Electro House specialist that has been cranking out some heated remixes of some really popular tracks: his remixes of ‘We Found Love‘ and ‘Levels‘ are way unique and perfect for getting any househead grooving on the dance floor no matter where their tastes lie. This guy has played at Ministry of Sound and internationally, and still we know he needs more recognition. His original productions are completely off the hook, showcasing an edgy, refined fidget style that any Skrillex, Alvin Risk, or Zeds Dead fan would absolutely devour. What we’re looking at here is the U.K.’s answer to the state-side talent brewing in OWSLA, and that’s why we’ve got Dirty Jemz headlining our debut night. Read ‘em and weep.
And then there’s…
Nine Lives ♠