Instructions

– Each round will last 10 minutes per DJ.
– Each DJ will play their set from their own location (home, studio, or any other place where you can social distance)
– Each DJ is responsible for its own audio and video recordings.
– People can only vote under a specific Instagram post.
– 1 vote per person

Round 1 (round of 16)
– Each DJ will be free to play what they want, as long as it’s US/UK hip-hop related. (remixes of hip-hop songs are allowed)

Round 2 & 3 (round of 8 & semi-finals)
– Each DJ will get 1 artist assigned, the DJ can only play songs off that artist.
– Assigned artists will be announced one week prior to your battle.

FINAL:
– T.B.D.

 

 

EQUIPMENT
– Video recording device; HD or 4k (phone, webcam, camcorder, etc.)
– DJ controller/set
– Audio recording equipment (if not working with a controller)

RECORDING

The recording schedule will be uploaded here after we finish it. On the day of the recording, we will send you a message to make sure you are ready for the recording. You will receive a zoom invite in your mail to join the call, this call will be consisting of you, the DJ you’re battling and one or multiple people of Presented By. Before this call you make sure everything on your side is ready, your audio recording, video recording & your controller/DJ set.

 

1. setup

2. join

3. send

Set up your video recording device in such a way we can see both your face and preferable also your controller/DJ set. 
Check your audio recording by testing if the audio comes through. 

Whenever it’s your turn you will be asked to start all your recordings; audio and video. We will wait a couple of seconds, and you make sure everything is running. 

After we are done with the battle, you will receive an email with a link where you can deposit your audio and video recording files. Make sure you name them after the following format:

name_lastname_roundnumber
jane_doe_ro16 (round of 16)

THE BATTLE

 If you are ready and you’ve joined the zoom call, we will first start with again listing all rules and going over any questions. We will do a round of heads or tails to determine which DJ can start first. Each contestant has 10 minutes to perform their mix, a countdown will be visible in the zoom call. After the first contestant is finished we will wait until the second DJ is ready to perform. After both contestants have performed we will close the call, and you will receive an email with further instructions about the process and the depositing of your files.

1. join

2. battle

3. send

If you’re all fully set up and you’ve joined the zoom call we first start with running over the rules and the setup. 

Whenever it’s your turn you will be asked to start all your recordings; audio and video. We will wait a couple of seconds, and you make sure everything is running. Whenever you are ready you can start your mix and the timer will start counting.

After we are done with the battle, you will receive an email with further details such as how to deposit your audio & video recording files.

VOTING

The voting process will take place on Instagram. After each round, we will put up a post with the 2 contestants, and a recap of the round. People can each vote 1 time, by commenting on the name of the DJ. Each post will be up for 48 hours, after that time votes will be counted and presented the next day on the Instagram story of Presented By (@presented_by_). Both DJ’s will also be contacted via WhatsApp before the results will be made public. 

1. release

2. voting

3. results

We will release the video of the round on YouTube and on Instagram TV. 

People will have 48 hours to vote on the winner of the round via commenting the name of the DJ under the Instagram post. 

When the votes are count, the DJ’s will be contacted and the results will be made public by a post on social media. 

RECORDING

The recording schedule will be uploaded here after we finish it. On the day of the recording, we will send you a message to make sure you are ready for the recording. You will receive a zoom invite in your mail to join the call, this call will be consisting of you, the DJ you’re battling and one or multiple people of Presented By. Before this call you make sure everything on your side is ready, your audio recording, video recording & your controller/DJ set.

 

1. setup

Set up your video recording device in such a way we can see both your face and preferable also your controller/DJ set. 
Check your audio recording by testing if the audio comes through. 

2. join

Whenever it’s your turn you will be asked to start all your recordings; audio and video. We will wait a couple of seconds, and you make sure everything is running. 

3. send

After we are done with the battle, you will receive an email with a link where you can deposit your audio and video recording files. Make sure you name them after the following format:

name_lastname_roundnumber
jane_doe_ro16 (round of 16)

THE BATTLE

If you are ready and you’ve joined the zoom call, we will first start with again listing all rules and going over any questions. We will do a round of heads or tails to determine which DJ can start first. Each contestant has 10 minutes to perform their mix, a countdown will be visible in the zoom call. After the first contestant is finished we will wait until the second DJ is ready to perform. After both contestants have performed we will close the call, and you will receive an email with further instructions about the process and the depositing of your files. 

1. join

If you’re all fully set up and you’ve joined the zoom call we first start with running over the rules and the setup.

2. battle

Whenever it’s your turn you will be asked to start all your recordings; audio and video. We will wait a couple of seconds, and you make sure everything is running. Whenever you are ready you can start your mix and the timer will start counting.

3. send

After we are done with the battle, you will receive an email with further details such as how to deposit your audio & video recording files.

VOTING

The voting process will take place on Instagram. After each round, we will put up a post with the 2 contestants, and a recap of the round. People can each vote 1 time, by commenting on the name of the DJ. Each post will be up for 48 hours, after that time votes will be counted and presented the next day on the Instagram story of Presented By (@presented_by_). Both DJ’s will also be contacted via WhatsApp before the results will be made public. 

1. release

We will release the video of the round on YouTube and on Instagram TV.

2. voting

People will have 48 hours to vote on the winner of the round via commenting the name of the DJ under the specific Instagram post.

3. results

When the votes are count, the DJ’s will be contacted and the results will be made public by a post on social media.