So what’s new at DJ Expo? Plenty.
Set for Aug. 8-11 at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., the DJ Expo—presented by DJ Times and Testa Communications—will present exhibits, panels and plenty of parties, including a new one from Pioneer DJ.
Scheduled for at Casbah Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 pm, the Pioneer DJ Official DJ Expo Closing Party will present exclusive performances from QBert (2010 America’s Best DJ winner) and BT (2011 Grammy Award nominee). Expo attendees will also see exclusive sets from current America’s Best DJ nominees Skribble (“America’s Hardest-Working DJ”) and DJ Shiftee (2009 DMC World Champion), plus exclusive video sets from DVDJ Unique and DJ 2nd Nature.
Aside from the world-class DJ talent, the inaugural Pioneer DJ event will offer giveaways galore of much-sought-after Pioneer DJ products. Throughout the party, Pioneer reps will toss out to the crowd HDJ-2000, HDJ-1000 and HDJ-500 headphones. And stick around for DJ 2nd Nature’s closing video set because when he’s finished he’ll unhook a Pioneer CDJ-2000 and toss it into the crowd. Yup, one lucky and intrepid Expo attendee will walk away (hopefully) with a brand-new CDJ-2000 digital-media player (list price: $2,150). Bring your catcher’s mitts & crash helmets.
Promo Only’s Tuesday night’s lineup at House of Blues is pretty stout as well. Headed by hitmakers 50 Cent, Jason Derulo and Kreayshawn, the always-engaging bill will be co-hosted by Traci Lords, Kimberley Locke and Blake Lewis. Later on that night, Moodswing360’s party at Mixx in the Borgata will include Pete Wentz and Black Cards, Dev and Vita Chambers, plus a slew of Moodswing DJ talent like Enferno, Madonna’s former tour DJ.
Monday night launches the evening events with the Denon DJ Expo Kick Off Party featuring a spectacular video set from DJ Roonie G, plus other performances from Denon DJs Matt W, Kenny Dekz and Matt Money. Yes, expect giveaways.
On the mobile side, Elite Entertainment’s Mike Walter will host a pair of energetic events: Monday’s Mobile Kick-Off Party at Casbah will get the party started right, then Wednesday’s “DJ of the Year” Competition at Casbah—held immediately before the Pioneer DJ Official DJ Expo Closing Party—will bestow honors to the best of the best of America’s Mobile Nation. Presented by Peavey Electronics and co-sponsored by Hercules, the “DJ of the Year” competition will honor the overall winner with a Peavey IPR 1600 amp and one lucky attendee will win a Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx.
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