Barbados Deejay Championship at Plantation Garden Theatre: Voorhees needed no Friday 13th to undercut his competition
Seven Deejays recently took to the stage of the Plantation Theatre for the first Qualifying Round in the Barbados Deejay championship. Opening the show was Deejay Conman who set the bar high with his energetic performance and mixing tactics showing that he could mix and blend the music genres effectively, while displaying theatrics of running and jumping between selections. K9 International resembled the silent killers, with an unsuspecting demeanor they moved effortlessly between genres playing both the hits of today and touching some of the old dub and calypso classics.
Jason Voorhees who topped the deejay standing for the night was the most impressive, with a performance which was reminiscent of the tactical and strategic slashing by the original Voorhees from the movie Friday the 13th. In this case he was not using swords or knives but turntables and track selections. All the deejays on the night brought their A-Game but only three could be chosen. Based on the showing so far, Barbados does not lack for talent within the deejay fraternity.
All six of the Deejays who make it to the finals will walk away with cash prizes with 4th – 6th place receiving $300, 3rd place $1,000 and second place $1,500. The first place winner gets a one month internship with SLAM 101.1 and $3,000 in cash.
There were some dub plates and obvious preparation with warnings in jest to other deejays that they would survive and make it to the final.