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A-Trak Announces Contestants for Goldie Awards

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A-Trak Announces Contestants for Goldie Awards

Legendary DJ, label head and producer A-Trak has revealed the sixteen global contestants for his second annual Goldie Awards.

Competing in the DJ Battle will be YB (Yosaka Kurotsuchi) of Japan, 15-year-old K-Swizz of New Zealand, 2017 runner up Yuto of Japan, 11-year-old Brandan Duke the DJ of Canada, DJ Erick Jay of Brazil, and representing the US, IFTW, Javin and Matsu.

In the Beat Battle, Goldie Awards welcomes back 2017 champion HOLLY of Portugal who will be defending his title, Mctematico of Venezuela, Mawik of Mexico, Canada's GoldenChild and from the US: Baseck, Lisa Vasquez, Nick Hook and Buck Rodgers.

The 2018 Goldie Awards are set for November 8 at Brooklyn Steel. Hosts Desus Nice and Nadeska Alexis will be joined by an all-star cast of judges including Mark Ronson, Just Blaze, Craze, TM-88, El-P, Anna Lunoe, Boys Noize and Venus X. The event is a new type of competition for DJs and producers that recognizes the endless creative nature in music, presented by adidas Originals, Fool's Gold and TMWRK.

Goldie Awards is a natural outgrowth of A-Trak's storied DJ career, which began at age 15 when he became the youngest DMC World Champion ever. Given the renewed popularity of DJs, he created this platform to shine a light on the craft itself and identify the most skilled neophytes. One of the world's great talent spotters and cultural curators, A-Trak has long made it a personal mission to give a voice to up-and-comers across genre and style through his iconic label Fool's Gold and its annual Day Off events. In true Fool's Gold fashion, Goldie Awards will be a cultural talking point not to be missed.

Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas - one of the world's leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel ­­- adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand's legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.


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