Calling All DJs: The RFT DJ Spin-off is Coming!

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Heads up, local DJs: Start constructing your best mixes to submit to the RFT's annual DJ Spin-off. During this event, some of the area's best wheels-of-steel masters compete to win a free trip to the Ultra Music Festival, a two-day extravaganza held on March 28 and 29 at Bicentennial Park in Miami, Florida. The festival (which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year) traditionally features the most talented artists in dance music — including local Scotty Mac, who won the Spin-off last year.

This year's RFT DJ Spin-off will be held Thursday, February 21, at Atomic Cowboy. A talented panel of to-be-determined judges will determine the winner by judging each DJ on song selection, crowd interaction, style and skills.

To find out how to enter, click below...

To enter, send us a CD that shows off your mixing abilities — albeit one that's no more than 30 minutes long. (Sorry; I have to listen to each entry and, in the interest of time, shorter is better.) No online entries/mixes; we need actual CDs.

Include your name, telephone number, e-mail address (and Web site, if applicable) with your entry. Remember, the Ultra Festival's focused on dance music (for the most part — yes, I know that alt-goth icons the Cure headlined last year) so we're looking for mixes geared toward that genre.

Most important, the mixes must be in my hands by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28. Not postmarked, not en route, but in my hands. Entries can be mailed to Annie Zaleski, c/o The Riverfront Times, 6358 Delmar Boulevard, Suite 200, St. Louis, Missouri, 63130 — or dropped off at the RFT offices (same address there) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, attn: Annie Zaleski.

The nominees who will be at the Spin-off will be announced February 4. You can submit questions to [email protected], or see our music blog, A to Z ( for the most updated information.

-- Annie Zaleski

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