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Mix Competition: Play a Set at Defected Croatia 2018 + Free Flights & Accommodation

Calling all DJs! Is 2018 the year you see yourself sharing a bill with some of the biggest stars in dance music? Point Blank and Defected have teamed up once again for a very special competition which gives you the chance to land a dream DJ gig, and we’re looking for the freshest DJ talent to submit their best mix efforts in the form of a one hour mix. The prize up for grabs? A slot on the Pontoon Stage at Defected Croatia 2018!

The winner will see themselves featuring alongside some of the most illustrious names in house music, including Basement Jaxx, Derrick Carter, Masters at Work, Todd Terry and many more! See below for full details on how to enter. The deadline for entry is 15th May so we suggest you get cracking as soon as possible.

The lucky winner will play at Defected Croatia 2018, happening 9th-14th August. Flights and accommodation for two nights will be supplied, so all you have to worry about is getting your set together and enjoying the sunshine. For two runners-up there are also two DJ slots up for grabs at a Defected event in London later this year. The runner-up slots are only available to Point Blank students and graduates.

Note that you must be 18 or over to enter – take a look at our full Competition Terms and Conditions before entering. The deadline for entries is 15th May 2018, and we will announce the winners by 28th May 2018. Happy mixing and good luck!


Step One: Record and upload your mix to Mixcloud

  • Prepare and record a 60-minute mix. Musically this should fit with Defected’s ethos of high-quality house music.
  • Upload your mix to Mixcloud, adding the full tracklist and using the cover art provided above.
  • Name the mix “Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition: Your Artist Name
  • Tag your mix ‘Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition’.

Step Two: Share your mix on Plugged In

  • Note that you will need to be registered in order to submit your mix. For those not already registered, you can do so below or via this page.
  • Once you’ve recorded your mix and are ready to share it from Mixcloud, head to the Tracks page of Plugged In, then select Add Track to get started.
  • On the Add Track page, simply paste the URL of your mix into the ‘track URL’ field, and name the mix accordingly. You must also select ‘Competition’ under the ‘select category’ field for your entry to be eligible (see below).
  • Once you submit your track, it will now be visible when you filter in our ‘competition’ category within the Tracks channel. You’re all set!


All entries will be listened to and judged by the Defected and Point Blank listening panel. Entrants are encouraged to promote through their social media channels to maximise the chances of them proceeding to the shortlist stage. Our panel will then judge the shortlisted mixes based on:

  • Votes and listens on Plugged In
  • Track selection and curation
  • Technical ability
  • Originality
  • Flair and creativity

Remember, the deadline for entries is 15th May 2018, and we will announce the winners by 28th May 2018. Check out the full line-up below and don’t forget you can buy tickets at

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** Editors note: Things have moved on significantly since this article was published 🙂 Please head to our blog homepage for the very latest competitions from Point Blank.

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Matt was Head of Marketing at Point Blank.