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PB x Defected Competition: DJ at Defected Croatia 2016 and Ministry of Sound!

Calling all DJs! Is 2016 the year you see yourself sharing a bill with some of the biggest stars in dance music? Point Blank and iconic house brand Defected have teamed up to create a very special competition which gives you the chance to land a dream DJ gig. We’re looking for the freshest talent to submit their best mix efforts in the form of a one hour mix – the prize up for grabs? The opening slot for DFTD Powered by Point Blank lineup, held on the Beach Stage at Defected Croatia! Charged with opening the day’s proceedings, the winner will head up a roll call of exciting new talent under the DFTD banner. DFTD is the new, breakout label from Defected, focusing on fresh, new and undiscovered talent from around the globe. The line-up across the rest of the festival includes some of the most illustrious names in house music right now! First read our Competition Terms and Conditions, then head here for full details on how to enter – just remember, you have until 7th June to get your mix submissions in, so get cracking and good luck!


The Lowdown

The lucky winner will be responsible for a three-hour opening set on the Beach Stage at Defected Croatia (no pressure, then) on Sunday 14th August with flights covered up to a value of £800, plus accommodation for two nights. This is an incredible opportunity to play at Defected’s first Croatia venture and is the sort of thing big breaks are made of.

And there’s more. As a special opportunity for Point Blank students and graduates, we also have three DJ slots up for grabs as part of a Point Blank takeover at the Defected in the House event featuring Roger Sanchez, held at the world famous Ministry of Sound in London on 2nd July.

How do you get involved? The competition itself will take place on Plugged In, Point Blank’s active community of music makers and DJs. Head to the Competitions tab for the full details on how to enter, including how long your mix should be, plus full terms and conditions for entry.

For those thinking about heading to Croatia this summer, find out more about Defected Croatia 2016 right here. As an added bonus, Point Blank are also offering discounts for students and graduates. Contact for more information.

Want to be able to enter the competition but not quite ready yet? You need to sign yourself up to one of our DJ courses. Point Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is sponsored by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller. You can find out more about our DJ courses in London here.

How to Enter

Record and upload your mix to Mixcloud

  • Record a 60 minutes long mix, musically this should fit with Defected’s ethos of house music in all its different styles.
  • Use the cover art provided here
  • Upload your mix to Mixcloud, adding the full tracklist
  • Name the mix “Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition: Your DJ Name
  • Tag your mix ‘Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition’.

Share your mix on Plugged In

  • Head to the Competition page to find out the full details, including style guide and submission guidelines, and to download the artwork
  • Note that you will need to be registered in order to download the artwork and 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 submit, head to the Tracks page of Plugged In and select Add Track to get started.
  • You must ensure that you submit your entry under the ‘Competition’ category for your mix to be eligible.
  • The deadline for entries is midnight on 7th June 2016.


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

We will announce the winner on 15th June 2016. Happy mixing and good luck!

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Matt was Head of Marketing at Point Blank.