After 5 sucessful years, working with aspiring DJs in Australia, Your Shot is finally coming the America. Tiësto and 7Up have teamed up yet again, and are the sponsors for this intensive training course; the show will provide viewers a glimpse at the ins-and-outs of what it means to be a professional DJ. The series will follow 30 participants, as they learn, practice, and compete for 4 weeks. After their training is complete, 6 contestants will perform at the “Your Shot” main event. The winner of the contest will get to play in a Las Vegas nightclub alongside Tiësto, as well as at Ultra Music Festival, in 2016. No experience is necessary in order to register.
“Whether it’s the joy you get listening to your favourite DJ at a festival, or the song that you can play on repeat and still get goosebumps every time you hear the drop – if you love electronic music, whatever the style, whatever the genre – then this is for you.”
The 10-part VEVO web series has a lot to prove, and hopefully this show will bring some new talent to the forefront of dance music. Opening up registration to anyone and everyone has the ability to unveil some truly unknown talent, but can also leave the show as little more than a gimmick; only time will tell if this premise really does provide a platform for success, but Tiësto is fully behind it, so there’s gotta be something there. Check out the trailer below.
“I’m so excited about Your Shot because it takes the idea of the DJ competition and turns it on its head. This contest really provides aspiring DJs with an opportunity to realize their dreams. Many times people don’t know how or where to get started with DJ’ing but the great thing about Your Shot is that win or lose, they get a platform to learn, grow and achieve great things as long as they are focused and dedicated.” – Tiësto