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News - June 28, 2020

Do You Have What it Takes to Win the Pomegranate DJ Challenge?

Do you have the skills? Deadmau5 and Beatsource want to see you remix "Pomegranate"

Quarantine has been a wild time guys. For many of us, it has been a chance to learn new skills, and brush up on ones long forgotten. Technology has kept us together, and with live streaming becoming super popular on a multitude of platforms, every person who wishes to feel the energy of a virtual crowd now has the chance. Literally everywhere I turn, I see a new bedroom DJ. You guys are KILLING the game out there. Many of you have taken to learning how to produce, and it just so happens that deadmau5 and Beatsource have decided to up the ante’ to give you a legitimate shot at stardom with the #PomegranateDjChallenge! How freaking cool is that?

The #PomegranateDJChallenge brings your mixing mastery and creativity to the forefront to find the most uniquely artistic version of deadmau5 and The Neptunes‘ single “Pomegranate.” Three winners from the contestant pool will be selected for prizes. And these prizes are super legit.

First place will win the grand prize of a $2,000 Apple gift card, and all three winners will win a one-year subscription to Beatsource LINK. Beatsource LINK allows DJs to access and download club-ready versions of songs for their next new take on a track. Your mission, should you chose to accept it is to film yourself getting creative with “Pomegranate” in a DJ performance video. You are welcome to mix and manipulate the track in any way that shows off your own unique personal style and skills. Mau5trap is known for choosing top-notch talent, who knows who can be discovered next!

Check out the details below, and get those videos ready. We can’t wait to see who wins!

How to Participate:

To enter the contest, post a video of yourself on Instagram DJing creatively with deadmau5 and The Neptunes’ track “Pomegranate.” The video must be 60 seconds or less and you must tag @beatsourceofficial, @deadmau5, and use the hashtag #PomegranateDJChallenge in your post. Entries close on July 8 at 11:59 p.m. PT and will be judged on creativity by the Beatsource team. Beatsource and deadmau5 will announce the winner on July 15.

Beatsource Chief Content Officer, Edwin “DJ Phenom” Paredes: “We are thrilled to partner with deadmau5 and the mau5trap team for a track that is funky and uplifting. Beatsource is the perfect platform for the DJ community to express their creativity and share their talents which is what we’re all about.”

Beatsource Label Relations Manager, Andrew “Disko Drew” Rodriguez: “Deadmau5 and the mau5trap team have always been at the forefront of music creativity. At Beatsource we are excited to support him and his continued evolution of sound. What sets Beatsource apart from all other DSPs is that we cater specifically to the Dj community who we believe are the true music tastemakers around the world.”

In a move that ushers in a new era in DJ technology, Beatsource, the music streaming service for open format DJs created by Beatport and the world’s largest promotional record pool, DJcity, recently released their Beatsource LINK technology. No matter what kind of gig, Beatsource LINK’s convenient and reliable integration with rekordbox allows instant access to all the hits from top genres including Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, Latin, Dance, and Reggae / Dancehall. Beatsource LINK is also known for their Offline Performance Mode feature, which provides the ability to store up to 100 songs in a locker to be used without an internet connection. With this, DJs can create, build, and manage their personal playlists on and not be dependent on a strong wi-fi connection for their DJ set. This unique Offline Performance Mode eliminates the need for DJs to download music and at long last makes available a reliable professional streaming solution for DJs.

deadmau5 Brings the Fire | Photo Courtesy MSO