All the hype on KDU’s DJ talent search is now over, and for the mentors – the dedication is over. Hmm, now we know how you feel, Mr. Ken! LOL
A selected handful of us were chosen to be student mentors of the DJ competition. Here, a high school student (a contestant) was to be placed under our care, for us to impart knowledge on the basics of DJ-ing, announcing, and other aspects of the DJ console/mixer.
And trust me, we’re a bunch of wacky mentors!
Oh, on second thought – This is an even BIGGER boss
On the first day of the workshop, those highschool students were given to us at random. And I now introduce, my mentee – forth former, Ivan Pang of ChungLing High School!
Ivan & I prior to the competition
yes, he IS tall
( I was wearing heels even with my height, so you can imagine how tall he is)
So yeah, after two weeks of being in constant communication with our mantees and training sessions of using the console and DJ-ing, they were all set to put their best foot forward!
During one of our training sessions, Ivan requested a picture to be taken for keepsakes & memories of his first time ever in competitions of such
So anyway, the competition started late, typical Malaysian timing. Heh.
Mentors & their mentees were doing their last few rounds of practising in our recording studio
(oh and if you were wondering why everyone is donning black, Switch sponsored our t-shirts)
And while all these were happening upstairs,
DJ console and the mike stands etc..
As the competition is about to begin, one couldn’t help but to wonder what was in store for the winners, no?
Success says it all
So you guys ready?
And 3..2..1, we’re on air!
When it began, it was all good. My mentee Ivan was the 2nd contestant and boy, here it goes
That’s me, Ivan & the two producers preparing before we took off
on of the Judges from USM looks on
No, seriously. Like, hell yeah!
A very experienced DJ-turned-producer, so nevermind the grey hair eh?
I reckon he’s about 40-odd.
He gave us an interesting insight & some lessons on basic turntablism & how to work Apple Inc.’s latest software for DJs – Scratch Live
At one point during the competition, I got ssssso weary and couldn’t stop thinking about the MTV Asia Awards that I HAD to miss because I’m right here right now in college. *dreams on…* ahh, screw it. WTF
Before my mind drifted off into imagining how it would be like seeing Jared Leto (Frontman of the rock band – 30 Seconds to Mars) emceeing during the prestigious event held at The Arena of Stars Genting…
My bubble was burst to the booming voice of the emcee of this event instead – Mr. Mark Felix’s voice.
Hmm, now that’s very charming of you Mr. Mark
More charming than Jared Leto perhaps?
So I guess, it was an event worth missing.
Back to where we left off, it was already our lunch break by the time I came back from Planet CrazyImagination.
Daniel was getting a lil sleepy as usual so we camwhored for a while
I also took my mentee Ivan around for a lil tour around college and this was what we saw in our college’s in-house restaurant – Bon Appetit
A fine butter sculpture work of a friend
Doesn’t it look adorable with the lil bow tie? =D
Just before the winners were announced, DJ Janrius gave us a mindblowing performance! We were dancing and putting our hands up in the air like there was no tomorrow. His awesome remixes of latest numbers and addictive beats made us feel like letting down our hair and parttttaayyyyy!
It was cool that Seumas Teh, came back for his 2nd time this year. He joined last year but didn’t quite make it… so this time, he’s back even more prepared and with a brimming goal to win this competition!
And his motivation did him proud – he walked away being champion! Beside him are the 1st runner up Zoe & 2nd runner up Richard. Although I’m not Seumas’s mentor, I’m still proud of him.