August 20 saw the 2014 Pioneer Digital DJ Battle Finals’ five DJs display their skills to vie for a slot in the Asian Finals later this year. The finalists, selected from a massive pool of submissions, left everything on the stage at Raven Boutique Club. Each one had their own signature style separating them from the rest. Meet the top five:
DJ JAL EMATA a.k.a John Sedano
DJ CHEN a.k.a Chen Chuang
His DJing career started last year, after taking a DJ course at Beat Project Manila under DJ Aryan.
DJ MIAOW a.k.a Mia Ayesa
She is a professional model/DJ. During the post-performance interview, she shared that she spins because she loves to make the crowd happy. She brings her signature Broadway sound to the turntables.
DJ AL a.k.a Al Domingo was
mentored at beat Project Manila.
DJ MECHA a.k.a Mikhail Arce-Ignacio
A DJ/Producer and a bass music enthusiast; he started to explore the world of electronic music in 2008.
The judges for this year’s battle are industry veterans and previous DJ Battle Finalists.
DJ TRAVIS (residence DJ of URBN & RAVEN), DJ ACE RAMOS (Top 1 DJ in the metro, residence DJ of
Republiq), DJ FUNK AVY (residence DJ of Imperial, 2006 Finalist Pioneer DJ Digital Battle Asia
Championship), DJ MARK NICOSIA (Head DJ Instructor of Bounce Electronic Music, 2008 Finalist Pioneer
DJ Digital Battle Asia Championship) and DJ KATSY LEE (2012 4th placer Pioneer Digital DJ Battle Asia
In the end, it was DJ Mecha and his unique sound that beat the competition, and a chance to represent the Philippines in the Asian Championship of the Pioneer Digital DJ Battle to be held in Manila this October.