Hi all, this past Sunday afternoon I went to the beach at Arinultra Cay to host the ongoing CRFB* DJ competition, and believe me it’s a blast if you never been there before. Now this event is sponsored in part by Legends and T1Radio with Trader Whiplash and Ariel Goldrozen and the Relay Rockers team. These events are put on every weekend and believe I have seen a lot of donations go into the kiosks and the DJs do an absolutely fantastic job of raising funds.
This is what I saw this past weekend as both Catalysis Resident and Spook Maroon put their heart and soul into getting funds raised like they did, each Dj at the end of their set advances to the next round if they gotten a certain amount of donations and I have seen much higher donations, in some cases far more than you can imagine.
To further explain how this came about, I asked Ariel Goldrozen if she could provide a history and background how this event came about. I am pleased to bring her thoughts and history here today.
The Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back Top DJ Competition started in 2012 when Ariel Goldrozen, then captain of the Cancer Free Zone team, contacted Trader Whiplash, captain of Relay Rockers, about a multi-team event. Trader and Ariel, along with Nuala Maracas and Arizona Ballinger discussed possible ideas and came up with a DJ event. The idea was to accept applications from 16 DJs to compete against each other throughout several weeks. The teams rotated kiosks for each day, so they had equal amounts fo time to raise the most money. The idea was proposed that the top 4 from Round 1, based on kiosk donations, would proceed to the Semi-finals. From there, the top 2 would proceed to the Finals, and then a winner was chosen. Each round the Djs would start with a fresh kiosk. During the Preliminary and Semi-Final rounds, the DJs were alloted 1 hour in which to raise the most amount of money. The Finals the top 2 DJs were alloted 2 hours to perform and raise the most amount of money. The Relay Rockers were able to secure a slot during Half Way There Faire, to hold the Finals. In 2012 the CRFB Top DJ Competition raised L$1.3 million.
In 2013, Ariel Goldrozen joined Relay Rockers and the competition continued and expanded to accept applications from 24 DJs and add a Quarter-Final round, in which the “Elite Eight” from the Preliminary rounds would compete to move forward. After the Quarter Finals, the top 4 would then go onto the Semi-Finals, again each round allotting the DJs only 1 hour to raise the most money. The top 2 DJs from the Semi-Finals would proceed to the Finals, which once again were held during Half Way There Faire, with both DJs’ having 2 hours for their sets. During the Preliminary rounds, there was a record amount raised in 1 hour of L$157,000, by Chevelley Silentghost. Chevelley went on to win the Competition in 2013, and helped raise another L$1.3 Million.
In 2014, The Relay Rockers brought back the competition, making very few changes from 2013. 18 DJs sent in applications to perform over the course of 5 weekends. The biggest change was allowing partner venues, in which 1 day the competition would move from the beach at Arinultra Cay, to another club or sim. The first partner venue was Junkyard Blues, where Jordan Morgenrote, during her 1 hour set, broke and set a new preliminary round total os L$531,000. At this time the competition is still in progress with half the DJs having performed. So far the 2014 competition has raised just over L$830,000. This year the Semi-Finals and Finals will be held at Relay d’Alliez on May 17 and 18. Stay tuned for updates to standings and the names of DJs who are moving on to the next rounds.
Such a great event, and for such a great cause!! My thanks to Ariel for sharing:)
A Journey of Promise 2014, GO RELAY and FINISH THE FIGHT!!