Last night, in Brooklyn, New York, legendary DJ A-Trak held the the inaugural Goldie Awards, featuring the best and brightest DJs and producers from around the world in live competition. Created to celebrate the ever-expanding popularity of DJs and producers within mainstream culture, the winners will have a song released via Fool’s Gold and perform at Fool’s Gold Day Off. Presented by sponsors like Noisey, Serato, Scratch DJ Academy, Thump, and TMWRK, and hosted by Dave East, the night consisted of beat and DJ battles between contestants from all around the world, that were judged by household names, Mannie Fresh, Craze, Diplo, Mija, The Whooligan, Destructo, and Just Blaze.
Beat Battle Contestants
- City The Beat master
- Fresh Kills
- Young Sidechain
The finalists in the beat battle were Brace from Canada, and Holly from Portugal. Each had a different style and melodic vibe that had the judges and crowd on a wave, but in the end the crowned champ was Holly!
DJ Battle Contestants
- John Beez
- Miles medina
- Rocket Johnson
The DJ battle was the grand finale, featuring a final matchup between Yuto, of Japan, and Miles Medina, of the Bay Area. When the champ was chosen, the trophy went to Miles Medina!
Huge congratulations to the winners of each category, and the organizers of The Goldie Awards, which was a total success. Not only did it reach its potential, but the venue had a sold out crowd who praised the event. In conclusion we can say that it lived up to the hype, and has proven itself to be a show that many will be looking forward to around the world for years to come.