DJ At House Of Commons!
Fancy DJing a gig supported by a major A-list DJ at the House of Commons in London? Or are you passionate about music, journalism, filmmaking or events management and interested in volunteering as part of a major UK music project?
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ) is a foundation that raises vital awareness and funds for social and environmental causes by uniting the global dance music community. Between June 2012 and March 2013, they'll be teaming up with Bluesky PIE, a community non-profit organisation that connects non-profit activities with highly successful event and gig organisers and promoters to help bring to life a nationwide project called House The House.
Collaborating with MP Mike Weatherley, House The House intends to offer some amazing opportunities to young volunteers and give them skills in:
- Stage and event management
- DJing, including correct procedure for sampling and use of equipment
- Sound production
The project is also being supported by a bunch of other cool charities and organisations that will encourage young people from 16 to 25 years old to engage with their community by volunteering at community music projects in their area and donating DJ kits and equipment, as well as involving music colleges who are able to offer scholarship courses and advice to talented young people.
And if that's not enough to get excited about, there'll be regional DJ battles in eleven cities across the country, including Cardiff, resulting in a final heat in January to determine an overall winner. That winner gets to play an historic set alongside a world famous British DJ in the terrace bar at the House of Commons. The event is expected to generate huge national and music press interest, and will be a sensational experience for all those involved.
Even after the competition has ended, the winner will be given the opportunity host their own fundraising events with the LNADJ and other music-related charities, raising money for projects of importance to their local communities.
Want to get involved?
All aspiring DJs are required to volunteer for at least four hours at a music-related project within their community. If you're not already volunteering try getting in contact with Cardiff Soundscene, Community Music Wales, Live Music Now, Menter Caerdydd, Ministry Of Life or your local youth club.
After that they are invited to upload and promote a sample mix to the House the House Mixcloud website, where a the public will vote for their favourites online and eight finalists per city (including Cardiff) will be short-listed for the regional heats.
The official press and social media launch is on Tuesday 19th June, so watch this space for more information on the competition, but we can reveal that House The House are already looking for volunteers for the Cardiff heat so if you're interested in helping out, email Di: firstname.lastname@example.org