There were 9,000 entries into the Your Shot competition, and local, DJ-Danny is just one of them. That’s why she needs your help!
Unlike anything to come before it, the Your Shot competition offered young guys and girls a shot at the big time – to become DJs capable of playing at the best clubs and festivals all over Australia and the best part – no DJ experience was necessary to enter, with full DJ training provided. 6 years on, over 2000 contestants have made the journey, with 61% now holding residencies and performing regular gigs. Its no wonder this remarkable experience is spreading like wildfire having taken on the east coast of Australia by storm!
DJ-Danny, age 20, was born and raised in Newcastle and has had a passion for music from a very young age. She started with singing, whether it be at family parties/events, every one knew music was her calling. In 2008 Danny picked up her first musical instrument, being the guitar, and upon receiving lessons and then going on to somewhat being self taught, she could soon play any song that was asked in a matter of minutes and proceeded to play Drums, Piano and Ukulele, then went on to tour around Newcastle playing small intimate gigs including the Children’s Hospital ‘Ronald McDonald House’.
DJ-Danny began her career in December 2014 when she was asked to do a ‘fill in’ set for a DJ who quit last minute at Sydney’s ‘strike bar’ Macquarie, which she was then subsequently booked as their resident Dj two nights a week, and boost their revenue by 30%!
NL: Why did you enter the Yourshot competition?
” I had only ever dj’d using a traktor s4 controller, even though that took me far and I was even able to play at a festival with it I needed to learn how to use cdj’s comfortably and yourshot offers you that training. So I figured why not have the amazing experience that everyone talks about and learn how to use the decks at the same time!”
Why do you need to do?
I need do to is create the best possible 25 minute set that i can create over the course of Your Shot and perform it live on the 30th of July in front of all the other contestants and a large scale audience at north sydney’s ‘Greenwood Hotel’. The acts will be judged throughout the day and whoever they deem the best will go on to the grand final on the 31st and the winner will be selected then!”
“If i win this competition I get major sponsorship prize packs, a lifetime supply of red bull and to play at a festival overseas, the possibilities are ‘your paradise’ – FIJI, ‘snowbombing’ – AUSTRIA, ‘sunburn’ – INDIA, ‘the bpm festival’ – MEXICO, ‘chasing summer’ – CANADA or ‘zoukout’ – SINGAPORE. I’m currently selling tickets for my fans and the more active support I have on social media the better because a catch of the competition is they also look at your following!! the more support you have, the better!”.
In October, 2015 with hard work and determination, Dj Danny landed a booking to play at Newcastle’s boutique festival ‘THIS THAT’ ,which opened up the music world to her and she has sustained quite a following and is now looking to make her mark on the music industry and have her name heard.
Whilst DJ’ing, Danny has also worked on Events through several established events companies liaising with Major Artists such as Major Lazer, Armin Van Buuren, Galantis, DJ Snake, Timmy Trumpet and Tigerlily just to name a few.
This outside experience and her previous bookings has made her quite versatile when it comes to her styles of music, and she is currently in talks to play at future Festivals later in the year both local and a far….
Find out more about DJ-Danny via her Facebook page.