Win Honorary LSA Alumni Status & DJ Gigs At Top Venues!

May 2, 2019
Written by
Buster Bennett
Win Honorary LSA Alumni Status & DJ Gigs At Top Venues!

Win honorary LSA Alumni status, £500 studio time, a DJ photoshoot, DJ gigs at top venues and DJ gigs in Ibiza!

We've just launched the biggest DJ competition ever from London Sound Academy! The winner of this competition will receive honorary LSA alumni status and a host of prizes.

  • Honorary LSA Alumni status
  • DJ gigs at top venues including Ministry of Sound
  • Invitation to attend the LSA Ibiza Tour 2019 and DJ in Ibiza
  • Personalised DJ photoshoot
  • £500 of studio time at LSA
  • 1-2-1 Mentorship

Honorary LSA Alumni Status

Did you know that LSA graduates get access to scores of gigs at top venues and festivals, not to mention gigs on our annual Ibiza tour! Once our students graduate they are automatically given LSA alumni status and join a growing world-wide community of over 1000 DJs and producers. It's more than a network, it's a family with a strong sense of fellowship. Many of our students and graduates attribute their membership to being instrumental in making their life better and helping their DJ careers take off. If you're already a DJ and want the support of our network this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

DJ Gigs With LSA

Here at LSA we believe in community, and as custodians of the LSA Alumni community we take our job very seriously. We gain great pleasure in organising countless opportunities for our members, on-going support and a platform for growth like no other. We work closely with many of the music industries biggest names on behalf of the alumni. For many years we've been working with Ministry of Sound, arguably one of the most famous clubs in the world. We run events there on average twice a month with LSA DJs. We also work with London's infamous techno club Egg LDN and run events there with regularity. We have an exclusive partnership with Lock N Load events who run SW4 Festival, where LSA alumni can be heard warming up the main stages. Lock N Load also run events in a variety of other London venues including the 02 Brixton Academy and Brixton Electric, where LSA graduates have also performed. LSA has also worked with LWE, who run Elrow Town and Arcadia Festival, both events have booked LSA DJs to play. Apart from these headliner gigs we have a network of smaller venues regularly booking LSA DJs including McQueen Shoreditch, Horse & Groom, Hangar, GiGi's, Roadtrip, Golden Bee and more. The list is constantly growing and the opportunities are on-going for LSA alumni. The winner of this competition will become an honorary member and get access to every gig we organise.

LSA Alumni playing in the 103 room, Ministry of Sound - A gig organised by LSA

LSA Ibiza Tour

The jewel in the crown of our community events is the annual LSA Ibiza Tour. Every summer we invite LSA alumni to join us for one week of sun, sea and DJ gigs! It's a simple arrangement, you come, we organise the gigs! Many choose to stay in our partner hotel, the highly-rated hotel Paradiso, which coincidentally has a DJ booth to die for overlooking a sun-soaked pool! During the week LSA DJs play a wide range of venues from sun-set beach bars, packed-out boat parties, chilled poolsides and super clubs! In past years we've hosted rooms in Sankeys, Es Paradis, played in Amnesia's main room and taken over the seas with Pukka Up and Float Your Boat. This year will be no exception! The winner of this years DJ competition will be invited to join us on the tour.

The beautiful DJ booth at our partner hotel, Paradiso.

DJ Photoshoot

The winner will also receive a personalised DJ photoshoot from esteemed photographer Thomas Hensher. With many years working in the industry shooting portraits for some of the undergrounds most infamous clubland personalities he's best placed to take the press shot that will get you noticed! Click here to view his mesmerising work.

£500 of Studio Time at LSA

With all of these awesome DJ gig opportunities provided by LSA the winner will need to sharpen their skills on the latest DJ technology! Our DJ practice studios come fully equipped with a range of Pioneer CDJs including the latest CDJ2000Nexus2s, mixers including the DJM900Nexus2 and the Allen & Heath Xone92, turntables including the Pioneer PLX1000s and the Technic 1210s, samplers including the Pioneer DJS1000, FX units including the RMX1000, Korg technology and even drum machines on synths on request! The winner will receive £500 credit to book DJ studio time at our Camden HQ!

If you're looking for a place to practice your skills, or record your mix for this competition click here.

DJ Studios at LSA come with a range of technology

How To Enter

To enter this competition you must follow each and every step, if you miss a single step your entry will not be considered.

  • Tag yourself and three friends in the comments section of our original Facebook post about the competition. You can find it on our Facebook page by clicking here.
  • Share the post after you've tagged yourself.
  • Email submittolsa@gmail.com with your real name (used on Facebook) and your DJ name.
  • We will then reply to your email with artwork to be used when you upload your mix.
  • Upload your mix to Mixcloud or Soundcloud using the artwork provided. The mix needs to be around 40 minutes long and can be any genre of music.
  • Email us the link to your mix to enter the judging phase to submittolsa@gmail.com
  • Join our mail-out for the winners announcement. (To join the LSA mail-out scroll to the bottom of our homepage)

The competition is going to run from May 1st 2019 to June 30th 2019. On the 30th of June we will look at the play count of each mix, we will then select the top 30 mixtapes based on number of plays. We will then judge those mixtapes based on the criteria below and choose the winner. Judging will take place from the 1st to the 8th of July when the winner will be announced via our mail-out! The criteria for judging is as follows:

  • Beat-matching
  • Phrasing
  • Harmonics
  • Originality

Top Tips!

  • We love exciting new music of any genre
  • We love an awesome intro
  • We love with when DJs create their own mash-ups
  • We love a shoutout to LSA!

Good Luck!

For any questions please email us (submittolsa@gmail.com) - Please don't call our office.

  • You need to be 18+ to join this competition.

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