DJ Gaw wins DJ Noz 2017

Every year we run the DJ Noz competition with Data Transmission to uncover the freshest new musical talent and this year has been no different, with almost all of the mixes having us skanking round the kitchen and pulling the bass face as we eat our breakfast.
After some deliberation we have decided to crown DJ Dr Gre, now re christened as DJ GAW, as our winner and award him with a coveted set in the fields at this year’s festival. What marked DJ GAW’s entry apart from the others was his no holds barred selection of jump up and techy DnB blended to perfection with some of the darkest rollers and dirtiest basslines we’ve heard in a long time. He will join the likes of Delta Heavy and Kasra on this year’s lineup as well as bagging himself an exclusive interview with Data Transmission.
DJ GAW -real name George Whettleton- has only been Dj’ing for two years but has already performed at events in London and Bristol and with this set at Noz he’s now got his sights on more appearances over the coming year. Be sure to catch his set on Friday at 19:00 in The Cubicles and keep your eyes peeled for him in the future!

You can listen to his winning mix here

 

Malaney Blaze wins DJNoz 2016

Ancient folk were big on their prophecies — Ragnarök, 2012, the second coming of Christ, you name it… While we all wait with baited breath to see which of their apocalyptic predictions come true, here at Noz HQ we’ve been cooking up a prophecy of our own…

Legends tell of a DJ whose ability to keep a crowd moving to the wee small hours was unparalleled, whose turntable wizardry surpassed all others – a talent to be discovered by Data Transmission as the winner of our DJ Noz competition. This DJ will ascend to the heady heights of the Cubicles at Nozstock 2016 to appease the hoards of bass-hungry revellers, taking their rightful place on a line-up alongside such heavyweights as Friction, Goldie, and The Prototypes, to name but a few.

Competition was stiff, but we are pleased as punch to be able to reveal Malaney Blaze as the Once and Future DJ. Nottingham based Malaney Blaze aka. Daniel Neal has a background in ska drumming which honed his ear for rhythm from an early age, as well as DJing hip hop and electronic vinyl. Somewhere along the line he landed on drum ‘n’ bass as his raison d’etre, but has never abandoned the eclectic genres of his youth.

As the winner of our DJ Noz competition, Malaney Blaze wins a Friday set in the Cubicles at this year’s festival, as well as some free tickets, fine winin’ and dinin’ backstage with the artist liaison crew, and an exclusive interview with Data Transmission. Check out his winning competition mix for a taste of what’s to come in just a few short weeks – fate has decreed that we’ll see you there…

Win a set in The Hidden Valley with our #DJNoz2016 competition

Think your DJ skills deserve a bigger stage than your bedroom?

Our annual competition for up and coming turntable talent returns in collaboration with Data Transmission.

We’re on the lookout for a DJ to get our bass-lovers bouncing at the festival this year, playing a set in the Cubicles, which this year boasts the likes of Friction, Dimension, Rene Lavice, The Prototypes and many more.  You’ll get 2 free weekend tickets to the festival and Data Transmission will do an exclusive interview with the winner, to be seen by their trusted readers, tweeters and Facebook troop. We’ll even throw in travel expenses and some food and drink in the dressing room, ’cause we’re nice like that.

To enter, please submit your best track via Mixcloud by midnight 20 May 2016 following these simple steps:

  1. ‘Like’ the Nozstock and Data Transmission Facebook pages.
  2. Upload a mix of no more than 20 minutes to Mixcloud.
  3. Title the mix “Nozstock Data Transmission DJ Comp 2016 – Your Name
  4. Tag the mix: “DJNoz2016 ”. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
  5. Write a short biography including your DJ name, real name and mixcloud user name in the description.
  6. Add tracklist.
  7. Use the competition cover-art provided here.
  8. Your mix should reflect the set you would play at Nozstock. Make sure it’s huge!

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from Nozstock and Data Transmission. All entrants must be based in the UK and available 22-24 July 2016. For full T&Cs and application info check out this page.

If you want to take a look at Data Transmission’s interview with last year’s winner, DKN, head over to their site.

Good luck, we can’t wait to hear your submissions!


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Win a DJ slot at Nozstock 2015

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Are you a budding bedroom talent and fancy getting a chance to perform to a larger audience alongside the likes of Dillinja, Ed Rush & Optical? Well this is the competition for you. We’ve teamed up with Data Transmission to offer some lucky soul a spot at Nozstock 2015. The winner will receive 2 artists tickets to the festival, free drink in the dressing room, all travel expenses covered and of course a set in The Cubicles during the Data Transmission takeover. This is your chance to show our fantastic crowds what you have to offer. You will also be interviewed by Data Transmission for their readers, facebook fans and twitter troop.

To enter, please submit your best track via Mixcloud by midnight 30th April 2015 following these simple steps:

  • ‘Like’ the Nozstock and Data Transmission Facebook pages.
  • Upload a mix of no more than 20 minutes to Mixcloud.
  • Title the mix “Nozstock Data Transmission DJ Comp 2015 – Your Name
  • Tag the mix: “Nozstock Data Transmission DJ Comp 2015″. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
  • Write a short biography including your DJ name, real name and mixcloud user name in the description
  • Add tracklist
  • Use the competition cover-art provided here.
  • Your mix should reflect the set you would play at Nozstock. Make sure it’s huge!

It’s that simple! The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from Nozstock and Data Transmission and announced early May. Full details, terms and conditions are available here.

Win a DJ set at Nozstock 2014

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Think your DJ skills deserve a bigger stage than your bedroom? Want the chance to rub shoulders with the likes of Andy C? Well, you’re in luck.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at Data Transmission to search for a DJ to get the speakers bouncing at the festival this year, playing a set in the Cubicles, which this year boasts the likes of the RAM records crew and Friction on the line up.  You’ll get 2 free weekend tickets to the event and Data Transmission will do an exclusive interview with the winner, to be seen by their trusted readers, tweeters and Facebook troop. We’ll even throw in travel expenses and some food and drink in the dressing room.

To enter, please submit your best track via Mixcloud by midnight 31st May 2014 following these simple steps:

  • ‘Like’ the Nozstock and Data Transmission Facebook pages.
  • Upload a mix of no more than 20 minutes to Mixcloud.
  • Title the mix “Nozstock Data Transmission DJ Comp 2014 – Your Name
  • Tag the mix: “Nozstock Data Transmission DJ Comp 2014”. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
  • Write a short biography including your DJ name, real name and mixcloud user name in the description
  • Add tracklist
  • Use the competition cover-art provided here.
  • Your mix should reflect the set you would play at Nozstock. Make sure it’s huge!

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from Nozstock and Data Transmission. All entrants must be based in the UK and available 1st – 3rd August. For full T&Cs and application info check out our competitions page. Good luck, we can’t wait to hear your submissions!

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