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dfx
May 1st, 2008, 14:24
May DJ Contest

New month, new contest, new luck!

Please read the guidelines carefully at http://forum.ah.fm/contests-ah-fm/8571-dj-competition-guidelines.html

Submissions will be taken from May 1st to May 14th, send your complete entries with all requirements as stated in the guidelines to contest@afterhours.fm !

The winning set will be played on June 4th at 15:00 CET!

Good luck!

darzhliebek
May 1st, 2008, 16:16
Only vinyl/cd mixes this month? Gonna have to get everything ripped to CD and on the CDJs if thats the case!

dfx
May 1st, 2008, 18:12
only hardware this month, yes.

90degrees
May 3rd, 2008, 01:47
that's one long submission window my copy'n'paste friend.:mask:

does that mean my set re-enters?

prolly no, I did it with Trecker 3 and the BCD3000 so that would be software. Or?
I used a midi controller and had the software only for library purposes and visualisation, something a CDJ does too in a way...:hmmm:

dfx
May 3rd, 2008, 01:56
woops :) fixed!

dfx
May 4th, 2008, 00:08
5 sets already in! hurry up everyone! :)

nDaMix@714
May 4th, 2008, 22:32
got my set in, just crossing my fingers now. :super:

albertus
May 7th, 2008, 00:40
sent mine in as well some minutes ago. may the best set of May be chosen for us to hear in June :-)

dfx
May 7th, 2008, 01:50
that makes 7 sets so far :) lets keep em coming :)

Dave_Symphony
May 7th, 2008, 07:34
i send my contest mix, too. http://forum.ah.fm/../images/smilies/super.gif

nDaMix@714
May 7th, 2008, 09:16
Have any of the judges heard my mix yet, just wondering hahaha

dfx
May 7th, 2008, 12:21
that makes 9 sets in now! :super:
great response this month, good job guys!
only a single spot left now! :mask:

@ nda: mixes will be passed to the jury only after submissions are closed, and then also anonymously, which means they won't know whose set they're listening to :)

Radas
May 7th, 2008, 19:01
when will be winner?

nDaMix@714
May 9th, 2008, 09:23
DFX I totally missed April winner set. Can you give me the link to his set ? thanks alot if you can. =)

dfx
May 9th, 2008, 15:23
if you have an account on torrents page -> Welcome to AfterHours.FM archives Torrent Site :: Login (http://torrents.ah.fm/details.php?id=2450)

Dave_Symphony
May 10th, 2008, 00:50
hej dfx, i will signup on the ah_torrent page, but i cant

Faruk S.
May 10th, 2008, 08:15
Sent mine too, hope im gonna get something out of this :grinning:

nDaMix@714
May 10th, 2008, 09:21
I don't have one, what is torrent??? lol

darzhliebek
May 12th, 2008, 12:16
nDa: you need a torrent client (just type bit torrent or bit tornado into google to get one, they're free) then once you've signed up to the AH torrents forum you can download (save as) the torrent files then your torrent client will open them, ask you where you want to save the mix and then try connecting to available seeds to download the mix (the more seeds and the less leechers the better).

Hope that helps!
:)

dfx
May 12th, 2008, 15:39
one more slot left guys! hurry up!

Ikarus
May 14th, 2008, 13:56
DONE i send my mix too today

dfx
May 14th, 2008, 16:07
that's it, we're full! no more submissions! cheers everyone :)

Faruk S.
May 18th, 2008, 09:45
hope the judging process doesnt take too long...

albertus
May 19th, 2008, 10:18
It's always going to end by the end of the month, as stated in the General Competition Guidelines.

Rich Lake
May 24th, 2008, 18:13
where can i find the software contest ?

dfx
May 24th, 2008, 19:14
software contest will be right here, but only every other month... so check back next month!

Rich Lake
May 25th, 2008, 03:03
ah ok thanks mate :grinning:

dfx
Jun 1st, 2008, 13:23
hang on to your monkeys and mooses everybody, results will take 1-2 more days this time, be patient :)

albertus
Jun 3rd, 2008, 21:02
Less than 20 hours till the winning set should be played - hopefully you'll get your votes finished soon ;-) Or will you keep it as surprise whose set we're about to be hearing tomorrow? :)

dfx
Jun 3rd, 2008, 21:05
well, problem is we got a tie for first place :P so we're trying to get a tie breaker going... will announce winner soon!

dfx
Jun 3rd, 2008, 22:43
Ladies and gentlemen, the jury has finished with their voting and we got a result!

Again, a big THANK YOU to all participants, it's been a real pleasure! :) Took a while to figure out how to break this tie for first place we got, but finally managed to do so... Drumroll please!

And the winner is:
Darzh Liebek !!

Congratulations!

Your set will be played June 4th (Wednesday) at 15:00 CET (calendar event link (http://forum.ah.fm/calendar.php?do=getinfo&e=586&c=1))! Good job mate!

Everyone remember that there is a new contest in June, we are taking submissions from June 1st to 14th, therefore we are open for submissions again! Let's keep the sets coming!

90degrees
Jun 3rd, 2008, 23:04
will really try to make it to this one, very curious.

Congrats mate. :grinning:


said it before (thanks again for your comments) good stuff on your site

www.darzhliebek.com

:music:

chance to get tracklists to some of your "Connected" sets??

cdman14
Jun 4th, 2008, 04:25
can you guys publish the rankings please?

darzhliebek
Jun 4th, 2008, 11:37
Awesome, thats made my month!! :super: Thanks guys and girls, glad you enjoyed the mix.

Cheers 90Degrees, will pm you with tracklistings for the Connected Series.

Hope to see you all at 3pm for the airing. :music:

dfx
Jun 4th, 2008, 13:35
ranking:

1a) Darzh Liebek
1b) Radas / Raven
2) Chris Burn
3) Mon&Ece
4) albertus
5) cdman14
6) jokerdj
7) Faruk Sabanci
8) nDaMix@714
9) Dave Symphony

and here's some comments from the jury


01
Some great tracks, enjoyed the selection. Some fairly obvious transitions however.

02
Starts with vocals, but nice ones. Quarter post, is decent, but not a standout. Nice melodic track at 34m, uninspired up till then. Livens up afterwards. Markus moment at 52m. Ends with bad vocals and great bass.

03
Starts pretty epic - with strings. Evocative and emotional for first 15m. Till the Sky Falls Down at 23ish. Synth-y filler at 30m mark. 40m is Who Will Find Me, good vocal track. High point was WWFM.

04
Not bad, 20m in. Loads of vocals. Didn't set me on fire. Jennifer Rene on vocals for last track?

05
Many tracks with dreary vocals. Overall impression is poor. Forgettable, unfortunately.

06
Nicely melodic beginning, gets a little techy in the middle. Finish is acceptable.

07
Starts with Closer; second set to do so. Some vocals later. Average, didn't really stand out. Almost whole set passed without my notice.

08
Closer, again?! Vocals, vocals... But pretty interesting track selection. Great mashup at 32m.

09
Very nice melodic first half, finish pretty good also, despite vocals..

10
Overall good mix, enjoyed it. Some tragic vocal tracks held it from excellence.


Set 1
Track selection flowed along nicely, good mixing maybe the timing was off on a couple, but an enjoyable progressive set on the whole

Set 2
First half of the set didn't do it for me really, but the 2nd half certainly did, decent mixing

Set 3
Nice mixing on this one, timing off on a couple, but track selection very good, progressed nicely

Set 4
Good mixing and track selection, not sure about the overall flow though, there was a couple of times i was thinking the energy was picking up only for it to drop back off, still decent set

Set 5
Set didn't flow for me, track selections wasnt bad, but ordering them better would have gotten a better result for me

Set 6
Nice progressive set, couple of tunes didn't do it for me but overall not bad

Set 7
After a promising start it kinda fell off for me, Good transitions for the most part, picked up for the last 20 mins

Set 8
Nice flow, good mixing here, last track felt out of place, never the less, good set

Set 9
Winner winner chicken dinner, I liked this a lot, good stuff all round

Set 10
Nice flow, sound quality seems a bit off to me, but nice selections

again, if you wanna know which number you had, drop me a PM :)

cheers all!

cdman14
Jun 4th, 2008, 21:32
tanks for posting these, it really helps, a lesson learned for all the competitors :) The only way to get better is know where you're wrong :)