DJMag tech awards at this years BPM.

DJ Tech Awards 2010

Last year’s DJmag Tech Awards at BPM was a phenomenal success and is set to return in 2010 with a new panel of industry judges for an even bigger and better show. But before the fun can begin DJmag need YOU to cast your votes on some of the hottest equipment in town. It’s up to you the people to pick the kit that you want to see put through its paces live before the panel of expert judges. Go online to cast your vote at for your favourite bits of kit.

Your votes will then be counted to determine which three of the short-listed products will be put through their paces in each of the main eight categories. For the live Grand Final at BPM manufacturers will have only a few minutes to show off their kit and try to impress the judges.

DJmag’s judges will be demanding, and will give the reps a hard time before scoring the products on build, sound quality, features, ease of use, and all importantly, value for money. Once this process has been completed, then – and only then – will the winners be announced and presented with their well-earned awards.

The winners in the remaining 11 categories will be entirely voted for by YOU online. Remember, you call the shots, so make your vote count.

The Awards.

Saturday 2nd October
11am – Innovative New DJ Product
12pm – Single Multi-format Player
2pm – Digital USB / Firewire DJ Mixer
3pm – Ultimate Club DJ Mixer

Sunday 3rd October
11am – Single Multi-format Player Under £500
12pm – Compact DJ MIDI Controller
2pm – Standalone Computer DJ Interface
3pm – DJ Software


DJmag Tech editor Mick Wilson is no stranger to hi-tech studio and DJ gadgetry. With his recording and DJing work with Sioux City Boys Club, as well as his DJ sets as part of the DJmag All-Stars, Mick will be using all of his industry expertise to chair the debate and cast those all-important votes on the hottest gear around.”Last year was great, this year is going to be even better, DJing has taken a new turn and the kit on show reflects this. I for one can’t wait to have a fiddle and for battle to commence.”

Drum & bass legend DJ Friction was the first drum & bass selector to mash it up on three decks. Friction joins the panel this year and brings to the proceedings a fresh take on modern DJing technology, as the d&b arena is still largely steeped in the ways of vinyl. “I can’t wait for the Tech Awards in October and will be waiting to see what type of super technology there is on offer that could woo me away from playing vinyl and dubplates. I want to see if there’s anything that could take my DJ sets to another level.”

Eddie is one of the bright young stars of the DJ scene and is eager to embrace new technology within his sets. Currently residing as Cream resident in Ibiza, he has been hailed by Tiësto as a legend. “Technology has always played a big part in my life. When it comes to DJing, I buzz off using new equipment and finding out it’s capabilities to enhance my performance on stage, so taking part in the DJmag Tech Awards is right up my street.”

SOS are DJs Omid 16B and Demi, two hell-raisers that will add the extra fireworks to the judging panel and make it go with a bang. With their cheeky patter, no manufacturer will be safe. These guys have a wealth of history on the DJing circuit and their musical productions have torn up many a dancefloor. OMID says: “I am really looking forward to judging the DJmag Tech Awards at the NEC in Birmingham. I see my equipment as an extension to my physical self. What I choose to use and how I use it is the key to a full and wider expression from what’s inside. That’s why it’s just as important to inspire technology as it is to be inspired by technology.” While DEMI adds, “The speed at which we have technological advances for today’s performing DJ is frightening, a little daunting and, at the same time, utterly thrilling. I expect this year’s DJmag Tech Awards to provide us with some astounding new developments, and we are very happy to be a part of this very important occasion. Boys with toys as they say. Some things never change!”

Advanced tickets for BPM 2010 are available now priced at £10.00 each + 50p booking fee per order. Advanced tickets guarantee entry to every day of the event and also save money on the £15.00 on-the-door price.

BPM – Europe’s Largest DJing and Electronic Music Making Event

Sat 2nd – Mon 4th October 2010 | The NEC, Birmingham, UK