Movida Corona 2012 winner: one year later

dj020 (1)We caught up with last year’s Movida Corona competition winner Andy Condie of Northern Ireland to talk a little about his experience of winning, his musical journey since then and a few tips for this year’s DJs…

Group stages

“From over 600 DJs submitting a 30 min mix, my mix secured me a place in North England’s top 10 and the heat was held at Joshua Brooks, Manchester. 10 DJs played that night in an intense 15-minute mix off; I played my set 2nd and got an amazing reaction from the crowd. The winner was announced 3rd and 2nd and then my name was called out.”

 

After winning the heat in Manchester Andy flew to Ministry of Sound in London to take on 5 of the top DJs from each region in the UK for a place in the Grand Final in Stockholm, Sweden. He impressed judges with his technical ability and energy behind decks to win the final: “I’m very open minded about dance playing anything from House, Tech House, Progressive, Techno and Trance. I guess my versatility as a DJ came through, but ultimately, it’s the connection you make with crowed is what makes a great DJ and once you master that it’s a whole new level.”

Since winning

“ I’ve just been made one of the new residents at the Mighty Lush, Portrush, which is one the biggest clubs in the UK. I played alongside Above & Beyond on the 6th of April at Lush and will be warming up for Dash Berlin on the 25th May. I’ve played throughout different clubs in Northern Ireland and Ibiza is looking good for this year too, with dates at Bora Bora. I also have other gigs with Ministry of Sound for later in the year…Before the competition I was asking promoters to play in clubs now they are asking me!”

Tips

“Movida Corona provided me with an opportunity to show off my talent as a DJ and I have thrived on it. I have met DJs from all over the UK and Europe and would class them now as friends; we all still keep in touch. I would recommend every DJ enter the Movida Corona, what’s the worst that could happen? If anything, you will gain experience and that all helps to becoming a better DJ.”

 Well done to Andy! Here with his winning mix from last year.

Movida Corona International DJ Contest by Andy Condie on Mixcloud

Reckon you’ve got what it takes to become the next Movida Corona DJ champion? Don’t forget to enter this year’s competition here: http://bit.ly/YEg3U8

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