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Campus DJ Announces Second Nationwide Search For Best College DJ

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The second annual search to find the best college DJ at American universities and colleges is now underway at The National Finale event will be held in

Los Angeles this June at the historic Avalon Hollywood, where the winner will be crowned as the best college DJ in the country, with major prizing to be announced shortly from Campus DJ, Monster Energy, GRAMMY U, Chegg, Dirty Dutch, and Chipotle. After a highly successful pilot season in 2013, Campus DJ returns this spring semester 2014, growing from promoting the competition at 18 campuses in 2013 to 40+ campuses across the country. The 2014 Campus DJ events will be hosted by college-favorite hypeman Flula Borg, with guest headliners including: Cash Cash, The Chainsmokers, Paris & Simo, Bleaux, and more. Campus DJ is the first-ever competition exclusively designed for college DJs. Participants can sign up at no cost at for a chance to qualify for a regional competition or a National Wild Card slot. Winners will advance to the National Finale featuring industry leading judges and special-guest, college favorite headliners. Additionally, for a second year in a row, the top Campus DJs will be spinning for a cause at the National Finale event, presented by Chegg, Music for Good, and Electronic Music Alliance's Play it FWD. Each national finalist DJ will be spinning on behalf of their selected charity to earn a cash grant for the cause. Last year's winner, Flaxo (Columbia U) won a cash grant on behalf of his selected Charity: 826 National. Growing up in San Francisco, CA he had attended the local chapter 826 Valencia, which provides free after-school tutoring and supports students with their writing skills.

Flaxo (Columbia University) who was awarded last year's grand prize MINI Cooper S Countryman and Live Nation Touring Package, is now a rising trap artist innovating the genre and receiving tremendous support in the industry. Flaxo adds "Campus DJ has been so much more than a chance at a prize and a concert. It's connected me to other passionate DJs and musicians who I keep in touch with, it's opened doors I never imagined even existed, and it's been a humbling chance to have validation in one of the most competitive and frenetic industries in entertainment. Believe me when I say that I actually couldn't have imagined upon entering all the great opportunities - both professionally and socially - that have come out of it." Watch the Campus DJ 2013 Tour highlight video featuring Flaxo and the other finalists, at the National Finale at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles: Campus DJ is a sister event to the national College Battle of the Bands, the popular collegiate-music competition that has produced notable finalists including: Mike Posner (Duke), Local Natives (Pepperdine), Rozzi Crane (USC) - the first artist signed to Adam Levine's 222 Records, The Lonely Biscuits (Belmont U) - who went on to win the first ever MTVu College Woodie award in 2013, The John King Band (UGA) - recently signed by Black River Entertainment Group, Raquel Rodriguez (USC), and many more. To date, more than $350,000 in prizes has been awarded by College Battle of the Bands. The increasing number of DJ submissions to College Battle of the Bands and the overall rise of DJ and EDM culture in the college student community proves that the timing is perfect for the expanded Campus DJ competition. "It was time to create an event just for the DJs," Campus DJ co-founder Evan Shapiro says. "This is the only competition fueled exclusively by college DJs. We are lucky to have great sponsors and prizes to support our mission." Campus DJ will run annually each Spring Semester, with College Battle of the Bands now running in the Fall Semester. Visit for registration, voting, complete rules and prizes. Check out Season Two Promo Drop from Host Flula Borg: *DJs that do not qualify for a regional battle are still eligible for a Wild Card spot at the National Finale through website voting