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Haute Event: 7 Compete to Win the Vegas Spin-Off at Marquee

They mixed. They mastered. They worked tirelessly to create a fist pump-worthy track. Now, seven finalists competed on the ones and two for a chance to win the Vegas Spin-Off last night and compete for the grand prize. The seven finalists include: Dereksen Beck, Eric De La Torre, David Veith, Josh Abrams, Nicholas Gianopoulos, Ted Vinzon and Timothy Wong.

The panel of judges includes Grammy Award-winner Lil Jon, chart-topping duo LMFAO, DJ Vice, Markus Schulz and Sol Shafer, Marquee Nightclub’s director of special operations and music. The grand prize winner will receive an all-expense paid, VIP trip to Las Vegas, the opportunity to open at Surrender Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas, a $10,000 in-home recording studio, $1,500 in Puma apparel and a $500 Visa gift card.

Amateur spinners submitted their original tracks, which were voted on by fans. These seven finalists came out on top as the cream of the deejay crop and were flown to Las Vegas to perform in a spin-off event at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas last night. The finalists’ live performances were filmed and later judged by the entire celebrity panel, with the winner announced soon.

The Vegas Spin-Off deejay contest is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and seeks the latest electronic music prodigy whose passion for beats and rhythm translates to the turntables.

For more information about the Vegas Spin-Off, visit www.VisitLasVegas.com/spinoff, www.facebook.com/lasvegas or www.indabamusic.com/vegasspinoff.

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New York February / March 2014
New York February / March 2014