High school DJ competition promises excitement


March 21, 2017
Tanto Blacks

After 10 weeks of intense musical battles, the grand finals of the SunCity High School Disc Jock Competition are scheduled to take place on Saturday.

The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre will come alive as representatives from three high schools will battle for first place, bragging rights, and a multitude of prizes from various sponsors. The show will be held between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

"This is our second year of doing this competition, and the finals promise to be intense and entertaining. It will be an evening filled with excitement and lots of prizes and surprises for patrons. We urge everyone to come out early and enjoy the proceedings," said SunCity chairman Steve Billings.

The SunCity High School Disc Jock Competition seeks to identify the top high school jocks who aspire to have careers in music.


Jonathan Grant High School's DJ Malik and Papine High's DJ Matalon have advanced to the finals. The wild card play-off between Campion High and St. Georges' College took place last Friday.

With weekly executions at four high schools, the SunCity High School Disc Jock Competition has been making waves, especially on social media, with fans of each competing high school voting online.

At the grand finals, a female DJ showdown between Holy Childhood High and St Hugh's High will take place before the male DJ battle.

Student disc jocks are competing for prizes, including Smarter Cards from the JUTC, phone credit and cell phones courtesy of Digicel; baskets and trophies from Lasco Icool and SunCity Radio; laptop bags; headphones; laptops; and tablets.

Tanto Blacks, Devin Di Dakta, Tifa, and former Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall contestant Shac are among those scheduled to perform.

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