Selector Keston wins Digicel’s “Bring the Beat” deejay competition

first_imgThe inaugural Digicel Amateur Disc Jockey (DJ) competition ended in the wee hours of Saturday morning at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall tarmac, with Selector Keston juggling all the popular hits to win the crowd and the judges hearts as the best DJ.Keston Tyrell, popularly known as “Selector Keston” outplayed Travis Hart (DJ Vybz) and Cletus Smith (DJ Smidjit) who secured the second and third spots respectively.Digicel’s Averstising Manager Ramesh Roopchand hands over the Pioneer console and the Beats headphones to the winner of the competition, Selector KestonTyrell walked away with $200,000, a Pioneer console, a pair of Beats headphones, hard drives and one year free credit from Digicel, while DJ Vybz received $150,000 and the same accessories and DJ Smidjit took home $100,000 as well as the other prizes.The other DJs that made it through to the final were Jefferson Meusa (DJ Spotlight), Shequille Sparman (Selector Shaqq) and Brian Joseph (DJ Bentley). DJ Smidjit made it to the final after he won a wildcard sound-off against Dwain Bowen (Mix Master Toney).The DJs were judged on their style and ability to play across the various genres; a change in the final – they were given flash drives which contained varying genres of music which they had to incorporate into their own track list.Speaking after the announcement of the results, the winner felt his success was due to him being unique from the other competitors while adding that overall the competition was a great learning experience.“I felt I was more creative than the others, I played songs that they did not expect, the competition taught me a lot, different crowds you have to play different music, and you need to learn how to adapt quickly,” he said.Tyrell further stated that the prizes won will ultimately help him improve on his endeavours going forward in the entertainment sector.Meanwhile, Digicel’s Advertising Manager Ramesh Roopchand disclosed that a second edition is on the cards and promises it to be “bigger and better”.“As you can see, the amount of people that came to support these DJs, it has been overwhelming; this was just a pilot project and it came out excellent and I can guarantee you come next year, it will be bigger and better”, Roopchand said.His advice for those desirous of competing next year is to get in as much practice now, adding, “We want DJs to be more versatile, you must be able to mix all genres of music and apart from that, they should be able to mix music on the spot”.The competition lasted six weeks and featured over 100 participants from across the country.last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Jurgen Klopp to leave Borussia Dortmund

first_img Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp 1 Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he will leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer – and has opened the door to a Premier League move.The 47-year-old has three years left on his contract but Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told a press conference on Wednesday that the club had agreed the release him early from his deal.Klopp has been in charge of the club since 2007 and enjoyed huge success, leading them to the Bundesliga title twice, the German Cup once and to the final of the Champions League in 2013.This term has been more of a struggle, with Dortmund currently sitting 10th in the Bundesliga after a disastrous start.Klopp’s exit still comes as a major surprise, and his availability is likely to alert a host of clubs across Europe.“I really think the decision is the right one. This club deserves to be coached from the 100% right manager,” he told the assembled media on Wednesday.“I always said in that moment where I believe I am not the perfect coach anymore for this extraordinary club I will say so.”Manchester City have been installed as favourites to land the highly-rated coach, with Manuel Pellegrini’s future uncertain.Arsenal have also been linked with the charismatic German in the past, but a move to north London looks highly unlikely with Arsene Wenger fully expected to remain in charge.last_img read more