The clock is set, the turn tables have been arranged and the best among DJs in the YFM Triangle (Y 107.9 FM-Accra, Y 102.5 FM-Kumasi, Y 97.9 FM-Takoradi) is yet to be determined for 2021 as YFM is set for the Y Clash of the DJs.
The second edition of the Y Clash of the DJs which is scheduled to come off on Ghana’s Independence Day on the 6th of March, 2021 will determine which of the brands in the Triangle is the ‘supremo’ in the DJs’ booth.
The competition which will be made complete with the declaration of the winner will see astute names in the music, technology and DJing world acting as judges to appraise performances of the DJs.
Ghanaian music legend, multiple award-winning artiste both on the local and international scene, Reggie Rockstone, will be one (1) of the three (3) judges to assess the performances of the DJs.
The pioneer of digital DJing in Ghana and co-developer of one of the most used DJing applications in Ghana, PC DJ Red Visiosonic, Andy Kirm will also support Reggie Rockstone as the second judge for the competition.
The only DJ with an apt taste for classic selections of groovy tunes and Funk master DJ in the country, DJ Blow will join Reggie Rockstone and Andy Kirm assess the prowess of the DJs in the triangle.
Judges will evaluate and determine the best DJing team as they display their dexterity in six thematic musical areas, namely, Reggae/Dancehall, Made in Ghana, HipHop, AfroBeats, Back in the Day (throwback) and Freestyle all within a set time frame. The winning team will be determined by 50% public votes and the other 50% will be determined by a team of three judges.
Commenting on the selection of Judges for the competition, Director of Broadcasting at Global Media Alliance Broadcasting Company (GMABC), Timothy Karikari indicated that the process was a tough one. “It wasn’t easy arriving at the three judges but in the end, the team managed to pick them. The three were picked because of their varying perspective when brought together, gives one a wholesome assessment of the musical selection, control over DJing technology and the craft of the DJs”.
On his accord, the virtual battle will be to enthrall listeners of the Y-Triangle.
To experience this epic battle of the DJs, tune in to Y107.9FM, Y102.5FM or Y97.9FM if you’re in Accra, Kumasi or Takoradi respectively. You can also witness the battle live @1079fm @1025fm @979fm on Instagram and Facebook.