RockNess DJ competition finalists revealed

Boys Noize: electronic supremo performed at festival last year
Boys Noize: electronic supremo performed at festival last year© Dave Taylor

There’s already a wealth of the world’s finest DJs performing at next month’s festival – and now seven up-and-coming Scottish contender are in with an extra-special chance of joining them.

The RockNess DJ competition presented by Mixmag will see the winner given the chance to blow the new Arcadia UFO venue back into orbit and share the same festival bill as Deadmau5, Justice, Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Hudson Mohawke, James Holden, Ivan Smagghe, Claude VonStroke and Andrew Weatherall amongst many others.

There were hundred of entries for the judging panel to listen to. The expert group casting their ear over proceedings included RockNess boss Jim King, Mixmag clubbing mogul Duncan Dick, Sub Club directors Mike Grieve and Barry Price, Soma Records supremo Dave Clarke and famed Sub Club residents Harri & Domenic (Subculture).

In alphabetical order the finalists are:

  • Alottarrhythmman (Inverness)
  • Cheynie (Banff)
  • Jonny Maclean (Fort William)
  • Kottis (Edinburgh)
  • No Strings Attached (Galashiels)
  • Pete Lewicki (Inverness)
  • Trams (Glasgow).

All seven finalists are now heading for the Grand Finale at the Sub Club this Saturday (May 19) where one will join previous winners FUAD, Neil Rankin and Ryzo – and become part of the RockNess line-up.

Organisers are also buying a drink for the first 50 who join them for the competition at 7.30pm – plus there will be a chance to win a pair of weekend tickets with camping in the RockNess raffle.

And thanks to Sub Club, the first 50 to arrive at the Grand Finale gets half-price entry into Subculture’s 18th Birthday Party.  Joining Subculture residents Harri & Domenic in this unmissable landmark party will be ‘Robert Johnson’ club resident Roman Flugel of Alter Ego fame.

For those as yet still unawares – and how could you be by now? – RockNess takes place from June 8 to 10 in the village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. 

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