SHSU DJ to compete in Houston contest
Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 00:02
One Sam Houston State University student will compete in a Red Bull Thre3Style University DJ contest this weekend with the chance to move on to the regional competition.
Ashton Winfree, senior double major in marketing and management, will compete against four other DJs from four other universities including Prairie View A&M University, and Rice University. Each contestant will have 15 minutes to incorporate three different music styles in their set with the chance to win $1,000 and the chance to compete in the regional contest in Dallas.
Contestants will be judged based on their skills, originality and creativity, track selection and audience response.
Winfree said his time deejaying for several campus fraternity and sorority events at SHSU has helped him to prepare for the contest.
“[Deejaying] has definitely helped me to connect with the audience and get a feel of what the audience likes, which is a big part of winning the contest,” Winfree said. “I just want to bring my own style and personality to the contest and put it all into the turntables.
The competition will be held on Feb. 9 beginning at 10 p.m. at Warehouse Live in Houston. Tickets are free for everyone.