Crowd favourite DJ Bon entertained his way last Saturday night to win the coveted Stoli DJ Competition title.
The 34-year-old disc jockey showed his versatility behind the turntables as he played the perfect mix of genres from disco to soca, defeating Jamaican Bobby Kush and the DJ combo of Tonk & Jones.
The competition, now in its sixth year, was held at Regne Lounge after several stages where disc jockeys were tasked to show their technique and ability to appeal to the audience. This year, with an increased number of entries and a total of 107 submissions, there is no doubt the Stoli DJ Competition is here to stay.
Stoli Brand Manager Allister Edwards told Bajan Vibes he was pleased with the success of this year’s competition. He said, “The competition was definitely a step up, with DJs not only showing technicality but also coming to entertain.”
The winner-take-all contest gave DJ Bon the big prize of $5,000, an internship with Slam101.1FM, an opportunity to play with Xhosa Barbados for Grand Kadooment and other prizes.
DJ Bon, who first thanked God for his victory, expressed gratitude to the Stoli Brand for continuing their efforts to develop the local talent.
“I intend to take the experience gained from the competition and use it to my advantage since I’m thinking about entering the Redbull 3Style Competition,” he added. (JS)