No significant event can be held without music, DJing in KARDO is like a healthy rhythm of heartbeat without which the body cannot function properly. By nominating DJing in KARDO we unite the best DJs, musicians and producers with a common goal - the development of culture and the best qualities in ourselves and in everything that surrounds us.



The phrase "disc jockey" was first heard in 1935 and already in the fifties this culture began to gain huge momentum. As a rule, blues and jazz were staged, but already in the 60's there was a turning point in the world history of music. At that time in Jamaica was literally a boom of discos and exactly there was born what would later be called Hip-Hop.

This Jamaican culture quickly settled in the U.S., and ten years later DJ Kool Herc came up with the idea of taking two identical records, catching a whip beat (break) and alternately played it from different decks. And that's when breakdancing came along. And in 1975 Grand Wizard Theodore invented one of the most popular vinyl effects, which is still in demand today - scratching. Toward the end of the 80s, DJing became so popular that manufacturers of audio equipment began to produce special equipment for DJs, which greatly facilitated performances.

The culture of classical DJing was finally pushed back by the emergence of new audio formats in the 90s. In 1985 the first DMC (Disco Mix Club) Dj Championship took place - a world DJing competition, which gave direction to a new full-fledged branch of Turntablism - the art of creating new music, sound effects and different rhythms with the help of two or more turntables and DJ mixer, and the term itself was created in 1995 by Dj Babu (Beat Junkies Crew). After that DJing was divided into club and technical DJing, the first one is when DJs play their sets in venues and festivals, and technical DJing is when battle DJs compete with each other for the title of the strongest in the World.

This year at KARDO 7 both directions of DJing will be present - club and technical.

In season [7] the DJing is divided into 2 categories: Mix and Scratch.

During the registration phase, the participant shoots and posts a video with an intro and outro to the participant's social media with the hashtags #KARDO, #KARDO7 the video is uploaded to the Personal account as a link to the video uploaded to the cloud disk, as well as a link to an open source in free access (link to the video in the participant's social media)). The link to the disk must be active and the link to the video posted in social media must be available until the end of the Award-Competition. The required material in the form of outros and intros each participant can find in the form of files in the section Resources. This insert is mandatory.

Online selection criteria, tasks and evaluation system for the contest "Competitions"

Category Party Killer "Mix": Make a video in one take (without splicing) and preferably (not necessarily) in a line of 5 minutes (+\- 10 sec), where the participant shows his skills using at least 3 musical genres. In this category it is allowed to use any equipment, only one condition is to have a mixer and 2 turntables or CDJ (or any controller, if you pass the selection you can take it with you to the final).

Category "Scratch": Make a video in one take (without splicing) and preferably (not necessarily) in a line of 1 minute +\- 10 seconds (scratch to any beat), in which the participant shows his skills without using any effects. Any equipment can be used. If the participant scratches on a controller or a portable turntable or any other equipment - if he/she passes the online selection, he/she can bring his/her equipment and participate on it.

Evaluation criteria

Category Party Killer "Mix":

  1. Originality - 50% (mixing in a manner different from others, use of non-traditional parts and fragments of the song, individual approach).
  2. 2. Skills/technicality - 30% (mixing: arrangement and sequencing of music, smoothness and tempo of set, timing of transitions (beat matching, fades, etc.)). Live music editing: including (not limited to) beat juggling, scratching, musical use of key points.
  3. Music selection - 20% (style, taste of DJ).

Category "Scratch":

  1. Technique.
  2. Clarity.
  3. Musicality.
  4. Originality.

A 10-point evaluation system for each criterion in two categories.

The Expert Council reviews and evaluates the participants' videos, as a result, the list of those who passed to the next stage is published on the official website of the project. For this direction: category "Scratch" – TOP-24, category "Mix" – TOP-24.

Those who passed the first qualifying stage will receive a creative task and selection criteria for the next stage in their personal account on the project website, as well as duplicated to the email specified by the participant during registration. According to the results of the next stage are selected: category "Scratch" – TOP-4, category "Mix" – TOP-4.

Participants who have successfully passed the qualifying stages of the contests shall receive certificates of contest participants in electronic form. Participants of the in-person stage of the project (Grand Final) shall receive diplomas of prize-winners (Finalists) and Winners of the Contest in hard copy.

Prizes and Awards:

"Mix": 1st place - 100,000 (one hundred thousand) RUB; 2nd place - 50,000 (fifty thousand) RUB; 3rd place - 30,000 (thirty thousand) RUB.

"Scratch": 1st place - 60,000 (sixty thousand) RUB; 2nd place - 40,000 (forty thousand) RUB; 3rd place - 20,000 (twenty thousand) RUB;

Total prize fund of the direction is 300,000 RUB

More complete and detailed information can be found in "Regulation" in the section Documents.





  1. DJing is first and foremost about the music. And music is an art, by DJing you immerse yourself in a world of musical diversity and become a creator and maker

  2. Development. By DJing you develop coordination and motor skills, better feel the rhythm that is present in every breath of life, in addition, music composition develops the brain and expands creative boundaries

  3. Self-expression. With the help of DJing you can express yourself and your musical taste, show your personality and artistry

  4. Multinationality. DJing and music are practiced in all countries, being anywhere in the world you will always have a common language - music

  5. There is no age restriction. Music and DJing can be practiced at absolutely any age

  6. DJ is like a conductor. But only controls the crowd, a proper approach and understanding will allow the DJ to "take over the crowd" and lead it in the right direction.

  7. DJing is expanding boundaries and opening up new horizons. Due to DJing you can travel all over the world, meet new interesting people, visit various events and festivals while doing what you love to do.




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