Battle of the DJs seeks musical champion

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By Allison Srour, Staff Writer

A new event, Battle of the DJs, is being planned to take place at CHS May 11, and senior class president Tony Raffa hopes it will serve as a fundraiser for the school and fun event for students and the community.

Battle of the DJs will be similar to the original Battle of the Bands. Instead of bands, however, student DJs that create and mix their own music will be competing.

“We’re organizing this event in order to create another fun school event for students that creates spirit, while allowing many students to showcase their talents in an increasingly popular art form,” Raffa said.

The student DJs who will perform are senior Seth Brody, junior Eli Berman and group DNA, which is comprised of seniors Alec Milton, Daniel Weiss and Nadim Elhage. Raffa is also planning on playing a set at the end of the event.

“I am playing a showcase at the end just to keep the dance and fun going,” Raffa said.
The featured DJs have a variety of styles, levels of experience and techniques.

“We use Garage Band on Mac to mix current songs and have been doing it for a few years,” Milton said. “We have never formally performed, but our music has been played at parties through speakers. It is fun because we love house music and love to feel the music.”

Many CHS students look forward to this event because it is in line with current music trends and will be a fun and safe environment for students to dance and rave.

“I definitely plan on going because I like house music, so I’d enjoy the music there,” senior Nikki Jordan said. “I feel like it will be fun if people get in the spirit and wear neon and dance.”

According to Raffa, the SGA has not yet decided where the proceeds from the event will go. Since so many people are involved, either the SGA, the Class of 2012 or the Class of 2013 will receive the funds.

“This is sure to be a crazy event,” Raffa said. “Everyone needs to come because it is not to be missed.”

Many other MCPS high schools such as Walter Johnson and Whitman have also hosted similar events. However, the competition aspect presents a unique twist on the idea.

“We are going to bring the music and everyone’s going to love it,” Elhage said.