Pitch Ultra Music Contest
It’s widely known that all DJs go to heaven, but unfortunately, not all of them make it to the Winter Music Conference — the biggest, hypest electronic music convention this side of the Horsehead Nebula. Each year, by the sunny sands of Miami Beach, DJs so underground their hair smells like mole shit rub shoulders with halo-endowed legends from around the world, and we at the Pitch feel that at least one hometown DJ ought to represent. That’s why, for the second consecutive year, we’re sending one lucky local spinner to perform at the WMC’s Ultra Music Festival on March 25, a daylong throwdown of epic proportions: Paul Oakenfold, the Prodigy, Paul van Dyk, Armand van Helden … and, quite possibly, you. Last year, we sent DJ Brent Scholz (pictured), who, needless to say, had a hell of a time. Here’s what you need to do to follow in Scholz’s footsteps: Send us an original, block-rocking mix of your own crafting, on CD, by Monday, Februrary 13. Bring it by the office or mail it to: Ultra Music Contest, attn: Jason Harper, the Pitch, 1701 Main, Kansas City, MO 64111. From those samples, we’ll select five finalists (who will be announced in the February 16 and 23 issues of the Pitch) to compete in our official Pitch Ultra Music Contest on February 24 at Jilly’s, where a panel of judges will select the winner, who will be announced in our March 3 issue.