MUMBAI: On 5 October, DJ Manish was declared the winner of the MTV Motoalert DJ Challenge, in a final knockout at the Velocity, Mumbai.
Manish was among the six finalists who spinned, scratched and pitted their best deck skills.
The finalists were judged by a panel including DJ Nasha, two time winner of the DMC India Championship; DJ Akbar Sami; Vishal Shetty promoter of nightclub Fire & Ice; Arjun Sankalia, Sony Music’s head of international repertoire and Jitin Abraham, radio jockey and specialist in dance music.
The winner was declared on the basis of creativity, execution of repertoire, technical abilities, flow of music and showmanship, a company release states.
Besides the trophy, DJ Manish also won a Motorola E380 hand phone, an all expenses paid trip to London, including a certain sum of cash to go record shopping and clubbing.
He also won a trip to Singapore to showcase his talent at one of the top five clubs in the region, Phuture in Zouk. The event in Singapore will include the presence of the 'Best Breakthrough DJ' at 2003 DanceStar Awards DJ Colette.
But for the ultimate competition for talented and aspiring DJs, the MTV Motoalert DJ Challenge will seek out five DJs from five countries - China, India, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand from September to November 2003.