A-Trak has announced a new DJ and beat battle competition, the Goldie Awards. Developed by Fool’s Gold in partnership with THUMP/Noisey, the New York City-based competition will take place September 7 at Brooklyn Steel. Six contestants will be chosen from internet entries for each category (DJ Battle and Beat Battle), and then take the stage in September to be judged by a panel that includes Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze, Mija, Craze, HARD Festival organizer Destructo, and the Whooligan. Dave East is set to host the night. Check out a trailer for the event below—interested DJs and producers can enter the competition here. Prizes include a DJ slot at Fool’s Gold Day Off, the opportunity to release music on Fool’s Gold, and more.

[via pitchfork]

Drew Pierce

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