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Be the next Studio 88 Mix on the Move DJ winner

Studio 88 Mix On The Move competition is back! This platform can help to amplify your DJ career.

Be the next Studio 88 Mix on the Move DJ winner!


Get the party started and claim your place in the spotlight as the Studio 88 Mix on the Move DJ competition is about to give you the stage. We are partnering with YFM so that the top 6 mixes get to be featured on the YFM Weekend Plug show with DJ SUPTA. Listeners will be encouraged to vote for the winner alongside DJ SUPTA, DJ VIMO and DJ NIKKI NEWLANDS. The winner gets a R10 000 adidas shopping spree at Studio 88 and a feature residency for one month on the YFM Weekend The Plug show with DJ SUPTA with the runner up winning a R5 000.00 adidas shopping spree at Studio 88.


Be the next Studio 88 Mix on the Move DJ winner

Competition Overview

  • Entries open 1 October for DJ’s with 2 years and less experience and who are proficient in playing on CDJ’s and / or Mixer.
  • Entries are to be a 30 minute mix compilation saved as a MP3 of House or Gqom genre’s.
  • Submit your link to Mixcloud, Soundcloud etc. on the Studio 88 Mix on the Move page by 15th October 2018.
  • The top 10 mixes will be announced 20th October where fans are invited to vote for their favourite mix with the Top 6 finalists being announced 27th October 2018.
  • The Top 6 mixes will be played on the YFM Weekend The Plug show with DJ SUPTA where listeners will be encouraged to vote their favourite mix.
  • The winner will be announced on 3rd November 2018 on DJ SUPTA’s show.
  • Please read and familiarise yourself with the detailed terms and conditions below.
  1. Entrants are to be 18 years or older
  2. Entrants must be resident in either South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana or Zambia
  3. Entrants are to be proficient in playing on CDJ’s and/or a Mixer
  4. As this competition is an opportunity for newcomers to the DJ world, only those DJ’s with 2 years’ or less experience in the industry will be eligible to enter
  5. The genre of music compilation mixes to be either Commercial House or Gqom
  6. The 30 minute mix entry is to be in the form of an MP3
  7. The mix should be ‘clean’ and devoid of any profanity
  8. The entrant confirms by their entry , the mix consists of their own original compilation and they are fully entitled to submit this entry
  9. To submit your entry, click on the Studio 88 Mix on the Move page link, enter your name, contact details, age, social links (FB, TW and IG) location or residence and the link to your mix on Mixcloud, Soundcloud or any other streaming platform
  10. The entrant agrees and grants Studio 88 the right to download their mix and allow the public to download their mix with no rights reserved
  11. Entry submissions close 15th October 2018 and no late submissions posted thereafter that date will be considered or accepted for entry
  12. The top 10 finalist mixes will be announced on 20th October 2018 and will then be open to the public to vote, from which the final 6 mixes will go into the final round of votes
  13. Based on the outcome of the public vote and that of the three judges; DJ VIMO, DJ SUPTA and DJ NIKKI NEWLANDS, the Top 6 finalists will be announced 27th October 2018
  14. The winning DJ will be announced on 3rd November 2018 in respect of which the JUDGES’ DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO
  15. The winning DJ will receive a R10 000.00 adidas shopping spree and the runner-up receiving a R5 000.00 adidas shopping spree at a pre-agreed Studio 88 store
  16. The winning DJ will receive a residency for one month on YFM’s weekend show, The Plug
  17. All music mixes submitted by the DJ grant Studio 88 the permission to upload and promote their mixes and consent that the public are free to download their mix for private use
  18. Studio 88 reserves the right to share and promote all entries submitted and are not subject to any copyright, intellectual property or trade infringement that could arise due to the digital sharing and dissemination of submitted mixes
  19. Terms and Conditions may be subject to change without notice or compensation.

Don’t forget to use these hashtags #Studio88, #MOTM, #MixOnTheMove, #StyleOnTheMove when you post. Get your groove on and good luck!

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DJ MXR Studio 88

2016 Mix on the Move winner – DJ MXR

Voted the best DJ mix in 2016, DJ MXR has moved on and up in the world of radio and DJ’ing, here is what he has to say about then and now, check this out:


More about DJ MXR

Since winning the competition it’s been nothing but upward for me. I’ve been getting a lot of gigs. Most recently I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Mozambique to play at (name). Needless to say winning the competition was the perfect platform that helped launch my career.

I started DJ’ing in 2012. I was heavily influenced and inspired by DJ KENT I spent a good number of years listening to his mix live on radio every Friday. I was a religious follower of the guy and everything he did left me in awe.

My biggest inspiration currently of course is DJ BLACK COFFEE. He is goals!!!

Well after auditioning at some mainstream radio stations, without much success. I never thought I’d ever get to be on radio. But refusing to give up, a few friends and I decided to pursue making our own online radio station. It took us a few tries to get it right but we eventually did and now I host on the Music Xpress Radio, DJ MXR Show: The come up Classics time slot 15:00 Tuesday and Saturdays.

There are so many incredible moments and I do believe that there will be many more memorable gigs I have to say my first time playing at a Beach bar in Mozambique was the most epic. I cannot explain the feeling I felt while on the decks with the ocean in plain view. I thought to myself, this must be how DJ BLACK COFFEE feels like when he plays at Ibiza.

Absolutely! I have been working on a few songs and God-willing I’ll be releasing a few within the coming months.

Sista Betina definitely rubs me up the wrong way. I simply can’t stand that song.

This road that you are choosing is not an easy road. It takes a long time before you see any real progress when it comes to being a professional DJ. In the meantime, make sure you spend every minute you can spare to keep perfecting your craft. Stay ready for the moments you dream of. If it is playing a gig outside the country, make sure you have the passport to travel, if it’s getting your mix played by Studio 88 make sure you keep recording fire mixes. Just stay ready.

The future is scary when I think about the things I have planned to achieve.  I’m currently working on releasing my own music and getting gigs to play at more African countries before going abroad. I also have ambitions of releasing a full studio album that will hopefully get me a SAMA. It goes without saying that I don’t just dream, I plan and execute. I am always working and critiquing my work, reviewing and perfect the process. This is the formula to my success so far and I will continue to do so until I have reached all the goals I set out to achieve.

DJ Vimo

2017 DJ VIMO X Studio 88 Mix on the Move collaboration

Studio 88 teamed up with Vimesh Bhana in 2017 where he crafted 6 exclusive mixes for Mix on the Move and the Studio 88 music fans, these 30 minute mixes available free on SoundCloud. VIMO, a veteran DJ of over 20 years and is today, one of the most sought after and in demand DJ’s in South Africa. This DJ is worth his metal, having 3 acclaimed CD releases and gigs at South Africa’s most popular & commendable venues and events, VIMO, best known for his eclectic sets, and continues to blow up dance floors all across the country.


More about DJ VIMO

VIMO has even made his mark in Dubai, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Mozambique.

From his early experimenting in Soho London, VIMO developed his encyclopaedic knowledge of electronic music by befriending the store owner of “Vinyl Junkie”. In 2009, VIMO commenced his biggest residency at the World-Renowned Truth nightclub, (and what he terms “the best dancefloor in South Africa”). Hosting his weekly Sunday event, VIMOs’ cultivated and skilled rhythms distilled down to a pure distinctive sound resulting in Sugar Sundays being one of the most successful Sunday parties to happen in the country.

He has also headlined countless festivals such as Ultra South Africa, Tomorrowland Unite, H2O, Octopia, Southbroom, Deep In The Woods, Its Personal and Corona Sunsets Festival. His renowned brand and event “VIMO and His Ou’s” boasts some of the most monumental line-ups South Africa has seen to date, supported by Billy Kenny, 33Hz, Juliet Sikora, Return Of The Jaded and Kyle Watson to name a few. Always a huge supporter of South African music, Artists and Producers, it was a natural transition when he founded his record label Chutney Records. His ethos behind the label is to deliver high quality bass house sounds to the world, showcasing some of the best producers South Africa has to offer.

Dj Supta

2018 DJ Judge, SUPTA – A-Class DJ

An established Club DJ, Radio Presenter, Entrepreneur and Producer at just 26 years old. Siyabulela Sithole better known as DJ SUPTA is an ambitious media personality, his work ethic and aspirations well established even before he matriculated and has been a YFM DJ since 2013. Inspired by his desire to entertain, SUPTA made the natural progression to DJ’ing, specialising in the House music genre.


More about DJ Supta

Hard work, dedication and determination got SUPTA to where he is today.

From job shadowing at Takalani FM in his school days, studying Corporate & Marketing Communications in Bloem, a stint at Motheo FM, then campus radio station Kovsie FM and now YFM with his own weekend show on Friday and Saturdays called The Plug just shows that sticking to your vision will realise your dreams.

SUPTA has had the honour of working with top entertainers like 2Zero, AKA, Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest just to name a few. Just as SUPTA was privileged to receive mentorship to grow his career from many people in his life, amongst those Masta Leon, SUPTA will be offering his guidance to the winner of the Studio 88 Mix on the Move competition with a month long residency on his Saturday night show The Plug Battle.


2018 DJ Mix on the Move Judge, NIKKI NEWLANDS

Originally from Newlands East in Durban, Trap and Hip Hop DJ Nikki Newlands is creating waves in the DJ world. She moved to Johannesburg to pursue her passion of DJing and curating Hip Hop. Having started her journey in 2016, she has already booked out and playing in some of Johannesburg’s most prestigious clubs and venues. Inspired by the culture of Hip Hop around the world, she aims to bring a new sense of flavour and uniqueness to the platforms she is put on.


More about DJ Nikki Newlands

In less than 2 years, Nikki Newlands has managed to grow her name and brand.

Featuring on the 5FM UltiMix@6 with Ms Cosmo, The Plug with SUPTA, Lesedi FM with Twasa and a mix featured on an international platform for a London brand GDS. She has also headlined shows with DJ Milkshake, Shane Eagle, Ms Cosmo, VetkukVsMahoota as well as PH.

With upcoming bookings in Cape Town, Lesotho and Pretoria, Nikki Newlands is dedicated to being a brand known internationally as well as locally. Motivated and inspired by street culture – this young lady is fast working her magic on the decks and on the airwaves. Nikki Newlands balances her time as a designer and DJ and shares her creativity between her chosen fields.

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