Denver's ProJect Aspect wins Waka DJ Classic
ProJect Aspect and friends made the trek to Lincoln, Nebraska last night for the Waka DJ Classic. The difference between Aspect and everyone else who entered is that he left with two artists passes to Wakarusa -- and the opportunity to play an hour-and-fifteen-minute set at the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
Photo: Britt Chester
Following his champion set at Cervantes in the live PA Battle hosted by Ben Samples in December of 2010, Jay Jaramillo, aka ProJect Aspect, submitted his track entry to the Waka DJ Classic competition held at the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Wally Behnfield, part of the management at Mile High Sound Movement, said ProJect Aspect "played the only all-original set, and had the dance floor as full as it got all night," which was no surprise to us, since he fills the floor everywhere he plays. (Minus the Big Bang Massive, but no DJ filled a floor at Big Bang -- there was nothing to fill it with.)
The Waka DJ Classic is a six-city competition hosted in Lincoln, St. Louis, Little Rock, Fayetteville, Austin and Kansas City. The nationwide competition is based on the producer's 30-45 minute track submissions, which are entered through SoundCloud. Then, the producers battle it out for the coveted spot at Wakarusa's Interstellar Meltdown.
At this year's festival -- alongside Big Gigantic, Bassnectar, EOTO and the Shpongletron Experience, just to name a few -- ProJect Aspect will be representing Denver.
Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is located at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas. The festival runs June 2 through 5 and will undoubtedly be one of the most talked-about festivals this year. You can check the lineup at Waka's site, or just blindly get tickets and expect to listen to some of the best live music you'll ever hear.
Aspect is an integral part of the Mile High Sound Movement crew, which is growing and expanding rapidly in Denver and the surrounding areas. With regular appearances at Vinyl, Cervantes (both sides), as well as various Boulder venues, the squad at MHSM is making their mark on the scene and proving they'll be sticking around for a long time.
Catch ProJect Aspect, Wyatt Lamond, Cloud-D, Kruza Kid and the Contra Band and Jeff Dubbox tonight in the Sound Kitchen at 753 Santa Fe Drive starting at 9 p.m.