The Uni Bar was out of control last Friday as the hottest DJs on campus stepped up to entertain the crowd at the Where’s Wally Party, and to compete for a place in State Final of the National Campus DJ Competition. The competition was tight but TALEENA (Taleena Churchill) emerged victorious ahead of runner up, TimesxTwo (Chaise Gaile), and third placed Josh Rutherford.
Campus heats were held a few weeks ago with the top six entrants offered a 15 minute set at the Where’s Wally Party (Friday 29 April) to get the crowd on their feet and battle it out for top spot.
“The DJ Comp was so much fun. I had such a good time and the other DJs played mad sets as well. It was an awesome party with a great atmosphere,” says TALEENA.
“It was such a short set but I guess it was to show how quickly and how good we were at being able to transition and switch up songs while bringing in and holding a crowd as well as being original yet diverse. I love being able to do what I love best as well as making people dance, seeing them have a good time and just having a room full of good vibes.”
“But I can’t forget, all the DJs and producers I look up to. They are the biggest motivation for me such as MOKSI, Tchami, Malaa, AC Slater and all the Night Bass Artists, Destructo, Wax Motif, Drezo and plenty, plenty more,” TALEENA explains. “I love all genres though, I don’t think anyone should limit themselves to one genre. Music itself is an inspiration. Simple.”
So how is the Griffith University Gold Coast champ feeling heading into the State Final?
“I am super excited and thankful. I cannot wait and I’m very keen to thrash some wubs and show everyone I am NOT your typical female DJ. #wubwub,” says TALEENA.
If you missed out on the Campus Final (and one of the best parties of the year), you can check out TALEENA at the following: