The Hague, 1 March 2023 – In a packed Paardcafé yesterday, seven promising DJs showed their talent to a professional jury. And the winner is… WEZZ! WEZZ is known for its signature style of bass-loaded sets and mix of groovy sounds with Latin elements.
Valentijn Schulz of The Hague University of Applied Sciences organizes this annual HI The Hague Student DJ Contest: “The level was very high again this year. WEZZ turned the room upside down. With his positive vibes and energetic show, he got the whole audience dancing.” Mun Oz and Niek came out to be great runner ups: "The jury needed a long time to reach a decision because they also scored very high technically and in terms of originality."
Florian Wessiepe, aka WEZZ and International Creative Business student at Inholland The Hague, is over the moon: “Winning this DJ Contest is a dream come true. As a 12-year-old boy I already dreamed of being on big stages and now, years later, it's finally happening. And that feeling is indescribable. Hard work, practice and dedication has brought me here now, and I can't wait to see where this journey goes. Thank you to everyone who supports me!”
Do you want vibe in the flow of new DJ talent? WEZZ, Mun Oz, Niek, the other finalists and last year's winner – HALO – will perform on May 5 in the HI The Hague Student Experience at the Liberation Festival in The Hague. WEZZ will also perform at Den Haag Outdoor (June) and the Green Garden Festival (August) this year.
Photo: Brait Susi
Dance to the tracks of new DJ talent from The Hague!
Club | free entrance | Paardcafé | Tuesday 28 februari 2023 | 19.00
The Student DJ Contest produces sensational new talents every year. Such as HALO in 2022. Students from The Hague with DJ skills could submit a demo until January 27 to become famous this year! A professional jury will choose the winner of the Student DJ Contest in the Paardcafé on Tuesday 28 February. The winning DJ gets his own podium spot at four (!) Festivals in The Hague. Will this be his breakthrough with the general public?
These are the talents of 2023
This year, seven upcoming DJs will show their skills to a professional jury. The stakes are high: this is a chance to become famous in The Hague and the surrounding area in one go. The DJs with the most enthusiastic crowd have the best chance of winning, so come and dance, applaud, shout, scream and help the new talents to the top!
The finalists are:
The winner has a chance to win a podium spot at these festivals in The Hague:
- Liberation Festival (50,000 visitors) May 5, 2023
- The Hague Outdoor (15,000 visitors) 17 June 2023
- Green Garden Festival (25,000 visitors) August 12, 2023
- Introduction Festival of The Hague University of Applied Sciences (5,000 visitors) 30 August 2023
Come to the final in Paardcafé
The final of the Student DJ Contest is on Tuesday February 28 at 19.00 hours in Paardcafé (Prinsegracht 12). The entrance is free. Come watch, listen and dance to fresh DJ sets!
Jury: Bright (Paard/Mama Africa/Green Garden Festival), Jay (Tres Bien/Mama Africa), Vini (Zeus/House of Gods), Jawgem (DJ) en HALO (DJ).
Winner 2022: HALO
Aftermovie HI The Hague Student Experience at Liberation Festival 2022
Participating higher educational institutions
Students from these educational institutions can participate in the DJ contest: The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University Campus The Hague, Inholland University of Applied Sciences The Hague, Royal Conservatoire, Royal Academy of Art, Hotelschool The Hague, Institute of Social Studies.
Photo winner 2022: HALO at Liberation Festival 2022