Movida Corona DJ Comp- Northern Ireland Final

Mixing-masters from across Northern Ireland are set to prove they've got the real X Factor – after taking a step closer to international stardom.

Richard Dyer

Date published: 20th Sep 2007

Mixing-masters from across Northern Ireland are set to prove they've got the real X Factor – after taking a step closer to international stardom.
Heats of Movida Corona, the world’s biggest DJ competition, which is organised by Corona Extra beer, have been held at top bars and clubs around Belfast where DJs put the turntables in a spin.
The seven winning DJs now go on to the Northern Ireland final at Yello @ Mynt, on Saturday, September 22.

By the end of the night, just two DJs will be crowned the ultimate DJ and will go on to represent Northern Ireland at the Movida Corona world final in Rome in December, where they will battle against DJs from over 70 countries.
Movida Corona is a recognised launch-pad onto the world stage by encouraging talented DJs – in more than 70 counties - to step up to the mic and showcase their skills.
Gary Flynn, brand manager for Corona Extra at Belfast-based importers Philip Russell Ltd, said: "This year’s Movida Corona has produced some fantastic DJs.  It’s going to be hard deciding who should win.
"This is a tournament for passionate DJs, who believe that it is not just a matter of putting records on, but is a 'bona fide' art form requiring a credible platform. Movida Corona contest provides that platform."
Last year's world final took place in Lucerne, Switzerland and the winner scooped a serious amount of DJing equipment and Corona Extra goodies
 
Angel Garcia Gomez, head of Corona Extra in the UK, said: "Movida Corona is one of the highlights of the calendar as everyone can get involved - either by entering the competition or just coming along to the Corona Extra party. "Movida is the Mexican word meaning risky or on the edge, which reflects the cutting-edge styles of these performers."