HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The stage opened up and five aspiring DJs, one after another showed their DJing skills making people dance. And it was DJ Kada from Bhairahawa who won the McDowell’s No 1 Platinum Hit Cds War of DJs 2012 — Season 3 on May 4. DJ Suren and DJ Bijay were declared the second and first runners-up respectively.
The venue Meconopsis Boutique Hotel at Pulchowk resounded with commercial to house music and the crowd couldn’t stop dancing. “I have struggled a lot to reach this point. I am very happy that my effort has paid off,” expressed DJ Kada, whose real name is Anil Thapa Magar.
The winner credits his teacher DJ Tama for “encouraging me”. He says he was hopeful to win the competition with the kind of performance he gave on the grand finale which has made his family and friends proud back home. He also won a cash prize of Rs 50,000 along with Voxoa Midi Controller. Cheques of Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 were handed over to the first and second runners-up respectively. On the day of the competition, DJ Headmaster started the War, followed by DJ Kada who warmed up the stage with Dirty Dutch House and slowly the War got tougher. Then it was the turn of DJ Suren. Elevating the evening was DJ Jitesh which ended with DJ Bijay. Each DJ got the crowd dancing. From the latest track to Nepali to Hindi, all kinds of track were played by them.
Each DJ made good use of their allotted 15 minutes displaying their talent in mixing and matching along with their showmanship. And they were judged on the basis of song selection, music flow, crowd reaction among others by the judges — DJ Tenzing, DJ B Man, DJ Sishir and guest judges DJ Flex, DJ Bikky and DJ Rupesh.
Citing why DJ Kada won, judge and organiser DJ Sishir mentioned, “He was very good on stage. The choice of the songs was good. His music was able to pull people to the dance floor. People grooved and danced to his music which had great flow. The beat matching was also perfect,” adding that his appearance as a DJ and self confidence was worth mentioning.
According to him, this year’s War of DJ witnessed “great contestants which made it difficult for us to judge”.