Mix Competition: Play a Set at Defected Croatia 2018 + Free Flights & Accommodation

Calling all DJs! Is 2018 the year you see yourself sharing a bill with some of the biggest stars in dance music? Point Blank Music School and Defected have teamed up for a very special competition which gives you the chance to land a dream DJ gig, looking for the freshest DJ talent to submit their best mix efforts in the form of a one hour mix. The prize up for grabs? A slot on the Pontoon Stage at Defected Croatia 2018!

The winner will see themselves featuring alongside some of the most illustrious names in house music, including Basement Jaxx, Derrick Carter, Masters at Work, Todd Terry and many more! See below for full details on how to enter. The deadline for entry is 15th May.

The lucky winner will play at Defected Croatia 2018, happening 9th-14th August. Flights and accommodation for two nights will be supplied, so all you have to worry about is getting your set together and enjoying the sunshine.

Note that you must be 18 or over to enter – take a look at the full Competition Terms and Conditions before entering. You will also need to register to Point Blank’s social media platform Plugged In. The deadline for entries is 15th May 2018, and the winner will be announced by 28th May 2018. Happy mixing and good luck!


Step One: Record and upload your mix to Mixcloud

Prepare and record a 60-minute mix. Musically this should fit with Defected’s ethos of high quality house music.

Upload your mix to Mixcloud, adding the full tracklist and using the cover art provided at Plugged in.

Name the mix “Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition: Your Artist Name“

Tag your mix ‘Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition’.

Step Two: Share your mix on Plugged In

Note that you will need to be registered in order to submit your mix. You can do so via this page.

Once you’ve recorded your mix and are ready to share it from Mixcloud, head to the Tracks page of

Plugged In, then select Add Track to get started.
On the Add Track page, simply paste the URL of your mix into the ‘track URL’ field, and name the mix accordingly. You must also select ‘Competition’ under the ‘select category’ field for your entry to be eligible.

Once you submit your track, it will now be visible when you filter in the ‘competition’ category within the Tracks channel. You’re all set!


All entries will be listened to and judged by the Defected and Point Blank listening panel. Entrants are encouraged to promote through their social media channels to maximise the chances of them proceeding to the shortlist stage. The panel will then judge the shortlisted mixes based on:
Votes and listens on Plugged In
Track selection and curation
Technical ability
Flair and creativity
Remember, the deadline for entries is 15th May 2018, and the winners will be announced by 28th May 2018. Check out the full line-up below and don’t forget you can buy tickets at defected.com/croatia.