Once again, Winning is Fun!


So, that was a long weekend! As Im sitting on the train heading back up to Seoul after a week in Busan, it allows me a bit of time to reflect over the week that was. Firstly, I love Busan, I would love to live there if the Seoul DJ scene wasn’t so good. The weather while I was there was almost perfect, had plenty of time to relax, catch up with friends and oh yeah, compete! So in case you missed it, on Saturday was the 3rd BeFm DJ comp, after coming second the previous 2 years, this year I finally managed to get that elusive first place that I had narrowly missed out on the years before. Now while the victory did have a small hollow point for me, overall it still felt pretty good and a relief that I managed to clinch first this year. Going into the competition as a pretty strong favourite wasn’t exactly a fun feeling for me, I’ve always preferred the underdog status and have been pretty used to that in the years now since Ive been in Korea, so knowing coming into this comp that I should win was def a bit of added pressure that didn’t really allow me to relax as much as I normally would before such a comp.

BeFm Stage

Anyways this year was a good group of DJs, we mostly knew each other already so at least before the comp it was easy enough to hang out, joke with each other while hanging around on a hot ass day in Busan. The weather was seriously great thou esp. compared to last year! However we were still waiting and waiting for Pinnacle to show up, which he finally did, just as he was due on stage! Poor bastard, gets on stage and then has a huge equipment fail, yeah that really rounded off his night, so the order got bumped and he got relegated to performing last.


So, quickly thru the DJs.

First up was ColdChillin, I remember his set from the first year where he managed to get 3rd place, this year again he came again with a nice set, struggled to get the crowd into it (an on-going theme all night) but still managed to set a nice medium ish bar.

Next was myself, after making a bit of a meal of my intro… (stupid CDJs, again, another on-going theme all night) I settled into my set well enough, I sold my soul and played Coco… which ended up being a total flop (fml so that pissed me off) but that was where my set abandoned being too technical and went straight to crowd service which worked exactly how I expected it to. With the exception of that stupid coco song, everything went exactly how I planned

akadjblaze BeFm

After me was the Chinese entrant, DJasce, again he played a nice set with some good tracks and good transitions, but once again struggled to get the crowd into it, for his first outing thou Im sure he will learn from it

Next was Idub, another Seoul DJ and also his first year in the comp, again had some good tracks and nice set, managed to get the crowd a bit at times but again struggled to really keep them but did enough with his set to come in 2nd place

Next another top DJ, in his second year competiting, Kiredmik was up and came with a pretty intense set, something like 28 tracks in 9mins, dude playing like the world was about to end! However that kind of play style was quickly lost on the crowd and the medley style of set fell a bit flat and just never gave himself a chance to impress on the crowd

DJ Rell back again was up and again had some nice tracks and had a set a bit more crowd orientated and managed to pick up a few cheers along the way but once again nothing sustained and failed to maintain it throughout but had a couple of good moments up there which was enough to get him 3rd

And finally Pinnacle got back up this time with little technical difficulties aside got to try and bust out his set. He started out with the Next Episode juggle routine made famous by Jazzy Jeff, while I applaud the effort, it is a difficult routine to pull off and he struggled to make it work leaving the crowd standing there just gawking. The rest of his set didn’t bode much better either and in the end you could tell he just wanted the hell out of there

And so that was it, I was only partly paying attention to everyones sets but the overall theme of the night was poor track selection and an inability to get in the crowds face and really control them from start to finish. Oh and shitty CDJs… seriously, one of these years can we get the proper and reliable equipment, just once?


Anyways, after the winners announcement I was called to play a set on stage.. yeah all the preparation! But still I was in the ‘I don’t give a fuck’ stage of mind, just happy that I won so jumped on, played a heap of bangers, had more fun with the crowd, trolled them a little bit cause I now could! Got the other DJs up on stage with me, took a mean selfie that Rell missed out on and overall just rocked out, should prob have planned a set before hand but it didn’t matter in the end.

akadjblaze befm

After the comp we all went, had a mean feed, then basked in free drinks at a club down the road before heading to another club where a couple of us were playing. Overall it was a dam good night!

BeFm Stage

So that is pretty much it, a great week away of chilling and DJn by the beach, catching up with friends, eating some good food and enjoying life! Here is a copy of my final set, its a rough version I just used so I could practice it in my head.

Also waiting on a copy of my interview with Chad on Nightrider on Busan eFM on Monday night. It was nice to finally get in the studio with him and hang out. As for next year, will I enter again… Well we shall see, I was thinking after this year I would like to make way for some other DJs to enter and try their luck but at the same time, the prize money and the chance to come back to Busan again is a pretty good incentive!

3rd time lucky?

Yup, so once again I decided to enter BeFm again (Busan FM expat DJ competition) This year it’s on a Saturday night so should be more fun than last years Sunday night (thou it was still stupidly busy) Still waiting on the line-up but will add the poster later on. I will be heading down to Busan a few days before to hang out and staying around for a few days later. Should be a blast! Anyways here is my entry set (my final set will be nothing like this, once again it will be a festival style set)

DJ Blaze Set List Saturday August 23rd 2014


So, thought its about time again to post up another set list, it was from Saturday night just been at bar fly, honestly I thought it was going to be a rubbish night but it actually ended up being ok. Set wise it was ok, there wasn’t enough people there to go of on to many tangents so ended up playing a lot of tried and tested song combos etc but managed to throw in a couple of different ones in there as well as jumping a lot of genres as per usual

Set time 1.30am – 4am (2.5 hours)

New/Re-up/Decided to Play Tracks

  1. Serebro – Mi Mi
  2. LMFAO – Shooting Star
  3. Joel Fletcher – After Dark
  4. Lorde – Royals (Caked Up Trap Remix)
  5. Craig David – Walking Away (House Remix)

Set List Saturday August 23rd 2014

  1. Calvin Harris Ft. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the bottle
  2. Robin Thicke Ft Pharrell & TI – Blurred Lines (Justin Sane Rmx)
  3. Bruno Mars – Treasure (Cosmic Dawn Rmx)
  4. Pitbull Ft Ne-Yo & Nayer – Give Me Everything (Throwback Intro)
  5. Rihanna – Only Girl (ext mix)
  6. Flo-Rida Ft Ke$ha – Right Round
  7. Psy – Gentleman
  8. Timati Ft Kalenna – Welcome to St. Topez
  9. Pitbull Ft Jump Smokers – Now You See It
  10. LMFAO – Shooting Star
  11. Hanmin Ft Ingram Jones – Show Me Your Bba Sae
  12. Savage & Joel Fletcher – Swing (Combo Rmx)
  13. Reece Low & Lefty – Monk Funk
  14. Static Ravenger Ft Kay – Back Off Bitch
  15. Daft Punk Ft Pharrell – Get Lucky (Starjack Rmx)
  16. DJ Cassidy Ft Robin Thicke & Jessie J – Calling All Hearts (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Rmx)
  17. Craig David – Walking Away (DJ Shtopor & Alex Menco Rmx)
  18. Serebro – Mi Mi Mi
  19. DJ Starjack – Move Your Feet 2k13
  20. Redfoo – I’ll Award You With My Body
  21. Joel Fletcher – Afterdark
  22. TJR – Eat God See Acid
  23. Klaas & Bodybangers – Freak
  24. Scndl – Gypsy
  25. DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What Transition
  26. Punjabi MC – Beware the Boys (Trap Remix)
  27. Lorde – Royals (Caked Up Rmx)
  28. Kardinal Offishall & DJ Snake – Slow Down
  29. Far East Movement – Bang It To The Curb
  30. 2NE1 – CL Solo
  31. DJ Scene – Damn
  32. Nicki Minaj – Boss Ass Bitch (Rmx)
  33. Chainz – Im Different
  34. Memphis Bleek – Like That
  35. Macklemore – Thrift Shop
  36. Trey Songs Ft TI – 2 Reasons
  37. Chris Brown – Strip
  38. Beyonce – Love On Top
  39. VIC – Wobble
  40. Chris Brown Ft Lil Wayne – Loyal
  41. Sean Kingston – Beat It
  42. Drake – Hold On
  43. John Hart & Iamsu – Who Booty
  44. Next – Too Close
  45. Craig David – Time To Play
  46. Musiq Soulchild – Anything
  47. Akon – Belly Dancer
  48. Mohombi – Bumpy Ride
  49. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This
  50. Staying Alive/ Da Funk Remix
  51. NERD – Lapdance (Mombah Rmx)
  52. Chemical Brothers – Block Rocking Beats (Rmx)
  53. Skrillex – Bangarang
  54. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby Transition
  55. Jay Z – Encore Electro Mix
  56. Showtek – Get Loose
  57. Swanky Tunes – Blood Rush
  58. Anthem Kingz – PSA 2k13
  59. Kanye West & Jay Z – Niggas in Paris (Satisfaction Rmx)
  60. Asap Rocky – Wild for the Night
  61. Kanye West – Mercyy Trap Rmx
  62. Lil Wayne – Lollipop (Trap Rmx)
  63. Anthem Kingz – Birthday Song (Trap Rmx)
  64. SHM – Don’t You Worry Child (Trap Rmx)
  65. Just Blaze Ft Baauer – Higher
  66. Wiz Khalifa Vs DJ Khaled – Black and Yellow Wins
  67. Tae Yang – Ringa Linga
  68. Shop Boyz Vs LMFAO – Party Rock Like A Star Transition
  69. Don Omar – Danza Kuduro
  70. Daddy Yankee – Limbo
  71. Wisin Y Yandel – Algo Me Gusta De Ti
  72. Michel Telo Ft Pitbull – Ai Se Eu Te Pego
  73. Don Omar – Zumba
  74. Shakira – Waka Waka
  75. Beyonce – Run The World (Girls Hype)
  76. Rihanna – S&M
  77. 2NE1 – Can’t Nobody
  78. GD & TOP – Oh Yeah
  79. Pitbull – Don’t Stop the Party
  80. Usher – DJ Got us Falling In Love (Hypercrush)
  81. Justice Crew – Everybody
  82. MFBTH – Sweet Dreams

DJ Blaze Set List Friday May 5th 2014



New/Re-Up tracks

  1. 2ne1 – Gotta Be You
  2. Zedd – Spectrum (Trap Remix)
  3. Remy Ma – Whuteva
  4. I Need you love (Trap Remix)
  5. Clayton Williams – Shut Down Vegas

Set List 11pm-1.30am

1. Gangnam Style _ 2 Legit 2 Quit Mashup (feat. MC Hammer)

2. DJ Gollum – The Bad Touch (Gordon & Doyle Edit)

3. DJ Kronic feat. Bombs Away – Looking For Some Girls

4. Albert Kick – Evil Girl (Club Mix)

5. Jennifer Lopez – Papi (R3hab Remix)

6. Robin Thicke Ft. Pharrell, T.I. – Blurred Lines (Justin Sane Rmx) Intro)

7. Usher – Scream (Seamus & Haji Edit)Rick Kraft

8. DJ SCOOTER – Give Me Everything (90s Throwback ReFix)


10. Maroon 5 Ft. Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger (Intro) Club)

11. Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)

12. Rihanna – S&M


14. GD & TOP – OH YEAH

15. DJ Got Us Falling In Love (Hypercrush)

16. Play Hard ft. Akon & Ne-Yo (Super Redrum)

17. Wisin Y Yandel ft Chris Brown n T-Pain – Algo Me Gusta De Ti [Xtendz]

18. Don Omar Ft. Lucenzo – Danza Kuduro (Intro) Club)

19. Daddy Yankee – Limbo [Xtendz]

20. DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What (Digital Dave Transition Down 128-100)

21. Far East Movement ft. Sidney Samson – Bang It To The Curb

22. Nicki Minaj – Boss Ass Bitch (Clayton William & DJ Fresh Remix)

23. Cali Swag District Ft. Problem, Tiffany Foxx – Shake Somethin (Intro)

24. Major Lazer ft 2 Chainz & Lil Jon – Bubble Butt (Deville Twerk RMX) (DIRTY)

25. 2NE1 – Clap Your Hands (Intro)

26. Memphis Bleek – Like That(Intro)

27. T.I. – Bring Em Out (Intro)

28. Remy Ma – Whuteva [Xtendz]

29. Macklemore Ryan Lewis Ft Wanz – Thrift Shop (AnthemKingz Ultimate Party Break Intro)

30. TI ft Lil Wayne – Ball (Intro – Dirty)

31. Far East Movement – So What (Clean) (M Class Extend)

32. Jason Dee – Im Different (Party Mix Intro)

33. Jason Derulo Ft. 2 Chainz – Talk Dirty (Club)

34. Sean Kingston ft. Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa – Beat It (Uniq Edit)

35. Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home (Clean)

36. Jonn Hart – Who Booty ft. IamSu

37. Discotech – Kiss Kiss (100-70)

38. Soulja Boy – Crank Dat

39. JayZ_DJ_Deville_Niggas_In_Paris_Club

40. Asap Rocky – Wild For The Night (Intro – Dirty)

41. Anthem Kingz – Birthday Song (Afrojack vs 2 Chains Big Booty Trap Mix)

42. Kanye West – Mercyyyy trap

43. Skrillex ft. Krewella – Breathe (Vocal Edit)

44. DJ Allan – Lock Out Of Heaven (DJ Intro Hype)


46. Skrillex – Dirty Vibe

47. Just Blaze ft Baauer – Higher (Clean)

48. Wiz Khalifa Vs DJ Khaled – Black and Yellow Wins (Transition)

49. TaeYang – RINGA LINGA

50. EXO – Growl

51. V.I.C. – Wobble

52. DMX – Party Up (Up In Here)

53. Lil’ Jon Ft. Lmfao – Outta Your Mind (Dirty South Intro)

54. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)

55. Skrillex – Bangarang

56. Ready To Jump (Transition)

57. I Love It [Cobra Starship Remix]

58. G-Dragon – Crooked

59. Chris Brown – Yeah 3X (Synth Intro)

60. Daddy Yankee – Limbo [Xtendz]

61. Anthem Kingz – Public Service Announcement 2K13 (Jay Z vs Knife Party Hybrid Banger)

62. Okay B Boys – Bomfunk Mc’s vs Will Sparks (Chris Royal BANGA Mash)

63. 2NE1 – I Am The Best

64. Apollo Alive [Simo Bootleg]

65. Showtek ft We Are Loud, Sonny Wilson – Booyah (Orignal Mix)

66. Justice Crew – Everybody

67. PSY – Gentleman [Xtendz]

68. TJR vs ACDC – Ode To TNT (TJR Mash)

69. DJ Deville – I Need Your Love (R3hab Vs. Deville Epic Vocal Trap Intro)

70. Lil Wayne – Lollipop (Convince Trap Remix)

71. Zedd – Spectrum (Getter Remix)

72. Jason Derulo – Whatcha Say (Afrojack Remix)

Set Overview:

My usual 2hr 30min set, so 72 tracks over 150mins keeps me busy, May (and even further back to probably March) was actually an experimental month for me as I actually started to incorporate some Trap into my sets as is clear here. Also added in a few new tracks, as well as some older tracks that I didn’t really play much (usually because the other DJ’s played them so I purposely avoided them) and yes, I did repeat a song, I absolutely hate doing so, but it is a favourite song of a lot of our regulars and also our staff so occasionally I do indulge their requests to double up on a song… not often but this was one of those exception nights