From 280 (!) excellent sets by as many talented DJs, ten finalists were selected. Seven were chosen by the AB judges (Kor, Clapbox, Looper, Laurens, Phil Monday, William Oxin, Fixo) and three by the public (Meng, Adamski, Dave Alien). From them, the delicately tuned ears of Charlotte de Witte chose three winners:
In third place: Adamski – feedback Charlotte de Witte: “I was really charmed by this vinyl-only set, recorded at Vaag. Musically speaking, it’s very much my bag. It is very moreish and makes me want to dance.”
In second place: Laurens – feedback Charlotte de Witte: “I didn't know Laurens and was very pleasantly surprised by this set which is musically very close to my own work. Bonus points awarded for it being a live recording of an opening set at Ampere, with Ben Klock later in the evening. A great effort!”
And the winner, who will be lighting the techno fuse at NEON ’17 … Looper – feedback Charlotte de Witte: “Looper is very close to what I would choose to do myself during peak hours, musically speaking. A really hard set that leaves you wanting more. The tracks used by Looper often appear in my own sets, so everything fits.”
Congratulations, we’ll see you at NEON and thanks to all participating DJs!