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The Groove Cruise

DJ Times Magazine, The Groove Cruise and count-down to final weeks in open DJ competition

Now in its 21st year of print publication, the leading authority on professional DJs, DJ Times Magazine (Testa Communications), teams with award-winning travel agency, Whet Travel, and talent discovery site for musicians,, to host an open DJ competition for amateur and semi-pro DJs seeking the first step in a career as a professional DJ.

From now until voting ends on August 16, 2009, contestants are invited to upload their live DJ mixes for public voting on The grand prize winner will be announced on August 16th and prize package includes a spot deejaying before music savvy guests aboard Whet Travel’s semi-annual ultimate music adventure, The Groove Cruise, October 1st to 5th, 2009, aboard Carnival Elation from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.

The competition is titled, “Who’s Spinning On Deck 10?,” and the winning DJ will be spinning alongside international jocks - Bad Boy Bill, Scotty Boy, Scooter & Lavelle, Kenneth Thomas, Anthony Attala, and more - as well as receive a complimentary ocean-view cabin for two. Paul Oakenfold’s world-acclaimed label, Perfecto Records, is hosting one of several parties onboard.

Other contest sponsors include: Mansion,, International DJ Expo,, and To date, close to 100 aspiring DJs have registered to compete, and thousands of electronic dance music (EDM) fans throughout North America have logged-on to vote. The semi-finalists in the first four weeks of competition were: Miami’s Leonardo Del Toro, Miami’s Karbokane, New York’s Andrew Salsano and Vancouver’s G3N3R4L. The eight-week contest is a part of Whet Travel’s and WebCeleb’s effort to discover and support local talent by helping to promote aspiring DJs.

Said Whet Travel’s president, Jason Beukema, “Each week we receive requests from several DJs who want to play onboard the Groove Cruise. WebCeleb’s online voting system has been a perfect fit for what we were trying to do to find up-and-coming DJs for our Groove Cruises. It’s exciting to see the competition escalate week-by-week. We hope to help aspiring DJs get their music heard and potentially have that exposure result in media coverage, a record deal, and ultimately, more bookings.”

Now in its fifth year, thousands of professional party enthusiasts have experienced The Groove Cruise, recently featured in: The New York Times, MTV, CNN, 944 Magazines, and other media outlets.

Join us on The Groove Cruise from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, October 1st to 5th, 2009, and from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas, January 29th to February 1st, 2010.

For the latest dates and information, go to:

The Groove Cruise on Whet Travel website

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