On Friday, March 11, Associated Students (AS) hosted the Battle of the DJ’s in the Otter Student Union ballroom. Three student DJs, Bootleg B, Fernando, and Nandointhebando, competed for the chance to win $100 and to play as the opening act for Otterlands in April.
In the past, AS has been known for putting on another annual DJ event, Winterlands, at the start of the Spring semester. With the last one being held back in 2019, it was a great revival for older students and something new for younger students. This year, they took a new approach to the event by putting more emphasis on the competition element.
Each performer had a 15-minute set. By the end of the sets, students went to vote for the winner via Instagram polls. The winner of the night was Fernando, who performed a 10-minute ‘victory lap’ set to close the night.
Students can follow the DJ’s on instagram at @bootleg_b_, @nandointhebando and @heminando.