13 Aug '16, 3am

What's your take on the new local web series Drop the Beat and its all-female contestants?

Three weeks ago, the leading DJ artiste academy in Singapore, The Big House introduced a new web series, Drop the Beat . Taking a form similar to reality TV competitions, this contest searched for the next local DJ talent from a pool of female contestants. What's going on? Produced by May Hsu, who was Miss Singapore 2011, Drop the Beat set out to "refute the stereotypes of females in this profession". The first episode premiered last Sunday and has since garnered mixed reactions. THE SIX CONTESTANTS ON THE SHOW. PHOTO CREDIT: DROP THE BEAT 'S FACEBOOK PAGE. Some were excited about the show and found the concept interesting and out of the ordinary. Others like undergraduate, Justin Chan, 24, thought that it gave much needed attention to women in the industry. He said: "I think, as with many other industries, [DJing is] still a male-dominated one. So in a way, the show acts ...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2016/8/DJ-compet...

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