Three Bay Area musicians are competing to win the opportunity many up-and-coming disc jockeys can only dream of.
Ronald Pabalate (DJ Rodd) of Hayward, Adrian Per of Daly City and Roland Bautista (Rollin Beatz) of Richmond, form the Bay Area DJ/producing trio AR|2 — one of 79 entrants in the Winter White DJ Invitational contest. AR|2 is currently in the Top 10.
Hosted by NV Concepts, Collective Effort Events and Wavo — the contest gives DJs the chance to open for famous electro house DJ Steve Aoki and other well-known DJs at the Winter White Tour on Jan. 30 at the Event Center at San Jose State University.
The winner will be chosen based on skill, appropriateness/quality of mix and amount of votes, according to Wavo’s contest webpage. The winner will be announced on Jan. 27.
AR|2 has submitted a music mix for the public to listen to and vote for.
“Another night of work, another step closer.” said DJ Rodd. “[To win this contest] would be one of the biggest steps towards the vision of AR|2, which is to make it in the music industry."
"Not only making it, but adding a vibe and style [to the music industry] that people aren't used to," he added. "Bridging the worlds of hip hop and electronic dance music, playing songs with a Bay Area/California style."
AR|2 has already been featured at the Treasure Island Massive and many clubs all around the Bay Area — as well as AVALON Hollywood in Los Angeles.
To listen to AR|2’s mix and to vote for them, please visit this link. Voting ends on Jan. 26.
AR|2 recently released a 49ers tribute mix, "Who's Got It Better", that has been listened to over 1,900 times. St. John of 99.7 NOW contacted AR|2 letting them know their tribute mix will be playing on 99.7 all weekend in celebration of the game on Sunday, according to DJ Rodd.
To listen to more mixes by AR|2, check out their Soundcloud
View AR|2’s YouTube channel to watch their recent music video “The Heist”
Be sure to ‘LIKE’ AR|2’s Facebook page
Follow AR|2 on Instagram at @itsAR2, @djrodd, @omgadrian and @rollinbeatz