Five handpicked finalists from hordes of hopefuls will battle it out on Thursday March 20 to claim the title of DJ champ in Topman Middle East’s quest to find the best undiscovered DJ in the region.

The clothing giant launched the competition – in association with our friends at Hype – at the tail end of last year and we were bombarded by your 60-minute mixes. After intense listening sessions – and much debate – the mountain of entries was narrowed down to the select few.

See the finalists – KaBo, Frank Fu, Ejaz, Rishi and Chris Smith – in action when the competition heats up at the in-store final, taking place in Topman Mirdif City Centre, on Thursday, at 6pm. All five finalists need to raise their game with just 10 minutes to impress the judges with tricks and skills in a condensed set in front of friends, family and crowds of shoppers. Who can bring the party under pressure?

The winner will be announced straight after the judges’ deliberations and the newly crowned champ will win DJ kit of their choice to the tune of Dhs4,000, plus a Dhs1,500 spending spree in Topman.

While the finalists get busy behind the decks, there’s another treat in store at the final. Bodypopper – and YouTube sensation – Marquese ‘Nonstop’ Scott (below) is being flown in from the States to open and close the competition with jaw-dropping perfomances.

More than 100 million viewers have watched the Californian’s Pumped Up Kicks Dubstep video on the internet TV channel and his moves defy belief – and gravity! Scott’s staggering moves have found him fame in print, TV and online media across America. Free mini burgers and milkshakes will also be dished out to the crowd, who can eat to the beat as the competition unfolds. Don’t miss it.

Topman, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai, Thursday, 6pm to 8.30pm, free. Metro: Rashidiya and then bus to Mirdif City Centre.