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Watch Tiësto Mentor Up-and-Coming DJs on 'Your Shot' Web Series

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Tiesto in the promo for "This is YOUR SHOT!"

World famous DJ Tiësto is using his talents behind the turntables to foster the next generation of mix masters on a new competitive web series called Your Shot, launched yesterday (Aug. 3).

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The 10-episode series begins with an open registration in Los Angeles, as thousands of aspiring DJs compete for the 30 available slots. After making the first cut, contestants will be in the running for the grand prize: an opening slot for Tiësto at Hakkasan in Las Vegas and a slot on Stage 7 at the 2016 Ultra Music Festival. 

"For me it was amazing to see all the people that would literally drop everything and rearrange their lives for this opportunity," Tiësto tells Billboard. "Getting the chance to hear people's stories and how incredibly important dance music is to them was really gratifying."

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Beyond talent and practice, Tiësto says he's looking for the "intangibles that so many of the big names have. Something that sets them apart," he adds "A feeling that fans get when the DJ goes on the stage and makes for an instant connection. Everyone is united and on the same page."

Watch the first two episodes of Your Shot below, and look for upcoming episodes every Monday on Vevo.

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