Promobile Awards 2023

Following the success of the Pro Mobile Awards over the past five years, they are returning for 2023. Designed to bring together the mobile DJ industry within the UK and Ireland to acknowledge and celebrate excellence, the Awards are voted for by you – Pro Mobile’s readers – and will be presented at this year’s Pro Mobile Conference.

For the equipment categories, we’ve invited brands to nominate their best mobile-DJ-related products released over the past year and it’s now up to you to vote for the winners in each category. You can find out which products / companies have been nominated on the following pages. When completing the online voting form, you will also have the opportunity to nominate someone for the ‘DJ’s DJ’ category and submit a short explanation of why you feel they are worthy of the award.

NOMINATIONS – New Playback Product of the Year

Denon DJ SC Live 4
Powered by Engine DJ, the Denon DJ SC Live 4 fuels laptop-free performances on the biggest stages and DJ booths across the globe. The SC LIVE 4 can also be used with Serato and is compatible with Virtual DJ. With built-in Wi-Fi, 7” multi-gesture touchscreen, and 3 media slots, the SC LIVE 4 unleashes creative live performances using a combination of stored media and music streaming sources.

With full audio control over 4 DJ software decks, toggle FX, and professional inputs and outputs, the NS4FX is a feature-packed 4-channel DJ controller that unleashes the full creative mixing potential of event, club, and livestreaming DJs!

Pioneer DJ DDJ-REV7
The DDJ-REV7 is a Scratch-style 2-channel professional DJ controller for Serato DJ Pro built to help you get the most from the Serato DJ Pro performance software and includes large, motorised jog wheels with On Jog Display to create a tactile connection between you and your music.

Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX4
The DDJ-FLX4 is a 2-channel controller with a simple, user-friendly design and a professional feel. Complete with rekordbox and Serato compatibility featuring user- friendly portable design and professional layout plus the seamless integration with selected streaming services.

NOMINATIONS – New PA Product of the Year

The LD Systems MAUI® 44 G2 is the flagship of the MAUI series column PAs: it offers an enormous 1,500 watts of total output (RMS) with a frequency response of 37 Hz to 20 kHz and a sound-level pressure of 132 dB (peak).

Powerwerks SYSTEM ONE
The Powerwerks SYSTEM ONE portable linear column array system offers the perfect balance of power, performance, portability and price. With a powerful Class D amplifier supplying over 1,050 watts of power through a 10″ subwoofer and eight 3″ high frequency drivers there’s plenty of power for almost any gig.

Electro-Voice Everse 8
The first battery-powered loudspeaker from Electro-Voice and the first weatherised model of its type, the EVERSE 8 takes advantage of decades of Electro-Voice engineering expertise – along with the latest advancements in technology – to provide a truly portable and truly wireless audio experience.

The FBT X-LITE 112A with integrated 3-channel mixer features lightweight, yet rugged gas-injected moulded polypropylene cabinet construction. Available in black finish, the FBT XLITE 112A series speakers provide excellent sound and an elegant design for portable sound and fixed installation.

Mackie Thump 215
Packed with incredibly useful features, The Thump 215 makes gigs run smoother with feedback elimination and music ducking built right in. And with dual TRS / XLR inputs plus a stereo 1/8” aux input, you can plug in all of your gear without odd cables and adapters.

Yamaha StagePAS 1K MKII Portable PA System
Featuring a 12-inch subwoofer and an array of 10 x 1.5” speakers, Bluetooth input, SPX digital reverbs, Priority Ducker and 1-knob EQ with multi-band comp for master output, the StagePAS 1K MKII adds an even higher sound pressure level and more flexible remote functionality than its predecessor.

RCF NX 985-A
The NX 985-A is a three-way active speaker featuring a best-in-class combination of RCF premium transducers and a two-channel 2100W amplifier producing coherent 100° x 60° coverage for the listening area with up to 138 dB SPL of distortion-free sound.

NOMINATIONS – New Lighting/Video Product of the Year

Red Panda Bambuu
The Bambuu stick, sold individually, also comes in a starter kit which comprises 4 x Bambuu Sticks, chargers and stands along with a W-DMX transmitter and bespoke flight bag. The lights feature 360-degree light emission, high-colour rendering index with long battery life and an aluminium alloy shell with compact structure.

AFX Moving-Club-Kaledo
The AFX Moving-Club-Kaledo is a wash moving head providing 7x12w LEDs with a surrounding LED strip generating a kaleidoscope effect. Featuring power and DMX in/out for daisy chaining, there are presets with adjustable linear colour temperature, strobe effect and totem mode.

GigBAR Move + ILS is a 5-in-1 lighting system that includes moving heads, derbies, washes, a laser and strobe effect pre-mounted on a single bar. This powerful member of the GigBAR family controls the Integrated Lighting System (ILS), the dynamic lighting technology

Ibiza E-Cosmos
The Ibiza Light E-COSMOS is a DMX-controlable 4-in-1 RGBW LED retro moving head with 12 beam effect lenses, an infinite tilt and 540° panning in a small, portable colour-changing lighting effect.

ADJ Focus Flex
The Focus Flex offers the creative flexibility of generating vibrant washes, punchy beams, and eye-catching pixel effects from one compact and quick automated luminaire and powered by an array of seven potent 40W 4-in-1 RGBW colour-mixing LEDs.

Kam Party Set (KML407)
With four DMX channel modes, a combination of two Kam derby lights and a pair of mini par lights all powered by micro-USB interface, the self-contained Kam Party Set features an enormous range of versatile built-in programs with adjustable parameters and effects.

NOMINATIONS – New Accessory of the Year

AFX Volcano-2000
The AFX Volcano-2000 is a powerful fog machine that features a 5L tank with level indicator and 13-channel DMX control. It is designed with 36 x 1W adjustable RGB LEDs to illuminate the fog from inside and outside and can be controlled through wired connection or wirelessly with the provided remote controller.

Ortofon Concorde Elite MKII
The Concorde Elite features a new, special-moulded stylus body with real gold plating which adds luxury to the famous Concorde design. The Nude Elliptical diamond stylus, normally used in hi-fi cartridges, guarantees an improved and detailed sound quality.

Humpter B3
The ultimate all-in-one setup for DJing, with a simple three-move setup, you can be ready in no time. The light weight and portability of the B3 makes transport easy and hassle free. Featuring rock solid stability, there is also a wide range of optional accessories including stands and holders for all DJ equipment.

Brilliant in its simplicity, the phoneOgram is the perfect guestbook for weddings, parties and other special events. With an easy-swap handset and a wide range of coloured shells available, the handset provides fantastic flexibility and is a great add-on for your next event.

Pioneer DJ HDJ-CX
These super-lightweight professional DJ headphones are so lightweight you might forget you’re wearing them. Specially designed for absolute comfort and tuned to deliver outstanding sound quality for mixing and monitoring music, they’re also built to last.

JTS SPT-1 Wireless Audio System
This professional wireless audio for speakers package is ideal where long cable runs are impractical or transmission between rooms is required. The system comprises of a true diversity rack transmitter with 2 x true diversity receivers. Built-in delay allows the receiver to be time aligned to other speakers in the system.

NOMINATIONS – Retailer of the Year

techformusic combine the expertise and reassurance of a superstore with 24/7 convenience of internet shopping. Their demonstration auditorium based in Moulton Park, Northampton, is the perfect space to view all the latest DJ gear on the market including light effects, PA systems and DJ controllers plus much more.
Established in 1999, based on over 20 years of experience in the DJ / nightclub / equipment hire industry, is a leading online retailer of DJ equipment, PA and lighting that also has a large fully-stocked DJ shop and showroom.

Phase One
Established in 1981, Phase One is a second generation family business currently owned and operated by Mike and Julie Stead. Selling online since 2004, Phase One serves 1000s of customers across the UK while also supporting lots of local DJs through their Darlington-based store.

Westend DJ
West End DJ have been serving DJs from their Central and North West London locations with DJ, PA and lighting gear from the leading manufacturers for more than two decades. They offer the very best deals in digital DJ gear, production equipment, lighting effects, PA and live sound systems both online and instore and you can spread the cost over 24 months interest free (subject to status).

CRS1 Entertainment House
Located just off J5, M40 in the lovely village of Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, CRS1 Entertainment House serves customers all across the UK. Owned by industry legend Clive Hodghton, he not only stocks new equipment but also buys and sells a huge inventory of amazingly priced second-hand stock. To find out what’s available #justcallclive.

NOMINATIONS – Gear Junkies: Rig of the Year

DJ Ricky Gold – Richard Hetherington
Your Big Event – Andy Harris
Nightlights – Alastair Craig
MK Parties – Roger Gregson
Phase 2 Mobile DJ – Darren Hicks
Devon DJ – Paul Radmore


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Avtar Thethy


I have a ‘Goldmine’ of ideas, that, if elected, I will endeavour to implement and achieve top results.


Equal partnerships with manufacturer’s and service providers within the DJ sector.

Strengthen existing relationships and look for new participants to drive us all forward.

Create more fund raising opportunities for NADJ.

Social Events

The 1st Internal NADJ DJ Awards evening.

We all are from the same entity, so I believe that we as a membership, we deserve equal recognition as other Associations, past present and future.


To promote the visibility of NADJ, at exhibitions and shows, both Nationally and Regionally.

Reintroduce the NADJ clothing range, with additional items.

To make myself as the National Chairman more accessible to existing Members in all classes of membership, and new ones – introducing new opportunities for the membership as a whole to perform at top level events and functions.

Allowing the membership to “air” their views as we go on, and make a positive but constructive contribution on matters that effect YOU the member.

Have standardised forms available for the whole network to use and adapt, with all Health and Safety documentation required by venues in a Welcome pack.


To be a strong chairman who truly represents the membership interests at high level meetings and events.

To maintain, strengthen and underpin the membership voice by improving the NADJ’s representative role in the open marketplace.

Empower all members and NADJ Reps to become co – creators of Change (Regional Led Projects)


Improve NADJ facilities to allow Members to deliver a more professional service in their own respective businesses, in an ever growing industry.

The development of a more social and approachable network of DJ’s across the UK.

Introduce a ‘one stop shop’ making it easer for the member and client to obtain everything under one roof.


My name is Avtar Thethy, 55 years old, married and a father to two boys.

Based in West London for last 52 years.

Running my own business LED Factory for last 9+ years.

An active and helpful member of NADJ London and I’m also the London Chairman.

I am determined, committed and will always endeavour to get the best results possible for YOU, the Member.


Existing NADJ Member, Chairman for London.

I’ve been blessed with many opportunities week in week out to attend the TOP Events up, down and across the UK – as a supplier, organiser, judge and simply as a guest.

I enjoy the creative benefits of product and service integration with the following well established AV companies daily:

Kudos Av & Kudos Music
Calibar Events
Ritzy Music
UVD Ultimate Visual Display

(There are many more.)

We are consistently facilitating well over 100 events pa. All of them different,
So you can see that not do I only talk the talk, but I am constantly and walking the walk.

I feel the Association needs CHANGE and Change for the better, It needs to recognise the huge talent that it has within and needs to promote that from within.

It also cannot have its members to have disproportionate inequality in the outside world.

I certainly have the Passion, Commitment and fully understand the hardships in running a business without help.

In talking to a few fellow members, over the last few years, I understand what is missing and what Needs need to be addressed – If you can see these gaps, then,
I am the man to deliver.

Avtar Thethy
Led Factory / NADJ

Fabio Capozzi

Change is good but change for change sake can be a sign of not understanding the true needs of what must be done. I believe the secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. The Association is long overdue revision and reform that better suits the members.

A new approach to reviving the many reasons why membership is the right choice for hard-working DJs is a better understanding of today’s DJ. By helping members maintain a better work-life balance with money saving benefits or having access to advice from experienced fellow members or sharing work opportunities, it is all for naught unless there is a fundamental mutual respect towards everyone, no matter their view or standing.

Community is important to the success of NADJ and it is the huge support of the membership that we can all pride ourselves on. It is, however, inevitable that a collective of people will disagree from time to time, albeit having a common goal. It is essential that open and fair discussion is encouraged to allow opinion and debate to enhance the values that NADJ stand by. I believe that by creating a culture of positive ideas backed by action this forum can encourage us to move forwards in boosting the public opinion of UK DJs. By way of a campaign, aimed directly at the consumer, NADJ in collaboration with other associations and DJ groups, can represent the benefits of choosing a DJ that is encouraged to apply best practices towards their clients with a view to enhance their business. This path can be applied to all types of DJ, from bedroom to festival and radio and by being more inclusive and properly acknowledging these equally important types of DJ into our community, we can be enriched with their viewpoint and expertise of the industry we all work in.

Our industry is one of supplying a serious amount of dedication and excellent customer experience wrapped in an evening of fun, music and dancing. When you are passionate about your work and strive to be professional, it is a welcome relief to be able to meet, network and collaborate with industry colleagues whilst having a little fun. The branch sessions, events and gatherings that happen across the UK require dedicated committee officers to make these happen regionally and nationally. Without the hard work, that is volunteered, the branch sessions would not be possible – and I thank all of you for your unflagging efforts to run great branches. I agree with opinion that NADJ life has become overly serious and in some cases stale, adopting a tired constitution, no longer in keeping with current member needs and aspirations undermined by language that is outdated. I see the need for reform of the constitution, more inclusive language and attitude, updated to reflect the industry we work in today and instrumental in helping the membership to grow and develop by attracting younger DJs to understand how the NADJ can offer a sound platform to boost their DJ career.

All this I believe is important to make being a member an enjoyable and enriching experience but the serious business of running an association is not all about fun (not for NEC committee members anyway), it is a task that relies on consistency, diplomacy and the ability to make new relationships whilst maintain the ones we have happy. Without the support of members and the industry, no matter how much fun and energy you would like at a branch session, it will be difficult to achieve without the help of great content organised on time and with consideration – this is not a job where you can ‘wing it’… I have never winged anything. I look forward to your vote.

Alastair Craig

My name is Alastair Craig and I am a full time DJ with over 30 years’ experience of providing services to many events, including Weddings, Birthdays and Corporates.

Apart from DJ’ing I am also involved in the IT industry and have been advisory on protecting Children’s Data and more recently been involved in testing software for a leading DJ company.

Outside of work I am is a keen Scuba Diver and currently serve as the Diving Officer for Reading University in which I also act as a mentor and Assistant Instructor.

I am running for Secretary for NADJ as I feel that I can bring some new ideas as well as my organisational skills to the table, not just from my experience within my DJ work but from my other involvement in IT to which assessment, planning through to delivery  was key to my role.

At this time, I feel NADJ is ready for change and I am certainly open to listening to new ideas from the membership to move the association in a new fresh direction.

Let’s leave the politics behind and concentrate on building new relationships from within as well as looking after the ones that have already been established.

Yes, it will be a challenge for the new committee but no doubt, as D-ream sang “Things Can Only Get Better” 😊

Dave Mills

Firstly, thank you to those who felt I was worthy to be nominated for a position on the National Committee. I’m not sure I should be grateful, but I am very honoured by your faith in me.

Some of you may know me as the fun, gig addicted, rock music loving Chairman of the South Central Branch but if you don’t and haven’t seen my recent profile piece in Pro Mobile issue 95 (yes shameless self-promotion) then let me briefly introduce myself.

I’m Dave Mills; I had been a struggling DJ for many years working for an agency in Berkshire until I was invited to a NADJ meeting. The people I met within NADJ inspired and helped me to leave the agency and successfully branch out on my own. I’ve made some great friends and learned A LOT. By joining the committee and then becoming the south central chairman I have found myself in a position to encourage and support other aspiring DJ’s to do the same as myself. The range and wealth of knowledge, experience and professionalism within NADJ still floors me making me feel in awe but very proud to be a part of it all.

I am open minded to new ideas and using feedback from our members and non-members, working together as a team so everyone has a voice and every member gets something extra from being in NADJ (not just a P.L.I.) and feels part of our mad music addicted community.

*I hope I haven’t bored you to death yet, nearly there*

I would like to think that my 6 years on an NADJ committee have given me the experience required to move up to the challenge of becoming National Secretary. I am under no illusion that there is a difference between running a branch and taking on a role at national level and it’s not always going to be easy (but I hope not to the point of sitting on a chair sticking pencils up my nose, with pants on my head and saying ‘wibble’) but for some insane reason I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge.

If you are kind enough to vote me in, my main aims would be to help make the association more open and inclusive, encouraging and supporting the current membership as well aspiring DJ’s of any age and gender to join us in our mission to make the DJ industry truly recognised as a profession in a positive, encouraging way.