DJ Revolution and 1999 DMC USA Champion P-Trix discuss the current state of battle deejaying on an episode of The Cut.
The 3rd annual DMC Online Championships begin on Friday, March 22, 2013. Can’t physically make the trip to a DMC regional near you to compete for the World Showcase, Team or Supremacy titles? Then enter DMC Online competition! For more info, visit http://www.dmcdjonline.com/.
On December 8, DJ Vekked from Canada successfully captured the 2012 IDA World Title in the Technical Category. Earlier this year, Vekked also won the DMC Battle For World Supremacy title. It should also be noted that Steve Nash & Funktion from Poland won the Show Category this year at the IDA World competition.
This year’s DMC World Championships took place on September 26 and 27 in Kenish Town, London at the HMV Forum. The much sought after 6-Minute Showcase World title was won by Japan’s veteran representative DJ Izoh, with DJ Precision (X-Ecutioners, USA) and Ritchie Rufftone (UK) coming in at a close 2nd and 3rd place respectively. It should be noted that Izoh was the 2nd place runner-up to the World title in last year’s competition. Also, this year’s World Team Championship was grabbed by The Mixfits (Belgium) while the World Supremacy title was taken by Vekked (Canada).
After months of DJ competitors uploading their battle sets online for the 2012 World DMC Online Championship, France’s own DJ Fong Fong was officially announced the winner on September 4, 2012. Much props go out to Asian Hawk from the United Kingdom for capturing the hard to earn runner-up spot.
Roc Raida’s Gong Battle made it’s grand return at Le Poisson Lounge in New York City on August 5, 2011. After many long hours of turntable theatrics, As One (of the Rock Villianz) was able to knock out a victory in the final round against tablist vet Ty Handswell. The Grandmaster would have been proud…R.I.P. GM Roc Raida.
After a very competitive DJ competition at Le Poisson Lounge in New York City on August 4, DJ Precision of the X-Ecutioners won the 2012 DMC USA Finals. DJ I-Dee (of the Trooperz) and DJ Manwell secured the second and third place rankings, respectively. Precision is now set to compete at the DMC World Championships in London on September 27.
The 2012 DMC USA Finals will take place on August 4th at Le Poisson Rouge In New York City. The winner will be flown to London, England to compete in the DMC World Championships on September 28. The 11 USA finalists competing are as follows:
Concept – (Fader Ballistix) Cope Coral, FL
Donnie Dee – San Antonio, TX
Fascinate – Tilton, NH
Immortal (Fader Ballistix) – Miami, FL
Waystyles – Renton, WA
Sol Rising (Platter Pirates) – Oakland, CA
Lodus – Norwalk, CA
DJ I-Dee – (Trooperz) Sterling, VA
Cocheeze – San Francisco, CA
DJ Manwell – Los Angeles, CA
Precision (X-Ecutioners/Lo-Lives) – Queens, NY
*DJ Esquire won the DMC USA Battle For Supremacy competition on June 23, 2012 and will be battling for the World Supremacy title in London on September 27.
The 2nd annual DMC Online Championships begin on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Can’t physically make the trip to a DMC regional near you to compete for the World Showcase, Team or Supremacy titles? Then enter DMC Online competition! For more info, visit http://www.dmcdjonline.com/.
Chicago’s own DJ Big Once was successful in winning the Red Bull Thre3Style USA National Championship on November 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. Congrats to Nocturnal Sound Krew member and STL representative DJ Deception for placing a respectable 3rd place in the USA competition, as well as Phoenix representative M2 who placed 2nd.