RANE & SERATO present: The DMC World DJ Final 2011.
2011 is a milestone year, not just for the competition, but yet again the DMC World DJ Championship’s boundary pushing will signal change in the wider world of technology. In its 27th successful year, DMC has brought together the globe’s brightest DJ talents, vetted by a series of gruelling heats from London to Tokyo to Brazil. This year, not only are DMC continuing to host one of the most entertaining and jaw dropping shows you will ever witness – but they have set the bar even higher.
For the first time, competitors can harness the full spectrum of computer based DJ programs, most notably from trend-setters and the event sponsors Serato. This is also the first year of the groundbreaking DMC Online Championships, and after months of global entries and online voting DJ Unkut from Germany was crowned the winner. Among the prizes, Unkut will receive $3000 and an all expenses paid trip to London to compete in the World Final.
While change is afoot, the most important aspect of the DMCs has of course remained true to the art. To become a DMC World Champion, DJs around the world still need to use techniques such as scratching & cutting to manipulate turntables and vinyl in order to create their own musical arrangements, performing live in front of an audience filled with both the knowledgeable DMC fans and lucky newcomers being initiated to this fantastic contest.
On Thursday 6th October, over 100 DJs with battle it out on the night in two of the most exhilarating turntable events on the planet: the Battle for World Supremacy and the World Team Battle. In between the battles on the night, DMC have provided a real treat for hip-hop fans and devoted turntablism followers. Following their fantastic showcase at the UK Finals, New York Turntable legends The X-Ecutioners are back to perform another smashing set. All girl beat-box crew The Boxettes are joined by Hobbit in a special show for the DMCs, and DMC Host INJA takes to the stage to perform tracks from his latest release!
Friday 7th October sees the main event, the DJ Championship World Final – where the world’s best DJs compete for the ultimate DJ accolade. Competing this year for the UK is DJ JFB, who has found success through his skills via his production prowess and dj’ing for Beardyman. The prizes are, as always, aplenty. But this year, sponsors Rane and Serato have been kind enough to donate a special prize to the World Champion: a GOLD Rane 68 Mixer worth $5000. The fight will be hard fought…
In between the final days battles, DMC have again provided a monster line up. DMC 2010 World Champ DJ Ligone will provide a Rane and Serato showcase, fresh from his Royal Albert Hall show – DJ Switch will rock his ‘Concerto For Turntables’ in a three deck special, Nathan Flutebox Lee and The Clinic will wow audiences and DJ Tigerstyle (DMC World Supremacy Champion 2003) will also step up for an exclusive set.
With World Championship winners over the years including the superstar likes of the Scratch Perverts, A-Trak (Kanye West’s DJ), Q Bert, Craze and Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), fame and respect could well accompany the bountiful prizes on offer (including a treasure trove of goodies provided by sponsors Rane, Serato, Sennheiser and more! ).
Providing the music in between all the DJ sets and performances is our latest recruit – DJ Chris P Cuts.