DMC WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010
World Final, Team Battle and Battle For World Supremacy 2010
Sunday 17th, and Monday 18th October 2010
Sunday 17th October – Doors 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Monday 18th October – Doors 7pm – 11.30pm
1a Camden High Street
London NW1 7JE
+ Rane/Serato present GrandWizzard Theodore (Inventor of the Scratch)
+ Traktor presents DJ Shiftee – 2009 DMC World Champ and Harvard Graduate!
+ UK V France Beatbox battle! Reeps One v Eklips!
+ DJ Woody and his AV show ‘Turntables in Technicolor’
+ Yarah Bravo Live!
Throughout their rich, undeniable heritage, the DMC DJ Championships have been, and still are the authority on the DJ – and all of the scratching, mixing and trend setting that has accompanied the disc jockey from humble roots to stadium status. The DMC’s annual World DJ Championship competition continually brings together the world’s brightest DJ talents, vetted by a series of gruelling global heats. By doing so, DMC continues to host one of the most entertaining and jaw dropping shows you will ever witness. 26 years of this prestigious competition later, and DMC keeps on spinning…
The hard fought UK Finals on the 15th July decided two battle worthy competitors to represent their country against the best in the world in October. Last year’s UK champ DJ Jeppa re-took the UK Finalist crown, and Deceptakut scratched his way to victory in the Battle For UK Supremacy. In order to become a DMC World Champion, both of these talented gentlemen will have to face DJs from around the world using techniques such as scratching and cutting to manipulate turntables and vinyl in order to create their own musical arrangements, performing live in front of an enthusiastic audience filled with both the extremely knowledgeable DMC fans and lucky newcomers being initiated to this fantastic contest.
With a few weeks to go, the very special line up has been announced. Firstly – DJ Woody’s AV extravaganza ‘Turntables In Technicolor’ will be performed, with extra special footage of Tony Prince worked into the routine. It will be without a doubt one of the most awe inspiring and frankly impressive AV shows you will ever see. Secondly, in a slight diversion from the DJing of the evening – DMC will host a very special UK versus France Beatbox battle – just to show that the Anglo-France rivalry still exists even in the hip hop realm. Representing for the UK will be Reeps One, and the French will be honourably supporting their boy Eklips.
Former DMC World Champ and Harvard Graduate DJ Shiftee will make a re-appearance at the DMCs this year, but instead of competing, in association with Traktor, he will be world premiering his new video The Golden Years, where Shiftee takes the legendary gold turntables on a time-traveling journey through DMC history. Performing on both nights, the video showcase will be unleashed to the world on the Monday night.
Repping for the females, emcee Yarah Bravo will be performing on the Sunday, not only bringing a break to the testosterone, but providing smooth lyrical delivery and on point performance.
Finally, DMC are extremely excited to announce that there will be an extra special Rane and Serato presentation from GrandWizzard Theodore – the inventor of the scratch! Who better to perform a showcase than the gent that every scratch DJ owes a part of their career, hobby and love of the turntables to? Rumour has it he might be performing a special set at the after party too…
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. The current world champion, DJ Shiftee is not only an incredible DJ, but a Harvard graduate, adding to the rich blend of backgrounds that the DMC champs hail from.
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