2013 DMC US Finals DJ Battle

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The DMC United States DJ Finals for 2013 will be held on Saturday August 3rd, 2013 at Stage 48 in NYC. Then, DJ's can check out the Grand Master Roc Raider Memorial Gong DJ Battle at the same venue the very next day on August 4th to make it a complete DJ competition weekend that DJ's in the area can't afford to miss. Check out the full press for more details, and the list of competing DJ's with links to purchase your tickets below.

2013 DMC US Championship

FEAT. DJ Izoh (2012 DMC WORLD CHAMPION FROM JAPAN ), Rockin’ Rob, and Johnny Juice (Public Enemy)
Aug. 3, 2013 $15 ADV/ $20 DOS | 5-10pm | 16+
Absolutely NO FILMING permitted. Still photography is permitted.

2013 DMC US DJ Finalists: El Abstrakto – Miami FL
DJ Chuck Flava – Paradise CA
DJ Ease – Rochester NY
The Beat Molester – Seattle WA
DJ Esquire – Brooklyn NY
DJ Ohm – Albuquerque NM
DJ Concept- Cape Coral FL
DJ LES - Phoenix AZ
SpareChange - Dayton OH
DJ FlipFlop -Winnetka CA
DJ Traps - Saratoga CA
DJ Etronik - Pico Rivera CA
As-One - Rockville MD
More Showcases + Judges and Partyrockers TBA.

This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle. The champion from tonight will advance to the 2013 DMC World Championships in London this Fall.

Main DMC USA Finals event page https://www.facebook.com/events/458907297511051 Organized by DMC USA CEO: Christie Z-Pabon (Tools of War, DMC USA)

Part 2 of Ultimate DJ Battle Weekend – is the next day Aug. 4: 2013 Grand Master Roc Raida Memorial Gong DJ Battle - same venue - 5pm-11pm. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/215845035223587/

DMC USA DJ Battles


Showcases by
DJ PRECISION: 2012 DMC World Vice Champ
NYRAIDA (Roc Raida’s daughter!)
DJ SHIFTEE: 2X DMC World Champ
and at least one other surprise guest, maybe more!


You never know who will show up and what will go down at a Gong DJ Battle! Don’t miss it! View our videos on YouTube

5pm-11pm. Ages 16+. 21+ to indulge.
$10 advance at ticketweb.com $15 day of
ALL proceeds benefit his wife and daughters. 

Stage 48
605 W 48th St @ 11th
New York NY 10036

Prizes for the 2013 Gong Battle Champion
Rane SL4 for Scratch Live
a pair of Shure GOLD M44-7 needles
Sennheiser Amperior Headphones
Sennheiser HD 25 Headphones
Ortofon Qbert CC Twin Pack Turntable Styluses
a table from Fast Set Supports
prize package from 12inchSkinz +

Prizes for the 2013 Gong Battle Runner Up
a pair of Shure M44G needles
Sennheiser Amperior Headphones
Sennheiser HD 25 Headphones
prize package from 12inchSkinz +

About the Gong DJ Battle…In 2006, weary of the corporate competitions the DJ battle scene had to offer, 1995 DMC World Champ, Roc Raida didn’t complain like some namby-pamby. He made up his own battle!

Roc Raida’s Gong DJ Battle is so maniacal, so exacting, that only the most bravehearted of DJs will enter. It’s raw head to head battle action combined with pure hilarity.

Not only did Raida invite the most battle scarred DJ alumni to man the gong as judges, competitors were subjected to the ranting and inside jokes of Lord Sear; instigation from Lord Finesse; rumpus making by hype man DJ FatFingaz plus DJ Boogie Blind chiming in with timely samples to further add to the ruckus.

Each DJ has only one minute to showcase the talent that is going to keep him/her in the battle. Only 8 DJs selected by the judges can advance. The rest will probably get gonged… Any DJ from anywhere in the world can enter. 

Just show by 4:45pm on Sun. Aug. 4 to register or email marilyn.sasha@gmail.com. Bring your needles, slipmats, headphones, cords, records, control vinyl, serato boxes, laptop stands, whatever you need!

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