DMC World DJ Championships Announce Finalists and Headliner

Rane presents The 2017 DMC World DJ Championship Finals on October 1st, at KOKO, in Camden, London
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Rane presents The 2017 DMC World DJ Championship Finals on October 1st, at KOKO, in Camden, London

Exciting additions to the world championship finals include some very symbolic societal landmarks. Hailing from the Bronx, DJ Perly beat the odds to triumph over some of the strongest competition and come out on top, becoming the first ever female finalist from the USA.

Another remarkable entrant comes from the Far-East, and is, astonishingly, only 12 years old. Japan native, DJ Rena is now the youngest ever finalist to take part in the World Championship Finals. Following in the footsteps of last year’s world champion, DJ Yuto, is no easy task, yet the phenomenal young talent secured his spot with all the style, grace and skills of his predecessor.

2015 runner-up and Online Championship winner from New Zealand, DJ Spell, is the competition’s first Maori DJ to receive a world title and represent the frontier nation. Calmly disposing of rival Kiwi competition in the national eliminations, DJ Spell oozes hip-hop culture, and has already shared the stage with the likes of KRS-1, Immortal Technique, Mos Def and MF Doom.  The Hamilton native is looking to firmly put the island nation on the DJ’ing world map.

Alongside headlining UK hip-hop collective, London Posse, we will see performances from DMC alumni and some of the finest turntablists to grace the scene, including DJ Woody, Ritchie Ruftone, Mr Switch and Blakey, Cutmaster Swift, Prime Cuts of Scratch Perverts in a heat-felt tribute to the late DJ Daredevil.

Celebrating 33 years, DMC has come a long way since 1985 and has cemented its place at the heart of DJ culture, as previous winners have included some of the most powerful entities that have stood behind the 1’s+2’s. The DMC World Finals will see the best DJs from all over the world gather in London to compete for what are, in DJing terms, the ultimate accolades and grand titles. The 2017 competition sees two titles up for grabs; DMC World Champion and the DMC Battle Champion.

A higher standard of the art form will be found under no other roof, as a continuous and pioneering effort to make DMC the frontier of turntablism once again makes no compromises. Further details, special guests, and announcements are to be made over the coming weeks. It will be the most important event in October, so be sure to keep your ears and eyes peeled for more information!

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DMC World DJ Finals 2013

The DMC World DJ Finals for 2013 will be held on Saturday October 5th, 2013 at the indig02 Stadium in London. This iconic DJ battle championship is in its 27th year and along with the 100-DJ competition, there will be all day workshops and performances that will make the trip that much more worthwhile for DJ's who plan to attend. Check out the full press for more details with links to purchase your tickets after the jump.


[TVR] JON1ST Wins the 2013 DMC Online DJ Championship

The winner of the 2013 Online DMC DJ Championships has been announced by the DMC judges. The performance which took top honors for the entire competition was by JON1ST from the UK who does some seriously crispy scratching and out-of-this-world juggling in one of the best performances I've seen to date. Watch this phenomenal set by as he rips it up on a set of Technics 1210's and a new Rane Sixty-Two Mixer and get ready to see him at the World DMC DJ Championships in a few short weeks.


2013 DMC World Championships Results

The 2013 DMC World Championships were held on October 5th at the O2 Arena in the UK this year and it was another huge success. By all accounts the battles were really close this year but there can only be one winner in each category! France's DJ Fly (above) took the top prize in the World Final, Ritchie Ruftone took first place in the Battle for World Supremacy, and France's Mr Viktor, Deska & DJ Hertz won the World Team battle by only one point!


DMC World: Invisibl Skratch Piklz Showcase Announced

The Invisibl Skratch Piklz is definitely my favorite turntablist DJ team of all time. They have recently been touring everywhere and showing off their incredible turntable skills once again all over the world. Just recently the Skratch Piklz were announced to perform at this year's DMC World DJ Championship competition. This will be the first time since 1998 that they will be in London to show everyone their tricks.