DMC USA Announces The 2009 DMC American Battleground Schedule featuring DJ Battles in San Antonio TX, New York City, Los Angeles CA and New Orleans LA!
MAY 29: SAN ANTONIO TX @ BLUE BUBBLE BALLROOM
The Official DMC Southwest Regional DJ Battle
Doors at 8pm. All Ages. $10 cover. Judges: DJs Kico, Manila Ice, Donnie Dee & AK. Performances by DJ Kico, Poet, Certain Sikness & Supa Smash Bros! Host: DJ Donnie Dee. Blue Bubble Ballroom 9315 Broadway San Antonio TX 78217. bluebubbleballroom.com. Please visit myspace.com/dmc_southmyspace.com/dmcusa + facebook + pur3lyroot3d.com
JUNE 13: NEW YORK CITY @ SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
DMC Battle for US Supremacy & East Coast Regional Battle
Two battles in one day! 4pm – 11pm. All Ages. Host: DJ FatFingaz. Judges include:
DJ Precision, DJ IXL and DJ Spictakular. House DJs: Rob Swift and Spictakular. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St (betw. Walker & White) NYC 10013. 2008 DMC USA Supremacy Champion DJ SPS will be defending his title. santospartyhouse.com Trains: A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 6, J, M, Z to Canal. $10 in adv. at ticketweb.com. $15 day of. More info and updates at myspace.com/dmcusa + facebook
DMC USA Team Battle + DMC West Coast Regional Battle
Judges include D-Styles and P-Trix. Tickets $15-$25. Ages 18+. 2008 DMC US Team Champions: The Angry Exs (DJ Lodus & DJ Etronik) will be defending their title.
Sabor Lounge 847 S. Union Ave. Los Angeles CA 90017. saborlounge.com.
For more info: myspace.com/bombandsystems + myspace.com/dmcusa + facebook
Competitors 18 yrs of age or under, please contact email@example.com.
JULY 10: NEW ORLEANS LA @ HOWLIN WOLF
DMC New Orleans Regional DJ Battle
9pm – ? 18+. Showcases by DJ Teeko and DJ I-Dee. Judges: DJs Shortkut, Teeko, I-Dee and DJ Spin. House DJ: Tony Skratchere. Host: Truth Universal. $10 tickets at Howlin Wolf 907 S Peters St New Orleans LA 70130. howlin-wolf.com. More event info at myspace.com/dmcneworleans + neworleansdmc.com + myspace.com/dmcusa + facebook. Competitors 18 yrs of age or under, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG 1: NEW YORK CITY – SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
2009 DMC USA FINALS
4pm – 11pm. All Ages. Host: Kool DJ Red Alert (Kiss FM). House DJ: Lord Finesse (DITC). Judges include 2008 DMC USA Champ: DJ Slyce. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St (betw. Walker & White) NYC 10013. santospartyhouse.com$15 in adv. at ticketweb.com. $20 day of. More info and updates at myspace.com/dmcusa + facebook
APRIL 14: DMC FAIRFAX VA RESULTS
1st: As-One – Rockvillianz Crew, Rockville MD
2nd: DJ Tyhandswell – Cockeysville MD
3rd: DJ Webb – Seminole FL
Trains: A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 6, J, M, Z to Canal.
ABOUT THE 2009 DMC AMERICAN BATTLEGROUND
DMC DJ Battles are the World’s most longest running and most prestigious DJ Battles. This year, DJs took charge of their local battle scenes to bring DMC battles to both San Antonio TX and New Orleans LA for the first time ever, as well as to tried and true DJ battle cities: New York City and Los Angeles. DJs from across the USA will enter battles in these select cities with the hope of representing the United States in the 2009 DMC World DJ Championships in London on Sept. 11th and 12th.
In the traditional DMC DJ battle, which began in 1985, DJs showcase two and six minute routines on 2 Technics turntables and 1 mixer for the judges. The first US DJ to win this battle was DJ Cheese from Plainfield NJ who incorporated scratching into his routine, taking the 1986 DMC World title and forever changing what was more of a mixing competition to a Hip Hop DJ battle. Since that time Americans including DJ Cash Money, Roc Raida, Craze, ie.MERG, Qbert, Mix Master Mike and Apollo have claimed the World title. This year, DJs will enter the regional battles in TX, NY, CA and LA to gain a place in the 2009 DMC USA Finals being held at NYC’s hot spot Santos Party House (96 Lafayette St) on August 1st.
Two additional DMC battles were created more recently to meet the battle DJs demand for variety. The DMC Team DJ Battle, debuted in 1999, and consists of crews of two to four DJs battling showcase style for six minutes each on as many as 6 Technics turntables and 4 mixers. Since 2008, DJ teams have been permitted to use computer programs such as Serato Scratch Live. The Team battle will be held in Los Angeles at The Sabor Lounge (847 S. Union Ave.) on June 27th along with the DMC West Coast Regional Battle.
The DMC Battle for Supremacy, a classic head to head style DJ battle, established in 2000, pairs competitors up and squares them off for two 90 second rounds on 2 Technics turntables and 1 mixer. This battle will be held in New York City at Santos Party House (96 Lafayette St) on June 13th along with the DMC East Coast Regional Battle.
1st: The 2009 US Team, US Battle for Supremacy and regional champions will receive the recently released Rane SL 3
2nd: Runners up in the Supremacy and regional battles will win UDG/Rane Creator Backpacks.
3rd: Regional DJs who place 3rd will receive UDG/Rane Messenger Bags.
On Aug. 1: The 2009 DMC US Champion will take home the Rane TTM 57SL mixer. Runner up receives the Rane TTM 56S mixer and third place will recieve the UDG/Rane Creator Backpack plus Messenger Bag. Please Click here for rules, more information.
REGISTER TO BATTLE
Please write to email@example.com with the following information:
First Name & Last Name
Complete Address, Apt or House City State Zip
Website,myspace, facebook etc.
Which battle/s you are entering?
as well as prizes from our other sponsors.
DMC DJ Battles are the longest running, most prestigious DJ Battles in the world. From DMC battles, legends are made. Being a DMC World or National Champion continues to be one of the most sought after titles for turntablists worldwide! DMC Champions on all levels have gone on to do major work:
GrandMaster Roc Raida (1995 DMC World Champion) DJs for Busta Rhymes
DJ A-Trak (1997 DMC World Champ) and DJ Craze (3x DMC World Champion) DJ for Kanye West
Mix Master Mike (1992 & 1993 DMC World Co-Champion) rocks for The Beastie Boys
DJ Enferno (2003 DMC US Champ) tours with Madonna
DJ Dummy (1998 DMC NYC Champ) has been Common’s DJ for years
DJ Abilities (1999 DMC US Finalist) DJs for Eyedea
DJ Babu (95 West Coast Champ) is the DJ for Dilated Peoples
DJ Rhettmatic (96 West Coast Champ) DJs for The Visionairies
DJ Swamp (1996 DMC US Champ) DJ’d for Beck
DJs including DJ Cash Money (88 DMC World Champ) DJ Klever (2x DMC US Champ) and Qbert(2x DMC World Co-Champ) among the many enjoy performing worldwide. Others rock with a crew like DJ Apollo (1992 DMC World Co-Champion) and Shortkut (98 DMC West Coast Champ) in Triple Threat. And most everyone is into producing. DJ Neil Armstrong, who has battled in many DMCs is Jay Z’s official tour DJ!
DMC World Sites and Contact
Please visit DMC World at dmcworld.com + dmcdjchamps.com,DMC TV, myspace.com/dmcworlddj and on facebook. Enthusiasts can also purchase DMC DJ Battle DVDS, Technics gear, exclusive Technics/Marvel t-shirts and more at dmcworld.com. Press and sponsors, please contact Sally McLintock at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on DMC World DJ Battles.
DMC USA Sites and Contact
Please visit DMC USA at myspace.com/dmcusa and facebook. Press and sponsors, can contact Christie Z-Pabon at email@example.com for all info related to the DMC USA battles including press coverage, images, interviews with DJs and more.