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. House DJs: Rob Swift and Spictakular.
Host: DJ FatFingaz. Judges include: DJ Precision, DJ IXL, GrandWizzard Theodore, DJ Spictakular & more! The DMC Supremacy Battle is a straight on classic head to head style battle. The champion of this battle will move on to the DMC World DJ Championships in London on Sept. 11 & 12th. The DMC East Coast Battle will determine which DJ/s advance to the 2009 DMC US Finals on Aug. 1. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St (betw. Walker & White) NYC 10013. 2008 DMC USA Supremacy Champion DJ SPSsantospartyhouse.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 Mista B, Kidragon, Quixotic and more tba!
Tickets $15-$25. Ages 18+. 08 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 under 18 yrs old 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). Special guest showcase by DJ Precision. Judges include 2008 DMC USA Champ: DJ Slyce, 2008 DMC US Champ: DJ Precision. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St (betw. Walker & White) NYC 10013. santospartyhouse.com Trains: A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 6, J, M, Z to Canal. $15 in adv. at ticketweb.com. $20 day of. More info and updates at myspace.com/dmcusa + facebook
APRIL 14: DMC FAIRFAX VA RESULTS
MAY 29: DMC SAN ANTONIO TX RESULTS
Champion: DJ Ohm – Five Oh Fresh – Albuquerque NM
Runner Up: DJ Q-Base – San Antonio TX
3rd: The Don Santos – Houston TX
Thanks to Pur3ly Root3d & DJ Donnie Dee for myspace.com/dmc_south
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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 as well as prizes from our other sponsors. Regional champions will also receive a 1 year free subscription to QbertSkratchUniversity.com (a $240 value) plus QSU Butter Rug Slipmats and T-shirts from QSU! plus a prize package from Acrylick + possible prizes from local sponsors in each city.
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. Qbert Skratch University will give Thud Rumble Prize Packs which includes Vinyl, Dvds, and other product. Acrylick will present the champion with gear sponsorship.
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?
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.