2014 DMC American Battleground DJ Battles: 13 yr. old Dwells wins DMC NYC

Rane presents the 2014 DMC USA DJ Battles 

Established in 1985, DMC DJ Battles are the biggest, longest running, most prestigious battles in the world, with branches worldwide. DMC DJ battles are the only national battles for turntablists, in the USA. DMC World & US champions include all stars like DJs CrazeKleverQbertAladdinMix Master MikeRectangleApolloGrand Master Roc Raida (RIP), Cash MoneyShifteeCheese,SwampChris KarnsP-TrixSlycePrecisionieMERGEnferno just to name a few! Any DJ who is a citizen can enter a DMC US regional DJ battle, there are no special invites or auditions. Everyone truly gets a chance, from first timers to the veterans.  It is a cultural imperative for DMC to ensure that this pyrotechnic style of Hip Hop DJing continues to progress, to inspire more practitioners to enter and to reach more fans! We hope you will join us this year on the battleground!

We have more battles to announce so stay tuned!!

Look for more battle announcements as they are confirmed at dmcdjchamps.com and dmc usa.

Thank you for your support! Christie Z-Pabon – DMC USA – DJ Battle Specialist

2014 DMC NYC Results 
1st: Dwells – CT

2nd: International EASE – NYC
3rd: DJ Dirty Digits – NYC
4th: DJ Roli Rho – NYC

Photo of Dwells, Feb. 1st, 2014: courtesy of Ignacio Soltero


Media coverage by The Source MagazineTurntable Lab,  djrobswift.com,  turntablistworld.com + check Dwells at View our videos on YouTube
Photos by Ignacio Soltero + by Joe Conzo
Francisco Reyes + Ming Han + Christie Z

Feb 20: 2014 DMC Online DJ Championships Kick Off!

The 2014 DMC Online DJ Championship launches on Feb 20th! DJs get your 2 min sets ready now. There will be 10 heats. The winner of each advances to the online final. DMC  will have an 11th round where all video submissions that did not make the Final will be entered & the public can vote for 2 DJs to join the other 10. The 2014 DMC Online Final will feature 12 DJs. The public will not get to vote.
Follow the DMC Online DJ Championship at
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March 4: DMC Cincinnati DJ Battle

 @ Play feat. DJ Topspeed

Tues. March 4th. 8pm-12am. Ages 18+.

Judges: 2x DMC USA Team Champs: Animal Crackers (Casual TNati Kid & DQ), TopspeedMr Dibbs.

$10 @ Play 35 East 7th St Cincinnati OH 45202 

Thanks to Promoter: Mike Bohlen (Animal Crackers)

Host tba. *No filming is permitted.

1st prize includes a Rane Sixty One Mixer.  Like us on Facebook

to enter, please send 

DJ Name

First & Last Name + Address/ Apt, City, State Zip

Which city/battle you are entering?
Website, facebook, twitter, instagram etc.
Crew affiliation

1st Choice of Mixer: Rane 62, 61 or 57
2nd Choice of Mixer: Rane 62, 61 or 57

* Yes or No: Are you a US Citizen or have you lived in the US for at least 6 years and can prove it?


to usa@dmcworld.com at least one day before the battle

March 29: DMC Denver DJ Battle

 @ Casselman’s feat. Chris Karns

Sat. March 29th. 7pm-2am. All Ages/21+ to drink.

Judges: Chris KarnsDJ ChonzFast Forward. More tba
Performance by DMC World Champion: DJ Chris Karns. Hosts: DJ Lazy EyezMane Rok and Panama Soweto.

$10 adv. @ Casselmans 2620 Walnut St Denver CO 80205. ph: 720-242-8923casselmans.com. $12 day of. Thanks to Promoters DJ Lazy Eyez & Adam atCasselmans!  *No filming is permitted.

1st prize includes a Rane Sixty One Mixer.  Like us on Facebook

April 5: DMC Hartford DJ Battle @ Trinity Int’l Hip Hop Fest

Sat. April 5th. 12pm-4pm. All Ages. Free!

Host: DJ Fatfingaz. Judges/showcases: tba

Trinity College Mather Hall in the Washington Room 300 Summit St. Hartford CT 06106 

Thanks to Promoters: Trinity Int’l Hip Hop Festival,World Hip Hop Market and Nomadic Wax  *No filming is permitted.  1st prize includes a Rane Sixty One Mixer   Like us on Facebook

April 18: DMC DC DJ Battle @ International Soul Society Fest

Fri., April 18th. All Ages from 6pm-10pm.

Host/Judges/showcases: tba

U Street Music Hall 1115 U St NW betw 11th & 12th Washington D.C. 20009

Thanks to Promoters: Urban Artistry, Beat Refinery& Int’l Soul Society Festival  *No filming is permitted.

1st prize includes a Rane Sixty One Mixer  Like us on Facebook

April 26: DMC USA Team & DMC San Francisco DJ Battle @ Mighty 

Sat. April 26th. 12pm-7pm. Battles begin at 1pm. 21+

Judges: DJ ApolloDJ Goldenchyld and more! Host and showcases: tba. $15 adv. $20 day of. @ Mighty 119 Utah St San Francisco CA 94103. mighty119.com

Special thanks to Promoter DJ Cue & Special Tech DJ

 *No filming is permitted.

1st prize includes a Rane Sixty One Mixer Like us on Facebook

May 3: DMC Los Angeles DJ Battle & DMC Battle for US Supremacy

Sat. May 3rd. 5pm-2am. All Ages. 21+ to drink

Showcase by DMC World Champ: DJ Chris Karns. Host:ToQuon Tha MC @ 7850 Beach Blvd. Buena Park CA 90620. Judges to be announced. Special thanks to promoter Ron Sterling of Original Glaze LA

 *No filming is permitted.

  1st prize for DMC LA includes a Rane Sixty One Mixer

Battle DJS Are You Ready?
DMC USA has at least 9 more cities to confirm. Plans are looking good for our return to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle but we have a few new cities we hope to visit this year as well!  Don’t wait for cities and dates to be announced to start practicing. Put your routines together today! 3 categories + the online battle! You can never have enough routines!
DMC’s classic showcase style battle
2 min. elimination routine + a 6 min. finals set
DMC Battle for US Supremacy
(head to head)  2 min. elimination routine to make it to the top 8. and at least six 90 sec. sets – vinyl only – ready.
DMC USA Team Competition 
 Two to four DJ max performing a 6 minute routine
DMC Online DJ Championships
Post a 2 minute video of your set. Enter every round! Anyone from anywhere in the World can enter! dmcdjonline.com

Please join DMC USA on Like us on Facebook to receive instant invites to all of the DMC US battles as they are confirmed.

The 2013 DMC US Finals dvd is here!

Visit us on the DMC USA ebay store!


Support DJ Qbert’s New Album!
Pre-Order now – too much cool stuff to list for all levels of support!

Rane is once again our Presenting Sponsor for the 2014 DMC USA DJ Battle Season!

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