August 1st: 2009 DMC USA FINALS – NYC
2009 DMC US Finalists include:
DJ As-one (Rockville MD)
DJ Ohm (Albuquerque NM)
DJ Shiftee (NYC)
Shmeeze (Fountain Valley CA)
Steel (Lakewood NJ)
DJ Ty Handswell (Cockeysville MD)
DJ Q-Base (San Antonio TX)
Fascinate (Tilton NH)
Mista-B (San Francisco CA)
DJ Concept (Cape Coral FL)
DJ Lodus (Norwalk CA)
4pm – 11pm. All Ages. Tickets: $15 in adv. at ticketweb.com. $20 day of.
No guest list – please support.
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.
More info at myspace.com/dmcusa + facebook + dmcdjchamps.com
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, Fairfax VA 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 entered 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 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.
2009 DMC USA DJ FINALS PRIZES:
The 2009 DMC US Champion wins the Rane TTM 57SL mixer + a roundtrip ticket to London (and hotel) to represent the USA in the 2009 DMC World DJ Championships on Sept. 11 & 12th, 2009.
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.
Please visit myspace.com/dmcusa for more information.
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!