Beat junkies and turntablists beware! The 2007 UK DMC DJ Championships are upon us, with this year’s event looking set to be the biggest yet! The final will be taking place at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on the 29th June with heats running from the 17th May to 16th June nationwide.
This year DMC World Champion 2006 DJ Netik will be joining hosts MC Trip and Turntable legend Cutmaster Swift as DMC embarks on a 6 date nationwide tour to find the UK,s most gifted turntablist.
The winner of the prestigious event will have the chance to represent the UK in the World DMC Championships which are set to take place in September, making this a once in a lifetime opportunity for the elite of the UKʼs deejays. The winners will also receive a selection of exclusive prizes from Technics, Ortofon and CK One, with the overall champion having a chance to win the Golden Technics Turntable and Ortofon’s prize of $10,000.
This year the rules have been brought back to basics with only one set of Technics SL1210 MK2 turntables, one mixer with no effects or modifications and only stylus in the Ortofon range allowed per competitor. A factor that will give each participant an equal platform and really crank up the pressure for each round!
The competition is broken down into two key events: first is The Battle For World Supremacy, a solo head-to head knock out where competitors are given a mere 90 seconds to out skill their opponent. Then its on to the big one – the Individual Event, where the contestants get 6 minutes each to showcase their mixing and turntablist skills, with the winner going on to claim the title of UK DMC Champion.
Past UK DMC Champions include The Scratch Peverts, Plus One who went on to be crowned DMC World Champion in 2001 and 1XTRA’s DJ Blakey.
The event will be hosted by Killa Kella’s right hand man MC Trip and godfather of djing Cutmaster Swift, who himself won the World DMC Championship in 1989. Live performances on the night will include DMC World Champion 2006 DJ Netik and many more.
UK DMC TOUR / HEATS
BRISTOL Bagman @ The Croft Thursday 17th May
SHEFFIELD The Tuesday Club Tuesday 22nd May
LONDON Doctors Orders @ Plan B Thursday 24th May
LIVERPOOL No Fakin / Common Ground @ The Magnet Friday 25th May
BIRMINGHAM Afro Dizzy @ The Rainbow Saturday 2nd June
BOURNEMOUTH The Consortium Saturday 16th June
UK DMC FINALS AND UK BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY
Friday 29th June
Shepherds Bush Empire
Hosted by MC TRIP and CUTMASTER SWIFT
Performance by DMC WORLD CHAMPION 2006 DJ NETIK
Ticket price £12.50 available from:
- http://www.dmcworld.com (01628 667124)
- http://www.ticketweb.co.uk (08700 600100)
- http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0870 1514444)
Or direct from Wyld Pytch Records, Swag Records and Banquet Records.