Just when you think the art of turntablism can't get more innovative, exciting and challenging, the DMC DJ Championships spring back in to their annual season of action and surprised the world. Packing out a one day, all-day-long event at the massive, London venue Indig02, DMC has yet again proven to revitalize, boost and replenish this rich DJ culture. Including a myriad of excellent showcases and workshops including B-Boying, beatboxing and ofcourse Djing, this year's competition was truly something special, and further solidified DMC's importance in the technological advances in the art of DJing and music creation.
The battles were fantastic and turbulent, with incredible skill on show, but at the end of the evening France's DJ Fly took the title with flare and the undeniable unfiltered swag of a champion. Ritchie Ruftone repped for the UK and arrived at second place in style. DMC Online Champ Jon 1st went on to showcase a spellbinding set with the crowd behind him, and took the 3rd place after pleasing the judges with his cutting skills.
Switching places from the results of last year's championships, Ritchie Ruftone nabbed first place in the Battle for World Supremacy, beating Canada's very own DJ Vekked who pulled out a performance of a lifetime, inclusive of his trademark theatrics. In a typically heated pursuit for the team battle title, France's Mr Viktor, Deska & DJ Hertz took the sought after DMC Winner's jackets and will tough to beat in 2014s proceedings.
Before the Final's winner was announced, the crowd were lucky enough to witness a once in a lifetime DMC Winners Showcase and Freestyle Jam that included the likes of Cash Money, DJ Netik, DJ Fly, DJ Unkut, Mr Thing, Chris Karns (Vajra), Mr Switch and Jon 1st. You will have to wait for the DVD's release to find out who shone the brightest.
Event: The DMC World DJ Final and Battle For World Supremacy 2013, 5th October, Indig02, London