Beat junkies and turntablists beware! The 2007 WORLD DMC DJ Championships are upon us, with this year’s event looking set to be the biggest yet! The World Final weekend will be taking place at the brand new Indig02 in London on the 6th & 7th October.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the elite of the UK’s deejays who’ve progressed through all the recent heats and finals to take on the rest of the world’s turntablists. 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.
With DJ technology ever evolving DMC keep it old school (for now anyway!) with only one set of Technics SL1210 turntables, a 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 key events over two days: first is The Battle For World Supremacy, a solo head-to-head knock out where competitors are to out skill their opponent using nothing but turntables and cleverly constructed routines. Representing the British contingent is the tough talking Switch who takes to the stage for the second consecutive year. Then come the World Team Championships, where a DJ collective of two or more combine their skills resulting in jaw dropping turntable orchestras.
Then, to climax there’s the big one – the Individual Event, where each contestant gets 6 minutes to put their skills to the test and prove that they’re the best in the World. This years UK Champion JFB goes up against 25 other global contenders in an attempt to bring the title of World DMC Champion home, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the Scratch Perverts DJ Plus One won the title in 2001.
Tickets priced at £15, or £25 for a weekend ticket. Available from www.dmcworld.com , http://www.theindigo2.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0844 844 0002)
- Battle For Supremacy & World Team Championship Final – Saturday 6th
- DMC World DJ Final – Sunday 7th October
Venue: Indig02, (Greenwich, London)
Hosted by: Killa Kela, Trip, Billy Biznizz and Cutmaster Swift
Live acts all weekend – TBC!