DJ Battle Weekend
Aug. 3rd and 4th
Turntablism is the art of using the turntable as a musical instrument. On Aug. 3 & 4 it will be nothing but turntablists, battle DJs and partyrockers at Stage 48 for the 2 most important national DJ battles in the USA. There are only major turntablist DJ battles held in NYC per year – DMC and the GrandMaster Roc Raida Memorial Gong DJ Battle are 2 of them. Both battles take place at 5pm at the sleek new Stage 48 at 605 West 48th St. @ 11th Ave NYC. $15 adv. $20 day of. Open to ages 16 and up. No filming is permitted. Trains 1, C or E to 50th OR N Q or R to 49th St.
On Saturday, Aug. 3: The 2013 DMC US Finals DJ Battle
13 of the best battle DJs in the USA will showcase for 6 minutes each hoping that they judges will pick one of them to advance to the 2013 DMC World DJ Championships
, where they will represent the USA on Oct. 5 at Indig02, London England. We are looking forward to a showcase from reigning DMC World Champ, Japan’s DJ IZOH
(he won fair and square but Hip Hop purists were very upset that he beat USA’S DJ PRECISION
of the legendary X-Ecutioners crew in London for the title, using more EDM in his selection.) We also have Bronx DJ legend, Mott Haven’s own DJ ROCKIN ROB
, who is a living time capsule of the best of the DJ skills preserved from 70s/80s. He has no qualms about cutting and scratching up rare Funk 45s! Diamond D and many others claim Rockin Rob as a major influence. Our legendary host for the evening will be none other than Hip Hop Radio & DJ Pioneer: KOOL DJ RED ALERT
DMC USA Judges include: 1986 DMC World Champ: DJ CHEESE, 2x DMC US Champ: DJ SLYCE, DMC US Champ: DJ PERSEUS, Hip Hop Slam’s BILLY JAM, The 5th Platoon’s DJ ROLI RHO, DMC Hall of Famer: DJ JAZZY JOYCE, DMC US Champ: DJ SNAYK EYEZ and more to be announced.
Previous DMC US Champions include DJ Craze, DJ Klever, DJ Shiftee, DJ Chris Karns aka DJ Vajra, Roc Raida (RIP), DJ Cash Money, DJ Cheese, DJ Perseus, DJ Slyce, DJ Etronik, DJ P-Trix, Enferno and many more!
On Sunday, Aug. 4: The 2013 Grand Master Roc Raida Memorial Gong DJ Battle:
DJ FatFingaz will commandeer the ship that takes us through the craziest DJ battle you will ever see. Showcases by X-Ecutioners members: DJ PRECISION
, DJ TOTAL ECLIPSE
and DJ MISTA SINISTA
plus 2x DMC World Champ: DJ SHIFTEE
! Read the full description of the battle below too! We are expecting that Roc Raida’s daughter DJ NYRAIDA will be showcasing as well!! Judges to be announced!!