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The 2011 DMC is Starting Up, with new rules!

Its about that time again for DJs to get out of their bedrooms and showcase their skills on the stage. The DMC is the worlds biggest and best DJ competition and it happens on a global scale. Last year, DJ LigOne of France, took the world tittle. His wining set is in the video below (but I think this was from the regional championships in France). Click through for more pics form last year's championship, the new rules (this is big), registration info and much more.

DJ LigOne's DMC championship routine:


The Main Events:
This year, its happening again but with a twist to the rules. For the first time in DMC history, you can now use Serato! I have it on good authority that you can use any other DVS, like Tractor, for the main World DJ Championship, 6 minute competition. Controllers are not allowed, but still, its a big difference. The 2 minute Supremacy battle is still records only. This year will likely be one of the most creative and exciting DMCs yet!

The New Online Competition:
Also, to top it off, the DMC has added an online battle. The deadline for first round entries is in 3 days and the voting is between March 3rd and March 17 for the first round. Looks to be 11 rounds total, aka 11 times to enter with a 2 minute set. The winner and runner-up then battle of X#-round then battle it out with a 6 minute set each. For this its £5 per upload, or about $8, or ¥664, depending on where you are in the world. The voting is public, so this could be interesting. There are no equipment limitations for the 2 minute entry, but the 6 minute must abide by the new DMC Championship rules. For the complete list of rules for this click here: DMConline.com/rules

The Main Events US Regional Locations (more may be announced):
2011 DMC American Battleground:

March 26: DMC San Antonio TX
8pm. $10. All Ages @ Korova 107 E. Martin St. San Antonio TX 78205
Judges: Mista B, Kico and Manila Ice
Host: Donnie Dee
Showcase by Mista B and more tba.
Promoters: Mia SATX, Pur3ly Root3d & crew: facebook.com/satx.dmc
DJs should prepare a 2 min. elimination set and 6 min. finals set. showcase style
No Filming

April 1: DMC New Orleans LA
10pm. $10 in adv. $20 day of. 18+ @ Howlin’ Wolf 907 S. Peters New Orleans LA 70130
www.howlin-wolf.com
Promoter: Poor Boy Pros
More details to be announced.
DJs should prepare a 2 min. elimination set and 6 min. finals set. showcase style
No Filming

April 2: DMC Miami FL
10pm- 3am All ages. $10 @ Adjust Gallery 150 NW 24th St. Wynwood Arts District Miami, FL
DJ Battle Judges and showcases to be announced.
Special Live Performance by The Ground Zero Crew plus 1 vs 1 B-Boy/B-Girl Battle after the DJ Battle.
Urban Art Expo by Miami’s Top Graffiti Artists.
www.GroundZeroCrew.com
Promoter: BeBe – Ground Zero Crew keeping things live in Miami!

April 15: DMC Washington DC
6-10pm. Free! All Ages. 18+ after 9:30pm/10pm
U Street Music Hall 1115A U Street NW Washington, DC 20009 www.ustreetmusichall.com
DMC DC will be part of the 3rd Annual International Soul Society Festival held in DC from April 10-17, 2011. More info at internationalsoulsociety.com
Promoters: Urban Artistry www.urbanartistry.org and Beat Refinery: www.beatrefinery.com/
DJs should prepare a 2 min. elimination set and 6 min. finals set. showcase style
No Filming

April 29: DMC Long Beach CA + DMC USA Team Competition
21+ (except for those battling). Rhythm Lounge 245 Pine Avenue 2nd Level Long Beach, CA 90802
Promoter: Original Glaze LA: www.OriginalGlazeLA.com
Host: ToQuon Da MC (Soul Elevation)
DJs should prepare a 2 min. elimination set and 6 min. finals set. showcase style
Teams should have a 6 min. set. No more than 4 to a team.
No Filming

June 11: DMC NYC + DMC Battle for US Supremacy
2pm-11pm. All Ages! $15 adv. $20 day of. Host: DJ FatFingaz.
Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St. (betw. Walker & White) NYC.
Tickets available soon at http://www.santospartyhouse.com
Trains: N,Q,R,W,6,J,M,Z to Canal or A,C,E to Canal and Broadway.
For more info: Santospartyhouse.com or myspace.com/dmcusa.
DJs should prepare a 2 min. elimination set and 6 min. finals set. showcase style
For the Supremacy battle (strictly vinyl) – DJs should be ready with two 90 seconds sets per round - and depending on how far he/she advances - one could be doing 3 rounds.
No Filming

More cities including Denver to be confirmed!

DJs cannot register for cities that are not listed so please be patient and check http://www.dmcdjchamps.com/news.asp?country=20 for updates and write to usa@dmcworld.com to be on the mailing list.

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To register to battle, please write to DMC USA's Christie Z-Pabon: usa@dmcworld.com with the following info:

DJ Name
First Name & Last Name
Complete Address, Apt or House
City
State
Zip
Phone
Email
Website, myspace, facebook etc.
Which city/battle you are entering?
Crew affiliation

DMC USA on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=77036991044
http://www.myspace.com/dmcusa
http://www.dmcdjchamps.com
http://www.dmcworld.com
http://www.dmcworld.tv
http://stores.ebay.com/DMC-USA-DJ-Gear

For the classic showcase style DMC battle (which now allows Serato) you should have a 1 to 2 min. elimination set and and a 6 min. finals set ready for when you enter a regional

For the Supremacy battle (strictly vinyl) - which usually only happens in NYC (until we get more sponsorship!) a DJ should be ready with two 90 seconds sets per round - and depending on how far he/she advances - one could be doing 3 rounds.

In the meantime please visit:

http://dmcdjchamps.com/rules.asp
http://www.dmcdjchamps.com/news.asp?country=20
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=102340553167399&id=616595493#!/group.php?gid=77036991044
http://turntablistnetwork.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=2
http://www.skratchworx.com
http://www.skratchlounge.com
http://www.myspace.com/dmcusa
http://stores.ebay.com/DMC-USA-DJ-Gear
http://www.muzu.tv/dmcusa

Don't forget www.dmcdjonline.com for the online battle.

2011 DMC World Finals to be held at Indig02, 02, London on October 6 & 7th!

Photos of the 2010 DMC World Championships:


You can find these photos, and many, many more at DMCdjchamps.com

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