NYC Electro

the DMC DJ Competition is Going Digital! Its Official, for real… (update)

Apparently, at the DMC is making some changes. This was announced at the end of the World DMC Competition on October 18th, 2010. Tony Prince, the founder of the DMC, was reported to announce this news on stage after announcing the new heavy sponsorship from Rane and Serato. Personally, I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Its good that the competition is getting with the times, but on the other hand it could  destroy the competition altogether. Click through for the full report with quotes from Tony Price and Serato, also for a list of pros and cons of this move.

technics are out!


Aug 7th, 2010 DMC USA Finals, Santos Party House NYC

After many months of touring around the US, the DMC is wrapping up its US competition and heading back to NYC where the regional DJ finalists will settle the score and see who is the best US. The winner gets flown to London to compete for the world finals and the Golden Technics 1200's turntables.

I highly recommend coming to this event. If you are a DJ, its a must. If you are even mildly interested or curious, come out and you will not be disappointed. Also, typically, the US finalist goes on to win the entire competition. Last year, NY's own DJ Shiftee brought home the title. Now he is a house hold name among DJs. Full event details, after the jump:

DMC 2010 Flyer


DMC, San Antonio Results

Its official, the US qualifying rounds for this year's DMC are over, and it ended at Sam's Burger Joint in beautiful San Antonio, TX. This show was relaxed compared to the NY qualifying round, but that is not to say the DJs got soft. DJs from across the country came out to flex their skills and they all threw down! DJ Shiftee and DJ Manilla Ice were there showing their stuff and judging. It was a good battle! NYC electro's own DJ Shu-T battled, and we will have video of that here (soon). Click through for the complete list and pictures of everyone that was at the battle...

DJ Shu-T


DJ Shu-T rumored in San Antonio for DMC

Shu-T did not take the DMC title in NY a few weeks ago. So... DJ Shu-T did what any self respecting battle DJ would do, registered to compete again, disappeared, and (as rumor has it) went into full practice mode. Actually, the DMC competition in NY is the last time anyone saw DJ Shu-T. Speculation was that he was locked in his room diligently practicing day and night, living only on Red Bull and Pringles. But, today he was spotted in Texas, assuming he is here for tomorrow's DMC. Was that actually him? Will he take the championship tomorrow night? I don't know, but i know where im putting my money! More to come on this developing story... ... ...


2010 DMC East Coast Winners

The DMC in NY was off the hook. There were many good competitors, including NYC Electro's DJ Shu-T (who did not win, too bad).  The performances from DJ Excess and DJ Shiftee were off the chain. Excess, who teaches at The Scratch DJ Academy, is one of the best scratch DJs out there and is a great teacher. He has taught me a few things too.  And Shiftee, who also teaches at DubSpot here in the city, won the DMC World Championship last year.  Click through for this years winners and videos from the winners:

Shu-T at 2010 DMC


TODAY! 2010 East Coast DMC Championship @ Santos

It snuck up on me, but the 2010 DMC is today at 4pm! Its at Santos Party House here in NY. Last year NY's own DJ Shiftee won the world wide title. He is sick! This year, he will be judging and doing an expo. Also, this year, NYC Electro's own DJ Shu-T will be competing. There will also be other acts and famous judges there. Click through for the full description and videos:

2010 DMC