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19Mar/140

DJ Color TV new Schedule, NYC, Miami, Vegas

Its time again to head back to Miami for the Winter Music Conference. Its a week long of music industry events, parties, and bikinis in Miami. On Monday and Tuesday, its the WMC Mixing and Scratch battles, and Thursday is the Scratch Summit at The Scratch DJ Academy in Miami. Not to mention all the other parties, and Ultra Music Fest, its going to be bananas. Then a week later, its Vegas time baby! Check out DJ Color TV's schedule and come on out!

DJ Color TV in Miami

DJ Color TV in Miami

12Aug/130

International DJ EASE, the 2013 Roc Raida Gong Battle Champion (with video)

After a grueling/stressful Gong battle, International DJ Ease came through with the win. There were unwanted rematches, broken turntables, screaming matches, hurt feeling... You know, all the stuff that you should expect from a grudge match like The Gong Battle. The audience is encouraged to boo and if the judges don't like it, they will literally Gong you out. And that damn gong is super loud. We will get into the details after the jump, but first, let me say DJ Ease ruled the competition. Below is one part of the 7 routines he had to master in-order to win. This is the R.I.P. Routine. More info about the competition after the jump...

7Aug/130

DMC US Finals Battle Roundup

If you are a DJ and you were in the NYC area, then this past weekend was for you. 2 huge DJ battles happened back to back: The DMC US Finals on Saturday (Aug 3rd), and Roc Raida's Gong Battle on Sunday (Aug 4th). These battles were super dope and the talent that came out was top notch. Both had their elements of stress and controversy, but thats is what DJ battles are all about. So, lets take a look at what happened at both events! (Update, there is too much for 1 article, so come back tomorrow to hear all the drama from the Gong Battle) Click through to read it all and to see the pictures.

DMC US Finals Stage

DMC US Finals Stage

9Jun/110

NYC 2011 DMC competition! This Sat, June 11th

If you are a battle DJ or a turntablist enthusiast, this weekend is your weekend here in New York City. The longest running DJ competition will be hosing 2 competitions at Santos Party House. First will be the local battle to qualify for the world finals. Then, the US Battle for Supremacy. The show is from 2pm to 8pm, so get there early, as there will be a line to get in. Click through for more details and info on the event, and the past winners and upcoming battles:

28Mar/111

2011 DMC, Dates, Info, and Videos

The DMC is coming in full force this year. If  you don't know, the DMC is a worldwide DJ competition. DJs from all over the world compete from maybe 15 countries (it changes every year). Back here in America, you can check out, or compete in the DMC in 7 different cities. The battle in San Antonio is already done. For the results of that and the other cities, click through. Also, check out the footage of the DMC DVD Release Party after the jump.

5Nov/100

DJ Shiftee, A Routine Breakdown. and DMC’s Golden Years videos

Its pretty rare to get an explanation on what someone is doing on a battle/juggle routine, especially for free. I have learned many technics from many different DJs on some basic/advanced juggling concepts, but nothing really like this. Watch the video, its a great breakdown, and if you apply yourself, you should be able to copy it pretty quickly. Also, click through for DJ Shiftee's tribute to the DMC's "The Golden Years" video.

DJ Shiftee “Hot Chip DMC Routine” Tutorial/Breakdown

20Oct/103

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!

19Oct/100

DJ LIGONE from France is the new 2010 World DMC Champion (update, VIDEO + more pics)

The DMC this year is now over. It was in London for the last two days and the action was intense. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the DMC, it is a world-wide championship that crowns the best DJs/Turntablists in the world. The winners wins major gear, sponsorships, and get to tour around the world. Past notable winners are DJ Qbert, Mix Master Mike, DJ A Trac, DJ Craze, and most recently in 2009, DJ Shiftee. The US has brought home 12 wold championships, but in the last five years its gone back and forth between the US, Germany (once), and France. This year France took the title back. Click through for all the winners, pic and more. Update, there are now many videos and pictures to check out.

World DMC Final Flyer

23Aug/101

DJ Shiftee for America’s Best DJ 2010 (with videos)

DJ Shiftee, if you don't know about him, then you should. He is the 2007 DMC Battle for World Supremecy champion (2 minute head to head routines, posted below), and the 2009 World DJ Champion (6 minute battle routines, also posted below). He has the gold turntables, and hes got mad skill. This year, he is up for America's best DJ, and I think he has go the skills to earn that title. His 2010 campaign video (parts 1 and 2), party routine, and other videos are all after the jump:

DJ Shiftee for 2010 Best DJ

11Aug/106

DMC USA 2010 Final – the results (UPDATED)

The show was amazing. This year, the DMC brought back one of the original organizers to put on this show and it really made a difference. Each competitor was ready for battle, but some were obviously better than others. However, that does not mean the crowd favorite won. The winners, and more pictures, after the jump...

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