NYC Electro
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