What does it take to be the WORLD’S #1 PARTY ROCKING DJ? Do you need original music? Do you need amazing samples? Do you need to engage the crowd and get them amped? Well, the folks at Red Bull think you need all that and more to be crowned the best.
18 of the world’s top DJs will be battling it out for supremacy in Vancouver from December 13th to 17th. Bar None, VENUE, Fortune Sound Club & FiveSixty will be hosting the Round Robin stages of the event during the week. Judges Skratch Bastid, DJ Dopey and 2010 Thre3style champ DJ Karve from France will be grading the DJs on originality/creativity, track selection, technical skills, stage presence and crowd response.
The rules are simple: DJs have 15 minutes to rock the crowd with a set that incorporates at least three genres of music and keeps partygoers on their feet and the judges impressed.
I was lucky enough to be at the Vancouver prelims where I saw Hedspin take the Vancouver round of the competition. He went on to Toronto where he wowed the crowd there as well and was chosen as Canada’s entrant into the World Finals. This means that the home town DJ can (knock on wood) take home the World Title on Home Turf!
Here is a break down of the Round Robin events planned for Vancouver:
What? – Red Bull Thre3style Night 1
When? – December 13th
Where? – Bar None
Who? – Red Bull Thre3style competitors: DJ Perplex (Australia) vs. Javier Rossell (Bolivia) vs. Nedu Lopes (Brazil) vs. FMC (Norway)
Who Else? – Headling performance from The Rub, Smalltown DJs, The Boyscouts
What? – Red Bull Thre3style Night 2
When? – Dec 14th
Where? – VENUE
Who? – Red Bull Thre3style competitors: Robert Moreno (Argentina) vs. Hedspin (Canada) vs. DJ Dippy (India) vs. Bitcode (Spain)
Who Else? – Headling performance from Skratch Bastid, Peanut Butter Wolf, The Freshest Crew
What? – Red Bull Thre3style Night 3
When? – Dec 15th
Where? – Fortune Sound Club
Who? – Red Bull Thre3style competitors: DJ Pho (Columbia) vs. DJ Ken K (Denmark) vs. DJ 8 Man (Japan) vs. DJ Bazooka (Switzerland) vs. DJ Big Al (UK)
Who Else? – Headling performance from Just Blaze, Team Canada DJs, The Goodfellas
What? – Red Bull Thre3style Night 4
When? – Dec 16th
Where? – FiveSixty
Who? – Red Bull Thre3style competitors: DJ Byte (Chili) vs. Sup (France) vs. DJ Spell (New Zealand) vs. Thomas Young (Peru) vs. DJ Big Once (USA)
Who Else? – Headling performance from DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock, DJ Dopey, Faction Soundcrew
What? – Red Bull Thre3style World Finals
When? – Dec 17th
Where? – The Commodore Ballroom
Who? – The winners from the previous 4 nights of competitions
Who Else? – Headling performance from Z-Trip, DJ Nu-Mark, Vinyl Ritchie
As you have come to expect, we here at VcB will have some contests coming up for EACH NIGHT of the Red Bull Thre3style Competition. Check back soon for info on how to enter.
For more info on the competition head over to Red Bull Canada’s website for more details and to get your tickets to the finals!