DMC brings the best DJ talent to London this October
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When it comes to authority in DJing there’s only one DMC. Since the 80s the DMC World Championships have been crowning the best talent on the decks.
On 1st October turntablists, selectors and beat junkies will descend on Koko in Camden for the 2017 DMC World DJ Championship Finals.
None of this is about the button-pushing mediocrity of the EDM scene, this is a celebration of DJing and turntablism as an art-form in the classic sense.
Exciting additions to the world championship finals include some very symbolic societal landmarks. Hailing from the Bronx DJ Perly beat the odds to triumph over some of the strongest competition and come out on top and become the first ever female finalist from the USA. A commendable accolade in itself, with the country and more specifically her hometown of New York traditionally accredited as the origin of scratching and modern turntable artistry.
Another remarkable entrant comes from the Far-East, and is astonishingly aged only 12 years old. Japan native, DJ Rena is now the youngest ever finalist to take part in the World Championship Finals. Following in the footsteps of last year’s world champion DJ Yuto is no easy task, yet the phenomenal young talent secured his spot with all the style, grace and skills of his predecessor.
2015 runner-up and Online Championship winner from New Zealand, DJ Spell is the competition’s first Maori DJ to receive a world title and represent the frontier nation. Calmly disposing of rival Kiwi competition in the national eliminations, DJ Spell oozes hip hop culture and has already shared the stage with the likes of KRS-1, Immortal Technique, Mos Def and MF Doom. The Hamilton native is looking to firmly put the island nation on the DJ’ing world map.
Alongside appearances from the UK’s pioneering hip hop collective London Posse, there will be performances from DMC alumni and some of the finest turntablists to grace the scene, including DJ Woody, Ritchie Ruftone, Mr Switch and Blakey, Cutmaster Swift and Prime Cuts of Scratch Perverts in a heat-felt tribute to the late DJ Daredevil.
In short there will be no better celebration of the art form this year. With more announcements of special guests coming over the next few weeks it is only going to get bigger and better.
Grab a ticket HERE.