Event: DMC Championships – 24 Sept @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
Once a year the best turntablists from around the world gather in London to go head to head and battle it out for the coveted titles of DMC World Champion. World DMC Team Champion and World DMC Supremacy Champion.
DMC has been repping the advancement of the DJ’s skill and the use of turntables as a musical instrument for over 30 years, putting DJs against each other in pursuit of the advancement of DJ technical skills. In the run up to the World Finals turntablists have been competing to become their national champion to get a chance to bring their style and skills to London and take home the coveted world number one title.
Big things happen for winners! DMC has been responsible for breaking the most respected DJs in the world like A-trak, DJ Craze, DJ Qbert, DJ Kentaro and groups like the Scratch Perverts, C2C and the X-Ecutioners. It’s the breading ground for future legends and subtlety weaves a futuristic musical narrative influenced and influencing across all genres.
But it’s not just about the competition, for fans of hip-hop and turntablist music DMC is looking like the biggest line up of insanely skilled and technical DJ performances in one place this year !
The legendary Invisbl Scratch Piklz (Qbert, D Styles and Shortkut) will be smashing the place with a live performance of their hotly anticipated and long awaited debut album “The 13th Floor”. If you have never seen live scratch music then this is THE ONE to see and doesn’t come around often. Not only that but expect killer showcases from the likes of DJ Woody, Task Force, Killa Kela and the Spitkingdom, The Beatbox Collection and DJ Fong Fong – all showing how to rock a crowd as live as it gets.
And don’t forget, as well as the competition and live performances DMC will be hosting rare to come by workshops throughout the day covering Scratching, Beatbox and Popping hosted by some of the best to do it in the world. It’s a really unique chance to pick up tips and tricks straight from the innovators and experts.
If you you want to spend a day soaking up cutting edge DJ culture, watch the best in the world right now do their thing and learn a thing or two from the best i’d snap up a ticket and get down to the O2 Forum Kentish Town on Saturday 24 September.
Words: Adam Bell