Friday, March 30, 2012

DMC NOLA x Redbull Music Academy Presents: "A Night Of Champions"

Soooooooooo... Here's the official info.

DMC NOLA is now in its fourth year. I'm so proud of the love and support the city has shown to the DMC organization. You've come out every year in full force and we've had some great battles. Well a lot has happened within DMC in those four years. Most notably the addition of Serato and other DVS (Digital Vinyl Systems) programs into the competition. This addition is probably one of the most important thing to happen to dj battles in history. As the competition evolves with technology, a dj's possiblilities are now endless. We can now use these rare grooves that we would've never dared to subject to the punishment of a DMC routine. We can now use our own produced tracks. We can now use tracks that were never ever available on vinyl. In short the battle is better, and the playing field has been leveled.

That said, my friends at Redbull Music Academy have co-opted an event in conjunction with DMC and the NCAA Final Four basketball championship. On Sunday, the off day of the tournament, we are staging the DMC NOLA Regional Qualifier along with a 2-on-2 BBoy Battle, and club sets from Dj Shiftee (2007, 2009 World Champion) and Dj Vajra fresh off his 2011 World Championship, Dj Spin (2011 Redbull Thre3Style Champion) and the Stooges Brass Band (Winner of Redbull Street Kings Brass Band Battle).

In the midst of this heated basketball championship, we bring you a competiton. We also bring you past DJ champions at the height of their careers. It is a brilliantly curated idea, and I'm proud to be able to bring this AMAZING event to all of you.

Here's how the event will break down:

6:00 pm - Doors open and shortly afterward Dj Shiftee will be doing a showcase using the newest Native Instruments controller NOT AVAILABLE YET TO THE PUBLIC.

7:00 The prelimonary round of the DMC battle will begin. Each dj who has signed up will perform a two (2) minute routine for the judges. From that initial round, six (6) finalists will be chosen.

7:45 The final round of the battle will begin. Each dj will have six (6) minutes to thoroughly impress the judges. If you have never seen a DMC battle before, IT IS INTENSE. These these guys practice sometimes for months to perform a six minute routine. They pull out all the stops and their main goal is to amaze the audience.

8:45 The winners are announced. There will be a first, second, and third place winner announced. Prizes will be awarded, and victory laps taken.

RBMA "A Night of Champions" begins...

9:00 Dj Spin will do his thing along side the Stooges Brass Band while the Bboy & Bgirls warm up for the battle.

10:00 The BBoy Battle begins... If you have never witnessed a BBoy battle, there is very little I can do here to describe it. Its like if dancing, acrobatics, and kung fu had a baby. That baby would be a BBoy.

11:00 The Winners of the BBoy Battle are announced, prizes awarded and victory laps taken.

11:10 DJ Vajra will control the turntables showcasing his World Class dj skills for all to dance and party!!

12:45 DJ Shiftee will take the party to another level as he closes out the night for all the hardcore party-goers.

*If you're a deejay and want to enter DMC NOLA here's what you've got to do:

TO REGISTER :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

DJs must register by or before 11:59pm on March 31st, 2012 by writing to DMC USA’s Christie Z-Pabon at with the following info:

Which city/battle you are entering?

DJ Name
First Name & Last Name
Complete Address, Apt or House
Website, facebook, twitter, etc.
Crew affiliation
Which mixer do you prefer: Rane TTM 56S or Rane TTM 57SL
Please answer honestly Yes or No to this question:
Are you a US Citizen or have you lived in the US for at least 6 yrs and can prove it?

If you've got any questions, feel free to email them to me ( or Christie Z. Pabon (

Thanks for your continuing support... SEE EVERYONE ON SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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