Rane and Serato present
The DMC UK DJ Final and Battle For UK Supremacy 2012
Friday 20th July @ Garage, London
20-22 Highbury Corner
Doors 7pm – 11pm
Clash of the DMC titans – The Re Match!
DJ Switch (UK) V DJ Nelson (France)
‘Battle of the World Champions’
THE FOUR OWLS
(Fliptrix, BVA MC, Verb T & Leaf Dog)
Hosting the event and performing - INJA
In its 28th glorious year, DMC continues to bring together the globe’s freshest DJ talents, vetted by a series of gruelling heats from London to Tokyo and Brazil, all culminating in one of the most entertaining and jaw dropping shows you will ever witness. This year’s UK Final will be even more mouth wateringly, boundary pushing than the last with fantastic competitors from around the country battling for a place at the World Finals.
Following the successful addition of computer based DJ programs last year, the battlers are sure to raise the bar even further in 2012. With heavyweights Rane and Serato as sponsors, DMC are dedicated to moving with the times to represent the current and future DJ styles.
2012’s UK DJ Final and Battle For UK Supremacy takes place at the Relentless Garage, London on 20th July with the winners going head to head with the best in the world at the DMC World DJ Championships on 27th and 28th September at Kentish Town’s HMV Forum.
To become a DMC World Champion, DJs around the world need to use techniques such as scratching & cutting to manipulate turntables in order to create their own musical arrangements, performing live in front of an audience filled with both the knowledgeable DMC fans and lucky newcomers being initiated to this fantastic contest.
With World Championship winners over the years including the superstar likes of the Scratch Perverts, A-Trak (Kanye West’s DJ), Q Bert, Craze and Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), fame and respect could well accompany the bountiful prizes on offer (including a treasure trove of goodies provided by sponsors Rane, Serato, Novation and Sennheiser).
In between the battles on the night, DMC have provided a real treat for hip-hop fans and devoted turntablism followers. World Champions DJ Switch and DJ Nelson will go head to head in an exclusive battle for the entertainment of every lucky person in the audience. Truly a Clash of the Titans.
Also performing on the night are a homegrown rap supergroup by the name of The Four Owls. Consisting of incredible rappers in their own right, (Verb T, Fliptrix, BVA MC and Leaf Dog), the Owls are sure to bring an energetic performance, it won’t be hard to see why they’ve developed such a dedicated fanbase.
Charismatic host Inja returns for another successful year of hosting duties.
The Battle for UK Supremacy will also take place on the night, where DJs go head-to-head for a place to compete in the Champions League of the DJ world on 27th and 28th of September, a competition that will determine who goes home as the universal winner of all winners…
DMC: A Brief History
From its humble DJ record service beginnings in the early 80s, to establishing magazines, a street wear brand and music compilation CDs [including Back to Mine, described by NME magazine as 'probably the greatest compilation series ever'], DMC has been vital in the growth of the DJ as a highly influential modern day cultural icon.
DMC redefined the role and image of the turntablist, believing strongly in the idea that the DJ could create something new and exciting armed with nothing but two decks, a mixer and healthy selection of vinyl.
27 years of hard fought battles later, and DMC has built an army of dedicated followers worldwide, housing successful branches and competitions in 25 countries. In the UK, host venues have included The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, The 02, Brixton Academy and the Hammersmith Apollo. Whilst the Championship Finals were staged internationally in Italy, Paris and New York, the spiritual home for the DMC World DJ Championship has become London. With DMC making appearances everywhere from Richard and Judy and Blue Peter to MTV and even being entwined within the plot of an episode of CSI: NY, it is clear to see the organization’s impact on popular culture.
Many great names have taken part over the years and are now etched forever within the historic visual series of DVDs and on the DMCWORLD.COM web site’s DMC Hall of Fame. The inspirational performances of the world champions have advanced the art of turntablism and go down in the history books for pushing the limits of what humans can do with technology.