DMC World Championship — Canadian Regionals & Finals

August 5, 2011

After not having Canadian representation at the DMC World DJ Championships for a few years, it’s taken a dedicated team of organizers to revive the brand in Canada.  Some of the most talented DJs in Canada have competed in the DMC Championships (including DJ Grouch), and it’s definitely where legendary turntablists are born.  In the age where everyone wants to call themselves a DJ after purchasing a few songs off iTunes, it’s events like this which continue to preserve the culture. The legendary Turnstylez Crew (Grouch, D-Scratch & Lil Jaz) will be doing a special dedication performance to Jam Master JayDroppin’ Dimez Radio is proud to be a media sponsor for this event! 

Want to compete or just witness history in the making? Save the dates below and support your city:
Thursday August 18th 2011
DMC Kelowna British Columbia Regional Heat
Venue: Sapphire Nightclub
Address: 238 Leon Ave. Kelowna, British Columbia
Presented by: Sapphire Nightclub, Footwerk, JayWho Productions &
Saturday August 20th 2011
DMC Calgary Alberta Regional Heat
Venue: The Republik
Address: 219 17 Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta
Presented by: Supreme Hustle
Thursday August 25th 2011
DMC Hamilton Ontario Regional Heat
Venue: This Ain’t Hollywood
Address: 345 James Street North Hamilton, Ontario
Presented by: DMC Canada
Saturday September 10th 2011
DMC Canada National Finals
Venue: Academia Banquet Hall (Upper Floor)
Address: 242 James Street N. Hamilton, Ontario
Presented by: DMC CanadaContact for info on the Canadian Heats and Finals

DMC History:

DMC launched the DMC WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS in 1985 when a young Londoner called Roger Johnson took the first title in London’s fantastic Hippodrome where DMC staged a DJ Convention.

It took America’s DJ Cheese in 1986 to bring the best out of the turntables by scratching his way to DMC’s first ever World Title. An unhappy runner-up, Holland’s Orlando Voorn grabbed the mic from the events MC and founder Tony Prince and bellowed the immortal word’s “What is this, a Mixing Competition or a Scratching Competition?”

By the following year, turntable tricks started to establish themselves with the emergence of props, body tricks and a variety of scratching techniques, DJs scratched with bicycles and even kitchen sinks, Chad Jackson used a billiard cue and an American football to help him become the 1987 Champion. And the venue that had never before featured a DJ let alone heard hip-hop riffs, the Royal Albert Hall rang to the mighty sound of scratching, yet to be called turntablism.

A year later at the same venue, 5000 fans witnessed the birth of an American DJ god when Cash Money flew in from Philly to show everyone the way forward. They call him old school these days but back then he was very much new school. No one had seen anything like him. There were many influential DJs in the history of the DMC’s but none more so than Cash.

During these days, EVERYONE wanted to join the DJs at a DMC Final, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Janet Jackson and James Brown honoured us with their presence.

The DMC World Finals will be held on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October at London’s prestigious Indig02, 02 Arena.


2 Responses to “DMC World Championship — Canadian Regionals & Finals”

  1. King said

    Great write up @djmelboogie Thanks for the support! I can’t wait to see The Turnstylez kill it on 6 tuntables on August 25th! #HamOnt #Toronto @DMC_Canada

  2. […] Canadian Final DJ Competition at Academia Banquet Hall (upper floor), 242 James St. […]

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