DMC Returns to Chicago After A 10 Year Hiatus, Turntablists Rejoice! [New Event]

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After a 10-year abscence, DMC returns to Chicago for the 2016 DMC CHICAGO Regional DJ Battle.  We’ve teamed up with DMC, Rane, &  DJs are NOT jukeboxes… for a hiatus-ending blowout celebrating all things DJ / Battle / Turntablism related! More event info can be found below, including how-to-register, and stay tuned for the exciting second wave of talent we have in store, as well as an DJ & Music industry event happening earlier in the day 4/29!

Performance by 2011 DMC World Champion: DJ Chris Karns
Showcases by: Pumpin Pete + CTA
Judges: DJ Chris Karns, Pumpin Pete, Kidragon, & more tba.
DJ Sets by: The Hip Hop Project DJs
Host: TBA

Friday April 29th, 2016
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
8pm – 2am, 21+
$15 adv, $20 door tix
(( NO FILMING ))

More DMC American Battleground dates TBA!
www.dmcdjchamps.com
http://dj.rane.com/
http://djsarenotjukeboxes.com/

DJS MUST REGISTER TO BATTLE by answering EACH of the following questions and send them to DMC USA’s Christie Z-Pabon at usa@dmcworld.com – no later than WEDNESDAY APRIL 27, 2016

DJ Name
First Name & Last Name
Complete Address, Apt or House
City
State
Zip
Which city/battle you are entering?
Phone
Email
Website, facebook, twitter, etc.
Crew affiliation
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? DJs from Puerto Rico can enter US regionals.
Choice of Rane Mixer: 62 or 57
More DMC American Battleground dates TBA!
www.dmcdjchamps.com

SPONSORS – more TBA!

RANE: http://dj.rane.com/ – Presenting Sponsor!
DJ BOOTH: http://djbooth.net/
SHURE: www.shure.com
12INCHSKINZ: www.12inchskinz.com
SCRATCH DJ ACADEMY www.scratch.com
UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: www.unusualsuspectsshop.com
IDJNOW www.idjnow.com
FATBEATS www.fatbeats.com
BEAT JUNKIES http://www.beatjunkies.com/
UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION: www.zulunation.com

FORMAT
This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle: DJs will each perform a 2 min. routine for the elimination round. Judges will select the top 6 to advance to the final round. The top 6 will each perform a 6 min. routine. The champion of this battle will advance to the 2016 DMC US Finals (date and location tba)

EQUIPMENT
For the 2016 DMC Regionals, we will definitely use Rane Sixty Two mixers (not sure which other Rane mixers but the 62 is standard). A Rane TTM 57 may be available upon request. Rane mixers will be supplied by DMC. DJs must bring their own headphones, slipmats, needles, records, laptops, cords, control vinyl and/or laptop stands etc. Promoter/sound will supply Technics turntables. Hopefully we can use the new Rane TTM57mkII Mixer too!

1ST PLACE PRIZES
Grand Prize from Rane: Choice of Rane Sixty-Two Mixer or the new Rane TTM57mkII Mixer
Round trip flight and one night hotel to the 2016 DMC US Finals from your promoter – date and city to be announced!

2ND PLACE PRIZES

3RD PLACE PRIZES

 

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