Red Bull Thre3Style is an international DJ contest hitting Australian shores. The competition serves to unearth Australia’s best DJs, who will go head-to-head in the ultimate DJ battle.

Red Bull Thre3Style is an invitation-only DJ competition, which will see five state qualifiers, held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth throughout August and September. Each qualifier will host eight of the best DJs in that state, battling to make it through to the Australian Red Bull Thre3Style Final, in Sydney in October.

There is one simple rule – the DJs must play at least three genres of music in a 15 minute set, with one simple objective – to rock the house! There are no restrictions on which genres of music are chosen so long as the DJ can make them work together. The DJs are judged by an expert panel consisting of local music industry professionals. The judging criterion includes track-selection, technical skills, originality, creativity and most importantly, the DJ’s ability to bring the house down! It doesn’t matter if they know all the DJing tricks and techniques in the book, if they can’t get everyone on the dance floor, they don’t stand a chance of winning!

The winners from each of the qualifiers will take home $1,000 of cold hard cash and a trip to Sydney, to compete in the Australian Red Bull Thre3Style Final in October. The overall winning Australian DJ will score themselves $2,500 of fresh notes and an all-expenses-paid trip to Vancouver, to complete in the 2011 Red Bull Thre3Style World Final in December.

Punters will be in for a treat, with the competing DJs vying for your support on the dance floor, plus surprise headliners will be turning up the heat making it a night out you won’t regret!

Melbourne’s own mixmaster DJ Flagrant has already served up a fiery cocktail of technical skills and epic track selection to take out first place in Red Bull Thre3style in the Melbourne qualifier. Flagrant was one of eight of Melbourne’s finest DJs showcasing their skills in front of a packed house at favourite music venue, The Billboard.

Brisbane DJ and Born Fresh head honcho DJ Butcher took out the Brisbane stage and DJ Typhonic has also scored a place in the finals. Tonight is Adelaide’s turn. Aside from the eight DJ’s in Adelaide, the one and only Sampology will also be playing a special set. The judges for the Adelaide leg are Jamie Bennett and Leah Mencel. Without further ado, here are the eight finalists for the Adelaide qualifier of Red Bull’s Thre3Style DJ comp:

DJ Faint One
DJ Brad Lee
Loot & Plunder
DJ Ryley
Krispy
Corin Live
Bottle Rocket DJs
Rad Bad
This all goes down tonight at The Apple Bar, 5-9 Synagogue Place – Adelaide, Australia.