After five awesome state qualifiers that rocked dance floors across the country, DJ competition Red Bull Thre3Style is set to roll back into Sydney for the national final this October. The unique, international DJ contest drew massive crowds in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide in the last few weeks, with each city witnessing the hottest local mixmasters displaying epic skills on the decks.
The competition has just one key rule – that each DJ rocks the house by playing a selection of at least three genres or styles of music in a 15-minute set. Crowned kings of the decks for their ability to get local crowds pumped, the winning DJs from each state will battle it out at Home nightclub on Friday 14th October for the coveted national title, with the winner representing Australia in the Red Bull Thre3Style World Final in Vancouver, Canada in December. The finalists are Butcher from Brisbane, Typhonic from Sydney, Flagrant from Melbourne, Ryley from Adelaide, Junior from Perth and three-time Australian DMC champion, DJ Perplex, who took out Red Bull Thre3Style last year and gained automatic entry to the national final for 2011. Each local winner was judged by industry insiders, including Aarom Wilson from Drum Media and Dan Zilber from FBI radio, beating off seven other local DJs to snare the win and pocket a cool $1,000 prize.
Whoever triumphs on the night will secure their place in the world final alongside the world’s best DJ talent from across the globe, and grab a further cash prize of $2,500. As in the qualifiers, each performer will be judged on creativity, track selection, skills, stage presence and most importantly, their ability to win over the crowd – so show your support for your favourite DJ and hit the dance floor at Home this October – it’s all set to be an unmissable night.
Participants may know all of the DJing tricks and techniques in the book, but if they can’t get the party started and fists in the air, they don’t stand a chance of winning!