2013 DMC American Battleground


The DMC World DJ competition is celebrating 30 years of staging the greatest turntablist battles of all time and with it comes LOTS of festivities all across the United States that serve as both competition and showcases. This year, there will be many previous champion DJ's traveling around the US to both show off the skills and to host the regional competitions that will lead up to the DMC US finals on August 3rd in NYC. Check out the full list of events and competition rounds below so you can either join or get involved with the festivities.

http://www.dmcdjchamps.com/

Rane presents the 2013 DMC American Battleground

In true school Hip Hop culture, battling is all about earning your stripes and paying your dues. DMC World is celebrating 30 years of staging the battlefield upon which many of the greatest turntablists of all time have achieved legendary status by battling their way to the top! DMC World Champs hailing from the US include DJs Craze, Cash Money, Roc Raida (RIP), Cheese, Mix Master Mike, Qbert, Apollo, Shiftee, Vajra and ieMerg. Not to mention national champs including Aladdin, Rectangle, Swamp, Slyce, P-Trix, Klever, Enferno, Etronik, Precision and so many more!!

DMC USA is proud to announce that we have 13 regional DJ battles confirmed plus our 3 National DJ Finals in all categories: showcase, head to head and team battles. We hope to assist Puerto Rico in it’s own National DMC battle as well.

Battle DJs must register by the day before the battle. Enter as many battles as you like. Battle experience is priceless! For more info on how to register please write to usa@dmcworld.com. 

For companies wishing to sponsor, DMC USA is happy to customize sponsorship packages to fit your budget for the 2013 DMC American Battleground tour or for any or all of the National Battles!

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the battles!
Christie Z-Pabon
DMC USA CEO
usa@dmcworld.com


March 19: DMC Miami feat. DJ I-Dee
5pm-9pm
Ground Zero Crew Showcase DJ I-Dee: 05 US Supremacy Champ   Host: Bebe. Judges: Craze, Immortal, Concept, Exotic E, Fader & I-Dee. Chalk 1234 Washington Miami Beach FL 33139 chalkmiami.com. 21+ $10
No filming. Still photography is fine.

March 23: DMC Denver feat. Rob Swift & Pete Rock
8pm-1:30am
The Solution
Hosts: Mane Rok & Panama Soweto. Judges: Chonz, Deus, Rob Swift. DJs Low Key, Es-Nine and Curly One. Casselman’s 2620 Walnut St Denver, CO 80205 Casselmans.com.18+. $15 adv. $20 day of.  No filming. Still photography is fine.

March 26: DMC Atlanta w/  D.R.E.S. that Beatnik
10pm-3am  
Mic Club World Famous Mic Club Host: D.R.E.S. tha Beatnik. Judges include Diamond D and more tbc. Showcases tba. @ XCess Ultra Lounge 708 Spring St NW Atlanta, GA. 30308 info. 18+. $10 adv. 
No filming. Still photography is fine.

April 4: DMC Seattle feat. DJ Melo-D
6pm-10pm
Skratch Lounge Skratch Lounge 3 Year Anniversary + Showcase by DJ Melo-D. Host: DJ DV One. Judges: Melo-D, Tre, Wicked, E-Rok. Trinity Nightclub 111 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104 trinitynightclub.com. 21+.
No filming. Still photography is fine.

April 6: DMC Hartford feat. DJ Precision
12pm-4pm
Free!
Nomadic Wax
Trinity International Hip Hop Festival!
Showcase by DJ Precision. Host: DJ FatFingaz.
More showcases & judges tba.  Trinity College 300 Summit St. Hartford CT trinityhiphop.com. All Ages. World Hip Hop Market
No filming. Still photography is fine.

April 13: DMC San Antonio feat. DJ Precision
8pm-2am
DMC SATX
Donnie Dee Showcase by 2x DMC US Champ: DJ Precision. Host: DJ Donnie Dee. Judges tba. Fitzgerald’s 437 McCarty Rd #101 San Antonio TX 78216. Fitzgeralds All Ages.
No filming. Still photography is fine.

April 19: DMC New Orleans w/ Tony Skratchere
9pm-12:30am
Tony Skratchere Host: Tony Skratchere. Showcases, judges, more details tbc. Hangar 13 1511 S Rendon New Orleans LA hangar13nola.com 18+. $6-$10.
No filming. Still photography is fine.

April 20: DMC Phoenix feat. DJ D-Styles & Roli Rho
6pm-10pm
Fact 135 Showcases by DJ D-Styles & Roli Rho! Judges include Roli Rho, D-Styles, Fact135 and more. Host tba. Monarch Theatre 122 E. Washington st. Phoenix, AZ 85004 info. 18+.
No filming. Still photography is fine.

April 26: DMC Nashville feat. The X-Ecutioners
5pm-2am
TurntableU Feat. X-Ecutioners: DJ Precision, DJ Boogie Blind and DJ Total Eclipse. Host: Toquon Tha MC @ Anthem 125 12th Ave North Nashville TN 37203
anthemnashville.com 18+. No filming. Still photography is fine.

April 27: DMC Los Angeles + DMC US Team Battle
5pm-2am
Original Glaze Double Header! DMC LA Regional DJ Battle to qualify for the 2013 DMC US Finals + the DMC USA DJ Team Competition! Host: Toquon Tha MC. Showcases & judges tba. Cuban Pete’s Mojito Lounge 245 Pine Ave Ste 290 Long Beach, CA 90802. 21+. $10 adv. $15 day of.
No filming. Still photography is fine.

April 28: DMC San Francisco w/ host: DJ Apollo
2pm-8pm
Host: DJ Apollo! Showcases and judges tba. Neck of the Woods 406 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94118. neckofthewoodssf.com. Skratchpad afterparty begins at 9pm. 21+. 
No filming. Still photography is fine.

May 3: DMC NYC + DMC Battle for US Supremacy
4pm-10pm
DMC USA Feat. DJ Cash Money. Host: Lord Finesse. DJ Battle Double Header! The DMC NYC Regional to qualify for the US Finals and the DMC Battle for US Supremacy (head to head) where the champion reps the USA in the 2013 DMC World DJ Championships.  Elims begin at 4pm. Stage 48 605 W 48th St @ 11th NYC 10036 stage48.com 16+. $12-$15-$18
No filming. Still photography is fine. 

May 10: Washington DC @ Int’l Soul Society Fest
6pm-10pm
Urban Artistry
Beat Refinery International Soul Society Fest! Host, judges, showcases tba.U Street Music Hall 1115 U St. Washington DC 20009 ustreetmusichall.com
All Ages til 10pm. $10/$15. *Ages 6 & under in free!
No filming. Still photography is fine.

Aug 3: DMC US Finals @ Stage 48 NYC
5pm-10pm
DMC USA
DMC’s classic, most legendary DJ battle! 13 regional champs battle for the US title, the grand prizes and the chance to represent the USA in the 2013 DMC World DJ Championships! Host, showcases & performers tba. 16+. Stage 48 605 W 48th St NYC 10019 stage48.com No filming. Still photography is fine.

Aug 4: 2013 Roc Raida Memorial Gong DJ Battle!
5pm-11pm
Roc Raida *Not a DMC DJ Battle but part of Ultimate DJ Battle Weekend! The 2013 Grand Master Roc Raida Memorial Gong DJ Battle is a dynamic head to head that combines turntablism + drama + comedy! All proceeds go to his wife and daughters.
Host, showcases & performers tba. 16+.  Stage 48 605 W 48th St NYC 10019. stage48.com
Sponsors Welcome (contact toolsofwar@gmail.com)
No filming. Still photography is fine.


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