We all know Red Bull gives you wings, but now it’s giving you ring…ing…s …in your ears… because…
Okay, I’m sorry. I’m sorry about that intro. The point I am trying to get to is that Red Bull is bringing some of the most popular DJs in the WORLD to our fair city for a week-long turntable battle royale, November 4-9. The final group of 21 competitors from cities around the world has been whittled down through regional and national elimination rounds, and will have to further prove themselves throughout the week for a spot in Saturday’s final.
Basically, this is how it works: each DJ has a 15-minute time slot in which to play music over at least three genres to showcase their creative style, crowd engagement abilities, stage presence, and technical skill. Crowd response (that’s where you come in, dancing your little raver’s heart out) is also part of the judge’s criteria. Judges include local talent like Skratch Bastid and Kid Koala as well as international recording artist and friend of the Fresh Prince, DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Only by attending can you answer the questions now burning inside you: What music would YOU put on a fifteen minute competitive playlist? Will your favourite of the week take the top spot and is there anything you can do to help aside from DANCE? Who will dethrone last year’s winner, Four Color Zack? Someone who spells ‘colour’ with a U?? U B THE JUDGE! (U and DJ Jazzy Jeff)