this video gained 10.000 youtube views in the first week already! I’m very proud to became part of “the best Red Bull Thre3Style competition ever seen” (Quote: FOUR COLOR ZACK, Red Bull Thre3Style Champion 2012). Check out my full 15min set for the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals 2013 at the Kool Haus in Toronto, Canada as a video on Youtube.
What a week! It was a pleasure to be part of this amazing week! Check the video footage below to get a feeling of how it is, to be part of the worlds craziest “dj summer camp” with the best DJs from all around the world.
also check the amazing articles on redbullthre3style.com and on Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destination Blog!
here we go! it’s time for the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals 2013!
I will go to Toronto to compete against the best DJs in the world and bring the baby home to Germany!
I’m so excited to meet all these great personalities, especially few of my dj icons and friends i made during my career.
To get a taste of what “my thre3style is” check this videos below:
TORONTO TO HOST THE WORLD’S LARGEST DJ COMPETITION
– National champions from 21 countries head to Toronto from November 4–9 to compete for Red Bull Thre3Style World Champion title –
(Toronto, ON) October 23, 2013 – What started as an underground experiment back in 2007 has quickly grown into the world’s largest DJ competition and, for the first time, the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals will hit Toronto this November. Inbound from the four corners of the globe – from Albania to Argentina, from Jamaica to Japan – the 21 top DJs on earth will take over the city of Toronto to compete for the title of Red Bull Thre3Style World Champion.
Over a weeklong series of world-class music events, each DJ will engineer and perform a crowd pumping, 15-minute music set mixing at least three genres of music to a full house of concertgoers and judges, in order to showcase their technical prowess and melt the dance floor. All will come down to the World Championship final competition on November 9, where the last five DJs standing will battle for ultimate sonic supremacy and the Red Bull Thre3style 2013 DJ crown.
THE ROAD TO WORLD FINALS
To earn a spot in the World Finals, hundreds of DJs from around the globe battled it out in regional qualifier events in their country which lead to a national final where the winner was chosen to represent their country at the Canada finals.
This year there are a few new twists to the finals – Romania’s DJ Undoo was chosen as a wildcard via a online voting competition where Thre3style fans were given the power to handpick their favorite DJ from a shortlist of the best 15 Mixcloud mixes submitted to thre3style.com. Plus to shake things up a little more, Competitors will only find out their final time slot/performance day in an NBA style draw held at the Thompson Hotel Lobby Bar on Monday 4th November, 5pm local time.
Canada – Adam Doubleyou
Romania – DJ Undoo
Brazil – Marquinhos Espinosa
Spain – DJ Laese
Bulgaria – DJ Mario
Albania – DJ Vicky
Japan – DJ Shintaro
Azerbaijan – DJ Twist
Germany – Eskei83
Croatia – Oli Dobolli
Taiwan – Deejay RayRay
Jamaica – DJ Inferno
Ukraine – DJ Shked
South Korea – DJ Acorn
Switzerland – DJ Bazooka
Malaysia – DJ Reeve
Belgium – DJ Madfingaz
USA – Trentino
DJ Byte – Chile
DJ Gamble – Kosovo
THE JUDGES AND HEADLINERS
This year’s judging panel will feature a roster of local and international DJ heavyweights, including Canada’s own Skratch Bastid, Grandtheft and Kid Koala as well as international musical tastemakers Jazzy Jeff and Jubilee. They will be tasked with evaluating each performer on originality/creativity, track selection, technical skills, stage presence, and audience response.
Some of the most influential names in the DJ industry, including A-Trak, Jazzy Jeff, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Kid Koala, Torro Torro and more, will also perform nightly across Toronto’s premier concert venues. Check out A-Trak discussing what he expects from this year’s finalists and the continued evolution of DJ battling: http://bit.ly/1eosUA7.
Alongside the explosive nightly events the Final Week will wave the flag for DJ culture with a series of invite only panel and Q&A sessions with industry heavyweights discussing subjects ranging from ‘The History of DJ Gear’ to ‘Mixer to Mogul’ – These will be available soon after they finish on thre3style.com.
MONDAY NOV 4 | WELCOME DAY
• Competitor draft @ The Thompson Hotel, Toronto where all 21 DJs will draw their performance date and time slot. This is the first time the schedule has been worked out by the DJs themselves.
• Opening Night Welcome Party with surprise guests @ The Drake Underground.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 | WORLD FINALS – QUALIFIER 1
• Panel and Q&A session – ‘The History of Music in Toronto’ with Toronto veteran DJ Denise Benson @ The Thompson Hotel.
• First qualifier night @ Blk Box + Headliner sets from Kid Koala, Shortkut and Turnstylez
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 | WORLD FINALS – QUALIFIER 2
• Panel and Q&A session – ‘The History of DJ Gear’ with DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted by My Man Henri @The Thompson Hotel.
• Second qualifier night @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club + Headliner sets from Jazzy Jeff, Skratch Bastid, Starting from Scratch, Four Color Zack and Hedspin.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 | WORLD FINALS – QUALIFIER 3
• Panel and Q&A session – ‘Mixer to Mogul’ with A-Trak hosted by My Man Henri @ The Thompson Hotel.
• Third qualifier night @ The Hoxton + Headliner sets from A-Trak, Smalltown DJs, Torro Torro + special guest.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 | WORLD FINALS – QUALIFIER 4
• Forth qualifier night @ Danforth Music Hall + Headliner sets from Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) VS Maseo (De La Soul), Cosmo Baker + special guests
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | THE FINAL
• The Thre3style 2013 World Final @ Kool Haus + Headliner sets from Thugli, A Tribe Called Red, Keys N Krates, Grandtheft, AutoErotique, + special guests.
To purchase tickets to any of the weeks events head to – www.redbullthre3style.com/events .
FRESHEST AUDIO ON MIXCLOUD
Who is the best party DJ in the world? You be the judge. Follow www.mixcloud.com/RedBullThre3Style to listen to all the sets from this years Red Bull Thre3style finalists plus performances we capture throughout the World Finals week.
￼￼￼￼ THE HISTORY OF RED BULL THRE3STYLE
Red Bull Thre3Style began as an underground experiment six years ago in Western Canada. In 2010 the event went global for the first time, effectively changing the face of modern DJ battles by pitting ten countries’ top DJs against each other. Since then, in three short years, Red Bull Thre3Style has grown to what is now the largest DJ competition on earth. This year’s competition features the top local DJs from 21 countries around the world, including Canada, Brazil, Croatia and Taiwan.
PAST WORLD CHAMPS
2012 in Chicago: Four Color Zack, @fourcolorzack
Yes, he made it! Eskei83 just won the national final of the Red Bull Thre3Style DJ-Competition in Berlin and is now officially confirmed as Germanys best party rocking DJ! From November 04 – 09 he will compete against the best DJs on this planet at the World Finals in Toronto! Check his winning set on youtube, or soundcloud!
Am vergangenen Samstag war es endlich soweit: nach fünf spannenden regionalen Vorausscheiden stand das große Bundes-Finale des aktuell wichtigsten weltweiten DJ-Contests “Red Bull Thre3style” in Berlin an. Bei diesem Wettbewerb, der international seit 2010 ausgetragen wird und in diesem Jahr erstmals auch in Deutschland stattfand, müssen die teilnehmenden DJs in 15 Minuten unter Beweis stellen, dass sie mindestens drei unterschiedliche Musikgenre auf möglichst anspruchsvolle Art & Weise miteinander mixen können und dabei das Publikum bestmöglich unterhalten. Die Performances werden von einer Fachjury, die in Berlin aus Harris, Schowi (Massive Töne) und dem kanadischen Red Bull Thre3style World Champion von 2011 DJ Hedspin bestand, unter anderem nach Kriterien wie Songauswahl, Kreativität und technischen Fertigkeiten bewertet. Dabei ist musikalisch alles erlaubt, egal ob Electro, HipHop, Rock, Jazz oder Filmmusik, wichtig ist nur, dass die Crowd abgeht und die Performance durch Individualität besticht. Nachdem sich alle sechs Finalteilnehmer im Berliner Kesselhaus mit ihren Sets präsentiert hatten, stand die Entscheidung der Jury fest: ESKEI83 ist der verdiente Gewinner und somit der erste deutsche Red Bull Thre3style Champion. Im November 2013 wird ihm dann die große Ehre zu Teil Deutschland bei den World Finals in Toronto, Kanada vertreten zu dürfen. Dort treffen dann die 24 nationalen Meister aller Länder, in denen der Contest in diesem Jahr stattfindet, aufeinander um einen neuen DJ-Weltmeister zu küren. Die Geschichte ist also noch nicht zu Ende …
Each DJ has to play a minimum of 3 genres. In the spirit of Geoffrey Sumner – “This is supposed to be a journey into sound. A journey which along the way will bring us new value, new color, new dimenson.” We are sure you get the drift. Every competitor gets one 15 minute performance with the goal to impress the judges and excite the crowed. No matter what level of the competition you are participating in, the judges of your Thre3style performance will be using these criteria:
20% Originality of your Track Selection
(White Labels, Edits, Own Routines, Dubplates)
30% Creativity of your mixing
(Composition, Blends, Note Play, Word Play)
30% Technicality of your mixing
(Cutting, Scratching, Juggling, etc.)
10% Stage Presence
(You don’t have to wile out to have stage presence)
This is important!