The DMC has announced that entries for the 2017 DMC Online DJ Championship will be accepted starting March 15. Voting for the first round will begin April 12.
The contest is open to turntablists worldwide and consists of seven rounds. The winner of the final round will receive prizes from Rane and be flown to London for a chance to compete in the DMC World DJ Championship.
Uploading begins: March 15
Round 3: May 10 – May 24
Round 6: June 21 – July 5
Round 1: April 12 – April 26
Round 4: May 24 – June 7
Online Final: July 26
Round 2: April 26 – May 10
Round 5: June 7 – June 21
Online Final results: August 2
DJs are free to use the equipment of their choice. However, the winner of the online battle will be required to use a predetermined setup in the world championship in London.
This year, DMC has consolidated all of the online categories into one. There will no longer be separate categories for single, team, and visual DJs.
According to the contest’s website:
“DMC decided to concentrate the web site on one ONLINE DJ CHAMPIONSHIP and have cancelled all other categories.
When the Championship re-launches in 2017, singles, teams, visual DJs, scratching and all age groups and styles will become part of the one contest rather than dilute the status of the main contest through too many smaller off-shoots.
We will however maintain a platform for anyone to upload their work as a creative outlet for viewing, comments, discussions and advancement of DJ art.”
Check out DMC’s promo video and schedule below.
by Hugo Pacheco