Earning the title of Red Bull Thre3style World Champion
is no easy task. DJs have to prove their skills
in a series of qualifying battles before they reach the international stage. The Red Bull Thre3style battle in San Francisco on March 1st
at Ruby Skye serves as one of two West Coast regional qualifying events.
Red Bull Thre3Style is an innovative concept that gives highly skilled DJs a global platform to showcase their skills, battle and gain notoriety by rockin’ the dance floor. Unlike other DJ battles that are based on solely technical aspects, Red Bull Thre3style has a creative and original format that seeks to find the DJ that has best perfected the true art of “party rockin’
Eight of the West Coast’s top DJs will vie for the audience and judges’ favor, each with a 15-minute set that MUST contain at least three different musical genres. A panel of music industry judges will select the winners based on track selection, creativity, mixing skills, stage presence, and crowd reaction; and ultimately decide who is the best on the decks in San Francisco. Competing DJs include Bay Area locals KingMost
, Miles Medina
, and John Beaver
. Also competing are Four Color Zack
(won Seattle pre-qualifier) and Playtime
(won Portland pre-qualifier).
The event will be hosted by Franco Finn
(Golden State Warriors MC). Guest judges will include Aaron Axelsen
(Live 105 Music Director and Founder of PopScene), Big Once
(2011 Red Bull Thre3Style National Champion), and Bag Raiders
(Australian Recording Artists & Production Duo on Modular Recordings) will judge and headline the event with a special closing set.