DJ Woody's "The Nature of Battle" dedicated to the 2014 DMC World Championships
In anticipation of this weekend's big battle DJ event in London - the 2014 World DJ Championships in London tomorrow, October 5th - UK battle DJ veteran DJ Woody has just laced up the above killer tribute video/audio mix as his "dedication to all the DJs who ever took their skills to the battle." Woody, who gave up battling some years ago to concentrate on his career as a mixed media DJ career (he does amazing video sets), knows a thing or two about DJ battling with a rich resume that boasts such titles as the 2001 World ITF Champion, and the 2002 World Vestax Champion.
2014 DMC US Champions Top 5 (Showcase style: six minutes each DJ)
1st: DJ I-Dee (Fairfax VA)
2nd: DJ Dwells (NYC)
3rd: DJ Ease (Rochester NY)
(aka International Ease)
4th: DJ Esquire (Brooklyn NY)
5th: Ichy the Killer (San Jose CA)
DJs I-Dee and Dwells - the winner and runner-up respectively in this year's heated 2014 DMC US Finals DJ battle presented by Rane, that took place Saturday night at Webster Hall in New York City - are both examples that battle DJing is something that many get into at an increasingly younger age. They're also proof that the DMC is indeed as it claims to be the "most prestigious" and important competition for DJs out of the many other battles over the years - since it's the DMC that these two (like most DJs) strive towards winning, and that each have meticulously studied videos of past DMC competitions for inspiration in bettering their skills in preparing for battle. "When I first started DJing seventeen years ago, when I was ten, I picked up a whole bunch of DMC tapes," said the new US DMC battle champ DJ I-Dee in his acceptance speech for the title that will take him to the UK in October for the 2014 DMC World Championships. "My goal was accomplished ten years ago when I made the [DMC] US Finals. And everything after that has been a complete bonus," added the Fairfax VA DJ [seen in above pic c/o Arvee Eco Photography who supplied most of the photos for this review - others c/o Christie Z-Pabon of DMC/Tools of War].