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2019 DMC US Scratch Finals & Bay Area DJ Battle, Oakland May 26 w sets by DJs Shortkut, Quest, Traps, Teeko + MC Bas-One

Posted by Billyjam, May 24, 2019 01:05pm | Post a Comment


Dual DMC DJ battles will take place this Memorial Day weekend at the Uptown club in downtown Oakland where, on Sunday, May 26th from 6pm to midnight, both the 2019 DMC Bay Area Regional DJ battle and the national 2019 DMC US Scratch Finals are scheduled to take place. In addition to these two anticipated turntable showdowns, to be hosted by MC of the night BAS One, there;ll also be showcase sets by DJ Quest, DJ Teeko and DJ Shortkut.

Speaking of Shortkut note that the widely revered Beat Junkies and Inviisibl Skratch Piklz member, who is pictured left at Amoeba Berkeley during his Record  Store Day in-store performance last month with his daughter in tow, boasts a back catalog that includes the recommended battle break/DJ tool Mini Wheels 7" single.

In addition to Short, Quest and Teeko's short but intense six minute turntable sets, another celebrated Bay Area turntablist DJ Traps (pictured above left in flyer) will do a much longer, extended party-rocking set for the Memorial Day holiday weekend crowd Sunday who don't have worry about work the next day.
For Sunday's 2019 US Scratch Finals the contestants will include DJ E Money (Boise, ID), Platinum Floyd (Wheat Ridge, CO), DJ Xcaliba (Stockton, CA), The Beat Molester (Seattle, WA), and (previous US DMC Scratch Champion) DJ PROLIFIX from Los Angeles.

Meanwhile the 2019 DMC Bay Area Regional DJ Battle, for which rules allow entrants to be from outside the Bay Area, the battle DJs will include DJ Benny Contreras the Tapatio Turntablist (Pleasant Hill, CA) DJ TyHandswell (Severn MD), DJ J Spades (Vallejo CA), Dayvers (Stanton, CA), DJ Xist (Simi Valley, CA), Chase Austin (Acampo CA), AkikoLUV (Pasadena CA), DJ Solrac (San Leandro, CA), Platinum Floyd (Wheat Ridge CO), DJ Lil Bastard (Oxnard CA), Inspekt (Waipahu HI), Lazyboy (Pacifica CA), DJ Tasi (Oakland, CA), and JOSH SWELL (Hercules, CA)

The winner of this Bay Area DJ battle will join the winners from all the other 2019 regional battles, that have been happening in major US cities over the past few months, at the big 2019 DMC US Finals in August. Traditionally held in New York City, last year's US Finals took place in Denver CO where DJ Throdown won the national title. This year's battle location and date have yet to be announced. Whomever wins this year's US Finals title will travel to London on September 28th where the DMC World Championships will take place at Islington Assembly Hall in London. More info here. A video of the 2018 DMC World Champion DJ battle set  by France's DJ Skillz appears below.

The 2019 DMC Bay Area Regional DJ battle and the 2019 US Scratch Finals will take place on Sunday, May 26th from 6pm to midnight at the Uptown nightclub located at 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612. Tickets, priced at $20 on day of event, are available in advance for $15 online here.


DJ Skillz (France) winning DJ battle performance @ last September's 2018 DMC World Championship Finals in London, England. For info on the upcoming 2019 DMC World Championships visit here.

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