World's Best Party Rocker DJs Coming To Vancouver For Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals

--National champions from over 18 countries destined for Vancouver on Dec. 13 - 17 to battle for title as
World's Best Party Rocker DJ--

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - After hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver experienced first hand the best in sport. Flip the calendar, and the city's citizens will once again witness world-best talent, as 18 national champion DJs will converge and compete in Vancouver during the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals from Dec. 13 - 17, 2011.

To earn a spot in the World Finals, hundreds of DJs from around the globe battled it out in regional and national qualifiers. At each stage the rules remain the same:  15 minutes to rock the crowd with a set that incorporates at least three genres of music and keeps partygoers on their feet, and the judges impressed.

Representing Canada is Vancouver's own Hedspin, who dethroned 2010 winner, Drastik, and 10 other regional winners in Toronto on Nov. 12. "I'm in shock," said Hedspin. "There were so many great DJs from all over the country that repped hard.  I'm very thankful that I won." Hedspin will be repping hard himself this December, as he'll be competing on home turf and head-to-head with the 17 other national champions from around the world:

Robert Moreno - Argentina               DJ Dippy -- India
DJ Perplex - Australia               DJ 8 Man - Japan
Javier Rossell - Bolivia               DJ Spell - New Zealand
Nedu Lopes - Brazil               FMC - Norway
Hedspin - Canada               Thomas Young - Peru
DJ Byte - Chile               BITCODE - Spain
DJ PHO - Columbia               DJ Bazooka - Switzerland
DJ Ken K - Denmark               DJ Big Al - United Kingdom
Supa - France               DJ Big Once - United States of America

The first four nights of the calendar are knock-out stages, with the winner of each advancing to the Red Bull Thre3Style World Final on Saturday, Dec. 17 @ Commodore Ballroom. The Red Bull Thre3style weeklong judging panel will include Canadian DJ stalwart Skratch Bastid, 2003 DMC Champion and MTV Canada resident DJ Dopey, and the 2010 Thre3style Champion DJ Karve of France. They will be tasked with evaluating each performer on originality/creativity, track selection, technical skills, stage presence, and audience response.

Headlining each night is a wide range of DJ icons, including The Rub (Cosmo Baker and DJ Ayers), Stone Throw Records' Peanut Butter Wolf, legendary producer Just Blaze, a special performance of DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock, DJ Nu-Mark's signature Toy Set, and a Red Bull Thre3Style World Final set by Z-Trip.

13.12.11
BAR NONE
 
Night 1
AUSTRALIA  vs BOLIVIA
vs BRAZIL vs NORWAY
 

Headliners
THE RUB SMALLTOWN
DJS THE BOYSCOUTS
14.12.11
VENUE NIGHTCLUB
 
Night 2
ARGENTINA vs CANADA
vs INDIA vs , SPAIN
 

Headliners
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
SKRATCH BASTID THE
FRESHEST CREW
15.12.11
FORTUNE SOUND CLUB
 
Night 3
COLUMBIA vs DENMARK
vs JAPAN vs SWITZERLAND
vs UK
 
Headliners
JUST BLAZE TEAM CANADA
DJS THE GOODFELLAS
16.12.11
FIVE SIXTY
 
Night 4
CHILE vs FRANCE vs
NEW ZEALAND vs
PERU vs USA
 
Headliners
DJ PREMIER vs PETE
ROCK DJ DOPEY
FACTION SOUNDCREW
17.12.11
COMMODORE BALLROOM
 
FINALS
Red Bull Thre3Style
World Final featuring
4 Nightly Winners
 
Headliners
Z-TRIP DJ NU-MARK
VINYL RITCHIE

TICKET INFORMATION
For all ticket information, please go to www.redbull.ca/thre3style

Global Sponsor MINI Offers Access and Rides
Music fans looking for a way to the event need look no further than Facebook.  MINI Canada's Facebook page will be running contests for a free ride to the event and access to the World Final competition.  Winners will be picked up from their Vancouver location in an all-new MINI Countryman and delivered to the front door of the finals to experience the event.

Fans interested in entering the contest for a ride and access to the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals can visit the Thre3Style tab on MINI Canada's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MINICanada

Party Rocking Audio:  Mixcloud
Who is the best party rocker DJ in the world?  You be the judge.  Check out www.mixcloud.com/RedBullThre3Style to follow the globe's best DJs and listen to their Red BullThre3Style sets.

The History of Red Bull Thre3Style
The Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Vancouver is a homecoming of sorts. The original concept of Red Bull Thre3Style began five years ago as a Tuesday night experiment at a small club in Kelowna, BC.

In 2010 the event first went global and changed the face of modern DJ battles. From the USA to Japan to New Zealand, 10 countries from around the world held deep-heated events to determine who the best party-rocking battle ambassador would be. Ultimately these warriors of the one's and two's came together in Paris, France at the end of the year and flexed every musical muscle in their body at the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals. In the end it was Paris' own DJ kARVE who wowed the judges with his impressive collage of hip-hop head-nodding electro-rocking tunage. If last year's event was anything to go by then the 2011 Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals is guaranteed to send the international DJing scene spinning like a record on a turntable.

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