- DJ Shub will represent Canada at Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Chicago in September 2012 -
HALIFAX, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ - With 3 genres, 5 DJs, and 15 minutes of sonic infamy, Canada's top DJs showcased their skills tonight at The Palace in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Five fiercely talented DJs battled their way through 18 qualifying and 5 regionals competitions across Canada to make it to the Red Bull Thre3style National Final, but only one DJ could win. While the art of DJing continues to evolve, one constant remains: rocking the party. That is exactly what DJ Shub from (Fort Erie, ON) did to earn the title of being the Best Party Rocker in Canada. The first Aboriginal DJ to win the national title in Canada performed to a packed, ready-to-dance crowd at The Palace. DJ Shub proved his champion flare with technical finesse and originality on the decks.
Not holding back on the impact of the title, DJ Shub shared; 'There are only so many moments in life you remember, tonight was one of them. I'm going to do my very best to represent Canada.' DJ Shub will be moving onto the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Chicago, IL in September 2012, where over 18 countries will be competing for the title.
Each DJ delivered 15 minutes of their signature style incorporating a minimum of 3 genres of music, and most importantly rocking the party, in order to be crowned a national champion. Canada's finest DJs showcased their skills and ignited The Palace. The judges, hometown hero, Skratch Bastid, SmallTown DJs, Grandtheft (Team Canada DJs) and reigning 2011 Red Bull Thre3style World Champion, DJ Hedpsin, had the hardest jobs of the night, judging the talent for who should be the next Red Bull Thre3style Canadian Champion.
'Judging is never easy and tonight was no exception, DJ Shub handled the first place like a pro and his polished skills was the deciding factor, amongst a group of fantastic DJs, in an amazing city.' - Skratch Bastid
Red Bull Thre3style Canadian National Final made its way to the East Coast for the very first time where the country's top DJs not only battled for the 2012 title but also got to share the stage with the 2011 Red Bull Thre3style World Champion, Vancouver's own DJ Hedspin, who performed his winning DJ set filled with technique and throw back jams. The stage was also shared with Hip Hop legend DJ Jazzy Jeff who rocked the crowd with old-school flavour mixed in with new school swagger. Red Bull Thre3style stalwart and Halifax's very own Skratch Bastid took the stage last and whipped his hometown crowd into a frenzy with his signature club banger set.
Red Bull Thre3Style features the industry's top talent - music writers, musicians, promoters, bloggers, and headlining DJ's - judging the DJs, evaluating each performer based on originality/creativity, track selection, skills, stage presence, and audience response. The format is simple: Taking talented DJs from across Canada, add 15 minutes of DJing, mix it in with three musical genres, bring flair, originality and swagger and you got a Red Bull Thre3style Canadian Champion!
The History of Red Bull Thre3style
The original concept of Red Bull Thre3style began six years ago as a Tuesday night experiment at a small club in Kelowna, BC. With a steady supply of Red Bull, the concept found its wings in 2007 and became a fully-fledged DJ battle. The event had a regional focus and took place in six cities across Canada.
In 2008, Red Bull Thre3style exploded with ten regional qualifiers throughout Canada. Local contests took place in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Victoria. The finals took place at CiRCA in Toronto and it was Halifax's DJ Cosmo, an old school meets new-school alchemist, who clinched the title.
In 2010, the event made its way across the pond for the first time, arriving in Paris, France at the Élysée Montmartre. Ten DJs from around the globe took Red BullThre3style to the best level by bringing the best in the world to the forefront. In the end, it was Paris's own DJ kArve who wowed the judges, consisting of heavyweights such as DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Craze, with his impressive collage of bass-heavy, head-nodding mixes.
2011 saw Red Bull Thre3style as a homecoming as the World Finals were held in Vancouver, BC, coming back to the very province that started it all. Eighteen DJs from as far as New Zealand and Japan came to the West Coast of Canada to battle for the title of Red Bull Thre3style World Champion. Canada reigned supreme as hometown hero; DJ Hedpsin took the title with his flare for catchy samples, classic Hip Hop, and stage presence. If last year's event was anything to go by then Red Bull Thre3style 2012 is guaranteed to send the Canadian DJing scene spinning like a record on a turntable.
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