Damianito performs in the final round of the Red Bull 3Style World Finals in Krakow, Poland on Feb. 11, 2018. (Credit: Kin Marcin/Red Bull)
The Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII came to an end on Sunday night in Kraków, Poland. After five days of battles featuring 24 national champions, it was Italy’s Damianito who took home the world championship trophy.
Damianito, who was selected as a wildcard, defeated five competitors in the final round. Belgium’s DJ Cross placed second while Canada’s Cam B rounded out the top three. Chile’s Diego Zapata, South Africa’s Ryan the DJ, and Japan’s RINA also competed. RINA participated as the other wildcard pick while the other DJs had won their respective qualifying rounds.
Each contestant was given 15 minutes to perform a set consisting of at least three genres. They were judged on originality (40%), skills (25%), song selection (20%), and crowd response (15%).
Watch all six sets below.
DJ Cross, Belgium
Cam B, Canada
Diego Zapata, Chile
Ryan the DJ, South Africa
DJ Cross performs at the Red Bull 3Style World Finals in Santiago, Chile on Dec. 14, 2016 / Red Bull
Robin Vannoppen, a.k.a. DJ Cross, will compete in the Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII as a wild card between Feb. 7 and 11 in Kraków, Poland. Below are some fast facts about him.
Residence: Antwerp, Belgium
Job outside of DJing: Validation engineer
Previous titles won: 2017 IDA World Show Category, 2012 DMC World Team Championship, 2011 IDA World Technical Category
Preferred battle setup: Technics SL-1210 turntables, Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer
Winning submission video:
DJ Cross, a former 2016 Red Bull 3Style Belgium champion and DMC world team champion, performs a routine using Skrillex‘s remix of Kendrick Lamar‘s “HUMBLE.” The track was DJcity’s 14th most downloaded of October.
Watch above and download the remix on DJcity.
DJ Cross, the 2016 Red Bull Thre3Style Belgium Champion, has performed an unheard Thre3style routine exclusively for DJcityTV. The two-a-half-minute piece was intended to be the intro of his set at the world finals, but he didn’t get a chance to perform it.
1. The East Flatbush Project ft. DeS – Tried By 12
2. Cronelnegro Acapella
3. TNGHT – Bugg’n
4. Eek-A-Mouse – Anarexol – D-DOTs Remix
5. Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (BaBaBa) – Acapella
6. RL Grime – Core
Former multi-world champion DJ Cross has flipped Skrillex and Rick Ross‘ “Purple Lamborghini,” which is currently number two on DJcity’s Hot Box chart. Cross was the 2012 DMC world champ (Team Category), 2011 IDA world champ (Technical Category), and 2016 Red Bull Thre3style Belgium champ.
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