DJ Hamma, the Red Bull Music 3Style France champ, put down a creative performance for DJcityTV during the IX World Finals week. The DJcity France representative delivered an open-format mini mix with scratching and wordplay.
Watch above and stay tuned for more exclusive 3Style videos.
DJcity traveled to the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals in Taiwan in January. While on location, we filmed routines with noteworthy DJs including the 2015 world champion DJ BYTE. In his performance, the Chilean turntablist flips the track “GION” by producer Uki.
Watch above and stay tuned for more exclusive 3Style routines.
In January, we traveled to Taipei, Taiwan to attend the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals IX. The week-long event included five nights of battles, pre- and after-parties, panel discussions, tours of the city and surrounding area, plus more.
Eskei83 at the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals at Omni Nightclub in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan. 26, 2019.
German DJ/producer Eskei83 has been working hard since winning the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals in 2014. The Dresden native has performed around the world and developed his production skills, delivering originals, remixes, and edits on a regular basis. He also helped launched a label, Crispy Crust Records.
In January, Eskei performed a guest set at the 3Style World Finals in Taiwan. The former world champion’s selection included a variety of edits that he produced specifically for the set. He has now made those edits available exclusively to DJcity subscribers and also shared a video of the performance.
Styles Davis and DJ Jazzy Jeff at Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals (Credit: Julian Melanson)
During the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals in Taiwan, DJ Jazzy Jeff sat down with DJcity’s Styles Davis for an in-depth Q&A about DJing. The legendary party rocker discussed a variety of topics, sharing his wisdom throughout the talk.
What 3Style means to him:
“This became my most inspirational week of the year … You don’t ever get chance to spend a week with your peers that you can kinda talk a complete circle about what you do. And you start to realize that after that week was over, you were more excited to play, you had more weapons in your arsenal …”
How the scene has shifted from EDM to hip-hop:
“It’s natural. … If you are fortunate to be around long enough, you realize that everything is in cycles. … Anybody that was around in the ’80s can easily identify that EDM is nothing but [Afrika Bambaataa‘s] “Planet Rock” with a little twist on it. … the Joey Bada$$‘s, the J. Coles, and the Kendrick Lamars, that’s just the rebirth of ’90s hip-hop with a twist on it. …”
If technology is making DJs less important:
“I am never afraid of technology replacing me until technology enables you to look around and see how people are vibing and make adjustments … If you want to keep a job, you have to let your employer know how much you’re needed. You gotta go in that club and play like there’s no f#cking machine that will ever be able to play like this. …”
Watch the convo below and stay tuned for DJcityTV’s mini-documentary about 3Style IX.
This week, DJs from around the world converged on Taiwan for the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals. On Friday, we asked them all to join us at the DJcity Linkup in Taipei for exclusive giveaways and open turntables. The event, which took place at the W Hotel, featured performances from Mojaxx, DJ Delta, and Red Bull Music 3Style world champ, Damianito.
On day two of the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals week, this year’s participants and judges went on a sightseeing tour of Taiwan.
Their first stop was Yehliu Geopark, an area famous for its scenic rock formations. The crew then made their way up to a historic mountain city named Jiufen for food and souvenirs. Jiufen’s downtown area architecture is credited for inspiring the Japanese film Spirited Away.
The last stop of the day was Shifen Old Street, where the crew wrote wishes on lanterns and released them into the sky.
Watch above and stay tuned for more exclusive 3Style coverage.
The Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals have begun in Taipei, Taiwan! To kick things off, the contestants on Monday took part in a drawing to find out who they’ll compete against and when. The judges were also revealed.
Watch the recap above and view the schedule below.
Contestants: Mr. Tone, Ronfa, Hamma, FISA, Nutty, Ride Judges: Puffy, Nina Las Vegas, Grandtheft, Shintaro Date and time: January 23 at 22:00 GMT+8 / 6 a.m. PT Venue: AI
Contestants: REDEF, Lautaro Palenque, Worm, Beats, Mighty Atom, Trapment Judges: Hedspin, Nu-Mark, Craze, BYTE Date and time: January 24 at 22:00 GMT+8 / 6 a.m. PT Venue: Klash
Contestants: Praktyczna Pani, Georgia, ONDRASH, O-One, Turne, FUMMY Judges: Aleqs Notal, Skratch Bastid, Four Color Zack, Damianito Date and time: January 25 at 22:00 GMT+8 / 6 a.m. PT Venue: Franny
Contestants: Ameeth Shah, Morenno, J. Espinosa, Mark Thompson, Doc Trashz, Afro Judges: DinPei, 2¢, ESKEI83, RayRay Date and time: January 26 at 21:00 GMT+8 / 5 a.m. PT Venue: OMNI