Published Jan 01, 2006The 2003 DMC Canadian DJ Championships are well underway, with four regional elimination rounds already completed. The entire process started off on March 28 at the Marquee Club in Halifax, with defending champion Skratch Bastid, of the 1200 Hobos, once again placing first while donning a mullet wig and rocking the guitar licks for part of his set. He's expected to be the one to beat this year. In Victoria, BC Wundrkut of the Munkee Massv claimed first place, while Versatile took top honours at the London, ON round and Thunder Bay's regional competition was topped by Buddhakutz. Upcoming eliminations will be taking place from May 9 through June 7 in Moncton, Edmonton, Regina, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Hamilton. All first place winners will compete in the finals on July 19 at Club Medley in Montreal, where last year's champion DJ Dopey will defend his title. The Canadian winner will then move on to the World Finals in London, England on September 13 and 14.
In addition, this summer will find Exclaim! and Puma teaming up to present the DMC Canada DJ Team Battle and the DMC Canada Battle for Canadian Supremacy in Toronto. The Team Battle involves teams of two to four DJs performing six-minute sets judged on team co-ordination, technical skills and tricks, creation of breakbeats, running mixes, originality and entertainment value. The 2003 Battle for Canadian Supremacy, on the other hand, will be conducted in the tradition of the old school style head to head battles in which two DJs pair off and battle each other for two rounds of 90 seconds each and will take the form of elimination head-to-head battles with only one DJ progressing through to the next round. Check www.dmccanada.com for more details.