With just over a week to go, Canadian turntablists are eagerly preparing their 2-minute Elimination Round entries for the 2022 Canadian National DMC DJ Championships presented by Pioneer DJ Canada.
As with many other staple events, the coveted DMC World DJ Championships suspended live events for the first time in history since their inception in 1985 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep the competition going, the decision was made to take the event online via video submission.
In 2021, new sub-categories such as the “Scratch,” “Foundation,” “Beat Juggling” and “All Vinyl” were also added to evolve the competition on a more global scale.
DMC Canada’s National Director Amir Handan commented on the evolution of the competition: “Despite the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on all events, we’re happy that we have been able to host them online with some exciting new twists. But, make no mistake, we are all hoping that we can return to live competition for 2023. There is nothing like the energy of a DJ Battle with a live audience!”
The 2022 Canadian National DMC DJ Championships will host the traditional “Showcase” category (or what is usually considered the main Event at the DMCs). As in the past, during the Elimination Round round, Canadian DJs are competing to represent Canada at the DMC World DJ Championships.
The Grand Prize for the 2022 Canadian DMC DJ Championships—which is open to Canadian DJs of all ages—also includes a Pioneer DJM-S5 Battle Mixer.
The deadline for Elimination Round entries is Thursday, July 21 no later than 6:59 a.m. ET via DMCDJChamps.com. On Friday, August 5, the Top 10 entrants will be notified that they have earned a spot in the Canadian National DMC Championships. They will then be given until Monday, August 15 to submit their full four-minute routine. On Saturday, September 10, the 2022 Canadian National DMC DJ Champion will be announced and will the move on to represent Canada at the 2022 DMC World Championships.
The DMC World DJ Competition is the longest running, most prestigious DJ Competition in the world. Many of the most notorious DJs across the globe have competed in the DMCs. The Canadian DMC World Champion alumni list includes the likes of A-Trak, DJ Dopey, DJ Vekked, and DJ Brace.
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