On Friday, April 5th Hollywood hotspot Lure Nightclub transformed into a full on DJ set and ultimate dance party. Bringing the best DJ’s from around the world and under one roof Red Bull Thre3 Style played host to six of best DJs from across the nation. The five DJs: DJ Scene (Seattle), DJ Phsh (Philadelphia), Trentino (Chicago), Konflikt (Miami), Donnie Dee (Dallas), all battled it out for the U.S. championship title. The title came with a stamp of approval from judges, and world-renowned DJs, Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip and A-Trak. The winner of the National Finals will represent the U.S. and compete in the Red Bull Thre3style World Championship in Toronto, Canada this November.
Throughout the night, these highly skilled DJs battled and gave a great performance in hopes to gain notoriety and express themselves in the party atmosphere. Unlike other DJ battles that are based on more technical aspects, Red Bull Thre3Style had a creative and unique format that seeks to find the DJ that has best perfected the true art of “party rockin’.”
The top five DJs from around the nation fiercely battled to be named the “best on the decks in the U.S.” as more than 1,900 music fans packed the dance floor of Hollywood’s hottest nightclub, LURE. After a night of intense battles, Trentino was crowned victorious, and given the title of the Red Bull Thre3Style National Champion. The Chicago-based DJ will go on to represent the U.S. at the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals in Toronto, Canada from November 4-10, 2013. Rounding out second and third place were DJ Scene and DJ Phsh, respectively.
In addition to all of this excitement Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Mark Ronson kept the crowd dancing with classic hip-hop songs from the 90s and early 2000s. Shortly thereafter A-Trak joined Ronson on the 1’s and 2’s and brought the beats. Hip-hop producer, Just Blaze, made his cameo and dedicated classics to Pharrell for his 40th birthday as well as dedicating the evening to the great DJ AM. Last but certainly not least was DJ Jazzy Jeff, who took the stage and had the crowd hyped as he played hits from Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Biggie, and more.
Sets from competing DJs are archived at http://www.mixcloud.com/redbullthre3style.
Congrats to all the DJs for making it this far in the competition and good luck to Trentino in the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals!