2013 DMC Atlanta Regional DJ Battle Results from DMC USA’s Christie Z-Pabon
presented by Rane in association with DRES tha Beatnik at World Famous Mic Club
March 26th, 2013
Photos of 2013 DMC Atlanta the the The WORLD FAMOUS MIC CLUB courtesy of Watkins Sr Antoine
Be sure to check out World Famous Mic Club – every Tuesday in Atlanta GA! https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldFamousMicClub/?fref=ts
Peace all! I apologize to not have posted this review sooner, I’ve had a bad cold ever since battle season began and traveling only seemed to make it worse.
It was DMC’s first year back, in what some say to have been 13 years, and it was World Famous Mic Club’s first night back – at it’s new hot spot Excess Lounge. They have good lemon pepper wings there – so go there every Tuesday for Atlanta’s top freestyle MCs at World Famous Mic Club and eat some wings!
Not only did we have legendary MC & producer: Diamond D in the house, we had Kool DJ Red Alert partyrocking a killer set (showing these young timers how it’s done! Also seen on the scene was Bronx legend Dr. Duss, DJ Nabs, Cut Creator, DJ Hurricane and Grandmaster Dee from Whodini! So many of our friends have moved to ATL – we don’t even need to import anyone to partyrock or showcase – they are all there already!! Elsewhere in Atlanta, while we were having a nice peaceful time celebrating Hip Hop culture, Gucci Man was smashing a champagne bottle over a fans head…. True story – google it.
DJs who battled in the eliminations, each performing a 2 minute showcase included
DJ Jeff C: Irondale AL
DJ Butterphingerz: Marietta GA
Deejay BeatNoc’: Marietta GA
DJ Aquaria: Atlanta GA
DJRJ: Stockbridge GA
DJ Ease: Rochester NY
DJ TeeOh: Winder GA
DJ Logic: Atlanta GA
The Beat Molester: Seattle WA
Our prestigious panel of judges included Diamond D (DITC), DJ Jaycee (who DJs for Ludacris but also battled in DMC) and DJ Presyce!! DJ Klever moved to LA and DJ Lord was out of town touring with Public Enemy so he couldn’t judge.
Our host was Dres the Beatnik – he was excellent and had great energy. When there was a lull in the battle, for example when we had to switch mixers, he invited 2 MC volunteers to go round for round freestyling. I am not usually the biggest MC fan BUT this was definitely entertaining and reminded me that there are so many talented MCs out there not getting their shine like they should. It is excellent that Dres has made a space for them at his weekly event!!
Judges scores from the elimination round, with 1st place receiving 6 points down to 6th place receiving 1 point, are as follows:
1st DJ Ease: 6 + 6 + 5 = 17
2nd The Beat Molester: 4 + 5 + 6 = 15
3rd: DJ Aquaria: 3 + 4 + 3 = 10
4th: DJ Butterphingerz: 5 + 2 = 7
5th: DJ Jeff C: 3 + 4
6th: DJ Logic: 1 + 2 + 1 = 4
7th: DJ TeeOh: 2 + 1 = 3
The top 6 advanced to the 2013 DMC Atlanta Regional DJ Battle Finals, with each performing a 6 minute showcase style set.
After the finals, judges were unanimous that DJ Ease won (1st place receives 3 points. 2nd place gets 2 points and 3rd place gets 1 point.
1st place: DJ Ease: 3 + 3 + 3 = 9
2nd place: The Beat Molester: 2 + 2 + 1 = 5
3rd: place: DJ Butterphingerz: 2
4th place: DJ Aquaria and Jeff C tied with 1 point each
DJ Ease won the grand prize: a Rane Sixty One Mixer plus Shure SRH550DJ Headphones from, Custom DMC branded headshells from Smokin Shells, prize packages from 12inchSkinz and Elite Philosophy and round trip flight & hotel accommodations to battle in the 2013 DMC US Finals in NYC on Aug. 3 @ Stage 48 NYC!
2nd: The Beat Molester won the Shure Record Bag, Custom DMC branded headshells from Smokin Shells and a prize package from Elite Philosophy.
3rd place: DJ Butterphingerz won the Shure Reverb Tshirt plus custom DMC branded headshells from Smokin Shells and a prize package from Elite Philosophy.
Special thanks to Dres tha Beatnik for bringing DMC Atlanta back to Atlanta! We hope this will be the 1st of many DMC ATL DJ Battles!!! Thanks to my friend Yvette for helping me double check the judges score sheets.
Next up we have:
DMC Online DJ Championships are in full effect: www.dmcdjonline.com
April 4: DMC Seattle @ Trinity Nightclub 111 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104
April 6: DMC Hartford @ @ Trinity College @ Mather Hall, 2nd Fl 300 Summit St. Hartford CT
April 13: DMC San Antonio @ Fitzgerald’s 437 McCarty Rd #101 San Antonio TX 78216
April 19: DMC New Orleans @ Hangar 13 at1511 S Rendon St. New Orleans LA 70125
April 20: DMC Phoenix @ Monarch Theatre 122 E. Washington St. Phoenix AZ 85004
April 26: DMC Nashville @ Anthem 125 12th Avenue North Nashville TN 37203
April 27: DMC LA + DMC USA Teams @ Mojito Lounge 245 Pine Ave Ste 290 Long Beach CA
April 28: DMC San Francisco @ Neck of the Woods 406 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94118
May 3: DMC NYC + US Supremacy @ Stage 48 605 W 48th St @ 11th New York City 10036
May 10: DMC Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall 1115 U St, NW Washington DC 20009
Aug. 3: DMC US Finals @ Stage 48 605 W 48th St @ 11th New York City 10036
Aug. 4: 2013 Grand Master Roc Raida Memorial Gong DJ Battle @ Stage 48 605 W 48th St NYC
(not a DMC battle but we support and do everything we can to help!)
more to be announced!
OFFICIAL DMC World Youtube Channels
Classic 6 min. battles: http://www.youtube.com/dmcworlddjfinal
Supremacy aka Head to Head: http://www.youtube.com/dmcdjbattle
Classic 3 min. eliminations: http://www.youtube.com/dmcdjelims
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