Beat Refinery to Host DMC World DJ Championships Regional DJ Battle Event
DMC DJ Regional Championships Annual Event Will be Held April 15th, 6-10 pm at the U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC
Bethesda, MD—Chris Stiles (DJ Stylus) and Brian Sadiarin, (DJ Geometrix) directors of B2R’s DJ school, Beat Refinery, are pleased to announce that Beat Refinery is one of the hosts of the prestigious DMC regional World Champion event to be held on April 15th from 6-10 pm at the U Street Music Hall, 1115 U Street, NW in Washington DC. Winners of the regional contest will move on to the National DJ Battle which takes place June 11th in New York City. The winner of the USA finals will compete in the World Championship event in London in September, 2011.
“It is a great honor to be co-hosting this amazing event in our first year of business,” said Stiles. “We know our students will kick up some dust and perform well at the battle, but we are also eager to meet students from around the country. We’re also proud that two of our instructors, DJ AS-1 and DJ I-Dee are DMC Champions.” The DMC DJ Championship started at DMC’s first DJ Convention in London in 1985. A young Londoner called Roger Johnson won the first event which wasn’t recorded and hardly featured a scratch! The venue was The Hippodrome and at the time was London’s premier and largest club.
It took America’s DJ Cheese in 1986 to bring the best out of the turntables by scratching his way to DMC’s first ever World Title. An unhappy runner-up, Holland’s Orlando Voorn grabbed the mic from the events MC and founder Tony Prince and bellowed the immortal word’s “What is this, a Mixing Competition or a Scratching Competition?”
And the rest is history! To learn more about the DMC championships and the organization, visit www.dmcdjchamps.com/history.asp.
The events of the championships are part of the 3rd annual International Soul Society Festival held in DC from April 10-17th 2011. For more information on the festival, visit www.internationalsoulsociety.com.
Co-hosting this event with Beat Refinery is Urban Artistry, with info at www.urbanartistry.org.
For more information on programs and registration visit www.beatrefinery.com.
About Beat RefineryDedicated to teaching all facets of being a DJ by combining traditional methods alongside the ever changing technology, the Beat Refinery is committed to developing the next great superstar DJ’s. The Beat Refinery focuses on an in depth study and philosophy of music that until just recently would have taken years to achieve. Beat Refinery offers classes from turntabalism, to electronic music production and recording technologies and has levels for those wanting to become professionals to those who want to just mix party music for friends. Students begin with the basics and move from set up and controls to scratch techniques to advanced Serato and music theory. They learn production and editing techniques as well as the basics of choosing and organizing music for gigs. The program is for students of all ages who have a passion for music and want to make the DJ platform their instrument. DJs coming in with more experience can hone their skills with state of the art playing and recording equipment and try out new techniques and musical styles.
About Bach to RockBach to Rock is a music education program for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. The B2R system is based on the belief that learning music is fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Weekly ensemble instruction and jam sessions lead to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R’s professional recording studios. B2R builds technique, fosters teamwork and enhances self esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performance. Schools are located in Bethesda, Maryland, Gaithersburg, Maryland, McLean, Virginia, Herndon, Virginia, South Riding, Virginia, and Lansdowne, Virginia. For more information visit www.b2rmusic.com or call 1.877.B2R.8558 (1.877.227.8558).