Baku will host the 2014 edition of the Red Bull Thre3Style World DJ Championship in August 2014, the event’s organizers reported.
The 6-day Championship will bring together the best DJs from more than 20 countries, as well as all national winners of the qualifying stages of the championship, a jury consisting of international DJ stars and special guests, whose names will remain secret until the final.
Previous editions of the Red Bull Thre3Style World DJ Championship were held in Vancouver (2011), Chicago (2012) and Toronto (2013).
The jury of the championship will be presented by well-known international DJs such as DJ Jazzy Jeff and Cosmo Baker from the U.S., Canadian Skratch Bastid. Faamous DJs A-Trak, Dj Qbert, Mix Master Mike, DJ Craze, DJ Shadow , Krafty Kuts, Scratch Perverts, DJ Babu, Shortkut, Pete Rock and others will participate in the event.
Red Bull Thre3style pits the world’s best DJs in a competition that values technical skill as much as the ability to thrill a dance floor. Competitors are judged on the dual platforms of technical ability and crowd reaction, and are given just 15 minutes each to prove that they’re the best in the room. Judges work to a strict criteria that also marks DJs on their originality in song choices, confidence performing and mixing prowess.
Thre3style’s roots lie in Canada, but the idea behind the competition is global: get people dancing, keep the party vibes coming and up your game until you’re the DJ that brings the perfect set.
By Nazrin Gadimova