Needle To The Record Announces Competing DJs at the A3C Hip Hop Festival
September 15, 2012
Atlanta, GA – (September 13) Needle To The Record DJ Competition (N2TR) announces this year’s competing DJs for the 2012 A3C Hip Hop Festival, on Friday, October 12, at 11PM, in the Pro-Audio and Technology Experience Stage at The Masquerade.
DJ Azul [Urban Legends DJs/Connections DJs, Georgia]
DJ Logic [Georgia]
DJ Popkorn [New York]
DJ Aquaria [Allyantz DJs, Georgia]
DJ FlipFlop [CunninLynguists, Oregon]
Boi Jeanius [The Jetzons, Illinois]
DJ Razah [Fader Gang DJs, Georgia]
DJ Cysko Rokwel [Crunk Bros., Colorado]
N2TR is a VINYL ONLY competition. DJs battle head-to-head, in a one-time, five-minute performance. Each DJ is judged based on technique, originality, musical composition, crowd response and stage presence. This year’s special guest judges include the legendary Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Teddy Tedd of the Awesome Two; and three-time Scribble Jam Champion DJ Presyce.
DJs are competing for a grand prize package of $500 cash, DJ equipment from Traktor and Native Instruments, gift card from Sam Ash, a FLüD watch, shirts from Live Individuals, and much more.
Needle To The Record is supported generously by Lord Yatta Inc., A.B.C. Publicity, Digiwaxx, FLüD Watches and Live Individuals.
“We are honored this year to have such legendary DJs as guest judges, and I’m looking forward to see how this group of skilled battle DJs will fare on the turntables,” says the event’s producer Kimberly Stewart of Absolutely Divine Events.
N2TR is hosted by Ms. Dia of 89.3FM’s “The Show,” and will feature music by DJ Ghost [5Star Generals] and Cha Cha Jones, as well as a special performance by last year’s N2TR winner, DJ King James, and a showcase by DMC Champion DJ Shiftee, brought to you by Traktor.
For additional information about Needle To The Record DJ Competition, DJ participation, and sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow @warriormamma on Twitter. For details regarding the A3C Hip Hop Festival, visit www.a3cfestival.com and http://www.a3cfestival.com/pro_audio_page/oct-12-needle-to-the-record-n2tr
ABOUT NEEDLE TO THE RECORD DJ COMPETITION: Needle To The Record DJ Competition (N2TR) celebrates the prolific history of turntablism by taking us to its roots: vinyl only, head-to-head competition. This event features talented DJs, exposing audiences to the cutting edge of DJ artistry. There is something to learn and observe for seasoned hip-hop enthusiasts, new hip-hop heads, cultural admirers and imitators.
Needle To The Record kicked off its first competition on July 8, 2006, at Club Vinyl in Atlanta, Georgia. The competition made its debut during the A3C Hip Hop Festival in 2010. Over the years, special guest judges included: DJ Lord (Public Enemy), DJ Klever, DJ Machete X; DJ Shiftee (2009 DMC World DJ Finals Champion), DJ Scratch (EPMD) and DJ Rob Swift (formerly of the X-Men/ X-ecutioners); DJ Applejac (Sounds of Mecca Entertainment); DJ Jaycee (Ludacris; The Aphilliates), and the inventor of scratching, the legendary GrandWizzard Theodore (the Fantastic Five). Needle To The Record DJ Competition is produced by Kimberly Stewart of Absolutely Divine Events.
ABOUT THE A3C: The A3C Hip Hop Festival, going into its eighth year, is a 2-day, 3-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA. A3C has not only become the largest Hip Hop festival in the southeastern United States, but is the premier gathering place for MCs, DJs and producers that create Hip Hop music as well as participants and fans of the culture. In addition to more than 200 live performances and showcases, the A3C Hip Hop Festival features turntable, producer, emcee and break dance competitions as well as educational and community programming including panel discussions and workshops.
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