Canadian DJs Competing in 2020 Online-Only DMC World DJ Championships

The DMC World DJ Championships, which has happened annually since 1985, is shifting to a fully-online format via video submission because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here in Canada, under normal circumstances, DMC Canada would currently be having a number of DJ battles across the country with DJs competing to advance to the National Championships in hopes of progressing to the DMC World Championships. Instead, Canadian DJs are currently crafting their best four-minute set in the style of turntablism to meet the upload deadline of Oct. 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.  After the judges tabulate their scores the results will be announced on Oct. 27th.  The 2020 Technics Canadian National DMC Champion will then move on to the next round to represent Canada on the world stage.  It will culminate on Nov. 25, 2020 when the new DMC World Champion will be announced. All DJs who submit their set to will have their video made available for viewing on this new improved platform.

“Everyone in the DMC World organization is happy to provide DJs across the globe with an outlet to express their creativity during these unprecedented times. We look forward to crowning our 2020 Technics Canadian National DMC Champion!  Stay safe!" adds DMC Canada President Amir Handan.

Canada will also be facilitating two additional categories following the DMC World DJ Championships.  These include the Canadian National DMC Scratch Battle and the Supremacy Category, which features a head-to-head knock style bracket.

Canada is always regarded as one of the strongest nations at the DMC Championships, producing three DMC World Champions, including DJ A-Trak (1997), DJ Dopey (2003) and DJ Vekked (2015).  In 2016, DJ Brace of Montreal also captured the DMC World Online Championship.

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The DMC DJ Competition was established in 1985 by Tony Prince (UK), and it is the longest running and most prestigious global DJ Championship.  The DMC World Championship title remains one of the most sought-after accolades for any aspiring DJ. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of the DMC DJ Competition as an international event.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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