In its monumental 10th year, the Red Bull 3Style DJ World Championship is taking place in Moscow, Russia, with the national competition for the Lebanese DJ who will represent Lebanon taking place this week in Beirut for the third year, at B018 in Karantina.
On February 5th, six Lebanese DJs will be competing in the ultimate battle of the turntables for a chance to advance to the finals of the 2020 3Style World DJ Championships.
The winner of the national competition will represent Lebanon and the Middle East amongst 19 other competing DJs.
As part of the competition, candidates from numerous countries presented a 5-minute online video submission.
Six DJs from Lebanon were selected based on the quality of their performance and an evaluation of their body of work. The coming event at B018 in Karantina will see them competing for the final national place.
Based in Beirut, DnK has been DJing for 10 years now. He specializes in hip-hop and this is his second time participating in the Red Bull World competition.
Formerly known as DJ Rawad N, Edrien started his career in 2010 at the age of 14 and went on to change his stage name to Edrien in 2017.
He is the resident DJ at one of the leading clubs in Qatar: Oxygene Club Doha. He is also a producer/DJ that specializes in Hip-Hop and R&B.
#3 DJ OH J!
He introduced himself by saying, “I MAKE JOKES, MEMES, AND PUNS, IDK WHY I GOT IN 3STYLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. But yes, I really am a DJ.”
He previously competed in 2017 as one of the youngest DJs ever. He’s been DJing for 7 years and specializes in House music.
#4 DJ Pierre G
Pierre started his career in 1996 by collecting vinyl and practicing mixing techniques on turntables. He has played all musical styles from pop to dance music, but he specializes in House music.
#5 DJ Pink JC
Pink JC is the first-ever female DJ to participate in the Red Bull World competition. She began playing the guitar and piano at the age of 9. She launched her career as a producer and sound designer 5 years ago and became a DJ last year.
#6 DJ Zayn
Starting out by downloading a DJ app on his laptop when he was 7 years old, DJ Zayn is the youngest participant in this competition.
He introduced himself by saying, “Music has been a huge part of my life. I was the kid that always wanted to connect to the AUX, the guy that introduced his friends to new music, and for a 12-year-old to learn that he can actually play and control the music, I was intrigued.”
The competing DJs are tasked with mixing at least 3 musical genres over the course of 15 minutes.
A panel of international judges will be judging their performances: DJ Byte from Chile, DJ Beats (2x National Champion) from Lebanon, Hedspin from Toronto, Aleqs Notal from France, and finally maDJam from Lebanon.
The night would be hosted by Chyno, a huge pioneer in the Lebanese hip-hop scene. Rami O will be setting the mood before the competition starts with a unique old school selection.
Throughout the course of their performance, the DJs will be judged on stage based on their ability to impress the judges and get the crowd to move their feet.
Their score will be determined by their performance in four categories: Originality, Skills, Music Selection, and Crowd Response.
Created in 2010, the Red Bell 3Style World DJ Championships is the largest global DJing competition. It was created to promote and celebrate the culture of DJing.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are priced 20,000LL each with one free drink. The competition is run in partnership with Reebok, DJ Lab Lebanon, Pioneer DJ, and Rekordbox.
After the competition ends, the 5 international judges will bring on the after-party by exploring a variety of genres from Reggaeton to House Music. So, you might want to stick around if you plan to attend! Check the event out here.