Today, the world’s biggest global DJ competition, Red Bull Music 3Style, unveils the complete lineup of finalists who will compete at the Red Bull Music 3Style World DJ Championships IX. Set to take place in Taipei from January 23-27, 2019, the competition will bring together 21 of the planet’s most talented turntablists, each of whom have first won the National Championship title in their home countries. All 24 finalists will face-off in Taipei and battle for the ultimate title of 3Style World Champion.
Now in its ninth year, Red Bull Music 3Style celebrates the art of ‘playing with music’ and honors the DJs who push their culture forward. One of the best and most sought-after party experiences in the world, this year’s Championship event is the first time the competition will take place in the cultural hub of Taipei.
During four days of qualifying events, the 24 DJs will each be given 15 minutes to perform an original set showcasing their skills and creativity, complete with Red Bull Music 3Style’s signature twist: DJs must play at least 3 different genres of music during their set. Judging will be based on originality (40%), skill (25%), track selection (20%) and crowd reaction (15%). The top four qualifying finalists will then battle it out for the World Champion title on Sunday, January 27.
A truly epic, week-long event, the Red Bull Music 3Style World DJ Championships IX will also feature daily DJ workshops with the judges, as well as dinner sets from past champions each evening and a 3Style shop on the 10th floor lobby – all within the W Hotel Taipei, the acting home base for the duration of the competition.
Returning to judge this year’s World Finals are turntable veterans DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skratch Bastid, DJ Craze, Nina Las Vegas, and DJ Nu-Mark. Special guests to attend throughout the competition include Grandtheft, as well as past 3Style champions Shintaro, DJ Byte, Four Color Zack and more.
Representing the US is two-time national champion, J. Espinosa. The only 3Style competitor to win in the US twice, Espinosa is the official DJ for the Oakland Raiders as well as Bay Area radio station, 99.7NOW. The remainder of this year’s Red Bull 3Style World Finalists include:
Doc Trashz, Italy
ONDRASH, Czech Republic
Praktyczna Pani, Poland
Mighty Atom, United Kingdom
Lautaro Palenque, Argentina
Ameeth Shah, South Africa
DJ Beats, Lebanon
DJ Worm, Russia
Mr. Tone, Germany
Mark Thompson, Philippines
Redef, South Korea
DJ Afro, Taiwan
Plus, 3 Wild Card participants:
RED BULL 3STYLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IX
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Qualifying Rounds: Event Begins at 11:30 PM
- Wednesday, January 23 – Qualifier 1: AI Nightclub Taipei (No. 12, Songshou Road, Xinyi District)
- Thursday, January 24 – Qualifier 2: KLASH Taipei (No. 22 Songshou Road, Xinyi District)
- Friday, January 25 – Qualifier 3: Franny Club (No. 18, Songshou Road, Xinyi District)
- Saturday, January 26 – Qualifier 4: Omni Taipei (No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhong Xiao East Road)
Grand Finale: Event Begins at 6:00 PM
- Sunday, January 27 – Grand Finale: W Taipei (No. 10, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District)
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