By RACHAEL FREY
Ready… set… scratch! Eight of Calgary’s top DJs put their best mix forward at the 2013 Red Bull Thre3style regional qualifiers on September 14. The winner will battle it out at the competition’s Canadian final on October 6 to determine who will represent Canada in November at the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Toronto—the world’ s largest DJ competition.
Of 50 contenders, finalists C-Sik, Flexxx, Heebz, Ivan Rankic, Jimmi Riggz, Kato, Reece and Roy LT were chosen by competition judges on the strength of original mix compositions that drew inspiration from a wide range of musical styles.
The DJs will spin head-to-head at the Hifi Club for the regional qualifiers, each being allotted just 15 minutes to wow the crowd and the judges with a set that incorporates at least three musical genres. Past world champs 4 Color Zack and Hedspin will also perform.
Tickets for the September 14 qualifier are $10 and can be purchased online.