DMC was founded in 1983 and is the largest DJ organisation in the world. DMC have hosted the prestigious DMC World DJ Championships since 1985 - an event known for discovering some of the world's most talented DJs such as DJ Q-Bert, DJ Craze and A-Trak who went on to become DJ Legends. DMC are offering aspiring and professional DJs the life changing opportunity to participate in the Online DJ Championship where one winner will be eligible to compete at the DMC World Finals in London in 2012 which includes travel and accommodation.
Between February 2012 and August 2012, there will be three heats where DJs will submit a two-minute video showcasing their mixing skills (using any equipment) for the chance to be selected by DMC as one of the finalists of the three rounds. From thereon, 30 finalists (seven DJs per round, as selected by DMC and the three highest voted DJs per round) will proceed to the grand final, a round where they will be required to submit a six-minute video demonstrating their skills and ability. The DMC World Champions will be on the judging panel throughout the three rounds and the final to decide the supreme champion.
One winner will be invited to attend the DMC World Finals in London in September/October 2012, with the option to compete live for the ultimate DJ title, or to join the world's National DJ Champions as a VIP guest (World Final equipment rules apply). Travel and accommodation for three nights in London will be provided.
The winner will receive $3000 in addition to the following:
- Rane Sixty Two mixer valued at $3,009
- Pioneer DJM-T1 valued at $2,013
- Denon HP500s Headphones valued at $134.50
- Denon HC1000s (USB controller) valued at $196
- Two DJ Tech Professional Turntable SL1300 MK6 valued at $897
- Traktor Scratch Pro 2 valued at $760
- Traktor Kontrol X1, valued at $268
- Traktor Kontrol F1 (release date: May 30, 2012), valued at $315
- Native Instruments 'Maschine', valued at $760
The runner-up from the Final Round (as selected by DMC) will receive a Rane Sixty One mixer valued at $2,058, a Pioneer CDJ 900, Denon HP500s Headphones valued at $133 and a Denon HC1000s (USB controller), valued at $196.
Participants may submit their video submission using a YouTube, Vimeo or MUZU URL. All participants who upload their video via MUZU will have their submissions featured on MUZU.tv and on MUZU's Facebook page.
The highest voted DJs from Rounds 1, 2 and 3 will receive the following:
First highest voted DJ: A Serato SL4 valued at $1,107, a DJ Tech Scratch Mixer DJM-303 valued at $579 and a pair of DJ Tech EDJ 500 Headphones valued at $91 each. In addition, the DJ will receive a Pioneer DJM-850 valued at $2,045 and a Traktor Scratch Pro 2/w X1 Controller valued at $1,020.
Third highest voted DJ: A Pioneer HDJ-1000-G valued at $204.
Fourth highest voted DJ: one pair each of DJ Tech EDJ 500 Headphones
valued at $91 each.
The highest voted DJ from the Final Round (of the 30 finalists) will receive two Denon SC3900’s valued at $3,004.
The second highest voted DJ from the Final Round (of the 30 finalists) will receive a Tracktor Scratch Pro 2/w X1 Controller valued at $1,020.
Submissions: February 22, 2012 - March 19, 2012
Voting: March 20, 2012 10am PST- March 26, 2012 10am PST
Finalists announced: April 10, 2012
Submissions: April 10, 2012 - May 7, 2012
Voting: May 8, 2012 10am PST- May 14, 2012 10am PST
Finalists announced: May 29, 2012
Submissions: May 29, 2012 - June 25, 2012
Voting: June 26, 2012 10am PST- July 2, 2012 10am PST
Finalists announced: July 17, 2012
Click 'Get Started' to review the guidelines and submit your work.
DMC will choose the winners from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.