The 2015 #3style Philippine National Champion is DJ Carlo Atendido!
Also placing 2nd/3rd respectively is DJ Nikita del Rosario & DJ Miguel (Miggy De Borja)!
Red Bull Thre3Style is back in The Philippines! This year, one Filipino DJ will be given the chance to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan this September....and the lucky guy is once again DJ Carlo who was also last year's Philippine champion, and placed third at the world finals too.
Will he be able to win first place this time? Hopefully he learned a lot about what clicks among the audience outside of the Philippines so he probably has a great chance of winning the top place in September. Good luck in Tokyo, DJ Carlo!
Eighteen DJs pitted against each other in three qualifying rounds held in Manila, Cebu and Pampanga. Of the eighteen, the top two DJs from each qualifier advanced to the grand Finals. That's six DJs who competed against each other at Valkyrie club t Bonifacio Global City (BGC) last June 27, 2015.
Judging the events were 2013/2014 World Finals Judge DJ Shortkut and Tokyo's VDJ Ta-Shi (known as the “Godfather of Japanese Hip-Hop" ) who based their decisions on the following criteria: originality of track selection, mixing creativity, technicality of mixing, stage presence, and crowd response.
The judges - DJ Ta-Shi and DJ Shortkut
The Six Philippine National Finalists
A day before the grand finals, Red Bull organized a press conference held at Vu's Bar of Marco Polo Hotel where we met all six finalists and the two judges.
There was also a brief moment when the DJs showed us how good they are in the art. Both judges impressed us with their craft. Too bad DJ Shortkut had to go earlier because he had to catch a 7 pm flight. DJ Ta-Shi was cool and composed, as wellas the other DJ finalists of which most were just too young to be doing this crazy shitload of fun.
Interview with DJ Miguel and DJ Franco
We were fortunate enough to interview DJ Franco and DJ Miguel (who won 3rd place) before the presscon started. You wouldn't believe how passionate these two are. One is already doing part-time as a DJ in a few clubs, and one has not even reached 18 yet and still studying. But you should just watch the video instead. I didn't have time to edit it so enjoy the bloopers if there are some.
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