On June 21st, music fans gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the chance to witness the national finals of energy drink company Red Bull‘s annual Thre3style competition.
The official press release describes the event as follows:
As one of the top U.S. destinations, Orlando proved to be a perfect location to showcase the cross-country talent that hit the stage at Red Bull Thre3Style National Finals. The three-day event began with semi-qualifiers held the first two nights to determine the final six to play for a chance for the championship title. The 10 competing DJs for the semis represented their region with pride; they include the following, listed with the regional qualifying city won: DJ SKU (Kansas City, MO); Four Color Zack (San Francisco); DJ LayZBoy K (Boston); Mike 2600 (Chicago); DJ Dynamix (Los Angeles); DJ Ginsu (Columbus), DJ KU (Charlotte, NC); Abe the Assassin (Austin, TX); Spinser Tracy (Washington, D.C.) and local wild card DJ Rincon (Orlando, FL). Tasked with the innovative Red Bull Thre3Style format, each performed a 15-minute set that included at least three different musical genres. The judges, who included Jermaine Dupri (Producer / DJ), Big Once (2011 Red Bull Thre3Style U.S. Champion), M-Squared (2010 Red Bull Thre3Style U.S. Champion), Angel Riviera (Host of SBK Show), and Shelly Flash (Blogger and Founder of EventJunkies.net), had the challenging task of selecting the winner based on track selection, creativity, mixing skills, stage presence and crowd reaction.
When all was said and done, Seattle-based DJ Four Color Zack emerged victorious and will be heading to Chicago in September to represent the US in the international battle.
You can check out Zack’s regional qualifier mix from Red Bull Thre3Style San Francisco at www.mixcloud.com/
For more on Red Bull Thre3style, visit RedBull.com!