DMC Canada is set to invade the main stage of the 2016 Canadian DJ Show, Sunday, March 13th. The performances will be headlined by the 2015 DMC World DJ Champion / 2015 DMC World Online DJ Champion, Vekked. He will also be joined by his Frestherhans brethren, Juno Award winning producer / DJ Brace. 2X Canadian National DMC Champion DJ Shub will also take to the stage with a display of his ferocious turntablism skills.
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Established in 1985 by the founder of the Disco Mix Club (DMC), Tony Prince, the DMC World DJ Championships is the longest running, most prestigious global DJ competition. The DMC is often lovingly referred to as the "Olympics of DJs" where contestants step-up in attempts to cement their place in history by advancing through competitions regionally, nationally and later on the world stage. Notable DMC World Champion alumni include the likes of A-Trak (Fools Gold), DJ Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys) and Grand Master Roc Raida.
2015 was a banner year for DMC Canada with DJ Vekked becoming the first DJ ever to capture the DMC World DJ Championship title, the World Online DMC DJ Championship, as well as the DMC World Online Team DJ Championship alongside DJ Brace in the same season.
Brace has had a diverse DJ career that began over 10 years ago and features many highlights as a turntablist, producer and DJ instructor. DJ Brace has won numerous turntablist battles, including the DMC Canadian Championship in 2004, the 2013 Kid Koala Battle, and a Juno award in 2009. In 2005 Brace released a self titled LP entitled Soundbarriers, with legend-prairie rapper Gruf. Brace's music can also be heard on the Fox TV hit Prison Break. read more
Jake "Vekked" Meyer's journey as a DJ began in 2004 in Paisley, Ontario, a village of 1000 people where hip-hop and DJing is virtually non-existent. At the young age of 12 he got into music production, and was later introduced to hip-hop in high school. It was then that he combined his interest in hip-hop with his love of making music and decided to become a DJ. After seeing videos online of DJ Q-bert and Mix Master Mike that solidified his decision to become a turntablist and learn how to scratch. read more
It is told in the creation legend of a DJ called Shub that a great council was held along the muddy banks of the mighty Grand River in which the influences of Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike, A-Trak, and Craze held sway. For one reason or another, that nobody remembers, all of the musical heavyweights from the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga and Tuscarora also joined this council and humbly offered teachings, harmonies, drum patterns, gang vocals, and competition songs to this young man in their own good ways. read more