Events - 2017 DMC Canadian Battleground - East Coast Scratch Competition

DMC Canada is pleased to announce the The 2017 DMC Canadian Battleground - East Coast Scratch Competition presented by Pioneer DJ.

This exhibition-only event hosted by Starting From Scratch will take place Sunday, March 12th, 2017 alongside the 2017 Canadian DJ Show. Win ultimate bragging rights and some great prizing courtesy of our tour sponsors!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
2017 Canadian DJ Show
Hilton Toronto - Hotel and Conference Centre
145 Richmond Street West (at University)
Toronto, Ontario
DMC Canada
Start Time:

Spectator admission is included with CDJ Show Passes (visit the Tickets page for details).


The deadline for scratch competition registration is Sunday, February 26th, 2017. No extensions will be granted.

Please email to register for the competition.

Up to 8 DJs will each perform a 2-minute scratch only set (rehearsed or freestyle) and our esteemed judges will select the top 3 East Coast Scratchers of 2017.

If more than 8 DJs register, eliminations will be conducted via 2-minute video submission. More details will be provided regarding eliminations when you receive your formalized registration form.

The qualifying 8 DJs will receive a general admission pass to the 2017 Canadian DJ Show. If you are interested in attending the seminars offered at the CDJ Show, please visit the Tickets page to purchase a FULL pass.

Registration will ONLY be accepted via email.


This is a showcase style, scratch only competition. Serato or vinyl may be used at this competition.

This is an exhibition event. The top 3 DJs will claim ultimate bragging rights and prizing but will NOT advance to the Canadian National DMC Championships or the DMC World DJ Competition.


DJs are permitted to use the supplied Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer along with the supplied Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 turntables.

DJs must bring their own laptops, control vinyl, headphones, slipmats and needles etc.

Absolutely no additional equipment may be used in this competition including but not limited to: dicers, samplers, peddles, midi-controllers, mobile phones etc.

More on the DMC DJ Championships:

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.