Red Bull Thre3Style is a DJ contest that promises to be a night of dance-floor mayhem. The participants have to play a selection of at least three genres or styles of music in 15 minutes. It doesn't matter what genres of music are chosen so long as the DJ can make them work together. The participating DJs are judged on their track-selection, technical skills, creativity and most importantly their ability to bring the house down. It doesn't matter if they know all the DJing tricks and techniques in the book, if they can’t get the feet on the dancefloor and hands in the air, they don’t stand a chance of winning a Red Bull Thre3Style contest. All participants are judged by a panel of professional party starting DJs with much experience in the industry.
The original concept of Red Bull Thre3Style began three years ago as a Tuesday night experiment at a small club. With a steady supply of Red Bull, the concept found its wings in 2007 and became a fully-fledged DJ battle. The event had a regional focus and took place in six cities across Canada.
In 2008 Red Bull Thre3Style exploded with ten regional qualifiers throughout Canada. Local contests took place in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Victoria.
Red Bull ThreStyle 2009 raised the temperature like a club with no air-con. The finals took place at CiRCA in Toronto and it was Halifax's DJ Cosmo, an old-school meets new-school alchemist, who clinched the title. He was followed in second place by DJ Mensa from Toronto and in third place by DJ P-LUV from Vancouver. The judging was handled by an all-star cast of some of Canada's finest masters of the one's and two's including A-Trak, Neil Armstrong, Team Canada, Mat The Alien and Jokers of the Scene.
The Confirmed Dates for 2011
February 19, 2011 - Dallas, TX
February 24, 2011 - San Francisco, CA
February 26, 2011 - Oklahoma City, OK
April 7, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ
April 7, 2011 - Pittsburgh, PA
April 7, 2011 - Boulder, CO
April 16, 2011 - San Antonio, TX
April 21, 2011 - Houston, TX
April 22, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY
April 28, 2011 - Chicago, IL
April 28, 2011 - Boston, MA
April 30, 2011 - New Orleans, LA
May 3, 2011 - Washington, DC
May 20, 2011 - Dallas, TX (Regional Qualifier)
June 9, 2011 - St. Louis, MO
July 6, 2011 - Miami, FL
July 14, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA
July 14, 2011 - Charlotte, NC
August 10, 2011 - Atlanta, GA
November 10, 2011 - Las Vegas, NV (National Final)