Scratch 22 is Crowned NZ's Best Party Rocker
Red Bull Thre3Style National Final - Scratch 22 is Crowned NZ's Best Party Rocker.
22nd November 2010
-For Immediate Release-
The national Red Bull Thre3Style finals reached high temperatures on Saturday night. 800 party goers crammed into ‘The Studio’ to witness New Zealand’s finest DJ’s face off in a bid to get the sea of people moving to their tunes.
Combining the Auckland regional’s and National finals into one night, saw the crowd in for the long haul. The DJ’s had their work cut out for them to get the crowd bouncing, but once they brought the goods, the ignition in the masses was obvious. The crowd would surge forward and cheer them on making it clear to the judges who knew exactly how to rock the party.
After 4 hours of party starting beats the Auckland Regional winner, Scratch 22, was also crowned New Zealand’s top party rocker DJ after narrowly beating out the Wellington finalist, Alphabethead.
Scratch 22 got his start in DJ’ing when he heard DJ Premier play when has was 13 and went home that night and “destroyed Dads turntables”.
“It’s about time NZ had a Thre3Style, it’s finally a competition that is indicative of an actual working DJ’s life, but I still can’t believe I won it. I’m scared of flying though, so not sure how that is going to work out!”
Scratch 22 will have to get over his fears and board the plane to visit Paris for the first time and represent New Zealand at the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals on December 9th and hopefully bring a world title and massive bragging rights back home.
Following Scratch 22’s announcement as New Zealand’s first Thre3Style champion, the crowd was treated to the musical delights of Canada’s Skratch Bastid till the wee hours.
Red Bull Thre3Style is an international event series where New Zealand’s finalist will compete against the winners from twelve countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, France, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and the United Kingdom.
Red Bull Thre3Style is an innovative concept that gives highly skilled DJs a platform to battle, perform, gain notoriety and express themselves in a party atmosphere. Eight DJs fight for the crowd’s favor, each with a 15 minute set that MUST contain at least three different musical genres (with no mixing programs allowed). A panel of music industry judges selects the winners based on track selection, creativity, mixing skills, stage presence and crowd reaction.