TAIPEI (The China Post) – The world’s biggest global DJ competition, Red Bull Music 3Style, unveils the complete lineup of finalists who will compete at the Red Bull Music 3Style World DJ Championships IX. Set to take place in Taipei from January 23-27, 2019, the competition will bring together 24 of the planet’s most talented turntablists, each of whom have first won the National Championship title in their home countries. All 24 finalists will face-off in Taipei and battle for the ultimate title of 3Style World Champion.

Now in its ninth year, Red Bull Music 3Style celebrates the art of ‘playing with music’ and honors the DJs who push their culture forward. One of the best and most sought-after party experiences in the world, this year’s Championship event is the first time the competition will take place in the cultural hub of Taipei.

During four days of qualifying events, the 24 DJs will each be given 15 minutes to perform an original set showcasing their skills and creativity, complete with Red Bull Music 3Style’s signature twist: DJs must play at least 3 different genres of music during their set. Judging will be based on originality (40%), skill (25%), track selection (20%) and crowd reaction (15%). The top four qualifying finalists will then battle it out for the World Champion title on Sunday, January 27 at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

A truly epic, week-long event, the Red Bull Music 3Style World DJ Championships IX will also feature daily DJ workshops with the judges, as well as dinner sets from past champions each evening and a 3Style shop on the 10th floor lobby – all within the W Hotel Taipei, the acting home base for the duration of the competition.

Returning to judge this year’s World Finals are turntable veterans DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skratch Bastid, DJ Craze, Nina Las Vegas, and DJ Nu-Mark. Special guests to attend throughout the competition include Grandtheft, as well as past 3Style champions Shintaro, DJ Byte, Four Color Zack and more.

Representing Taiwan is the national champion, DJ Afro. Afro’s signature type of genre is Hip Hop and is known as touring DJ of MJ116 – the biggest Hip-Hop group in Taiwan. With his showmanship and mature skills in beat juggling and scratching skills Afro hopes that he could successfully take the world champion title of Red Bull Music 3Style World Final in his hometown.

The qualifiers will be held respectively at AI Nightclub Taipei, KLASH Taipei, Franny Club, and Omni Taipei.

For more information, please visit the official website and Facebook page:

https://www.redbull.com/int-en/projects/3style/

https://www.facebook.com/events/334203424030471/

ABOUT RED BULL MUSIC 3STYLE

Red Bull Music 3Style has been celebrating the culture of DJing since 2010. The rules for the world-wide competition are simple: each DJ gets 15 minutes to #PlayWithMusic and must showcase at least 3 different music genres. Their task, on the other hand, is much more difficult: They must prove their ability to get a party jumping and impress our panel of renowned judges with their skills if they want to become Champion. Pioneer DJ Global is the official Hardware & Software Partner of Red Bull Music 3Style.