VIDEO: REDBULL THRE3STYLE WORLD FINALS KICK OFF

Beat Junkies‘ own D-Styles & Shortkut are in Baku, Azerbaijan right now with Q-Bert to perform/judge at the Redbull Thre3style World Finals……The finals just kicked off yesterday.  Check out the video recap…… From Redbull: “The 2014 Red Bull Thre3style World Finals officially got underway in Baku last night after nineteen global hopefuls landed in the Azerbaijan capital.

After a few hours acclimatising to the heat – hello 31°C! – the world finalists got to mingle with this year’s judging panel of DJ heavyweights: The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, Krafty Kuts, Skratch Bastid, and Shortkut. Then, to help loosen them up before five nights of DJ battles in front of thousands of eager fans, it was party time at the Pacifico Hotel.

The first battle begins tonight at the Baku Jazz Center, where DJ Bristep (Chile), C-Sik (Canada), DJ FMC (Norway) and Carlo Atendido (Philippines) will be the first contenders to fight for a place in this Saturday’s Grand Final.”

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SEPT. 1-6: THE REDBULL 3STYLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN AZERBAIJAN w/ JAZZY JEFF, Q-BERT, D-STYLES, SHORTKUT, Z-TRIP & MORE

Our very own D-Styles & Shortkut will be performing with the legendary Q-Bert as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz at the Redbull Thre3style World Championships in the lovely country of Azerbaijan.  They will be performing with the likes of Dj Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, FourColorZack, Skratch Bastid, & many more.  Here is description of the 2 week filled event:

“Every year, Red Bull Thre3style takes place in new countries all over the world, which means that no two events are ever the same. 
 
In 2014 Red Bull Thre3style will be welcoming seven new countries to the competition, Austria, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Peru, The Philippines and Thailand as it travels through local, regional and national competitions until the best of the best arrive for the World Finals in Baku, Azerbaijan in August!
 
Since the competition first went International in 2010, the world finals have taken place in Paris, Vancouver, Chicago and Toronto, with next year’s event in Baku set to add a whole new dimension to Red Bull Thre3style as the Caucasus nation lends a stunning backdrop to 20 DJs’ battle sets.
 
Red Bull Thre3style will not be happening in some of the countries who participated in 2013, however we will be welcoming LUCKY BASTID wildcard DJs from Ireland and the USA to join the worlds best at the finals. Don’t miss a beat from Baku by keeping an eye on the thre3style.com website and our Facebook and Twitter social channels. 
 
In 2014, Thre3style will be taking place in these countries.
Albania
Argentina
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Germany
Japan
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Norway
Peru
Philippines
Taiwan
Ukraine”