Born in West Philadelphia, Jeff Townes, famously known as DJ Jazzy Jeff, was just 10 years old when he started spinning records at parties using his family’s basement as a training ground for his expert mixing. Since then, Townes has continued to wow the world with his flawless turntable skills, innovative production chops and overall musical versatility.
From the global success of “DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince” with friend and collaborator Will Smith, to his many years supporting Red Bull 3Style, Townes has proved time and time again that he will always be a force to be reckoned with.
One of the most well known technical turntablists in the world, Aristh Delgado, known professionally as DJ Craze, grew up in Miami, Florida and has been a long time supporter of Red Bull 3Style. Aside from running his own record label, Slow Roast Records, with friend and collaborator Kill The Noise, Delagado dedicates his time to supporting the art of real DJing and DJ culture around the world.
Starting his career as a DJ in LA at the early age of 13, Nu-Mark has come to be known as one of the most innovative DJs in music when it comes to his refined music production and live showmanship.
An original member of the critically acclaimed hip hop outfit, Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark is most well known for his precision production style, cutting edge stage routines, and the innovative production on the Jurassic 5 anthem “What’s Golden.” Since then, DJ Nu-Mark has continued to work on his own solo projects as well as an incredible roster of artists ranging from Nas and Aloe Blacc to Charles Bradley and Saturday Night Live’s Lonely Island.
Contrary to popular belief, Nina Las Vegas hails from Australia where she first started her career in music as a radio host on Triple J, the country’s national alternative radio station. Well known for her impeccable taste, Nina Las Vegas can be charged as semi-responsible for breaking some of Australia’s biggest artists including Flume, What So Not, Wave Racer and Rufus Du Sol.
Currently pursuing her own career as a solo artist and head of her own label, NLV Records, Nina Las Vegas continues to champion good music and DJ culture from Australia to the world.
Over the past 15 years, Canada’s own Skratch Bastid has been spreading his skills and name around the world, one sweaty crowd at a time. Quickly establishing himself as the quintessential “DJs DJ,” Bastid is a true master of his craft heralded for his comfort and versatility with different styles – hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock and just about anything that makes people dance. A long time ambassador of Red Bull 3Style, Bastid continues to push DJ culture forward year after year with each of his original remixes, productions and live performances.
Finding himself naturally drawn to the decks from the young age of 17, Beast Mode, known by his friends as Sebastian Mastro, has come to be one of the most well known turbablisists in Australia today.
A DMC and ITF national champion, Mastro quickly became a veteran of the Australian festival circuit by rocking a supreme mix of everything from hip hop and electronic music to pop and rock. Supported by labels like Universal Music and Ministry Of Sound, Beast Mode locks in his crowds from the jump with his diverse song selection and technical turntable mastery.
After taking a 6 year hiatus from participating in competitions, DJ Tim made a triumphant return to the spotlight for the Red Bull 3Style 2017 World Finals. Only time will be able to tell if victory will be in his future.
DJ Jus-Jay, known by his friends as Justin King, enjoyed a steady diet of soca, dancehall, hip-hop, reggae, house and dance music growing up in Barbados.
A former band frontman, King was first exposed to electronic beat driven music and DJing after leaving his home in the Caribbean for the first time in 2010 for a gig in New York. Instantly taken by the artform, King went on to purchase his first controller later that year and started to teach himself how to DJ. Well known for his eclectic DJ sets and mashup remixes, King infuses a little bit of the island into everything he produces.
Getting addicted to DJing after experiencing his first hit of turntablism during a workshop as a teen back in the year 2000, DJ Cross, known commonly as Robin Vannoppen started his career as a self proclaimed scratch nerd spending countless hours honing his craft in the privacy of his own bedroom.
Later branching out to build his name as a technical beast in the local DJ battle scene in Belgium, Vannoppen went on to win a number of world champion titles at IDA and DMC before setting his sights on the Red Bull 3Style World Championship trophy. Outside of his competition life, Vannoppen started producing music under the moniker Subtropics and has since release a grip of official remixes on labels like Sony, Dim Mak and Nice Up Records.
No stranger to Red Bull 3Style, DJ Marquinhos Espinosa was first inspired to get into DJing after listening to Micheal Jackson's Thriller for the very first time. Training alongside his cousin, Marquinhos Espinosa has come to develop into a talented touring DJ and jack of all trades.
Picking up his first DJ setup when he was still in highschool, DJ Cam B was inspired to start DJing aften many listens to the masters of hip hop, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Premier and Evil Dee. A self taught DJ through and through, Cam spent a lot of time perfecting his craft trying to replicate what other DJs were doing like what DJ Babu was doing with the Dialated Peoples' 12" singles.
Even though DJ Diego Zapata has only been DJing seriously for the past 5 years, his natural talent and commitment continues to take him to new levels of party rocking year after year. No stranger to Red Bull 3Style, Diego Zapata takes notes from his mentors DJs Jazzy Jeff and Byte to inspire his future sets.
Developing an deep connection with music through breakdancing, DJ Roxtar has since been able to persue a career in DJing with the support of a mentor who shared with him the basics of DJing from an early age. Very quickly, Roxtar began to make a name for himself as he continues to develop his own style of DJing based around wanting to make people dance and move.
Growing up in a musical family, DJ Emii was first inspired to pursue a career in DJing after seeing how the DJs worked the crowd at the dance competitions she was participating in. Well known for her skills in mixing in some old school with her modern track selections in her DJ sets, Emii is ready to bring her passion to the compeition.
While breakdancing is what first inspired DJ Remake to start playing with music, a football injury is what later drew him to start playing around with turntables. Using local DJ radio shows and workshops as building blocks to teach himself how to mix and scratch from an early age, Remake has taken his education full circle to a point where he has now become the teacher.
Having first started DJing back in 2010, DJ Talisa brings a sense of energy to her set inspired by her own Indonesian culture and her own dreams of becoming an internationally known DJ. Harnessing that energy in her DJ sets, Talisa adds her own personality into her DJ making them all her own.
With a strong background in dance, DJ Damianito was first attracted to DJing and turntableism after discovering DJ AM's open format style of DJing. Focusing on having fun with each and every one of his DJ sets, Damianito works to create something dope and unique with his selections often starting with a specific vibe in mind.
First learning how to play with music from her cousin who was a DJ at the age of 17, DJ Rina is primarily inspired by her discovered love of hip hop and R&B from when she was still in school. Years of practice later, Rina is ready to take the global DJ scene by storm.
After experiencing Red Bull 3Style for the first time in 2013, DJ Beats was hooked. Having first started DJing casually in 2009, Beats started to fall in love with the art of turntablism aftering witnessing sets by DJ Lethal Skillz, the godfather of hip hop in the Arab world.
Inheriting a natural affinity for music from his family, DJ Jimmix was first inspired to start playing with music by Mix Master Mike and renowned Meixcan DJ Claudio Yarto. Receiving his first set up as a birthday gift from his parents at age 15, the rest as they say, is history.
A true rennaisance man, DJ Irie was first inspired to start DJing after watching a VHS copy of the DMC 1996 US finals with his best friend back in the day. Growing up in Sao Paolo, Brazil before eventually moving to the Netherlands, Irie is most well known for his ecectic taste mashing and mixing hip hop with reggae, funk, soul, rock, breaks and bass.
A self proclaimed tech head, DJ Inbituin fell in love with turntablism from an early age pulling inspraiton from DJs Craze, Q-Bert and A-Trak. An amalgamation of experience DJing with friends in Japan, San Francisco and now the Philippines, Inbituin lives and breaths music and everything it encompases.
Setting out to shock and inspire his audience, DJ 69 Beats strikes the perfect balance between being a hard core scratcher, a sampler and a party rocking DJ. A beast in every sense of the term when it comes to creative sampling and wordplay, 69 Beats is defintiely a force to be reckoned with.
Armed with an undeniable skill for learning how to play insturments by ear, Ryan The DJ taught himself how to play with music with little more than his older brother's mixer and a cassette tape full of DJ mixes. Inspried equally by the international and local DJ scene in South Africa, Ryan loves to explore and celebrate the variation of sound coming eminating from his home country.
Learning by doing, DJ Emess first started DJing around 6 years ago when she first heard hip hop blasting in the clubs of South Korea. Taking a more global approach to her DJ sets, Emess finds herself primarily inspired by the American rap and hip hop scenes opposed to other popular South Korean music scenes.
Facinated by the art of turntabalism from the age of 14, Dr. Fad-R was able to develop an impressive set of technical skills on the decks that may rival his passion for snowboarding in the Swiss alps. A lover of hip hop since childhood, Dr. Fad-R is known to pack in a ton of different genres like rock, glitchhop, trap and deep house to build out his infamously eclectic DJ sets.
Continuously inspired by his family, DJ Afro first started DJing at the young age of 15 where he taught himself the skills he needed to rock a party and practiced an endless amount.
Falling in love with the art of scratching and DJing after watching a demo by DJ Spydamonkee at his high school, DJ What Dat Frog began his journey into sound from a young age. Perfecting his craft over time, What Dat Frog has become a true Red Bull 3Style contendor; espeically when it comes to scratching and wordplay.
DJ Ease is one of most versatile DJs in the game having worked with major artists all around the world. Currently calling Las Vegas his home base, Ease poses to be a force to be reckoned with boasting strong skills in both the technical and creative aspects of DJing.