1620 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
10:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
Supporting Acts: DJ Hank D, DJ Midas, DJ Petey C, Pete Butta Red Bull Thre3style Pittsburgh
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 thei r 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. In 2010 the event went global and changed the face of modern DJ battles. From the USA to Japan to Colombia to New Zealand, 10 countries from around the world held deep-heated events to determine who the best party-rocking battle ambassador would be. Ultimately these warriors of the one’s and two’s came together in Paris, France at the end of the year and flexed every musical muscle in their body at the Red Bull Thre3Style International Finals at the Élysée Montmartre. In the end is was Paris’s own DJ kArve who wowed the judges, consisting of heavyweights such as Jazzy Jeff and DJ Craze, with his impressive collage of hip-hop head-nodding electro-rocking tunage. If last year’s event was anything to go by then Red Bull Thre3Style 2011 is guaranteed to send the international DJing scene spinning like a record on a turntable.