Sept. 11, 2014 (MANILA, Philippines) – DJ Carlo Atendido, the first Filipino and the only Asian representative at this year’s Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championships, placed third after battling it out with five other finalists in Baku, Azerbaijan last Sept. 6. Completing the top three were DJ Eskei83 of Germany, who emerged as this year’s World Champion, and Irishman DJ Flip.
An Ateneo de Manila University Management graduate, DJ Carlo Atendido scratched and juggled his way to third place with his 15-minuteChampionship set which he opened with spliced audio from a sneakily recorded judges’ panel in an earlier round and a smooth “Next Episode” body juggle at the Baku Crystal Hall Press Centre.
“I would practice that [‘Next Episode’ body juggle] routine 100 times a day. I actually had to see a doctor because I practiced [it] too much,” he shared in an e-mail interview.
A self-described “open-format” DJ, one who prefers to give crowds musical and stylistic variety,DJ Carlo Atendido’s historic Thre3style run kicked off as early as June 2014 when he won the Philippine qualifiers against 12 of the best up-and-comers in the local DJ scene. Then he bested other national champions from Chile, Canada, and Norway on the first battles night with his “animated and crowd friendly” performance that highlighted technical scratching, body skills, call and response to secure a place at the Final.
Impressively, DJ Carlo Atendido learned the tricks of the turntable trade – mainly scratching and juggling – online. It was not until he won a scholarship for advanced mixing with DJ Mark Nicosia as mentor at the Looper Beat Academy that he got professional training.
Prior to his Thre3style third-place finish, the young DJ has been a finalist in various DJ-ing competitions and this year’s appearance is sure to be only the first of many.
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About Red Bull Thre3style
Red Bull Thre3style pits the world’s best DJs in a competition that values technical skill as much as the ability to thrill a dancefloor. Competitors are judged on the dual platforms of technical ability and crowd reaction, and are given just 15 minutes each to prove that they’re the best in the room. Judges work to a strict criteria that also marks DJs on their originality in song choices, confidence performing and mixing prowess.
Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championships 2015 will be held in Tokyo. For more information and highlights from this year’s Red Bull Thre3style, visit http://www.redbullthre3style.com and https://www.redbullcontentpool.com.