The DMC World DJ Championship 2011 features three DJ competitions - The DMC World DJ Championship, The Battle For World Supremacy & The DMC World DJ Team Championship. The rules for each competition are specified below.
DMC World DJ Championship Rules 2011
A solo DJ event. Eliminations to last 3 minutes. Final sets - 6 minutes.
Up to 2 Technics turntables, an analogue or digital mixer (Rane 56S or Rane 57 will be available at the World Finals) and any brand Digital Vinyl System (DVS). There will be no restrictions on the DVS settings but no other devices/externals will be allowed for 2011.
A reigning National Champion should be invited to defend their title at the National Final.
DMC Battle For World Supremacy Rules 2011
A solo head-to head knock out with rounds leading to the last two DJs standing.
Early knock-outs should provide each DJ with 2 x 1 minutes each with both DJs working on two turntables. Later stages including the Final round should be 2 x 90 seconds each.
Two Technics SL turntables and one mixer (without effects) per competitor.
Immediate judgement takes place on stage with judges showing their No.1 or 2 card to the audience.
If you are unclear about eliminating an odd number of Battlers to a number of DJs that leads to two remaining DJs, DMC will explain the system on request.
DMC World DJ Team Championship 2011
Teams of 2, 3 or 4 DJs using up to 8 Technics turntables with analogue and/or digital mixers of DJs choice up to a maximum of 4.
Eliminations (if held) 3 minutes, Final 6 minutes.
Any brand Digital Vinyl System (DVS), Loop Stations /External Hardware/ MPC's (Roland RC20 or 50 for example) are permitted and are to be supplied by the competing DJs.
Teams may consist of DJs of any nationality
NB. In countries where there are few teams or battlers the events may be featured within the NATIONAL DMC CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL as an additional feature.
If any DJ's performance is judged to be hindered or halted due to DMC's equipment failure they will be permitted to recommence their performance from the beginning.
If the breakdown is deemed to be through the DJs own faulty set up or their own equipment failure, they will be allowed to recommence their performance from the point of the breakdown.
This rule is to eliminate the likelihood that a DJ may feign a breakdown because they are not happy with their performance.