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2023 Technics DMC World Portablist Finals Scores + Winners!

1st: DJ A.K.A. (Turkey/Azerbaijan) 11 + 5 + 9 + 11 + 11 + 6 = 53
2nd: C-Hell (Russia) 7 + 11 + 11 + 3 + 8 + 11 = 51
3rd: DamDanny (Philippines) 10 + 6 + 8 + 8 + 7 + 9 = 48

4th: DJ Vazee (Poland): 9 + 7 + 5 + 10 + 9 + 7 = 47

5th: Chmielix (Poland): 6 + 10 + 1 + 9 + 10 + 10 = 46

6th tie: PrimoKTZ (USA): 1 + 9 + 10 + 7 + 1 + 2 = 30

6th tie: DJ Kaito (Japan): 4 + 3 + 7 + 2 + 6 + 8 = 30

7th: Kodac Visualz (USA): 8 + 4 + 2 + 5 + 4 + 5 = 28

8th: YulDJ (Spain): 2 + 8 + 6 + 4 + 5 + 1 = 26

9th: Felix the Cut (UK): 3 + 1 + 4 + 6 + 2 + 4 = 20

10th: DJ Samu (Japan): 5 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 3 + 3 = 17


The Champion: A.K.A. wins

A Technics SL-1210MK7/1200MK7 turntable

Technic EAH-DJ1200 DJ headphones

Technics EAH-AZ60W Earbuds

1000 GBP from DMC World

A custom Reloop Spin portable turntable


Runner up: C-Hell wins:

Technic EAH-DJ1200 DJ headphones

Technics EAH-AZ60W Earbuds

A custom Reloop Spin portable turntable


3rd place: DamnDanny wins:

Technic EAH-DJ1200 DJ headphones

Technics EAH-AZ60W Earbuds

A custom Reloop Spin portable turntable



Individual Judges scores:

Swordz: 2021 DMC World Portablist + 2021 DMC World Scratch Champion

1st: DJ A.K.A. = 11 points

2nd: DamDanny = 10 points

3rd: DJ Vazee = 9 points

4th: Kodak Visualz = 8 points

5th: C-Hell = 7 points

6th: Chmielix = 6 points

7th: Dj Samu = 5 points

8th: Kaito = 4 points

9th: Felix the cut = 3 points

10th: Yuldj = 2 points

11th: PrimoKTZ = 1 point


Toadstyle: @iamthetoadstyle - USA

1st: C-Hell = 11 points

2nd: Chmielix = 10 points

3rd: PrimoKTZ = 9 points

4th: YulDJ = 8 points

5th: DJ Vazee = 7 points

6th: DamDanny = 6 points

7th: DJ A.K.A = 5 points

8th: Kodak Visualz = 4 points

9th: DJ Kaito = 3 points

10th: Samu = 2 points

11th: Felix The Cut = 1 points


DJ Qbert: Invisibl Skratch Piklz / 2x DMC World Champion - USA

1st: C-Hell = 11 points

2nd: PrimoKTZ = 10 points

3rd: DJ A.K.A. = 9 points

4th: DamnDanny = 8 points

5th: Dj Kaito = 7 points

6th: YulDJ = 6 points

7th: DJ Vazee = 5 points

8th Felix the Cut = 4 points

9th: Dj Samu = 3 points

10th Kodak Visualz = 2 points

11th Chmielix = 1 point


Qbert's comments

1st place! C-Hell: Control and maturity… great rhythms, love all the sections and theme transitions. This guy is on many higher levels. Doing the unexpected patterns!


2nd place PrimoKTZL Like Watta… this guy can go anywhere! True master and always rising!


3rd DJ A.K.A. = 9 points: That one technique is perfection!


4th place DamDanny = 8 points: Gangsta level! Many techniques and combos!


5th Dj Kaito = 7 points: Love the build up and balances of simple to blast off


6th YulDJ = 6 points: Variety of rhythms in fader fingers is awesome!


7th DJ Vazee = 5 points: Really clean and fast


8th Felix the Cut = 4 points: Funky mindset… Nutty scribbles too!


9th Dj Samu = 3 points: I love the drumming switch


10th Kodak Visualz = 2 points: Lots of nice little subtleties like a true champ forever!


11th Chmielix = 1 point: Funky stuff! What a bad ass!



Quest: Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters / Space Travelers / Live Human

1st: DJ A.K.A. = 11 points

2nd: DJ Vazee = 10 points

3rd: Chmielix = 9 points

4th: DamDanny = 8 points

5th: PrimoKTZ = 7 points

6th: Felix the Cut = 6 points

7th Kodac Visualz 5 points

8th: YulDJ = 4 points

9th: C-Hell = 3 points

10th DJ Kaito = 2 points

11th: DJ Samu = 1 point


Enfoe: Vestax World Scratch Champion - USA

1st: C-Hell = 11 points

2nd: Chmielix = 10 points

3rd: DamDanny = 9 points

4th: DJ Kaito = 8 points

5th: DJ Vazee = 7 points

6th: DJ A.K.A = 6 points

7th: Kodak Visualz = 5 points

8th: Felix The Cutz = 4 points

9th: DJ Samu = 3 points

10th: PrimoKTZ = 2 points

11th: YulDJ = 1 points


Symatic (Cut & Paste Records / Skratchlords) + IDA UK/Ireland Skratch Champion

1st: DJ A.K.A. = 11 points

2nd: Chmielix = 10 points

3rd - DJ Vazee = 9 points

4th - C-Hell = 8 points

5th - DamDanny = 7 points

6th - Kaito = 6 points

7th - YulDJ = 5 points

8th - Kodac = 4 points

9th - Samu = 3 points

10th - Felix The Cut = 2 points

11th - PrimoKTZ = 1 point


Comments from Symatic:

It took a few re-watches to apply some battle rules to really choose these, but i thonk i got it down finally :))

I tried to keep a range of musicality, variation, flow, creativity, and "what it would sound like live" to judge.


AKA just edged it with a wide range of styles and flow, the drums were nicely done with lots of pitching and flavour, even if they could have been louder. I almost didn't give him variation points with so many whips/tears but he used them effectively and switched up just in time.


Chmielix defended super well but didnt quite have the aggressive edge AKA had - a couple of missed clicks would be my harshest criticism. I loved the Normaldo/NMCP tribute but had to avoid judging it as I'd be too biased!


Vazee was incredibly tight and loads of styles, but I couldn't justify giving him any extra bonus points as he mostly scratched AHHH, even though he did it brilliantly, I feel originality and progression is as much a part of a scratch battle as raw technique.


C-Hell - great routine, I loved the musicality and the setting although I can't judge the video aspect it was a really nice touch.


DamDanny nearly lost some points for being too short compared to the others but he packed a solid punch and on re-listens it really stood out.


Kaito was very clean and a nice routine, it sounds quite "safe" though, I wanna hear him cut when he's really pushing it and vibing.


YulDJ put in a dope video with lots of flow and variation, it just didn't have that "on the edge" feel to it that would bump him up a few points - if it was live i think this set would need more energy to it to stand out ahead.


Kodac - its hard for me to judge as I love his flow so I try not to be biased, but having said that I felt there could have been more variety to edge it up above the others, also it just cut out at the end which lost a potential point for structure/musicality.


Samu didnt have the level of clean and aggressive cuts he brought to the elims this time, but a solid set still, another guy I wanna hear when he's buzzing off the scenario.


Felix - similar to Samu - he had a little less "edge" this round compared to elims, some great tech and variation, but it sounded a little like he was cutting Over the beat rather than With the beat if that makes sense. hard to criticize but that's what we're here to do so I'm being picky.


PrimoKTZ - had to rewatch a few times to really decide where he stood, but ultimately I felt there were a few repetitions and a little bit of lost energy here and there. another tough one to position cos it was a decent entry, up against some tough competition.

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