Stylus Sessions 2 Recap Video + DMC US Finals and Grand Master Roc Raida Memorial Gong DJ Battle

In anticipation of the the 2013 DMC US Finals and the Grand Master Roc Raida Memorial Gong Battle that are taking place this weekend New York City, we are proud to present episode 2 of our Dubspot Original Programming Stylus Sessions which was originally broadcasted live on August 3, 2012. This recap video features DJs Johnny Juice, Cutmaster D.C., DJ Excess, DJ Waystyles, DJ Lotus, and DJ Donny Dee showcasing skills and discussing the art of DJing, their early beginnings, and more!

Stylus Sessions is an experimental lab for the new millennium turntablist. The series is hosted by Dubspot’s DJ instructors and was created by John Carluccio in the spirit of events such as The Battle Sounds Turntablist Festival, Tableturns, Future Primitive, SkratchCon, SkratchPad, and Skratch Lounge. Stylus Sessions is a non competitive testing ground for the evolving DJ, turntablist and controllerist.

Stay tuned to Dubspot’s blog for the next live event and watch past full episodes at

And if you are in New York City this weekend, the 2013 DMC US Finals and the Grand Master Roc Raida Memorial Gong Battle are taking place on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Saturday, August 3, 2013: DMC US DJ Finals presented by Rane


5 – 10pm featuring 2012 DMC World Champ DJ IZOH, legendary DJ Rockin’ Rob, and hosted by Kool DJ Red Alert. 2013 finalists include DJ FlipFlop, The Beat Molester, DJ Esquire, El Abstrakto, DJ Chuck Flava, DJ Ease, DJ Ohm, DJ Concept, DJ LES, SpareChange, DJ Traps, DJ Etronik, and As-One. Judges include DJ Cheese, DJ Slyce, DJ Jazzy Joyce, DJ Snayk Eyez, Billy Jam, DJ Perseus, DJ Roli Rho and more!This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle. DJ champions from each of the regional DJ battles will each perform a 6 minute routine. Judges will select the top 3 champs and 1st place will advance to the 2013 DMC World Championships in London this Fall. Tickets and more info here.

Sunday, August, 4, 2013: Grand Master Roc Raida Memorial Gong DJ Battle


5pm – 11pm featuring Immortal Technique, DJ Shiftee, DJ Precision, DJ Total Eclipse, Mista Sinista and more plus DJ Fatfingaz. Special showcase by DJ Nyraida (Roc Raida’s daughter!) All proceeds go directly to Roc Raida’s wife and daughters. $15 in adv. $20 day of. More info here.