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Melbourne DJ J Red makes history by becoming first Australian to win ITF World DJ Championships

Author: events@tranzfusion
Saturday, December 24, 2005
DJ J Red is officially the first Australian to win the ITF (International Turntablist Federation) World DJ Championships, claiming the new X-Perimental category. The X-Perimental Class DJs are allowed to use multiple turntables and mixers, including effects and expand their range and ability by utilising additional equipment. The intent for introducing the new category is to develop and expand creativity.

The 2005 Championships took place on the 17th of December at Club Roxy in Prague. J Red was in a league of his own with his VDJ Routine, the first time a DJ has used DVD Scratch equipment at the ITF Battles.

There was more than 30 DJs from 15 nations competing in 5 categories: Advancement, Beatjuggling, Scratching, Experimental Class, and Teams.

All Results

Advancement Class: 1. DJ Pro Zeiko (Ger), 2. DJ Craim (Ita)
Scratching: 1. DJ Rafik (Ger)
Beatjuggling: 1. DJ ProZeiko
Experimental Class: 1. DJ J-Red (Aus)
Teams: 1. C2C (Fra), 2. Scrape Tacticians

The International Turntablist Federation was established in 1996. The Federation's main goal is to increase industry and commercial awareness for the recognition of a Turntablist as a musician and the turntable as musical instrument. The Federation also aims to provide the greatest worldwide DJ competition series and events

Since its inception, ITF has established over 20 world wide regional chapters including Australia, the Czech and Slovakian Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.

Previous ITF Judges and Champions include such luminaries as Mixmaster Mike, Q-Bert, Total Eclipse (X-ecutioners), Prime Cuts (Scratch Perverts) and Craze.