It was a Mac book-turntable musical version of Mortal Kombat.. These guys were playing for keeps. Each DJ, so stealthy pulled arsenals out of their Serato bag of tricks to cunningly top each other, impress judges, and win over the equilibrium of the crowd.
Each DJ was a given a certain amount of time to showoff their skills. And just when you thought this was it, “this DJ got it” the next runner up mixed & played something to blow the crowd a way and had everyone re-evaluating their decision. When it was time to decide who the victor of the battle was, each roar got louder, one after the other. Me myself, I got caught up in the production.. I’ll admit, I already had my favorite DJ, who I felt should win. I saluted and applauded him in advance, and told him I hope he wins.. I’m rooting for him. To make a long story short, the DJ I favored won the battle…. Yes, DJ Tommy Virtue stood triumphant amongst the rest. A sweet competition it was, but like the highlander, “there can only be one” lol…
The event was hosted by none other than DJ Reach. The top 3 finalists from the Malibu Black Beats Battle will take the stage for one final spin off to decide who will be the opening act at this summer’s Malibu Music Invasion Tour.
Yesterdays battle took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge, (NYC) on 158 Bleecker st. b/w Thompson Sullivan, from 9pm – 12:30am