DMC World DJ Championships are BACK for 2021

Established in 2018 DMC WORLD PORTABLIST DJ competition showcases the world’s DJ Scratch skills on portable turntables and vinyl records. There are no age restrictions, all turntablist DJs are welcome to enter before the deadline date on 29th April.





Other Numark World Portablist entries so far include DJs from Belgium, Spain, USA, UK, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, and Nepal…

Swordz (Belgium)

Jose Rodriguez (Spain)

DJ Happee (USA)

Speedy Sloth (UK)

DJ Gilateen (USA)

Flame DJ (Indonesia)

DJ Michelle (UAE)

Daddy Turntable (Germany)

Fabri-Ghost (Italy)

Vital (Nepal)

Jeph 1 (USA)

The Portablist championships run until 29th April if you are interested in taking part please be sure to read all the terms & conditions Upload your 1 minute video before 11:59pm EST on April 29th

Just about every competition that the DMC DJs and fans have ever wished for is on the line up this year – with World Champions at every event.

The pandemic took the world by surprise last year and forced DMC to radically change our plans from live battles to online. We’re committing to more events to support DJs and fans in lock-down. For 2021, DMC has organized 8 major DJ championships to keep DJs busy for the rest of 2021. Not only will we premiere one DMC DJ Championship per month, we will also air a brand new watchalong where judges and champions comment live on the competition.  Each battle will be pre-produced complete with host, DJ showcases, shout outs and more. 

Competitors will not know if they have won until they watch our premiere online with the rest of the World! The programming will also feature DJ panels, product workshops presented by our illustrious sponsors, DMC history segments and so much more.  Be sure to follow on facebook at and youtube so you don’t miss anything. 

All DMC DJ competitions are free to enter and any DJ, of any age, from anywhere across the World can compete. Visit to learn more.

Four DMC World battle categories are returning: 

DMC 2021 World DJ Championship
September 20 – October 25: DMC National DJ Finals
November 1 – December 11: DMC World DJ Finals 

Our most legendary battle, the DMC World Finals, established in 1985, will be held online as last year with the DMC National Championships held the month before. Each DMC branch will find their national champion who will represent their country in the DMC World DJ Elimination round. 

DJs from nations that don’t have a branch will compete under the “Rest of the World”. This year, the top 3 DJs from different countries from the “Rest of the World” will represent their countries in the DMC World DJ Elimination. 

The twist this year is not just the champion from the Rest of the World will advance to the DMC World Elimination round but Runner Up and Third Placed advance as well, provided they are not from the same country! 

The DMC World All Vinyl Championship and DMC World Foundation Championship will automatically qualify in the 2021 DMC World DJ Championships. 

2021 DMC Battle For World Supremacy

September 1st – October 16th

Our classic head to head DJ battle where DJs battle round for round until only one DJ is left standing. 

2021 DMC World Portablist Championship 
April 22 – May 29  
DJs show off their Scratch skills on portable turntables.

2021 DMC World DJ Team Championship
October 1 – November 6
2, 3 or 4 DJs perform together in unison, like a band but on turntables, creating the most amazing compositions.

Brand new for 2021!

2021 DMC World Beat Juggling Championship
May 1 – June 5
Turntablists create an entirely new composition.

2021 DMC World All Vinyl Championship 
June 1 – July 10
A purely true school DJ battle experience using vinyl records ONLY.

The DMC World All Vinyl Champion qualifies to the DMC World DJ Finals.

2021 DMC World Foundation Championship 
July 1 – August 7
This battle is for the DJs who can balance funky flavor with technical skills. DJs will be judged on selection, showmanship, musicality, creativity, originality and composition.

The DMC World Foundation Champion qualifies to the DMC World DJ Finals.

2021 DMC World Scratch Championship
August 2 – September 11  

A DJ battle dedicated completely to Scratching.

With the exception of the DMC World Finals, we are not organizing national battles for the other 7 competitions in our program. The top DJs will advance.

From DMC Founder, Tony Prince: “DMC has always come out fighting for the DJs, every type of DJ, club, radio, bedroom, mobile/party, producer.  I’m proud that we inspired DJs and see where they are today.  All DJs have a similar focus, to be creative with music, to do things that stand out, to be the best. This year, rather than shrink into the COVID shadows, we’re fighting back and have created many events to expand the art of the DJ performer/producer.  With travel and continuing social restrictions in the way, we have gathered our sponsors to ensure that you can be faced with challenges to stretch your talents and originality and build your global reputation.

The companies who have long serviced the World’s DJs with new technology are right by your side. The 2021 schedule will lead to new titles in many different formats with which we hope you can have creative fun, win prizes and titles and go on to conquer the world! Eventually this year we will arrive at the 2021 DMC World DJ Championship. The list of previous winners is long and magnificent; and so it will continue to be!

We wish you safety and creativity on the totally online platform we have built for you.The very best of luck. Tony Prince.”