Rane Twelve Now Accepted as Official Performance Gear for DMC DJ Battles
Announced today by Rane and DMC, the Rane TWELVE motorized turntable controller has been added to the official performance hardware list for DMC mixing competitions in 2019 and beyond. The TWELVE will now be included in all DMC regional heats, finals, and online competitions.
Introduced in 2018 alongside the SEVENTY-TWO battle mixer, the innovative Rane TWELVE turntable quickly became one of the most talked about pieces of gear in the turntablist and DJ community. DJs like Jazzy Jeff and Scratch Bastid are supporters of the TWELVE and even include the turntables on their technical riders.
“Many DJs have asked that we include the Rane TWELVE turntable and we are happy to confirm that this year we welcome this great turntable onto the stages of the DMC World,” said Tony Prince, Director for DMC.
Acting as the main sponsor for 2019 DMC Battles, Rane also plans to offer custom made 12” acrylic control discs to DJs using the TWELVES for the duration of the competition.
The DMC DJ Battles are the longest running and most prestigious DJ competitions in the world. The 2019 DMC USA DJ Battles will kick off in Las Vegas on March 14. Below is the tentative USA DJ Battle schedule:
March 14: DMC Las Vegas at Hyde Bellagio
April 6: DMC Washington DC + Battle for US Supremacy at Flash
April 14: DMC Tampa at Crowbar
April 28: Los Angeles at At The Top
May 2: San Antonio at Paper Tiger
May 10: DMC Cincinnati at Columbia Performance Center
May 12: Denver at Mile High Spirits
The 2019 DMC Online DJ Championship schedule has also been launched. Check out the dates below and learn more about registering here.
March 26 – April 9: Round 1
April 16 – April 30: Round 2
May 7 – May 21: Round 3
June 25: Online Final
July 2: Online Final results
Do you follow the DMC DJ Battles? Let us know what you think of including the Rane TWELVE as official performance gear. We want to hear from you!