Photos | Recap | Red Bull Thre3style 2012 World Finals | Chicago

Images by: Shea Flynn and Danielle Pierre-Louis

Red Bull Thre3style 2012 World Finals :: 09.25.12 :: Lincoln Hall :: Chicago, IL

Red Bull Thre3style 2012 World Finals :: 09.26.12 :: Double Door :: Chicago, IL

Full recap below the photo gallery!

After a momentum-building first night Chicago, DJ Drummer from Chile took the second spot in the World Finals at Double Door in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood. Playing to a packed house of over 500 people, Drummer battled against Four Color Zack (USA), DJ DNS (Netherlands) and DJ Pandol (South Korea). Only one could be victorious tonight, and with the Chicago Bull’s anthem kicking off his set, DJ Drummer’s hard-rocking style won the judges over.

“Even getting this far is special,” says DJ Drummer. “It would be great to win it all in such a beautiful place like Chicago. It’s so strange to represent my country. Today, I am Chile! It’s crazy that I rep so many people and everything that that holds, kind of like the Olympics.

Red Bull Thre3style aims to find the world’s best party rocker DJ. The judging criterion includes track selection, creativity, stage presence, mixing skills and audience reaction. Most importantly, each DJ must incorporate three different genres of music without losing the audience. The 2012 Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Chicago include 18 DJs from Azerbijan to Australia, Chile to Bolivia, Canada to Columbia, Jamaica to South Korea and everywhere in between. For a full list of competitors and bios, visit the official Red Bull Thre3style home page.

Chicago local DJ Hollywood Holt will serve as host during the weeklong competitions. Each night, one winner advances to the World Finals, set to be held at the Metro on Saturday. The remainder of the week’s schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 27 at Reggie’s Rock Club Competitors: Nedu Lopes (Brazil); DJ Kostek (Poland); DJ Shub (Canada); DJ Bmau (Bolivia); DJ Scizzorhands (New Zealand) Headliners: Z-Trip and Skratch Bastid

Friday, September 28 at The Mid Competitors: DJ 8man (Japan); DJ Pho (Colombia); DJ Butcher (Australia); DJ Twist (Azerbaijan); DJ Nicco (Jamaica) Headliners: Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus

Saturday, September 29 at The Metro Competitors: Winner from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and two wildcard winners Headliners: Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and Cosmo Baker

Red Bull Thre3Style is an innovative concept that gives highly skilled DJs a platform to battle, perform, gain notoriety and express themselves in a party atmosphere. The top local DJs fight for the crowd’s favor, each with a 15 minute set that MUST contain at least three different musical genres. A panel of music industry judges selects the winners based on track selection, creativity, mixing skills, stage presence and crowd reaction. Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals is an international event that allows 18 countries from all over the world compete to be named the world’s best party rocker. Visit to learn more and to find out who will earn the title of Red Bull Thre3Style World Champion.

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