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While Will Smith is out getting jiggy promoting his new movie Focus, DJ Jazzy Jeff is inserting himself in the center spotlight as a judge for Red Bull Thre3style National Final DJ Competition.

Taking place April 2-4 in Phoenix, Arizona, the twelve remaining DJs will bleed their talents onto wax in hopes of being crowned Red Bull Thre3style USA Champion.

“I’m privileged to be apart of the Red Bull Thre3style movement,” DJ Jazzy Jeff said in a statement. “Each year, the DJs bring their ‘A-game’ to the Finals and it’s exciting to continue to put new talent on the map for the world to see.”

The twelve finalists include Charlotte winner DJ Jaycee (Atlanta), Indianapolis winner DJ Spare Change (Dayton, OH), Washington D.C. winner Trayze (Mount Rainier, MD), Philadelphia winner DJ Reed Streets (Wenonah, NJ), Pittsburgh winner DJ Bonics (Philadelphia), Chicago winner Boi Jeanius (Chicago), Kansas City winner DJ B Stee (Kansas City), Eugene winner J Espinosa (San Bruno, CA), San Diego winner Dynamix (Los Angeles), Tampa winner DJ Obscene (Miami), Charlotte winner DJ Jaycee (Atlanta), New Orleans winner DJ Buck Rodgers (Austin) and Phoenix winner DJ Akshen (Phoenix).

Here’s the full schedule of the upcoming events:

Thursday, April 2 – DJ Grandtheft will headline Qualifier Night One at the Monarch Theatre (122 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004) as six of the 12 DJ Finalists compete for two spots in Saturday’s final night.

Friday, April 3 – DJ Jazzy Jeff will headline Qualifier Night Two at Club Red (1308 W University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201). The remaining six DJs compete for two spots in Saturday’s final night.

Saturday, April 4 – Z-Trip will headline the Final Night at The Pressroom (441 West Madison Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003). The four qualifying DJs from Nights One and Two compete for title of National Champion. The winner will advance to the World Finals in Tokyo, Japan.


Red Bull Thre3style began as an underground experiment eight years ago in Western Canada. In 2010 the event went global for the first time, effectively changing the face of modern DJ battles by pitting ten countries’ top DJs against each other. Since then, Red Bull Thre3style has grown to what is now the world’s largest DJ competition.

Tickets are available now for only $10. See you in the desert.

Photo: Red Bull Thre3style, Instagram/DJ Jazzy Jeff

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