Being based in the UK I've obviously frequented many DMC heats and finals since my first visit in 1990 when DJ DAVID from GERMANY blew the crowd away. I've always had a lot of respect for the organisation that is the DISCO MIX CLUB and for it's founder TONY PRINCE - a man who has put years of hard work and money into organising the DMCs. I haven't always agreed with some of the judges decisions, and I guess that's always gonna happen in any sort of talent contest.
All of that said, my problem with the competition now seems to be about the lack of new talent entering the competition. Have hip hop DJs found new and more exciting ways to gain fame on the turntables? I don't know the answer to that, but I do know there is a lack of skilled deck technicians in this year's heats. I recently watched some supposed "highlights" of the 2011 DMC London heat and I must be honest I was dismayed at what I saw. If the video you are about to see represents the cream of LONDON's scratch DJ talent, then I guess it's time to hang up the needles and call it a day.
In a word ... wack! The last dude's scratching is downright laughable - LONDON step ya game up!