DMC World DJ Championships is an annual DJ competition hosted by Disco Mix Club (DMC) which began in 1985.

DMC’s World DJ Championships, sponsored internationally by Technics and Ortofon , has grown over the years and the formats of its competitions have developed along with demand. Originally intended to be a DJ mixing battle, DJ Cheese introduced scratching in his routine in 1986, changing the course of future DMC battles.

The DJs are allowed a period of exactly six minutes to perform.

DJ Champions

World DJ Champions

Breakdown by country (32 in total): 12 USA 5 UK 4 France 4 Japan 3 Germany 3 Canada 1 Denmark

UK DJ Champions

(and world rankings)

  • 1985 - Roger Johnson (1st)
  • 1986 - Chad Jackson (2nd)
  • 1987 - CJ Mackintosh
  • 1988 - Cutmaster Swift
  • 1989 - Cutmaster Swift (1st)
  • 1990 - Reckless (3rd)
  • 1991 - Reckless
  • 1992 - DJ Sparra
  • 1993 - DJ Sparra
  • 1994 - Scratch Zafari
  • 1995 - DJ Kofi
  • 1996 - Cutmaster Swift
  • 1997 - DJ Pogo (3rd)
  • 1998 - Prime Cuts
  • 1999 - Tony Vegas (2nd)
  • 2000 - Mr Thing (3rd)
  • 2001 - Plus One (1st)
  • 2002 - Skully (2nd)
  • 2003 - Quest (3rd)
  • 2004 - DJ Blakey
  • 2005 - Muzzell
  • 2006 - Asian Hawk
  • 2007 - JFB
  • 2008 - Skully
  • 2009 - Jeppa
  • 2010 - Jeppa
  • 2011 - JFB
  • 2012 - Ritchie Ruftone (3rd)
  • 2013 - Ritchie Ruftone (2nd)
  • 2013 - Jon1st (3rd)
  • 2014 - Ritchie Ruftone
  • 2014 - Mr. Switch (1st)
  • 2015 - Ritchie Ruftone + JFB - joint 1st place
  • 2016 - Ritchie Ruftone
  • 2017 - DJ Rasp

US DJ Champions

(and world rankings)

  • 1986 - DJ Cheese (1st)
  • 1987 - Joe Rodriguez (3rd)
  • 1988 - DJ Cash Money (1st)
  • 1989 - DJ Aladdin (2nd)
  • 1990 - DJ Baby G
  • 1991 - DJ QBert (2nd)
  • 1992 - Rocksteady DJs (Mix Master Mike, DJ QBert, and DJ Apollo) (1st)
  • 1993 - DJ Rectangle
  • 1994/5 - Grandmaster Roc Raida (1st) - X-Men
  • 1996 - DJ Swamp
  • 1997 - DJ Slyce
  • 1998 - DJ Craze (1st) - Allies Crew
  • 1999 - DJ P-Trix (3rd)
  • 2000 - DJ Klever - Allies Crew
  • 2001 - DJ Klever (2nd)
  • 2002 - DJ Perseus
  • 2003 - DJ Enferno (2nd)
  • 2004 - Ie.Merg (1st)
  • 2005 - DJ Kico
  • 2005 - Ie.Merg - Defending World title (1st)
  • 2006 - Fred Funk
  • 2007 - DJ Precision
  • 2008 - DJ Slyce (2nd) - Returns to DMC 9 years later.
  • 2009 - DJ Shiftee (1st)
  • 2010 - DJ Etronik
  • 2011 - DJ Chris Karns formerly known as Vajra (1st)
  • 2012 - DJ Precision (2nd) - Returns to DMC 5 years later.
  • 2013 - DJ Esquire
  • 2014 - DJ I-Dee (2nd) - USA & Online World Champion
  • 2015 - DJ Precision (3rd) -
  • 2016 - DJ Traps (3rd)

Swedish DJ Champions

(and world rankings)

  • 1985 - Roger Tuuri (3rd)
  • 1986 - Roger Tuuri (4th)
  • 1987 - Robert "Micro" Molnar
  • 1988 - Robert "Rob" Wåtz
  • 1989 - Rasmus "Raz" Lindvall
  • 1990 - Robert "Micro" Molnar
  • 1991 - Björn Starfelt
  • 1992 - Pierre Jerksten (5th)
  • 1993 - 1210 Jazz
  • 1996 - Cole
  • 1997 - Amato
  • 1998 - Mika Snickars
  • 1999 - 1210 Jazz
  • 2000 - Amato
  • 2003 - Confuze
  • 2004 - Kid Sid
  • 2005 - Kid Sid
  • 2006 - Kid Sid
  • 2007 - Ego
  • 2008 - Alex Norberg

Japan DJ Champions

(And world rankings)

  • 1990 - DJ Yoshi
  • 1991 - DJ Yoshi (3rd)
  • 1992 - DJ Ta-Shi
  • 1993/1994 - Ta-Shi & Yoshi
  • 1995 - Norito
  • 1996 - DJ Takada
  • 1997 - DJ Akakabe (3rd)
  • 1998 - DJ Akakabe
  • 1999 - DJ Hanger
  • 1999 - DJ Takada
  • 2000 - DJ Hanger
  • 2001 - DJ Kentaro (3rd along with DJ P. Money)
  • 2002 - DJ Kentaro - First world title for Japan (1st)
  • 2003 - DJ Yasa
  • 2004 - DJ Taiji
  • 2005 - DJ Izoh (3rd)
  • 2006 - DJ Yasa (2nd)
  • 2007 - DJ Yasa (2nd)
  • 2007 - DJ Miya Jima
  • 2008 - Co-Ma (3rd)
  • 2009 - Co-Ma (2nd)
  • 2010 - Co-Ma (2nd)
  • 2010 - DJ Blu (3rd)
  • 2011 - DJ Izoh (2nd)
  • 2011 - Co-Ma (3rd)
  • 2012 - DJ Izoh (1st)
  • 2013 - DJ Fummy
  • 2014 - DJ Hi-C
  • 2015 - DJ Shota
  • 2016 - DJ Yuto (1st)
  • 2017 - DJ Rena (1st) - the youngest champ in history

France DJ Champions

(And world rankings)

  • 1987 - Dee Nasty
  • 1988 - Dee Nasty
  • 1989 - Jimmy Jay
  • 1990 - DJ Frow
  • 1991 - DJ Crazy B
  • 1992 - Crazy Fast Nefis (2nd)
  • 1993/1994 - Alliance Etnik (2nd)
  • 1995 - Alliance Etnik
  • 1996 - Crazy B
  • 1997 - Crazy B (2nd)
  • 1998 - Crazy B (2nd)
  • 1999 - DJ Pone
  • 2000 - DJ Pone
  • 2001 - DJ Pone
  • 2002 - DJ Pone
  • 2003 - DJ Gero
  • 2004 - DJ Gero
  • 2005 - DJ Pfel (2nd)
  • 2006 - DJ Netik (1st)
  • 2007 - DJ Fly (3rd)
  • 2008 - DJ Fly (1st)
  • 2009 - LigOne (3rd)
  • 2010 - LigOne (1st)
  • 2011 - DJ Skillz
  • 2012 - H Lane
  • 2013 - DJ Fly (1st)
  • 2014 - Groove Sparkz
  • 2015 - DJ Skillz
  • 2016 - DJ Skillz
  • 2017 - DJ Skillz (2nd)

Germany DJ Champions

(And world ranking)

  • 1989 - DJ Cool Cut
  • 1990 - DJ David (1st)
  • 1991 - DJ David (1st) First champion in a row
  • 1991 - DJ MPK
  • 1992 - DJ Shahin
  • 1993/1994 - DJ Shahin
  • 1995 - DJ MPK
  • 1996 - Germany Kessal
  • 1997 - DJ Ray-D
  • 1998 - DJ Ray-D
  • 1999 - DJ Razor
  • 2000 - DJ Razor
  • 2001 - DJ Tobeyer
  • 2002 - J Bounce
  • 2003 - J Bounce
  • 2004 - DJ Rafik (2nd)
  • 2005 - Pro-Zeiko
  • 2006 - DJ Rafik (3rd)
  • 2007 - DJ Rafik (1st)
  • 2008 - DJ Rob Bankz
  • 2009 - DJ Clear
  • 2010 - DJ Crazy Cuts
  • 2011 - Short-T
  • 2012 - Short-T
  • 2013 - N/A
  • 2014 - N/A
  • 2015 - N/A
  • 2016 - S-Trix
  • 2017 - DJ Robert Smith

Canada DJ Champions

(and world ranking)

  • 1996 - D-Scratch
  • 1997 - A-Trak (1st) - first Canada entrance and first championship
  • 1998 - A-Trak (3rd) - Defending champion
  • 1998 - DJ Lil'Jaz
  • 1999 - DJ Wax
  • 2000 - DJ Pump
  • 2001 - JR Flo
  • 2002 - DJ Dopey (3rd)
  • 2003 - DJ Dopey (1st)
  • 2004 - DJ Dopey (3rd) - Defending champion
  • 2004 - DJ Brace
  • 2005 - DJ Drastik
  • 2006 - Wundrkut
  • 2007 - DJ Shub
  • 2008 - DJ Shub
  • 2009 - DJ Makeway
  • 2010 - N/A
  • 2011 - DJ Vekked
  • 2012 - DJ Vekked
  • 2013 - DJ Vekked
  • 2014 - DJ Vekked
  • 2015 - DJ Vekked (1st)
  • 2016 - DJ Brace (2nd)

Italian DJ Champions

(And world rankings)

  • 1989 - Cutmaster G
  • 1990 - Zappala (2nd)
  • 1991 - Trip
  • 1992 - KK
  • 1993 - Mondello
  • 1994 - Mondello
  • 1995 - Mondello
  • 1996 - Black Sun
  • 1997 - Nike
  • 1998 - Kollasso
  • 1999 - DJ Inesha
  • 2000 - DJ Inesha
  • 2001 - DJ Myke
  • 2002 - DJ Myke
  • 2003 - N/A
  • 2004 - DJ Gengis
  • 2005 - N/A
  • 2006 - N/A
  • 2007 - DJ Craim
  • 2008 - DJ Craim
  • 2009 - Mandrayq
  • 2010 - Mandrayq
  • 2011 - Mandrayq
  • 2012 - Mandrayq
  • 2013 - DJ Bicchio
  • 2014 - DJ Bicchio
  • 2015 - DJ P-Kut
  • 2016 - DJ Kün-Kut
  • 2017 - DJ Ghost

Battle for World Supremacy Champions

  • 2000 - Kodh (France)
  • 2001 - Netik (France)
  • 2002 - Netik (France)
  • 2003 - Tigerstyle (UK)
  • 2004 - Akakabe (Japan)
  • 2005 - Pro Zeiko (Germany)
  • 2006 - Co-Ma (Japan)
  • 2007 - DJ Shiftee (USA)
  • 2008 - DJ Switch (UK)
  • 2009 - DJ Switch (UK)
  • 2010 - DJ Switch (UK)
  • 2011 - DJ Nelson (France)
  • 2012 - DJ Vekked (Canada)
  • 2013 - Ritchie Ruftone (UK)
  • 2014 - IFTW (USA)
  • 2015 - DJ Precision (USA)
  • 2016 - DJ Erick Jay (Brazil)
  • 2017 - DJ Yukichi (Japan)

Battle For Supremacy (UK) Champions

(and world rankings)

  • 2000 - Skully (2nd)
  • 2000 - Bunty
  • 2001 - Madcut
  • 2002 - Ritchie Ruftone
  • 2003 - Tigerstyle (1st)
  • 2004 - Silk Kuts (2nd)
  • 2005 - Matman
  • 2006 - DJ Switch - youngest UK champion of any category aged 17
  • 2007 - DJ Switch
  • 2008 - DJ Switch (1st)
  • 2009 - DJ Rasp
  • 2009 - DJ Switch - Defending Battle For World Supremacy (1st)
  • 2010 - Deceptakut
  • 2010 - DJ Switch - Defending Battle For World Supremacy (1st)
  • 2011 - DJ Dissect
  • 2012 - Ritchie Ruftone - Returns to DMC 10 years later
  • 2013 - Ritchie Ruftone (1st)
  • 2014 - Ritchie Ruftone - Defending champion
  • 2014 - DJ Rasp
  • 2015 - Ritchie Ruftone - 2nd place Dj El Statiko represented uk at the dmc worlds
  • 2016 - DJ X-Rated
  • 2017 - DJ X-Rated

Battle For Supremacy (US) Champions

(And world rankings)

  • 2000 - DJ Supa Dave
  • 2000 - DJ Snayk Eyez
  • 2001 - DJ Snayk Eyez (2nd)
  • 2001 - DJ Tragik
  • 2001 - DJ Impereal
  • 2002 - DJ Kico
  • 2003 - ie.Merg
  • 2004 - ie.Merg
  • 2005 - DJ I-Dee
  • 2006 - DJ Etronik
  • 2007 - DJ Shiftee (1st)
  • 2008 - DJ SPS
  • 2009 - DJ Supreme
  • 2010 - DJ Solo
  • 2011 - DJ Fascinate
  • 2012 - DJ Esquire
  • 2013 - DJ Etronik
  • 2014 - IFTW (1st)
  • 2015 - DJ Precision (1st)
  • 2016 - DJ Etronik
  • 2017 - DJ Dwells (2nd)

World Team Champions

  • 1999 - Scratch Perverts (UK) - Prime Cuts, Tony Vegas, Mr Thing, First Rate
  • 2000 - The Allies (USA/Canada) - Craze, A Trak
  • 2001 - Perverted Allies (USA/Canada/UK) - Prime Cuts, Tony Vegas, Craze, Infamous
  • 2002 - Birdy Nam Nam (France) - Crazy B, Need, Lil Mike, Pone - Now releasing album material past their self-titled debut
  • 2003 - C2C (France) - Pfel, Atom, Greem, 20Syl
  • 2004 - C2C (France)
  • 2005 - C2C (France)
  • 2006 - C2C (France)
  • 2007 - Kireek (Japan) - Hi-C, Yasa
  • 2008 - Kireek (Japan)
  • 2009 - Kireek (Japan)
  • 2010 - Kireek (Japan)
  • 2011 - Kireek (Japan) - The first team to win 5 world championships in a row.
  • 2012 - The Mixfitz (Belgium) - DJ Jack, DJ Damented, DJ Cross
  • 2013 - 9 O'clock (France) - DJ Hertz, Aociz & Mr Viktor
  • 2014 - 9 O'clock (France)
  • 2015 - 9 O'clock (France)
  • 2016 - Team dj Netik/dj Fly (France)

UK Team Champions

(and world rankings)

  • 1999 - Scratch Perverts (1st)
  • 1999 - The En4cers
  • 2000 - The Mixologists (3rd)
  • 2001 - The Mixologists (2nd)
  • 2002 - Flaredycats
  • 2003 - Truesicians
  • 2004 - The Disablists - Mighty Atom, Asian Hawk and Clever Monkey
  • 2005 - The Disablists (3rd)
  • 2006 - The Disablists (2nd)
  • 2007 - The Disablists
  • 2008 - Bionic Stylus - DJ Switch, FuriousP, Cable, Loop Skywalker
  • 2009 - Bionic Stylus (3rd)
  • 2010 - Bionic Stylus (3rd)
  • 2011 - Invincible Armour
  • 2012 - N/A
  • 2013 - Bionic Stylus
  • 2014 - N/A
  • 2015 - N/A
  • 2016 - N/A

US Team Champions

(And world rankings)

  • 1999 - The Allies- Craze, A Trak (2nd)
  • 1999 - The Immortal Fader Fyters
  • 2000 - The Allies- Craze, A Trak (1st)
  • 2001 - Superfriends
  • 2002 - Evolution DJs
  • 2003 - Evolution DJs
  • 2004 - Evolution DJs
  • 2005 - Battle-Star
  • 2006 - Animal Crackers
  • 2007 - N/A
  • 2008 - Angry EXs
  • 2009 - Battle-Star: Turbulence & Phonics
  • 2010 - Battle-Star: Turbulence & Phonics
  • 2011 - Battle-Star: Turbulence & Phonics (3rd)
  • 2012 - BattleStar Massive: Cwitch, Virusss, Rayted R & Image (4th)
  • 2013 - BattleStar Massive: Cwitch, Virusss & Rayted R (3rd)
  • 2014 - Chicago Turntablist Authority: Ambidecktriks, Toltech & RTST (4th)
  • 2015 - Chicago Turntablist Authority: Ambidecktriks, Toltech, J.Marz & RTST
  • 2016 - Chicago Turntablist Authority: Toltech, J.Marz & RTST

DMC Online World Champions

  • 2011 - DJ Unkut (Germany)
  • 2012 - Fong Fong (France)
  • 2013 - Jon1st (UK)
  • 2014 - DJ I-Dee (USA)
  • 2015 - DJ Vekked (Canada)
  • 2016 - DJ Brace (Canada)
  • 2017 - DJ Spell (New Zaealnd) [11] [12] [13]

DMC Online Team Champions

  • 2015 - The Fresherthans (Canada) - Winners of the First Tournament
  • 2016 - DJ Fly & DJ Netik (France)
  • 2017 - The Fresherthans (Canada)

DMC World DJ Hall of Fame Champion

  • 1996 - DJ Cheese - (1986 World Champion)
  • 1997 - Cash Money - (1988 World Champion)
  • 1998 - The DreamTeam - (2 time World Champion & 1992 USA Champions)
  • 1999 - Roc Raida - (1995 World Champion)
  • 2000 - Chad Jackson - (1987 World Champion & 2 time UK Champion)
  • 2001 - Cutmaster Swift - (1989 World Champion & 2 time UK Champion)
  • 2002 - DJ David - (The first World Champion twice 1990/1991)
  • 2003 - DJ Craze - (3x World Champion, 2000 World Team Champions W/A-Trak, 2x USA Team Champions)
  • 2004 - Roger Johnson - (The first Champion of DMC)
  • 2005 - DJ Kentaro - (2002 World Champion & 2001 Japan Champion)
  • 2006 - DJ Noize - (1996 World Champion)
  • 2007 - A-Trak (1997 World Champion)
  • 2008 - Scratch Perverts - (The first World Team Champions)
  • 2009 - C2C - (4x Team World Champion)
  • 2010 - KOHD - (First DMC Battle For World Supremacy champion)
  • 2011 - Plus One - (2001 World Champion & the first DJ to receive multiple nominations)
  • 2012 - DJ Netik - (2006 World Champion, 2x Battle for World Supremacy)
  • 2012 - Birdy Nam Nam - (2002 World Team champions)
  • 2013 - DJ Dopey - (2003 DMC World Champion)
  • 2013 - DJ Tigerstyle - (2003 Battle For World Supremacy champion)
  • 2013 - Kireek - (5x World Team Champions in a row)
  • 2014 - DJ Akakabe (2004 Battle for World Supremacy)
  • 2014 - DJ Switch (2014 World Champion & 3x Battle for World Supremacy)
  • 2015 - DJ Vekked (2015 World Champion and Online Champion, 2012 Battle for Supremacy Champion)
  • 2015 - Pro-Zeiko (2005 Battle for World Supremacy Champion)
  • 2015 - DJ Q*Bert (Part of the DreamTeam)
  • 2016 - DJ Unkut (First Online World Champion)
  • 2016 - The Allies (2000 World Team Champions)
  • 2016 - Co-Ma (2006 Battle for World Supremacy)
  • 2017 - DJ Rafik (2007 World Champion)

See also