Dj Carlo Atendido Brings the House Down With Winning Party Set
For the first time, a Filipino DJ is chosen to compete at the Thre3style World Championships this year
The search for the first-ever Filipino representative to the Red Bull (Blue & Silver) Thre3style World Championships 2014 this year culminated in one epic night of partying at the Philippine finals held at the famed Republiq Club in Resorts World Manila. The event saw six qualifying winners battle it out with their DJing skills, technical wizardry and ability to light the dance floor on fire.
Making the cut from the Cebu qualifier last June 21 and rocking the Republiq crowd were: two-time Australian QLD DMC champion DJ K Groove (Kristian Hernandez) who brought his mad turntable skills to the fore just like he’s done in Sydney, Paris, London, New York, Barcelona and Tokyo; DJ Niki Del Rosario, who funked up the proceedings with his mixed-genre party set that got everyone jumping around and cheering for more; and the Cebu’s overall winner DJ Carlo Atendido, whose varied set of funky beats, pop gems and club favorites, added surprise elements and showmanship elicited massive crowd response.
Not to be outdone, the DJs from the Manila qualifier last June 26 were battle-ready: DJ Aryan (Aryan Magat) stepped up with his trademark party style and eclectic mix that got the crowd chanting – a familiar scene in residencies in top clubs from Makati to Cebu, Boracay to Vietnam; DJ Nix Damn P (Nix Pernia) rocked the party with bold choices, including Tagalog tracks, slow tunes and a cheeky recorded cellphone conversation with Ramon Bautista to cap off his set; and Manila’s overall winner DJ Supreme Fist, a 2008 Pioneer Philippines DJ Digital Battle Champion, electrified the night with a monster mix of groove, funk, soul, hip hop, dub and disco, and threw in bits of “Yugyugan Na” midway through his set that got people singing “sige na, sige na, sige na, sige na!”
Zeroing in on the DJ with the most original track selection, creative and technical mixing, stunning stage presence and awesome crowd response, judges DJ Hedpsin, the 2011 Thre3style World Champion, and 2014 Thre3style World Finals judge DJ Shortkut named DJ Carlo Atendido the grand winner of the Philippine finals.
DJ Carlo Atendido, whose dizzying mix embodied the essence of Thre3style that put the crowd under his spell and satiated the party-hungry, will compete at the Red Bull Thre3style World Competition in Baku, Azerbaijan later this year.
DJ Supreme Fist was named the first Philippine finals runner-up, while DJ Aryan finished at third place.