TOMORROW: 1st Annual North vs. South DJ Battle Royale at Sutra
A couple months ago, I did a music feature on a couple of Huntington Beach DJs known for firing up dance floors across the county under the name Colossal KNXN (pictured). Tomorrow night, they'll show you the skills that put them on the Weekly's radar when they take on a pair of L.A. song selectors in an old fashioned DJ battle at Sutra Lounge, one of their glossy backyard stomping grounds in Costa Mesa. Newport Beach DJ Kedd Cook is also representing OC alongside them in a tag tam style contest.
Their L.A. opponents include Mr. White and C-Town, two highly established turntable wizards in the world of house and electro. As part of another installment of Sutra's XOBESO Thursday night entertainment series, this battle is a straight OC vs LA throw down (I smell an a sequel to You Got Served brewing) as both teams vie for the affection of Sutra's sweaty club goers in a back and fourth test of song selection, nifty tricks and other miscellaneous forms of bad assery.
As far as the home team is concerned, both CK and KC's ability to integrate hip hop, dub, house and electro is fluid fashion is truly what makes their styles blend so well together. Though this won't be an easy contest, I'm pretty sure L.A. will be in for a rude awakening when the OC team steps to the turn tables to snatch their bragging rights. If you show up before 10:30 p.m. it's only $5 to get in, $10 after. The crowd decides the winner at the end of the competition so make sure to come out and show your love.
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