Shows like The Voice have long been guilty pleasures for us and plenty of other music fans (we won’t tell if you won’t), but there hasn’t been a real equivalent for the DJ talent we know abounds around the country. Enter VH1’s Master of the Mix, a DJ competition show currently in its third season. In case you’ve missed it thus far, we’re profiling the judging talent and some of the DJs battling it out behind the decks. Check out some of Master of the Mix’s illustrious competitors.
DMC Battle champ JayCeeOh is not only a threatening turntablist technically, he’s also worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Talib Kweli, J-Dilla, and Pete Rock. He’s already performed across the states and around the world, so it’s hard to call him an up-and-comer. More like one of the best selectors you haven’t heard — yet.
DJ Tina T
Tina T is big in Vegas. Like three-time “Best Female DJ in Las Vegas” big. Currently holding down a residency at legendary Vegas club The Marquee, Tina T rocks crowds with her creative open format style, which she mixes with top-tier turntable skills. Come summer, you’ll find her at Camp Spin Off, a camp she founded to school teens interested in DJing.
Incrediboi burst onto the scene in 2007 when he bested more than 200 other DJs at Briel’s Spin 600 competition. Now he’s the official tour DJ for none other than Lil’ Kim. Although he’s a rising star himself, he still dedicates time to help mentor younger artists just stepping up to the decks.
DJ Chris Karns
The 2011 DMC World Champ, Chris Karns boasts a ton of other DJ titles, including three Redbull Thr3style triumphs, the 2002 WSTC World Championship, and six other DMC titles. Not too shabby. Pair that with his current gig as touring DJ for Yelawolf, and he’s obviously a force to be reckoned with.