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Photo diary: Red Bull Thre3style World Finals

Red Bull Thre3style 2013 had 460 entrants but only one of them can claim to be king of the decks.

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The 17 Red Bull Thre3style World Finalists
Red Bull Thre3style World Finalists.

The 17 Red Bull Thre3style World Finalists

DJs from – take a deep breath – Azerbaijan, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Romania, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Albania, Japan, USA, Jamaica and Switzerland (phew!) all made their way to Toronto for the fourth Red Bull Thre3style World Finals.

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The resident DJ experts
Red Bull Thre3style World Finalists.

The resident DJ experts

Jazzy Jeff, Jubilee, Skratch Bastid, Grandtheft and Kid Koala were joined in the judges' booth by A-Trak and De La Soul’s Maseo on Wednesday night.

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Girl power on the decks
Red Bull Thre3style World Finalists DJ RayRay

Girl power on the decks

Taiwan’s DJ RayRay made history this year when she became the first female DJ to make it to the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals.

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A-Trak: A Canadian classic
Red Bull Thre3style World Finals A-Trak

A-Trak: A Canadian classic

A-Trak explained to a select audience how he made the giant leap from young scratch DJ upstart to fully-fledged international icon. “Surround yourself with a good team,” was his main tip. Later on he proved there's nothing you can’t do with a pair of decks.

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Wild thing: DJ Bazooka
DJ Bazooka

Wild thing: DJ Bazooka

Switzerland's DJ Bazooka was handed a wild-card ticket to compete in the grand finale after losing out in his qualifier. It allowed him to put the eye-mask he received on his flight to Toronto to good use.

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Listen up, people!
ESKEI83

Listen up, people!

Germany’s ESKEI83 became Toronto’s hottest property when he won the Wednesday night heat. Almost 10,000 people attended the Thre3style events that took place across Toronto between November 4-9.

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Maseo and Ali Shaheed Muhammad rock up
DJ Maseo and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Maseo and Ali Shaheed Muhammad rock up

De La Soul's Maseo and A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad show the aspiring Thre3style DJs a thing or two about decks control on night four of the World Finals on Friday.

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DJ camaraderie at Red Bull Thre3style
Red Bull Thre3style DJs

DJ camaraderie at Red Bull Thre3style

As the week progressed these up and coming DJs formed strong friendships, learning new DJ tricks off each other and planning to meet again on future unofficial Thre3style mini-tours.

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DJ Shintaro of Japan reigns supreme
Red Bull Thre3style DJ Shintaro

DJ Shintaro of Japan reigns supreme

The 2013 world title was claimed by 24-year-old DJ Shintaro of Japan. He’s the first Japanese winner – and also the first World Champion not from a host nation. He’s hoping to use his success to encourage other young Japanese DJs to “think big”.

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