Controller Battle!

It’s time to dust off your meanest looks, hardest beats and best controller tricks. There is a San Francisco controller battle this weekend hosted by LoveTech and sponsored by DJ TechTools. DJs from around the nation are converging to bash buttons, crank knobs and earn eternal controllerism glory!


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  • The West Coast Controllerist Championship Battle will be held on June 25th at Public Works in San Francisco, CA from 10pm-2am.
  • Competitors will be registered on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Competitors MUST CHECK IN BETWEEN 7-9pm on the day of the event to qualify to compete.
  • Competitors advancing all the way to the final battle will perform a total number of 4 times. There will be one qualifying round in which all competitors will perform once. Only the top 8 competitors will advance. This will be followed by three rounds of single-elimination, one-on-one, randomly paired battles.
  • For each battle, competitors are allowed 2:30 to perform, one after another. Human-operated video cameras will project your movements onto a video screen for all to see. A “30 seconds remaining” warning will be issued by the MC. Competitors will be faded out if they continue to play beyond their time limit.
  • A panel of judges will decide winners, based on: – Musicality – Virtuosity – Innovation – Showpersonship – Audience reaction
  • To qualify for any given battle: – Competitors are allowed two controllers/instruments in total, and one computer.

Enter the battle here


Saturday, June 25th @ Public Works
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

8pm workshops, 10pm BATTLE
$6 pre-sale, $10 at the door, 21+

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    Araabmuzik is abadd man on the pads -/p>

  • Savadelic

    How was it?

  • Hedgezeppelin

    you sir are a tool

  • Dj Kizouk Kizouk

    crl i’m in portugal

  • Djtekken2005

    Fuck! im in argentina…

    • DeeJay Tavi

      man! I’m from Argentina Buenos Aires? en que parte estas?

    • DeeJay Tavi

      Man I’m from Argentina too! from Buenos Aires? en que parte estas vos?

  • Testing

    why is this hosted same weekend as EDC??????????????????????????? really??

  • will be at EDC

    you host this knowing EDC is this weekend? 🙁

  • DJ Broken Record

    21+? does anyone realize what a bad decision that is?

  • Garygary1

    still don’t get why the logo isn’t a usb plug

  • C Mcdonald08

    DAMN!! sounds and looks epic, make it world wide like DMC.
    Also whats the choon at the end??

    Mashpotato Johnson

  • Atabo

    man, what a great way to enjoy a week end !

  • bombast

    Looks epic as fuck! Makes me wish I was back in the Bay Area for sure

  • Motto

    damn, someone should really do this in eu

    • zzzuperfly

      agreed +1

  • Dannybyrne29

    loving the BEAT ST battle scene….. classic..!

  • Zac Kyoti

    Damn, if I’d known about this ahead of time I would’ve done it in a hot second! Good luck to all competitors, may you bring controllerism some well earned respect!!

  • Mark Huigen

    I wish i lived in the states! ( for that weekend 😉 )

    • Eli Backer