Up until a few years ago, the competition requirements for the worlds biggest DJ championship: The DMC’s had a simple technical specification: A DJ mixer, and a pair of SL1210 Mk2. Since Technics’ 9 year hiatus from manufacturing the iconic turntable, other technology and sponsors have made their way to the arena, such as Rane with their Seventy Two DJ mixer and Twelve Digital DJ turntables. Upon one of our regular ‘DJ news checks’ we are greeted with this banner on the DMC DJ Website:
Yep, you guessed it, the Technics association is back! This time with the brand new SL1210 MK7 turntable as the analogue option for competition entry. Scratch DJs around the world have been rejoicing at the release of the new turntable, such as ‘It’s the way’ DnB legend DJ Marky, who was fast to post his joy of the arrival of his MK7s.
Why the DMC World Championships chose the SL1210 MK7
I think this already long-term collaboration will become ever closer, with the DMC’s being the longest running DJ competition and Technics having created the legendary turntable back in the early 1970s. Most younger DJs who enter the competition now never had a chance to buy a new set of Technics 1210s as they ended production nearly a decade ago. Another reason DMC entrants will benefit I believe is a practical one: The SL1210 MK7 now features fully detachable cables, so DJ changeovers between heats will become easier and slicker!
Read the full DMC World DJ Championship Press Release below:
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