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This December, regional winners from 8 different cities will gather in Seattle to face-off for the title of National Laptop Battle Champion. The final winner also receives prizes from a number of leading software and hardware manufacturers, creating even further friendly competition.
The battles began in Seattle in 2003 and have since grown into a national phenomenon. They have received media attention from Rolling Stone, NPR, Remix, XLR8R, Groovesmag, Flavorpill, and Keyboard Magazine, plus countless online communities and forums.
This year's competitors:
Velapene (New York)
Live Laptop Performances - Starkey and Vincent Parker
DJ - Scratchmaster Joe
MC - DJ Collage
Visuals - KillingFrenzy and Tracer Visuals
Judges - Starkey, Vincent Parker, 31Avas, Matt Carthum, Rian Pierson
Ableton, Audio Damage, Drumcore, Fab Filter, Laptop Battle, M-Audio, Mackie, Native Instruments, Oseao, Sonic Charge, and Soy Clothing
About Laptop Battles:
The battles are based loosely off dancehall sound clashes in Jamaica and the DMC turntable competitions. Throughout the year, favorite local performers from various cities compete in a series of elimination rounds to find a regional winner. The rounds consist of computer-generated music of any genre created on their laptops. Each set combines sound design, composition and stage performance, offering a chance for laptop musicians to prove their skills.
Rules for participants are simple - battles are three minutes long and the only weapons allowed are a laptop, mouse, sound card and one midi controller; no external devices can be used. Each round is decided by the judges and based on originality, performance, crowd response and technical abilities. The winners of these regional events all receive a paid trip to the final showdown in Seattle each December to crown a champion for the country.
Hope you come to this years' championship!
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/laptopbattles
Added by backlinemedia on November 12, 2006