EAST LONDON BELONGS TO CRAZE

But it will be the last time - he's announced his retirement from scratch competitions...

DJ Craze has emerged as the DMC/TECHNICS WORLD DJ CHAMPION for a record-breaking third time running.

The championship event took place at the Millennium Dome in London over September 23rd and 24th . DJ Craze emerged victorious in both the individual and team championships, pipping the UK’s Scratch Perverts to the post in his partnership with A-Trek. However, taking the stage with his family to collect his prize of a pair of solid gold Technics decks, he promptly announced his retirement from any future scratch competitions.

“Battles take up a lot of time,” he explained. “I’ll still be doing crazy battle stuff, just more on the production side. My motivation was always making music.”

The full results of the tournament were:

DMC / TECHNICS WORLD DJ CHAMPION

1st – DJ Craze (USA)

2nd – DJ Dexta (Australia)

3rd – Mr Thing (UK)

DMC / TECHNICS WORLD SUPREMACY RESULTS:

1st – DJ Kodh (France)

2nd – DJ Skully (UK)

DMC / TECHNICS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

1st – Craze & A-Trak (US / Canada)

2nd – Scratch Perverts (UK)

3rd – Mixologists (UK)

The event was broadcast live on the DMC website – [url=]www.dmcworld.com – and was attended by over 7,000 over the course of the weekend.