The International DJ Association (IDA) is the phoenix that emerged from the burning embers of the International Turntablist Federation (ITF). And over the last few years, it has established itself as a real player in the global DJ battle scene, putting on one hell of a battle in Poland each year. And here at DJWORX, we’re getting behind the IDA UK and Ireland branch, and along with Pro X Fade will be presenting the IDA stand at BPM 2013.
The purpose of the stand is to promote the community element of the turntablist scene. There will be at least 2 full setups working for the whole 3 day BPM event, where you can roll up, hang out and session along with other like minded DJs. You can Q&A with your mates, or do entire sets on your own — just come along and support the scene and culture of turntablism. The IDA UK and Ireland will also take this opportunity to announce full details of the UK and Ireland finals.
Also demonstrating the progressive nature of the IDA, Germany’s Arkaei will be on hand to showcase the Stealth Electrix Tweaker, an all-black variant of their next generation of DJ controllers. The IDA show category that Arkaei competes in is more about showcasing and performing than pure battling, and is a space where DJs are actively encouraged to create and perform songs rather than string together small sets to make something bigger.
The IDA UK and Ireland stand should be buzzing for the full 3 days of the BPM Show, and is conveniently located between Rane and Vestax. Hunt down stand A53 for wall to wall DJs performing, and the chance to grab an “I AM A DJWORX DJ” t-shirt. And be sure to bring your own carts, slipmats and vinyl too if you want to jam.