Krakow, Poland – In the 11 years Red Bull 3Style’s existence and the eight years it has held the world finals, 2018 may be the most monumental and groundbreaking year yet. It all went down in front a capacity crowd at one the most beautiful and historic venues on the planet — the Juliusza Slowackiego Theatre in the heart Krakow, Poland.
At the end it all, Italian turntablist Damianito hoisted the trophy. Canada’s Cam B came in third and Belgium’s DJ Cross came in second with an electrifying set that some argued would have won had it not been for an issue with his needle forcing him to briefly stop his set.
Damianito’s win marked the first ever victory for his home country Italy.
That wasn’t the only first at this year’s event. Japan’s DJ Rina became the first female to make it to the final round. The night closed out with former 3 Style World champions DJ Craze and Four Color (collectively known as 2 Cents) shutting down the place with an exclusive mix.
The afterparty followed down the street at Club Pro Zak where Nina Las Vegas, Skratch Bastid, DJ Nu-Mark and Jazzy Jeff all took over the tables until the early hours the morning.
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