Since 1986, the Disco Mix Club (DMC) has held the DMC World DJ Championships, the world\’s largest DJ Competition. The annual event features competitors from around the world who put their technical skills to the test amongst the competition. Many notable DJs have won the award from the United States, including the likes of DJ Vajra, DJ Shiftee, Ie.Merg, DJ Craze, and more.

This year three Chicago residents known as the CTA, or Chicago Turntable Authority, will be representing Team USA in the competition. From their website:

\”CTA is a team of Battle DJs seeking to put Chicago back in the spotlight for DJing and turntablism. To do this, the team is striving for dominance in the DJ battle scene by pairing refined technical skills along with strong musicality and selection. CTA consists of DJ Ambideckstriks, DJ Toltech, and RTST. They are currently representing the US in the 2014 DMC Team World Finals.\”

In order to compete in the tournament, the CTA must raise enough money to fund their trip to London. Help shows some Chicago love to these three DJs representing both our city and our country by donating on their gofundme page available here: GoFundMe, or by purchasing a CTA t-shirt on their webpage.