Ortofon: DJ Mode, congratulations on winning the 1st Ortofon Scratch Nerds Battle. Amazing performance! Tell us your story. When did you start, how has your journey been in the DJ world?
- I got in touch with djing/scratching for the first time back in 2004. In 2009, I entered my first DJ battle. Through the years, I won 6 national titles (3 x DMC, IDA show, etc). Finally, my best achievement was the 4th place at the DMC WORLD FINALS 2019 and of course this Ortofon World title. I'm very happy.
Ortofon: For the upcoming year, you are the Official Ortofon Scratch Nerds World Champ! How does that feel and what are your impressions about this battle?
- It feels wonderful, I am so happy with this title. The OSN battle was very tough with a lot of crazy skilled DJs from around the world.
Ortofon: For this 1st Scratch Battle, we received 184 entry videos. What do you think about the overall level? Which competitors impressed you most?
The overall level was extremely high, with a lot of competitors that I admire. Marvel always impresses me. The crazy skilled DJs Crum and M-tone from Austria and the finalist Barret are definitely stand out to me. Amazing experience!