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Competition seeks to crown Boston’s top party-rocker

Much has changed in the decades-long history of the DJ, most significantly the tools of the trade and their prominence in popular culture. One thing that has stayed largely the same over the years is the chief job requirement; while technical skill is admirable, particularly to other members of the guild, the success or failure of a DJ has always come down to one question: Can you make a room full of people dance?

On Friday, a competition aims to measure local DJs’ abilities to do just that. Now in its third year in Boston, the DJ competition Red Bull Thre3style will pit five of our standout party-starters head to head for a chance to win $5,000 and move onto the East Coast and then national finals.

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