By Elijah Celemen
Chalk Campus Correspondent
Charles Angeles Jr. (iNBiTuiN) was hailed as this year's representative for the 3Style Global Finals which will be held in Krakow, Poland. The 38-year old DJ set the stage on fire with his awsome beats and clever choice of music. His performance truly hyped the audience and set the party to a different high.
With 5 other finalist aiming for the title icluding Katsy Lee, Kouta Kutsuma, Jan Musa (D’Mad Tweaker), Novel Fortich (Short), and Gary Bonita (DJ GFlip,) the competition sure was tough as these DJs gave a great fight. But what made iNBiTuiN stand out was his stage presence and unique performance (he climbed on the table and played his keytar!)
Each of the finalists were given 15 minutes to perform. Previous winners were in the judging pool including, DJ BYTE (Red Bull 3Style World Champion 2015,), DJ Carlo Atendido (2x Red Bull 3Style Philippine National Champion,) and DJ Hedspin (2011 Red Bull 3Style World Champion.)
The competition was tough but iNBiTuiN's sick beats, choice of music, and his personality on stage obviously got everybody pumped up! Kouta Kutsuma and Jan Musa came in as first and second runners-up, respectively.
Second runner-up, Jan Musa (D'Mad Tweaker) was the first to spin, saying, “At first I was nervous but I got a hang of it right away. Plus, I actually prefer performing first!"
This year's first runner-up Japanese/Filipino Dj Kouta Kutsuma was the last to perform. “I use a lot of wordplay. As I grew in the industry, I discovered that this is what works – so I stuck with it,” Kouta shares. “Setting a vibe that people would love and having diversity at the same time… That’s the point of Threestyle.” With genres from '90s to modern hip-hop, with a touch of funk, he sure does put a diverse set that perfectly ended this year's competition.
This year's winner iNBiTuiN prepared a mix of rock, mumba, OPM, and hip-hop which surely made the audience dance to every beat. “I just enjoyed my set. I wanted to pass my energy to the crowd, and I think I was successful in doing so,” he shares.
iNBiTuiN expressed his exitement by saying, “Finally – I‘m going back to Poland! I’m excited because it’s always like a reunion. Seeing all my heroes there and most importantly, competing and representing the Philippines!”
Make sure to watch out for iNBiTuiN as he raises our flag in the international scene!
Photos from Red Bull and Michelle Jasa