Editors' pick

2011 DMC American Battleground DJ Competition

DJnight - hip-hop/R&B

Editorial Review

When we interviewed Eric Jao back in 2003, the Virginia-based DJ was working full time in IT and grinding at local clubs on the weekends. Then Jao - a.k.a. DJ Enferno - won the DMC American DJ hampionships and went on to the world championships, where he finished second. His career was launched, and Enferno now works as Madonna's tour DJ when he's not headlining his own club shows. In a nice twist, he’s the special guest at U Street Music Hall this Friday, where Enferno-wannabes will be competing for a spot in the U.S. DJ Championships in New York City. Come down to cheer on the next generation of DJs at the free contest, then stick around for an exhibition in cutting and scratching.