Saturday, 17 December 2016, in Santiago Chile, DJ Puffy from Barbados was crowned the new Red Bull Thre3style World Champion.
The Grand Final was held at the Vélodromo del Estadio Nacional after a very exciting week of qualifying rounds. This was the seventh World Finals hosting some of the best DJs on the planet vying for the sought after title.
Some of the competition included wild-card Trapment, JFB from the UK, Beast Mode of Australia and You-Ki representing Japan. DJ Puffy stood out with a one of a kind selection moving the crowd with his amazing energy and commanding stage presence. The judging panel, was a mix of well known names comprised of masters in the field such as, Nu-Mark, Scratch Bastid, Craze, Z-Trip and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
For Barbados and the entire Soca loving Caribbean, DJ Puffy’s win has special significance. Of course his home country is proud of his representation and success, but his fellow DJs throughout the diaspora rallied for him in a way that I have never seen before. DJ Puffy, just 25 years old, has made everyone feel pride, and confirmed to us all that Soca is good enough to compete on a world stage. His mixes and usage of Dubplates by Rupee and King Bubba wowed the judges, crowd and his peers alike. We all salute him.
View DJ Puffy’s title winning set below: