1986 DMC created the yearly World DJ Championship giving birth to Turntablism, which has turned the record player into a musical instrument. Today there are three annual events - DMC/Technics World DJ Championship, Battle for World Supremacy and the Team Championship.Many great names have taken part in the Technics World DJ Championships over the years. Some of the UK top entries to the DJ competition have included Carl Cox and Tony De Vit. The Italians will point to their top DJ producers such as Zappala, Claudio Coccoluto and DJ Professor who all made their mark in the competition. Sweden had Rob'n'Raz, Denmark had Cutfather and Canada had Nick Holder back in 1989 and the Ninja Tune wonder Kid Koala, who won the Montreal Elimination back in 1996.