DJ Perly Makes History As First Woman to Win Two DMC World DJ Championships

Oh, how the turn tables for DJ Perly.

The Bronx-born turntable virtuoso has won her second DMC World DJ Championship title, making her the first woman to ever do so. Perly, who has been spinning since the age of 12, won her first championship in 2017—when the contest was held in-person—before winning again in August.

With a true passion for the art of turntablism, Perly has dedicated her life to perfecting her craft and honing her talents.

"It's an honor and I'm grateful for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the finals again," the dexterous DJ told HipHopDX. "Prepping for any battle is tough, no lie. It's all about hard work and determination. I always knew that deep down inside I had it in me to do, I just needed to dive deeper from within, meditate, connect with myself, work harder and focus."

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"As stressful as it was and is, I just had to keep pushing," Perly continued. "The fire in my heart and soul never went out. It was always there, I just had to keep feeding it and let it burn bright to show me the way in my personal journey to greatness."

Over the years, Perly has gained recognition from some of the world's most iconic turntablists, including A-Trak, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Rob Swift, Mista Sinista and more. She's now set to compete in the 2022 DMC World Championship from October through December.

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Lennon is a music journalist who has contributed to for over five years. A seasoned music business reporter, his writings bridge the gap between education and technology through a musical lens. He is also the host of the music business podcast When Life Hands You Lennons and founder of his own electronic music website, EDM In A Soda.

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