DMC stands for Disco Mix Club and it presents Remix service from the UK which still exists. Disco Mix Club (DMC) is a DJ remix service founded by Tony Prince which began as a radio show (Disco Mix Club Show) in 1981 on Radio Luxembourg in the UK. Prince helped popularise a new style of DJ mixes using the turntable as an instrument. DMC started operating as a remix service in 1983.
DMC started first in February 1983 with cassettes, then in july 1984 they left the cassettes and started issueing on vinyl. There were one or more records with mixes, and one or more records with previews. Now the main issues are on CD. In 1986 they started a DJ mixing contest which still is held each year.
The DMC World DJ Championships has been staged over 28 years in 50 countries, an event which launched many careers including DJ icon Carl Cox who entered the event at the very start of his career. Others who won the event established careers which to this day sees them touring the world, America’s Cash Money, Q-Bert, Craze and Harvard boy DJ Shiftee (3 times world champion), Japan’s Izoh, Canada’s ATrak, Scotland’s Plus One, the UK’s Cutmaster Swift, Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and the Scratch Perverts. The top attraction in France right now by far, is the four time world champion DJ Team, C2C.
In 2013 DMC celebrated its 3th anniversary. To celebrate, DMC is going back to it’s roots. In 1985 DMC staged it’s first DJ CONVENTION at Peter Stringfellow’s Hippodrome at which event a DJ mixing competition launched a new art form. At the same event Whitney Houston performed her first ever p.a. on an itinerary which also featured Miss Wet T-Shirt(!) and a radio debate headed by Johnny Beerling Head of Radio 1.
NOTE: Concerning the monthly DJ-only remix service issues, from 1990 to 1998 the US branch of DMC issued individual issues or sets that had some different track listings than the UK DMC releases due to licensing issues.
Since 2010, DMC started re-pressing older Commercial Collection on CD-R's instead of the original silver CD's.