A 14-year-old Auckland DJ has been offered a place at DJ championships in London next month, hard on the heels of showcasing his talent in New York.
Kaleb Strickland, aka DJ K-Swizz, represented New Zealand on the world stage, battling the best in the hip hop business at the Goldie Awards, a global DJ beat and battle competition in New York at the weekend.
K Swizz has already been offered a wild card place at the DMC championships in London next month, Seven Sharp reported.
Finishing fifth in New York K-Swizz is heading back home to practice so he can knock Goldies organiser A-Trak off his perch by becoming the youngest ever world champ.
"He has the record right now. In 1997 DMC he was only 15 and he was the world's youngest to win a DJ championships," K-Swizz said.
"I got one more year to be the youngest."
K-Swizz took months to make his six-minute battle set for the Goldies, practicing every day for hours after school.
Accompanied by his father, Jacob Strickland, the young turntabalist flew 28 hours across the world to play against some of his idols, including two former world champions.