Big Beat MKE


Producers and beatsmiths of Milwaukee, it’s time for you to step up and see who will win Milwaukee’s premier beat battle, Big Beat MKE. One lucky producer will be taking home a huge prize pack, as well as the honor of being dubbed the winner of the Big Beat MKE Tournament

If you are familiar with the format of the former Miltown Beatdown, the battle format is very much in the same style: two producers will go head to head for three one minute rounds, alternating beats for the judges and the crowd to hear. If the crowd demands it, one optional overtime round will be contested. Judges will pick the winner based on style, overall sound quality, and crowd reaction.

Sixteen Milwaukee-based producers of hip hop and electronic music compete in four rounds of beat battles for the chance to claim the first Big Beat MKE title. The initial sixteen will be chosen based on submissions reviewed by a selection committee consisting of members of Milwaukee’s music scene. Battles will be determined by a random draw.

2019 Submission criteria will be available on Monday, March 4th

2018 Bracket:


Thank you to all of our participants, judges, DJs, and volunteers!