Big Beat MKE



Producers and beatsmiths of Milwaukee, it’s time for you to step up and see who will win Milwaukee’s new 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 inaugural Big Beat MKE Tournament

If you are familiar with the format of the former Miltown Beatdown, the battle format will be 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.

It’s (almost) time! Sixteen Milwaukee-based producers of hip hop and electronic music will compete in four rounds of beat battles for the chance to claim the first Big Beat MKE title. Over thirty producers submitted both an original production of their choice, as well as a remix of WebsterX’s “Intuition” in order to be eligible for the competition. Those submissions were reviewed by a selection committee consisting of members of Milwaukee’s music scene, including staff members of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, WebsterX, Dashcam of Nice FM, and more. The top 16 vote getters were selected for the first round of competition. Battles were determined by a random draw.

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Big Beat MKE Opening Round Battles:

April 26th: Tstreetz_Beatz vs. Poohbrezzy, Just A Human vs. Mikeaknight_Beats
May 3rd: MystiK MuziK vs. Hot Science, Ag Da Gift vs. Elite Trax
May 10th: Dumros vs. Main Key, SML8 vs. KD
May 17th: SDProduces vs. Tron Jovi (of Guerrilla Ghost), Golden Child vs. Djay JC

Every night of Big Beat MKE will feature two producer battles, as well as performances from two Milwaukee artists as well.

Big Beat MKE Performer Lineup:

April 26th: Alexzander & Renz Young
May 3rd: Dozzi B Marz & New Wave Outlawz
May 10th: AwillThaGreat & Genesis Renji
May 17th: Rockz & Shle Berry
May 31st: john doe & Taiyamo Denku
June 7th: $hunmillion$ & J-Lamo
June 14th: Sharrod Sloans & Klassik
June 21st: Von Alexander & Reggie Bonds

The competition will take place every Thursday from April 26th to June 14th at the home of the original Miltown Beatdown, the Jackalope Lounj in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.  First round battles will be held from April 26th to May 17th, with Quarter Final battles taking place on May 31st and June 7th, and Semi Final battles will take place on June 14th. Both the Championship and Third Place battles will take place on Thursday, June 21st.

Big Beat MKE is sponsored by:

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