Big Beat MKE
Producers and beatsmiths of Milwaukee, it’s once again 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
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 will compete in four rounds of beat battles for the chance to claim the 2020 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.
2020 Big Beat MKE Schedule:
Due to the guidelines from the CDC on mass gatherings, the 2020 Big Beat MKE schedule will be adjusted. We will have an updated schedule for you as soon as possible.
All events will take place at the Jackalope Lounj, adjacent to The Wicked Hop (345 N. Broadway) in the Historic Third Ward.
April 30th: DJTheJenius & Eli $tones
May 7th: kEwii & Hektik
May 14th: Raze & Rich P.
May 21st: Sunny James & Jaecar
May 28th: Mo’City & PaperStacks
June 4th: Juke Marciano & Yogie B & Keez
June 11th: Larry Bull & Yo-Dot
June 18th: Von Alexander & Nile
PRODUCERS: Submit to enter the 2020 Big Beat MKE tournament here. You must submit two original beats and fill out the information below. A selection panel will vote on the 16 contestants for the live battles.
The 2020 submission deadline is Friday, April 10th at midnight.
The 2020 Big Beat MKE bracket will be revealed two weeks after the production deadline.