After 2 months of battles, it’s time for the 2013 Miltown Beat Down Finals!
This year we return to the historic Turner Hall Ballroom, in beautiful downtown Milwaukee. The night features a action packed schedule of performances and battles. Legendary Producer / DJ Shadow will grace the stage as our 2013 guest of honor. His body of work continues to inspire music fans and DJs young and old. There are few DJs who stand the test of time through their innovative ways of music productions. However DJ Shadow continues to set standards falling into the exception rather than the rule in today’s electronic music frenzy.
“Few D.J.’s have such a tactile way with rhythm, and still fewer have the disposition to harness that rhythm to such moody atmospherics.“
- NY Times
“DJ Shadow is a sort of sonic Merlin: He’s known and revered for his buoyant beats, hypnotic loops and dark textural expanses, but he leads listeners to places where a nightlight, and even sunlight, can be glimpsed.”
“His soulful, dense, addictive and slamming instrumental hip-hop brought together rap heads, metal kids, indie fans and dance music lovers… Put simply, a genius at work.”
Doors Open at 7:00pm
7:00-8:00 DJ BIG ONCE
8:00 *hitmayng vs Pay Dirt Productions
8:15 Auggie vs. Bubba
8:30 JazzWard vs. McThree
8:45 Klassik vs. 40 Mil
9:00 KID CUT UP
9:45 Battle A vs B
10:00 Battle C vs D
10:15 FINAL BATTLE
11:00 DJ SHADOW ALL BASES COVERED DJ SET.
Tickets are $25 at the door, and $20 in advance. You can purchase tickets HERE.
Our final night of preliminary battles, went down as our best. 2009 Miltown Beat Down Champion AD LIB made his triumphant return to the Jackalope Lounj, 4 year battle veteran TRADEMARK was back and the “Peoples’ Champ” 40 MIL had his eyes on the prize. We had high expectations for these vets, but we were all amazed with the quality beats we heard from WILD CARD BATTLE winner and Miltown Beat Down rookie, MILES HIGH MAJOR.
Here is our recap :
BATTLE OF THE YEAR: 40 Mil  vs TradeMark 
Adlib  vs MilesHighMajor 
TradeMark  vs Adlib 
TradeMark  vs MilesHighMajor 
40 Mil  vs MilesHighMajor 
40 Mil  vs Adlib 
Just look at these scores! No producer scored under 410, out of a perfect score of 495! What a great night of battles. All of these producers should be commended for their hard work and amazing music.
See you at the 2013 finals with DJ SHADOW at Turner Hall Ballroom.
The 7th round of battle in the 2013 Miltown Beat Down brought a lot of surprises and a ton of great beats. The night featured MTBD veterans Goodwill and Klassik, battling freshmen Lynd-Oh and Allerain. A battle for the books, we had some great moments in this round of competition.
This battle really came down to the scores. Many of our judges were in disagreement with who the victor was in each of these battles. As you can see by the point spread below, it came down to a few marks on many of these battles. It was a very good night of competition.
Here is our recap:
GoodWill  vs Lynd-Oh 
GoodWill  vs Allerian 
Klassik  vs Lynd-Oh 
Lynd-Oh  vs Allerian 
Klassik vs Allerian 
Klassik  vs GoodWill 
We saw a lot of “Bizzon Faces” during this night of battle! BIG UP to Allerian, for bringing us this moment here…
Oooooh weee. That’s a hot beat right there…
Klassik will compete in the 2013 finals, May 3rd, at Turner Hall Ballroom.
Back for Night 6 of the 2013 Miltown Beat Down, with shortage of amazing beats! The night featured 2010 Miltown Beat Down champion; Lex Luther and MTBD vet Grandmaster O, with rookie McThree and Fillippo Stlyes. The rookies seemed to be the stars of the show in night 6, here is our recap.
McThree  vs Filippo Styles 
Filippo Styles  vs DJ Grandmaster O 
Lex Luther  vs DJ Grandmaster O 
Lex Luther  vs Filippo Styles 
McThree  vs DJ Grandmaster O 
Lex Luther  vs McThree 
McThree moves on to the FINALS at Turner Hall Ballroom May 3rd with Dj Shadow.
Lawd Have Mercy!
After a month of battles, we are back again for Round 5 of the 2013 Miltown Beat Down. The April 2nd battle featured Jazzward, KC, Cope Spoke and Soul Trak. This evening had a wide range of sounds and styles, but the sample heavy big beats of JAZZWARD came out on top.
Here is out recap…
Here are the scores:
10:00 JazzWard  vs Soul Trak 
10:20 Cope Spoken  vs KC 
10:40 JazzWard  vs Cope Spoken 
11:00 Soul Trak  vs KC 
11:20 Soul Trak  vs Cope Spoken 
11:40 JazzWard  vs KC 
Jazzward will move on to the finals on May 3rd at Turner Hall. Tickets are available now for the 2013 grand finale featuring DJ Shadow! CLICK HERE.