Another amazing night of Milwaukee beats! We are officially 1/2 way through the 2011 Miltown Beat Down prelims, and I’m very much looking forward to the finals. Before we look ahead, let’s take a look back at last night’s battle.
Last night we had a deep and diverse array of sounds and styles. No two producers sounded at all alike. In fact, there were some battles that were almost too close to call. The judges really had their work cut our for themselves last night. It was very close in many of these bouts. Here are the scores.
Andy Petr  vs. Bad Character 
Hitmayng  vs. TradeMark 
40 MIL  vs. Sinister Reality  I need to throw in some editorial on this one. Sinister Reality was much closer to 40 MIL than these numbers reflect. This battle called for an instant “beat off” ( our bonus round ). 40 Mil is a BEAST and Sinister held up very well to him.
ClassiCal  vs. Big Steve 
The were so many surprises in these first 4 rounds. Many of us were caught of guard with new comer ClassiCal’s victory over MTBD vet Big Steve. But even Big Steve’s people were feeling the awesome sonic boom that Cal brought to the battle. There was also a lot of debate in the judges booth during the Hitmayng and TradeMark bout. Each producer had an even presentation. It seemed that they were both holding back some of their better beats for later rounds, but they each had some bangers in there too.
The next round brought even more difficult scoring for the audience and the judging panel.
Andy Petr  vs. TradeMark  Yet another close battle. This one really boiled down to the creativity and audio quality categories. Andy stomped most of the competition in sound mixing and mastering, but TradeMark’s battle beats were a crowd favorite. After all, this is a BATTLE.
40 MIL  vs. ClassiCal  This was the closest battle we’ve seen in years. The crowd was on 40’s side, but the points fell heavy on ClassiCal for sound quality and creativity. His last beat was a high tempo dance number, that had a 4 to the floor beat that cut into half time at the end. 40 brought out his M.O.P. style merk beats to ensure he made a deep wound in ClassiCal.
At the end of the night, 40 Mil and TradeMark moved on the June 10th Finals at Turner Hall. As we stated earlier this week, 31 of the 32 producers in this event will go home with a loss, but we all win with great beats like we heard last night.
The energy in the room was amazing last night. The crowd was having a great time, and we all can agree that is was a very close battle last night. Thanks to our judges JC Poppe, Slym, Tarik aka the Architecht, DJ Bizzon, and Haz Solo.
Speaking of, here is a wrap up interview with the PLAY COUSINS Bizzon and Jank One…
See you next Thursday night Milwaukee.