2012 Miltown Beat Down kicked off with a big night. With a record crowd, and some one of the most exciting battles in the history of the event.
BATRAX  VS. MADDEN MILES 
We began last night with two Miltown Beat Down veterans, Baktrax production duo and Madden Miles (formerly MarkV). A very close battle, these contestants were well matched. Madden’s crowd participation and charisma helped him pull out the win
BUBBA  VS. JAZZWARD 
The most exciting battle in years. The beats in this battle went from “oh snap”, to “on damn!”, to “AHH S#!*!!!” The crowd was going bonkers, and demanded a beat off. ( a beat off, is a bonus round in which each competitor gets one additional beat ). Technical difficulties slowed Bubba down toward the end, and ultimately became his demise. But that is the chance you take when you play your beats live, as opposed to using iTunes, like his competition did. At the end of the night, Jazz Ward was victorious. (I think these three should start a super production team, and become the mid-west Neptunes! )
DJ SCHIRO  VS. ELETE TRAX
Another round of MTBD vets, saw the ominous and big sounds of Schiro, take second to the funky, dance tempos of Elete Trax. It’s hard to battle with those low tempo beats, and Elete exploited Schiro’s technique with some very pop ready jams.
BEAT HOUZING GROUP  VS. REASON 
2011 champ Reason has always proven to be a difficult competitor to face. I felt he actually took it easy on BHG. Beat Houzing had a bit of technical difficulty as well, but that’s all part of the competition. Reason ended the night victorious, but actually got a lower score than Bubba. That’s how these bracket style tournaments go.
Here is a re-cap with myself and Bizzon.
We are back next week at the Jackalope with the following battles…
THURSDAY AUGUST 16th
Goodwill vs. Ad 4 Watts
CameOne vs. Drewcifer
White Russian vs. Bannon
James Jaxin vs. BrokenBeats
Get there early, because we saw many turned away at the door this past week.