We enter the month of October with another dynamic night of beats. The 5th round of the 2014 Miltown Beat Down featured battle vets Oh James, Drewcifier, ediS-B, and the 2014 rookie of the year ( so far ) B4Lazers.
Here is how it all went down.
Round 1: ediS-B  VS B4Lasers 
If we could’ve known in advance how dynamic this battle was going to be, we would have saved it for the end of the night. ediS-B and rookie b4Lazers came out swinging in our first round of the night. B4Lazers got the crowd chanting and moving within the first few kick drums. ediS-B was ready and brought a three pack of dirty and dark beats that won over the crowd and judges.
Round 2: Drewcifer  VS Oh James 
Both Drewcifer and Oh James have been on this MTBD stage in the past, but neither of them brought as much excitement in the past, as they did in this round. Drewcifier blurred genre lines with his eletro inspired rap beats, while Oh James brought bis bass and some real cool samples. This was a VERY close battle, and Drewcifier won by only a 3 point margin.
Round 3: ediS-B  VS Drewcifer 
Drewcifier and ediS-B each tried a new approach in this round. While ediS-B gave us some more abstract beats, Drewcifer went even deeper into his biggest bass. The diversity of styles in this round was impressive, but the energy was a bit lower than either of their previous appearances on stage.
Round 4: B4Lasers  VS Oh James 
Rookie B4Lazers hit his stride late in the night, and was ready to stomp out his competition. While Oh James was ready with some of the best beats we’ve ever heard from him. His flip of SNAP’s “I’ve Got The Power” was one our our personal highlights of the night. While Oh James had his highest score of the night in this round, B4Lazers won over the crowd and the judges in this round.
Round 5: B4Lasers  VS Drewcifer 
This was a particularly interesting battle. The energy was on a dynamic incline from the first beats of the bout, and came to a (personally” disappointing end. We knew these producers had some heat left in there collections, and we asked them to give us each one additional beat to help the judges decide who the winner of this battle. After four beats a piece, rookie B4Lazers pulled out another win.
Round 6: ediS-B  VS Oh James 
In our last bout, each producer took a much different approach to their finale. While Oh James opted to use well knone samples like Norah Jones, Coldplay and Street Fight II sounds; ediS-B pulled out a patch work of hard beats and diss samples that were reminiscent of early Dr Dre and Bomb Squad tracks. While Oh James score high for sound quality, ediS-B won over the crowd and scored high in the creativity category.
In the end rookie B4Lazers only lost to one producer, and that producer was our overall point leader ediS-B. With a score of 1,197 and three batttle victories, edis-B moves on to the 2014 finals on November 8th at the Miramar Theater.