After a short hiatus, the Miltown Beat Down is back for its 9th year of battles.
The 9th annual beat battle will again be held in downtown Milwaukee on Thursday nights in September and October. The 2014 finals are scheduled for November 8th at the historic Miramar Theater on Milwaukee’s east side.
CALLING ALL PRODUCERS and BEAT MAKERS!
Create an original beat using sounds recorded in the city of Milwaukee….
Download this SOUNDS OF THE CITY SOUND PACK.
The beat must be no more than 60 seconds long. The beat must utilize no less than 4 samples from the selected folder, but may use more if you like.
Once your beat is complete, send the new composition and two other original beats. Feel free to send us links to your Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Website or any other place you host your music. Email the three beats ( or a link for us to get the 3 beats ) to email@example.com NO LATER than August 22nd 2014 at 11:59pm.
We will review ALL the submissions and select the 32 competitors on the weekend of August 23rd.
If you have any questions about send us your registration, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the 9 year history of the Miltown Beat Down, we have traditionally held this event in the later winter / early spring. Here in 2014, I have been asked to perform Gabriel Prokofiev’s CONCERTO FOR TURNTABLES in Toronto and Chicago.
With three separate performances in January, March and April, this makes hosting the battle in Milwaukee next to impossible.
With that being said…
We will host this year’s event in the early Fall, after the madness of Milwaukee’s summer is over. We will email all who register with dates, once they’re secured. Those who pre-register will get preference when we select the 2014 contestants.
Thanks Milwaukee! I love doing this event, and I’m so happy it’s got the support of such a great group of producers and fans!
And the beat goes on…
– Jordan “Madhatter” Lee
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.
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.
We kicked of the 2013 battle season with a very strong night of beats. Mammyth, *hitmayng, Oh James! and DJ Syquest filled the Jackalope Lounj with bass heavy beats and exciting new sounds. Here is out recap video, produced by Dopamine Productions…
Here are the scores for the first round of battles: ( perfect score = 495 )
10:00 hitmayng  vs Mammyth 
10:20 Oh James  vs DJ Syquest 
Oh James WINS
10:40 hitmayng  vs Oh James 
11:00 Mammyth  vs DJ Syquest [359 ]
DJ Syquest WINS
11:20 hitmayng  vs DJ Syquest 
11:40 Mammyth  vs Oh James 
With 3 vicroties, the night’s CHAMPION was *hitmayng. He will move on to the finlas at Turner Hall Ballroom on May 3rd. You can purchase tickets here.
Next week, Wednesday March 13th features..
Pay Dirt Productions
The Beat Houzing Group