Another well attended evening of battles here in Milwaukee last night. The energy level was almost a 9 last night (on Jordan’s scale of 10), as some MTBD vets and rookies moved on the JUNE 10th finals at Turner Hall.
We again had some very close calls last night. One battle even came down to just 2 points. The vets came correct last night, but the new faces had some of the most exciting sounds we heard. The diversity of sound last night was one of my favorite parts of the battle. Heads were feeling some of the unexpected new styles that hit the stage last night. Here are the scores…
Reason  vs. MC Cullah 
Mixed Up  v.s Luxi.
Goodwill  vs. Mighty DR 
Hurrikayne  vs. Jooney Dubz 
There was a lot of energy in these first four bouts. It was nice to see some hardware in the house, as Mixed Up played his beats out on his ROLAND MV8000. (that big ass one the RZA uses.) Goodwill also surprised the crowd and the judges, while I kept my smart ass comments to myself when Hurrikayne and Jooney Dubz battled. (These fellas made me look like a 12-year-old up there. Big ass dudes with big beats.)
The evening finals were close… VERY CLOSE.
In the battle of LUXI vs. REASON, only 2 points came between Luxi and a trip to Turner Hall. Final score for that battle… Luxi  and REASON . This puts the Reason and Luxi battle even closer than the ClassiCal and 40 MIL battle from last week.
Jooney Dubz and Goodwill also got down to the wire in their battle. After 3 beats, it was too close to call, and the KID CUT UP called upon the crowd to chant for a “beat off’. Each producer was given a 4th beat, and while Jooney Dubz played to cool, and selected his beat 2nd, Goodwill played the best beat we’d heard all night, and Jooney Dubz  lost to Goodwill , in over time.
Congratulations to GoodWill and Reason. These fellas will be at the June 10th finals with White Russian, Audio Pilot, 40 Mil and TradeMark.
We have seen some amazing battles this year. So many close ones, that I’m contemplating having a losers WILD CARD battle at the finals. Stay tuned for more info on that.
Be sure that you join us for the 2011 MILTOWN BEAT DOWN FINALS at Tuner Hall Ballroom Friday June 10th. We are excited to welcome Jay-Z’s DJ, engineer and producer YOUNG GURU to Milwaukee for the 2011 finals. Young Guru and a panel of Milwaukee’s best DJs and Producers will judge these final 8 on June 10th.
Don’t forget, that pre-sale tickets are available online HERE, and at Moda3.