Our 6th evening of battle in the 2014 competition saw a few (almost perfect scores) from young sensation Auggie and the talented rookie Strehlow. With exciting new sounds from rookie KT KILLIN EM and dynamic performances from Elete Trax; this was our favorite night of battle so far!
Round1: Auggie  vs Elete Trax 
Battle vets Elete Trax and Auggie know how to win at the Miltown Beat Down. Both have found themselves in the finals in year’s past, so we knew the night would start off with some bangers. Elete brought his sample savvy funk, while Auggie hit us with some tempos and sounds we’ve never heard before. After 6 beats, Elete Trax came out ahead in the first battle.
Round 2: Strehlow  vs KT Killin Em 
Miltown Beat Down rookies Strehlow and KT we ready to show the crowd what they were packing in round 2. KT hit us up with some dark and bass heavy beats that explained exactly why he goes under the moniker KT Killin Em. Then Strehlow showed how he lives up the MTBD motto, “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Beat.” He brought a big beat, then another and another. He kept that stride though out the battle, and won his first battle by a large lead.
Round 3: Auggie  vs KT Killin Em 
Auggie had some ground to make up in the second battle. While KT kept coming at Auggie with dark trap tempo beats, Auggie’s unique sounds and samples impressed the judges and the crowd. He seemed to draw from a style of electronic music we were not ready for, and when we got the groove, it captivated everyone. Auggie racked up an impressive 446 points, and won that round.
Round 4: Strehlow  vs Elete Trax 
Elete Trax knew he had his work cut out for him in round four, but little did we know he had a few tricks up his sleeve. ( or rather in his pocket ). Strehlow again raised the bar on sound, creativity and crowd participation, getting pretty much everyone in the room to OOH and AHH at every beat he played. By the time we reached the end of the battle, Elete said, “Fuck It’ and pulled out his phone. Now this would usually be a cheesy and poor decision to make, but Elete Trax wowed everyone in the room, when he perfectly executed a live beat from 16 pads on his Samsung! With both producers scoring over 400 points in this round, Strehlow won with a total of 465.
ROund 5: Elete Trax  vs KT Killin Em 
Riding high from the reception he received in the last round of battle, Elete Trax brought some very creative beats in his battle against KT. Their styles were very different, and each brought his A game for this last appearance on stage. Without a doubt, the reason Elete Trax won this battle, was his live manipulation of his beats. He beat KT with a score of 394.
Round 6: Strehlow  vs Auggie 
Strehlow and Auggie were without a doubt the most sonically dynamic producers on the stage in night six. Each of them saved their best for last, and brought the energy level up to 11 in this last bout. Auggie’s playlist was loaded with huge synths and more high energy electronic vibes. But Strehlow was not bowing down. He proved that he deserved this win, and expertly orchestrated a completely original style of chill tempo high energy beats. The crowd had a really difficult time picking a winner for this battle, and we went into a MTBD#beatoff. With a total of 8 beats in this bout, Strehlow came out on top.
In his final appearance of the night, Strehlow got a damn near perfect score, 479 out of 495. With a grand total of 1,392, our winner for round six is Strehlow. He will compete with the top 8 producers in the 2014 Finals, on November 8th at the Miramar Theater.