Beat Battles

The Beat Knock II Producer Battle (Anaheim)

West Coast beat fans take not. On September 10th, 2010 eight producers will do battle at Anaheim, CA’s House of Blues to see who will be crowned champion of the Beat Knock Producer Battle. Head over to House of Blues or hit up Tha Beat Knock on Twitter for more info.

Sound Battle Royale Beat Battle (Toronto)

Sound Battle Royale is a 4-part live beat battle series. Any producer can enter, but only the truly talented can win it. Producers have 1 last chance to enter Sound Battle Royale, before the finals, which will take place in October. The winner of the Finals will receive $1500 and be crowned as Toronto best … Read more

Battle of The Beatmakers Producer Battle (Toronto)

Billing itself as the largest producer competition in Canada, Battle of The Beatmakers will feature 32 producers competing against each other with their 10 best beats for the attention of three established music industry judges and a grand prize valued at over $5,000. Producer registration deadline is Friday, ¬†August 20th, 2010. Participating producers will be … Read more

Bart Series Beat Battle: Oakland vs San Francisco

Oakland and San Francisco producers went to war against each other in the Bart Series Beat Battle. Presented by Phillip Drummond and Beats, Rhymes & Life, the panel and crowd judged battle featured producers E-Train, Gonzo, Monsrock, Okeefe, Ion The Prize, Cashe, and more competing for city bragging rights.

King of The Beats #6 Producer Challenge (London)


On Saturday, June 26th, 2010 producers from Birmingham and London will converge a the Vibe Bar to compete in the sixth King of The Beats producer challenge. Hosted by Sparkii Ski and featuring DJ’s Random and Devestate on the 1’s and 2’s.

King of The Beats 6: Who’s Gonna Take The Crate
The Vibe Bar
Sat June 26th
91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6Q

Hit the break for the crate digging inspired promo video.

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DiBia$e Wins Red Bull Big Tune Los Angeles

Hi-Res, Style Misia, DiBia$e, Tauras, DeUNO, DJ Finyl, G Rocka, and Captain did battle at Los Angeles Red Bull Big Tune Event. Congrats to DiBia$e for the win and the nicely layered Patrice Rushen sample flip.

Random Thought:
Plenty of air keyboard and air drums, but nobody plays air guitar anymore?

See more footage after the break!

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Philadelphia Red Bull Big Tune Round 1 Footage

The 2010 Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle came to Philadelphia where a stage full of talented producers battled it out for the right to take part in the national finals, which will take place in Chicago this fall. Take a look as producers Sixth Sense, Vanderslice, T-Mos, Apple Juice Kid, The Arcitype, The Incredible … Read more

DJ Premier, Nottz, DJ Toomp @ Red Bull Big Tune

The highest profile producer beat battle returns to the west coast with the Los Angeles and San Francisco of the Red Bull Big Tune producer battle. As expected, Vitamin D and J. Moore will host each event while producers DJ Toomp and Rick Rock will be featured at the San Francisco event and producers DJ … Read more

King of The Beats Returns + Film Preview (London)

King of The Beats producer competition returns to London on May 1st and will feature Cutmaster Swift, DJ Devastate, Deejay Random, Sparkii Ski, Key Figures, and a special performance by The 4orce.

Free Entry Before 8pm
The Vibe Bar
91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6Q

If you’d like to participate in upcoming events contact kotblive [at]

Visit the King of The Beats website for more info.

View the first 10 minutes of the film after the break!

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Mikkey Halsted’s Fresh Produce Beat Battle (Chicago)

Chicago area producers get ready. Mikkey Halsted presents the Fresh Produce Beat Battle, which will take place Friday, April 23rd at Reggie’s Rock Club. The crowd judged producer beat battle will feature a showcase with producer B-Crucial and will be hosted by NoTryDo, SINCERE, and Que Billah. Fresh Produce Producer Beat Battle Friday, April 23rd … Read more