In September 2013, Joint Adventure and Grindin’ presented the Australian Beatmaker Invitational, a one off beat battle that took place in Sydney at the Civic Underground. With international headline act & guest judge Kev Brown joined by local beatmaker legends Katalyst and Chasm, the night was a huge success, and crowned The 26th Letter (Soul Benefits) as the very 1st champion. This would prove to be the testing ground for what is set to be the biggest beat battle in the southern hemisphere…
2014 is now upon us, and this February the internationally re-branded, Australasian Beatmaker Invitational, will be holding adrenaline filled beat battles across most major Australian cities, while also checking in with our skillful neighbours in New Zealand to see what they can come up with.
The hand selected challengers will be showcasing their finest beats to a live audience, plus acclaimed local and international judges, including DJ Houseshoes (Detroit’s Hip Hop Ambassador), and will be competing for a stack of prizes from sponsors including AKAI Professional, Crooks & Castles, Acclaim, Feit and more.
For your chance to enter, simply submit 3 of your finest beats to firstname.lastname@example.org Entries close Monday 3rd February. Please include your name, stage name, phone number, and city you want to compete at in the email.
Australasian Beatmaker Invitational Rules:
– Each Producer gets 3 minutes to showcase and perform their original beats in the qualifying round
– The top 4 producers on the night will compete in a head to head semi finals and final, which will consist of 2 x 90 second rounds
State Final Dates:
Friday 14th February – GoodGod, Sydney
Saturday 15th February – The Laundry, Melbourne
Wednesday 19th February – Sugar, Adelaide
Saturday 22nd February – Goldfinch, Auckland
Perth – Venue TBA
State Prize Winners Receive:
1 Akai Pro MPC Studio and MPC Renaissance T-Shirt
1 Crooks & Castles clothing pack
1 pair of Feit Shoes
1 years subscription of Acclaim Magazine
The chance to represent your city in the Australasian finals in April 2014
For more information head here.