206 Zulu + Friends of Waterfront Seattle present:
8th ANNUAL BEAT MASTERS BEAT BATTLE
DEADLINE TO ENTER: MONDAY JUNE 30th
Saturday, July 13, 2019 (3:00pm-8:00pm)
$1,000 GRAND PRIZE BEAT BATTLE
Host: Fort Knox
Deejay: DJ Neebor
Judges: Topspin, Will Jordan, Wizdumb
Performance by: Orbitron
3pm – 5pm: Producers Showcase bt Filthy Fingers United and Wizdumb
5pm – 7:30pm: Beat Battles
7:30 – 8:00pm: Beat Cypher – Open to any beatmakers, bring beats on a portable media player with a 1/8″ output. (such as iPod, laptop, tablet, mp3 player, etc)
Waterfront Park Pier 58
1401 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
HIP HOP BEAT BATTLE FORMAT
Out of all online submissions, 16 will be selected. Those chosen will be given an opportunity to compete at the beat battle on Saturday July 13th.
The 16 producers selected will be announced Saturday July 6th.
Preliminary Round – (60 seconds) / 2 rounds each (16 producers)
(one beat must be an Old School, Miami Bass, Electro type beat, the second beat will be an original of your choice)
1st Round – (60 seconds) / 2 rounds each (top 8 will go head to head)
Semi-finals – (60 seconds) / 2 rounds each (top 4 will go head to head)
Finals – (60 seconds) / 2 rounds each (head to head)
Preliminary round: Each producer plays two beats at exactly 60 seconds, one of which must include an Old School, Miami Bass, Electro type beat.
The top 8 contestants will be chosen to compete head to head. During the 1st round, each producer will play two beats at exactly 60 seconds.
4 semi-finalists will be chosen and compete head to head against another producer. Each producer will play 2 beats consecutively at exactly 60 seconds.
The top 2 finalists will compete for the champion title and $1000!
Click on youtube link for examples of an Old School, Miami Bass, Electro type beat. Judges will be looking to see how well you can create such type of beat. https://www.youtube.com/
R&B BEAT BATTLE FORMAT
Out of all online submission, 4 producers will be selected to compete head to head.
1st Round – (60 seconds) / 2 rounds each
Finals – (60 seconds) / 2 rounds each
R&B beat battle will be judged by crowd ovation.
Champion will be awarded $250!!
Please complete registration below.
The Beat Masters Beat Battle will take place outdoors at Waterfront Park, right in front of the ‘The Great Wheel’ ferris wheel on Pier 58. Please only bring beats on a portable media player with a 1/8″ output. (such as iPod, laptop, tablet, mp3 player, etc)
Organizers and judges selected do not tolerate bias or discrimination in any form including association, affiliation, technical-preferences, creed, ethnicity, or gender. Leave egos at home. This is a positive event in the name of good spirited competition and artistic expression. No weapons, alcohol or drugs permitted on premises. All beats shall be free of profanity and/or sexually suggestive themes. Phrases/hooks can be be incorporated into production.
7th Annual Beat Masters 2018 Recap – NajaesBeats
6th Annual Beat Masters 2017 Recap – Brainstorm
5th Annual Beat Masters 2016 Recap – Deli
4th Annual Beat Masters 2015 Recap – Jamie Blake
3rd Annual Zulu Jam Producers Edition 2014 Recap – Grimeshine
2nd Annual Zulu Jam Producers Edition 2013 Recap – Key
1st Annual Zulu Jam Producers Edition 2012 Recap – Key
Registration is open until Monday, June 30th.
If form isn’t viewable on your mobile device, click HERE to register.