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5/29 Redbull Big Tune Beat Battle

Posted by novoscene on May 29, 2008

Calling all laptop producers, bedroom DJ’s and future Pete Rocks-your time to shine has arrived. The Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle passes through town tonight and any hip hop beat junkie worth their vinyl will be  at Sweet’s Ballroom for this beatsmith battle royale. And any savvy MC’s and music folk should be there too, scooping up the next generation of hot producers before they blow up and go all Scott Storch on the scene.

Now in it’s 4th year, the battle touches down in 8 cities around country, scooping up the best up and coming producers along the way. 12 DJ’s bring out their best tracks and go beat for beat to decide who’ll represent the Town at the the national finals in New York City later this year. The winner gets a stupid amount of free studio equipment, along with the national spotlight and the chance to collaborate with a major label artist at Red Bull’s Santa Monica Studio.

Picked from a pool of over 50 competitors, the final 10 producers battle tonight to unseat Oakland’s current champ Beat Roc (check dude killing it @ last year’s finals in the vid above) and runner up Wun O.A.K. for a chance to rep in the Big Apple. Along with the battle there’ll be performances by Rick Rock and Turf Talk and probably more impromptu freestyle ciphers than you’re likely to catch anywhere this year. Oakland come get musical.-kwan

Big Tune Beat Battle
$5
7:30 Doors
Sweet’s Ballroom
1933 Broadway, Oakland
RSVP and info: www.redbullbigtune.com

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