I recently took part in the 2011 iStandardProducers beat battle here in Chicago. I’ll never forget the night, it was crazy. I went last year to check out the show when Bliz Beats won. I knew I was going to enter the next one. People came out through the rain to pack the house, and I met a lot of the producers I was competing against. We are all on a similar path so even though we are competing, there is still a sense of community between all the producers.
I wasn’t really nervous when I finally went on stage, even though it was my first beat battle. I’m confident in my sounds and just wanted to show everyone the variety of genres I can move the crowd with. The elimination was the insane part. To have the top three separated by one point just shows how much talent Chicago and iStandard has.
The prizes for winning varied from musical goodies to a few interviews and entrance into the national Battle of the Beats in New York. The first interview is on the iStandard website already – sendspace.
There is an official video on the way but below is some footage from the event from a camera phone lol.
More interviews and video to be posted soon!