WORLD CAFÉ LIVE SETS THE STAGE FOR NATION’S PREMIERE BEAT BATTLE
Philadelphia Aspiring Music Producers Competed Head-to-Head at Red Bull Big Tune Philadelphia
After taking a year hiatus, Philadelphia once again played host to Red Bull Big Tune – the nation’s premiere music producer battle. Twelve battle-ready producers, beatsmiths, sound-architects, and musical chefs from Philly and its surrounding areas who had original music, talent and the desire to take their passion to the next level competed in the battle. The crowd at World Café Live determined the winner by applause. “Incredible Stro” was crowned the winner and “T Mos” was runner up. They will both be traveling to Chicago to compete in the Red Bull Big Tune National Finals.
“Before this I was making music on my bed at midnight and now I am going to Chicago,” said runner-up T Mos. “Its crazy what a little thing like a big Red Bull Big Tune can do for you!”
Legendary hip hop producer Just Blaze, who’s produced for entertainment giants such as Jay-Z and Kelis performed and battled alongside fellow producer and emcee, the Alchemist, best known for producing tracks for Cypress Hill, Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Snoop Dogg.
Other regional battles will be hosted in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Virginia Beach, Seattle, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Ann Arbor/Detroit. The top 2 producers from each city will square-off this fall at the Red Bull Big Tune National Finals in Chicago. The coveted grand prize is an opportunity to create the ultimate ‘big tune’ with an A-list artist of one’s choice at the prestigious Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles. Past winners have collaborated with Young Buck and Nas.
Red Bull Big Tune began as the brainchild of DJ/producer/emcee—Vitamin D and Hip Hop visionary/event producer –Jonathan Moore, in 2004 with the purpose of bringing emerging and established talent to the forefront. After three years of hosting thriving local battles in Seattle, they forged a creative partnership with Red Bull and the event evolved beyond a beat battle into a dynamic national producer program.
Red Bull Big Tune Philadelphia’s featured producers joined hosts Vitamin D, Jake One, and Jonathan Moore to reach out to the local community of young musicians and producers to share some of their knowledge and experience. As part of The Big Tune Education Program, the producers visited CHAD Charter High School in Philadelphia on Monday, May 17 to share their wisdom about the production side of music.