We are really excited to announce that the first edition of Chop Shop Beat Market and Beat Battle is here! This event has been a long time coming but thanks to our hard working team we made it happen!
This is a whole day event divided into 2 parts.
Firstly it`s a BEAT MARKET where 20 producers are given the opportunity to be professionally represented and to sell their beats straight to MCs and singers. This is taking place between 1pm and 7pm and its FREE to attend for all visitors!
All Beat Market sellers will be supplied with an iPad locked into an exhibition stand where you can play your music from and a custom made Chop Shop T-Shirt to distinguish the "Beat Vendors". This is your chance to be the sales man and generate revenuve for yourself while expanding your networks! All income is to be kept by the seller, its a Cash Only event!
- Submit links of your production to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use "BEATMARKET SUBMISSIONS" as subject of the email (if you don't, it will go to the trash folder and we will never see it)
- Your tracks will be reviewed by the Chop Shop Team
- If you are chosen, you will receive an official confirmation email which will contain instructions on how to pay the £30 entry fee
- Once you receive the confirmation email, you have 10 days to make the payment
- Your place will be forfeited if we do not receive the payment within the 10 days (so that we can give other producers the chance to enter)
Secondly, it is a BEAT BATTLE, but not an ordinary Beat Battle! We have 2 categories to represent all aspects of production/performance! In both categories, competitors will perform one after another than a winner will be chosen, there is no battling against an opponent. Beat Battle will take place between 8pm and 1am accompanied by live PAs. Tickets are going for £7 in advance.
First is the DOPE BEAT CATEGORY, where the DJ will play your beats while you pose on the stage.
- Submit 3 of your best beats to email@example.com
- Use "DOPE BEAT CATEGORY" as subject of email (if you don`t it will go to the trash folder and we will never see it)
- 8 finalists will be chosen and emailed with further instructions
Second is the TECHNICAL CATEGORY. This is the most anticipated part of the night., where you can flex your live performing or "finger drumming" skills.
- submit a link to a video of your performance to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use "TECHNICAL CATEGORY" as subject of email (if you don`t it will go to the trash folder and we will never see it)
- 8 finalists will be chosen and emailed with further instructions
Prizes are supplied by THTC Clothing and more to be announced...
During the night we have Parallax, Y-ETizm and MYSDIGGI (FKA MYSTRO) & DJ LOK blessing the stage with live perfromances!
Honing his craft since very young, the west London-bred MysDiggi fka Mystro has built a reputation as one of UK’s brightest and inspiringly unique vocal talents, releasing a string of critically acclaimed solo singles and EPs, as well as lending his skills to releases by a who’s who of British heavy weights, including Blak Twang, Rodney P and TY to name a few.
His impressive track record has led to recording and performing with a slew of legendary international artists, from Junior Reid and Dawn Penn through to Wu-Tang Clan and KRS-One as well as participation in some extensive tours around the world, earning him a reputation for his humourous wit and refreshing originality both on-stage, in the studio and on camera.
Also in demand as a Master of Ceremonies, Mystro has been hosting gigs from Dublin to Dubai, earning awards for ‘Best Host’ as his natural charisma and undeniable stage presence proves to be a benchmark for today’s veterans and up and comers alike. He’s toured across Europe, Australia and New Zealand extensively, featured on platinum selling albums world-wide, appears on BBC Breakfast, out of the blue, makes viral rap songs for Blackberry and does a yearly UK Rap Up with ease whilst continuing to be consistent with music releases… not bad for an independant artist...
A veteran DJ / Record collector / record shop worker and beatmaker. Hip Hop, Jungle, D&B, house, disco, rave and classics!! "As long as funky, all right, ok!!"
From being introduced to hardcore in 1993 to doing his first club at 16, becoming a resident at various west end clubs by the time he was 19 to co-running his own nights in London in his 20s. Becoming a pupil of legend DJ Mr Thing and working alongside Disorda with Suspect Packages LIVE, guest spots at Doctors Orders and many more beyond, to being the official live DJ for uk hip hop legend Mystro, he brings a wealth of music knowledge to entertain!
Hip hop, rare groove, 80s soul, original samples, funk, reggae, bashment, disco, breakbeats, some house, jungle, drum & bass, hardcore and weird and wonderful stuff from around the world!
Y-ETizm, your local MPC guy, the one-man band, will blow you away with his insane live show covering multiple genres with his fingers ranging from jazz to dubstep. Energetically working the machinery on stage, seamlessly creating a live show by engineering tracks from scratch and mixing them into new
songs. He is a genius, who has got the recipe for success thanks to his hard work and qualities. He is very much focused on live sets and performance, mixing as many complex rhythms and harmonies as he could. His love of music shines through in his production and live shows. He has performed on a number of festivals and club nights in NYC, UK, France, Poland, Hungary, supporting legends like Sean Price, Funkdoobiest, Jeremy Ellis, HD Been Dope, Stig Of The Dump and more.
The BEAT BATTLE is judged by our jury:
You like it dirty? You like it raw? You like it crackly? You like the banter? If so, Tufkut is your man. For those who used to enjoy his ramblings on Itch FM and in the B-boy room at Breakin Bread, you know the score! For those, who haven't ever heard of him, give him a try and you're bound to come away smiling! Tufkut brings the original 70's funk, Skeg brings the best from the "new funk" scene. All vinyl, all 7" 45's. All quality...
iStandard International Producer Showcase winner 2014
iStandard Beast of the Beats finalist 2014
- PETE CANNON BEATS (HIGH FOCUS/TACTICAL THINKING)
Pete Cannon has been making beats for most of his life, and has produced for the likes of Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson, Maffew Ragazino, as well as having his music played on none other than DJ Premier’s radio show. His wide ranging talent has seen him working with the UK’s biggest hip hop label, High Focus, producing a Top 10 chart hit for pop sensations Rizzle Kicks (“Lost Generation”)
CHOP SHOP BEAT MARKET AND BEAT BATTLE 10/12/2016
BEAT MARKET (1pm til 7pm)
BEAT BATTLE (8pm till 1am)