Want to become the next Boi-1da, Big Pops or  Burd N Keyz?

Thanks to those names being behind some of the biggest songs to hit the clubs over the past few years – on an international level – all eyes are on Canada to find who the next big producer will be from north of the border.  Not for the shy or faint of heart, Battle of the Beatmakers keeps it pretty real with feedback and voting by some of the industry’s hottest producers.  If you think you have what it takes, keep reading and register NOW at Battleofthebeatmakers.com! I appreciate the level of complexity, patience and concentration it takes to build something that’s memorable and lasting, so I definitely salute the producers who invest in their craft, and can’t wait to see who’s got next….

Registration closes August 22nd at 11:59PM!

The 8th Annual Battle of the Beat Makers competition and Producer Retreat have prepared to open the floodgates for producers of all ages! Who will compete to be the crowned “Grand Champion” in 2012? As Canada’s pre-eminent producer event and Retreat, producers can look forward to an expansion of talent to entertain, enlighten and enrich. This year will feature another amazing weekend filled with information sharing, workshops, conferences, panels, networking engagements, product demonstrations, beat critiques, after parties and of course, the Main Event, “The Battle”.

As the only producer related event in Canada responsible for launching the careers of multi-platinum selling and Grammy-award winning producers, BBM is pleased to offer this unique opportunity to another batch of producers on the rise.

“The vision has always been to serve as a launching pad for Canadian producers to catapult their careers on the global stage.  We are largely responsible for changing the status of producers in Canada, from being a hidden and largely slept on (Hip Hop) element to one where producers are now some of the most celebrated figures in urban music,” says Clifton Reddick, BBM Founder.

Producers can register online at Battleofthebeatmakers.com or in-person at various retail outlets listed on our website.

The prize packs will consist of cash and prizes valued at over $10,000. Battle of the Beat Makers (BBM) is Canada’s Official Producer Competition, which focuses on showcasing the talents of the hottest up-and-coming Canadian producers.

For more information contact:
Email: info@soundsupremacy.com |
URL: www.soundsupremacy.com

Hands down – one of the best places to catch Toronto’s best and hottest is at the 5th Annual 106 and York UrbanArts Youth Festival.


On Friday August 31st, 106 and York UrbanArts Youth Festival brings together the city’s top artists for an annual multi-disciplinary youth arts festival that happens in Toronto’s North-West communities. Now in its fifth year, this community event has grown and invites everyone to join in celebrating the talent of performers and visual artists from across the city.  Headliners for this year’s events include JD Era, (signed to the label of Raekwon, of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan), Juno-nominated Producer/MC Rich Kidd, one of Toronto’s most exciting new  vocalists, Shi Wisdom, lyrical assassin Jelly TooFly, and many more.

 106 & York UrbanArts Festival

Friday August 31st, 2012
Doors open at 4 (food and red carpet pictures)
Show Starts at 6pm

Cover: $5 at the Door

York Woods Theater – 1785 Finch Avenue West

Performers include JD Era, Rich Kidd, Shi Wisdom, Jelly TooFly, JD Keyz and more!

“The great thing about 106 and York is that it works as a community and professional development initiative by mentoring less experienced youth on all the positions necessary to make the festival happen. This way the festival is youth run –  and stays youth run.”, says event organizer Leandra LeGendre.  “The festival showcases established artists such as JD Era, Rich Kidd and Shi Wisdom and provide emerging artists with the opportunity of a paid performance by featuring them on the same stage. The fresh and positive grassroots energy from the crowd is something worth celebrating.”

With the support of festival partners UrbanArts, N.I.S.E. Clothing, High Class, and Manifesto, the organizers have developed a stellar showcase of  Toronto’s talent and continues to give artists a platform from which they can build their careers. In addition to performances, community merchandise/info tables allow local organizations and entrepreneurs to get involved by displaying information about their group, including Urbanology Magazine, Hip Hop Canada.com, Stolen from Africa, and others.  

For updates, contest and ticket info, Follow the team at @106andYork