From the Studio to the Stage
Behind The Breaks is a bracket style elimination event where producers go head to head using the same source material until there is only one left. The producers are given a sample pack of 8 songs from which they must create 8 beats. At the competition each opponent from the first round is randomly selected and the rest of the competition progresses in a double elimination battle.
The event started out as a part of a week long celebration of the legendary Fela Kuti. Since that first battle we've continued to highlight artists, movies and experiences that have been influential in some way to music production culture. Other times we'll grab something that had a huge cultural impact outside of music, the Snatch edition is a perfect example of that.
Over the years we've featured over 60 producers resulting in a community that has been supporting each other year after year both on and off the stage. In 2016 we were blessed with the opportunity to fulfill a dream of having the person that we're paying homage to, participate as a judge. The Prince Paul Edition was certainly a high point of the event series.
In 2018 we'll be resuming the competitions with battles in Philadelphia, New York, and Portland. Follow us on all of our social media accounts for updates. If you're interested in competing or getting involved check out the contact information to the right and we look forward to hearing from you.
Email us with "Submission" in the subject and please include
- 3 originally produced beats
- A photo for promotional purposes
- Social media and website links