Texas vs Toronto Beat Battle (SXSW)

One of the showcases at SXSW earlier this month was the Toronto vs. Texas Producer Battle. Curated by Toronto’s Beat Academy and Houston’s Space City Beat Battle, the “Champion Sound” showcase took place on March 13th, 2014. Lead by Canadian hip-hop producer, Boi-1da, Toronto’s team of talented producers was comprised of Rich Kidd, Chef Byer, Nick Nikon, 2oolman, Wondagirl, Superville, DZL and C-Sharp. Representing Texas was American producer, S1, alongside DJ Space City, Trakksounds, Ju Fresh, Risky Boi, King Henry IV, Project Hall Of Fame, Sikwitit and B.Barber. Guest judges included Statik Stelektah, Skyzoo and Torae with co-host Low Key. Watch the action unfold in the 30-minute video below. (Spoiler alert: Toronto won)