Battle-ready producers, beatsmiths, sound-architects, and musical chefs from the across the nation who have proven they have original music, talent and desire to take their passion to the next level compete in NYC for the Red Bull Big Tune Championship Title.

The Big Apple will be bouncing to fresh beat as the finals for the premiere music producer battle known as Red Bull Big Tune hits New York with a beatsmith battle royale. New York marks the finals in a series of eight regional beat competitions designed to find the most talented U.S. producer with the next big tune. Fourteen qualifying beatsmiths will take part in the championship.

The final competition of 2008 will feature an eclectic mix of talent including the first female contender -- EQ from Houston, as well as the youngest competitor -- 17-year-old C-Sick from Chicago. An all-encompassing line up of guest performers including Ghostface Killah, Digable Planets and The Alchemist will perform to help celebrate and support a new breed of fresh talent. Admission to Red Bull Big Tune is $7 -- proceeds will benefit Impact Repertory Theater, a non-profit youth-based theatre company located in Harlem, NY (

This is the final round, other regional battles have already taken place in Oakland, Houston, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, Washington DC, and Long Beach, CA.

The producer lineup is:

Philadelphia: Illmind / Ritz
Oakland: Marc Garvey/ Hit Makers
Houston: Sound Mob / EQ
Detroit: 14kt/ Frank Duke
Chicago: C- Sick / Rob Bates
Seattle: Brainstorm/ Rising Son
Washington, D.C.: Algorythm/ Best Kept Secret
Los Angeles: J.Bizness/ Diaba$

The winner of the finals receives custom studio equipment and an opportunity to collaborate with a recording artist of his/her choice in the prestigious Red Bull Studios/ Santa Monica, Calif. Last year’s Red Bull Big Tune winner opted to work with Young Buck. Other artists available for collaboration were Redman and Talib Kweli.

The Championship round takes place Wednesday, December 3, Doors Open at 8 PM, 18 years old to enter 21 to drink

Where: Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St New York, NY 10011, between 9th and 10th Ave

Admission is free if you RSVP at