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  • Sept 4th, 2014
  • Thursday Sept 4th


Apache Cafe

64 3rd Street, Atlanta, Ga 30310
Yelp Reviews

Apache Café is the place where secret plans are created and discussed; the place where undiscovered artists and musicians bend, hammer and caress the fruits of their passion; the place where up-and-comers get to present their works and the place where the already-arrived get to hide and seek. All the threads that make the fabric of art is Apache Café. Live jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, world, avant-garde, electro, alternative, Latin, reggae, spoken word, performance art, visual art, photography, film, and more is Apache Café. It represents all the art and music and funk that fill the cracks of our lives, the laboratory where art is the potion, the artists are the scientists and risks are taken.











Travel and Parking:
North Ave Marta Station (West Peachtree and 3rd St)
Public on-street parking along 3rd St in front of the cafe is available and free after 7pm on the part of 3rd St the Apache is on and then 10pm on the other half of 3rd St cross Spring St.

You may park for $5 in the pay lot next to the cafe on the corner of 3rd St and Spring St. Please pay at the self-serve drop box with the corresponding numbered parking slot.


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How Many Rounds are there in the Producers Swap Meet Beat Battle?
There are 4 Rounds in the battle of 16 producers.  If we have more than 16 producers sign up then we do Wild Card Rounds for the final 16th spot.

How Many Minutes Do We Have To Play Beats in Each Round?
In the 1st Round you have 60 seconds (1 beat) to play your music.  In the 2nd and 3rd Rounds you have 35 seconds (2 beats per producer).  In the 4th Round you have 60 seconds (3 beats per producer).  If we have a Wild Card Round and you’re in it then it’s 60 seconds (1 beat).

How are the battles judged?
In each Round 2 producers are called to the stage to compete with one another.  The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Rounds are judged by our Music Industry Judging Panel.  The 4th Round is judge by the crowd.  The Wild Card Round if necessary is also judged by our Music Industry Judges.

Our Judges are instructed to base their decisions on how the beat is mixed, arranged and it’s overall feel.   In the event that our judges unanimously decide that neither producer has played a beat that they would vote for, they can initiate the Double Elimination rule which would disqualify both producers.

How Should I Bring My Music?
You can bring your music on CD, Flash Drive and or mobile device.  If you bring a CD we advise that you bring a backup.

How many Beats do I need to bring?
We suggest that you come with no less that 12 beats.  Based on the number of rounds and beats that can be possibly played in each the number would equal 8 beats from round 1 to 4.  However there are cases where there are ties between producers and the judges will ask for more beats to be played.  So the more beats you have the better.

What Time Should I Get There and How Much Does it cost for someone to just watch?
If you don’t pre register online we suggest that you come at 8pm to register for the battle.  By pre registering you guarantee your slot in the top 16 battle.  If you don’t pre register we will still fit you in the battle but depending on how many people have registered before you may push you into the Wild Card Round.

General Admission for spectators is $10.  You can pay that at the door the night of the event.