Miyagi 2-Year Anniversary w/ CBA Beat Battle + More!

miyagi records 2 year anniversary

Miyagi Records 2-Year Anniversary
w/ ‘Chicago Beat Association’ Beat Battle

July 31st, 2022 | 12pm-5pm
The Silver Room
1506 E 53rd St
Chicago IL
Presented by Miyagi Records
In collaboration with Open Beats & Beat LoFi Social
DJ Sets by: Duke Grip, Rudy De Anda, Shazam Bangles, Trew


The 2 year anniversary of Miyagi Records, a Chicago-based ‘Diggers’ vinyl shop, will feature the first-ever Chicago Beat Association beat battle. All genres welcome.

Produced in collaboration with Fess Grandiose of Open Beats, and Slot-A of Beat LoFi Social, the event consists of two phases - the preliminaries (hosted online) and the main event (in person at The Silver Room). Four finalists will compete at the main event - prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, & Runner Up. Judges - Fess Grandiose, Slot-A, and Maker - will determine rankings. Prizes sponsored by Synth City, Miyagi Records, and Silver Room.


  • 6/30/22 - Event Announce, Preliminaries begin
  • 7/13/2022 - Preliminaries end 11:59pm
  • 7/18/2022 - Finalists announced
  • 7/31/2022 - Main Event @ The Silver Room

How to Enter the Preliminaries:

Online-only submissions using Instagram Reels. Whether using hardware or a DAW, record a video of yourself 'performing' your submission (make sure the audio levels are sounding good!) Any genre, sound, or vibe is welcome.

In this submission reel, you are required to tag & follow @miyagirecordshop, @openbeats, @beatlofisocial, @chibeatassn, and @synthcitychicago. As well as use the hashtags #miyagirecords, #openbeats, #beatlofisocial, #chicagobeatassociation, #chibeatassn, & #synthcitychicago.

Judges panel determines the Final 4 contestants.
Preliminaries end 7/13/22 and finalists are announced 7/18/2022.

Main Event:

The Beat Battle will be structured as a 2-round ‘multi level’ bracket of 4 finalists, hosted irl 7/31/22 at The Silver Room in Hyde Park.

What makes this type of battle unique is your beats are created during the event. You will have up to 4 hours to produce 2 beats - for use in Round 1 and the Finals.

Miyagi Records will provide the samples to be used for these beats. A package of .wav files will be distributed to all Finalists which will contain drum breaks, textures, and sound clips for looping and/or chopping.

Your beats can be any style/genre, as long as the provided samples are used. No kits, just samples. You can use any type of DAW or hardware to create your beats.

Judges determine rankings - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Runner Up. Rankings will be announced, and prize packages will be distributed prior to the event’s close. Prizes are provided by Synth City, Miyagi Records, and The Silver Room.

(Note: The entire event will be live-streamed via The Silver Room’s Twitch channel.) 


Over $1600 worth of production hardware and prizes at stake!

1st - Roland Verselab MV-1, Expressive E Touché USB MIDI Controller, $50 Miyagi Records Gift Card, Miyagi Records Tee, Open Beats Tee.

2nd - Korg Volca Kick, $50 Silver Room Gift Card, $50 Miyagi Records Gift Card, Miyagi Records Tee, Open Beats Tee.

3rd - Vinyl Package (All the Records Used for the Battle's Samples), $50 Miyagi Records Gift Card, Miyagi Records Tee, Open Beats Tee.

Runner-Up - $25 Miyagi Records Gift Card, Miyagi Records Tee, Open Beats Tee.

if you have any questions regarding this battle, email info@miyagirecords.com