After receiving well over 100 hundred remixes from producers around the world, The Drum Sample Broker and yours truly have scoured through all of the submissions four our “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest. As promised, we’ve compiled our top ten picks where YOU will help us pick a winner. We’ve extended the polls to remain open until this Sunday, March 1st (through 11:59), where the top five ranked ‘public votes’ (in order) will be valued at one third of the overall votes, along with The Drum Sample Broker and DJBooth.net’s top five ranked votes, respectively. The remix with the lowest cumulative point value will be deemed the winner…good luck! *Only one vote per IP Address will be honored
In the DrumBroker’s latest Behind the Beat series, producer Frankie P takes us inside his Brown Sugar Studios as he shows us how he created a few cuts of A$AP Ferg’s latest album Trap Lord.”
Frankie – who has four production credits etched in his belt on Ferg’s critically-acclaimed LP – breaks down in-depth how the monstrous “Make A Scene” came to fruition, including using the VSTs that came included in Native Instruments Kontakt, plus a few secrets he used to give it an vintage sound.
Later, he breaks down track number 9, “Didn’t Wanna Do That.” Utilizing the sample “No Morira Jamas” (also used by Damian Marley on “It Was Written”), Frankie wanted to give it an overall New York sound with a trap type of bounce.
Watch the in-depth interview (as a fly-on-the-wall) up top and come back next Tuesday for part 2!
This Valentines Day, we’re excited to release Heart Breaks - a collection of original live drum breaks from Matt McGinley (drum person and backbone of the band Gym Class Heroes). It’s roomy, ambient, and downtempo – in the vein of Portishead, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc. Perfect for all your sad and bitter production needs.
Recorded in New York @ Watchmen Studios:
12 original downtempo drum breaks played by Matt McGinley of Gym Class Heroes.
Ludwig Black Beauty Snare, SJC Custom Drums, Zildjian K Cymbals -> AKG, Sennheiser Mic’s -> Toft ATB 24 Console
Carefully mixed, bathed in verb & tape echo and left with about -3db of headroom. In case that’s too much sexy for you, we’re also including the dry mix!
Simply recorded in a small room with a pair of overhead’s and a room mic.
This package of drum breaks is on the house (FREE) – pass it around or be greedy and keep it to yourself. Whatever. We really dig it and we hope you will to.
This March, keep an eye out for Coffee Breaks; an exhaustive collection of Matt’s original drum breaks, fills, and one-hits in the spirit of classic funk and hip-hop records + mixed by Monosole Music’s Timmy Rickard (Bap To The Future, Tape To Dub Plate, Dirty Arse Drum Breaks, etc.)
The DJBooth has partnered with TheDrumBroker.com for a truly remarkable remix contest for all up and coming producers! Choosing the Prodigy-assisted single, “Uncut Raw,” taken fromm Havoc‘s13 ReloadedLP, we’re giving producers an incredible chance to receive a hefty dose of exposure, in addition to winning a very generous prize package.
Inaddition to having your remix tweeted by Havoc and premiered via Audiomack, TheDrumBroker.com is offering a $1,000.00 shopping spree to be spent on their acclaimed beat kits. The producer behind the winning remix will also receive one 13 Reloaded T-Shirt, signed CD, and poster. Refer to all of the details below, and be sure to enter your email address into the widget below to redeem all of the assets you’ll need to get started (itinerary/schedule included). Good luck!
Please email all submissions to email@example.com no later thanFriday, February 20. Only one submission per producer will be accepted. The files for the remix contest include an MP3 file of the original version of “Uncut Raw” and the WAV file of the acapella. The a cappella file is zero pointed and should synchronize properly with any digital audio workstation. Music should be submitted in an MP3 format and should default to any iTunes media player. The original version of “Uncut Raw” is 88 beats per minute. Song file should be labeled accordingly with song title first, followed by the producer’s name and remix in parenthesis, i.e. ”Uncut Raw (Joe Smith Remix).mp3.”
Due to the high volume of submissions, it becomes very difficult to cross-reference submissions with their corresponding email addresses, and therefore it is imperative that you include your email address in the comment field of the iTunes info panel. In your email, please provide us with your social network URLs (Twitter/Facebook/IG) along with your discography Bio/EPK if applicable. Please include a few sentences about yourself and your production background.
First off, thank you to everyone who submitted a beat. The amount of submissions was INSANE and I was amped so many of y’all got involved. I appreciate the work everyone put into their beats. I heard Marco Polo scratch intros & vintage newport ad samples on a few hahaha. I peeped every single one. A lot of great ideas and creative flips on my sounds. It’s cool to hear how y’all used the kit. Loved it. THANK YOU.
Now….Drum roll please……
Congrats to KIC Beats – Producer for winning my first “Pad Thai” beat making contest. His beat showcased the best drum programming, arrangement, overall knock and + head nod factor. He also used a shit load of sounds from my kit. He listed them all. You can listen to his winning beat below via his soundcloud page and be sure to follow him!