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Marco Polo Pad Thai Drum Kit – Contest Winner

24 Jan

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Download Here: http://bit.ly/102bDKO

From Marco Polo,

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!

You can follow KIC Beats here:
https://soundcloud.com/kic
https://kicproducer.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/KIC_beats
http://instagram.com/kic_beats
https://www.youtube.com/user/kic1222

(*Honorable mention* to DuTch. I will post his beat via his soundcloud later on…)

Illmind – Quickfire Sample Fl!p Contest (01-20-15)

20 Jan

 Illmind   Quickfire Sample Fl!p Contest (01 20 15)

 

Purchase Sample Here: http://bit.ly/1wom0Bt

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY JAN. 25th 8:00 PM EST

1. Purchase & Download this sample loop. (Composed entirely by !llmind. Includes STEMS)

2. Create a beat using the sample + any other sounds you wish.

3. SUBMIT your beat (mp3) as an EMAIL ATTACHMENT BY 8:00 PM EST SUN. JAN. 25th to illmind@blapkits.com (SUBJECT LINE: Quickfire Sample Flip Contest 1/20/15)

!llmind will choose his favorite beat & crown ONE WINNER.

The winner will be announced on TUES. JAN 27th at 12:00 PM EST on Ustream. (To watch the previous contest on Ustream, click HERE.)

The winner will receive:

  • The Gold Box Bundle
  • Blap Kit Volume 6
  • Analog Sweeps & Transitions
  • $100 Voucher good towards any purchase on www.blapkits.com (never expires)
  • Winning beat will be released via Roseville Music Group Soundcloud (FREE Promo Single w/ RT & Soundcloud Reposts by !llmind + email blast.)
  • A shout-out from !llmind on Twitter + bragging rights.

Marco Polo – Pad Thai Beat Making Contest

31 Dec

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Purchase Here: http://bit.ly/14c2Dp7

Producers please DON’T SLEEP on my beat making contest. Enter now!

Marco Polo holiday beat making contest for purchasers of Pad Thai!

Rules:

1) All entries must own “Pad Thai” Vol.1 Your order # grants you entry. (You receive the order# when you buy it from www.marcopolobeats.com or thedrumbroker.com). Please do not enter if you don’t own Pad Thai. If you don’t own it, no problem, head over to www.marcopolobeats.com orwww.thedrumbroker.com and cop it!

2) Make a beat using any sounds from my drum kit. Of course you can use your own loops, samples, whatever you want just make sure something from Pad Thai is used to construct the beat. I’d prefer it to be obvious but even one sound is fine.

3) Email your best beat to padthaibeats@gmail.com (only 1 beat please.) make sure you include your Pad Thai order # and all your info. The deadline for submissions is Monday January 11th, 2015. I will pick the winner (the beat I think is the best) on Friday, January 16th 2015.

The winner receives the following:

1) Any drums & bass sounds from 2 of my productions not included in “Pad Thai” Vol. 1. Just tell me the name of the songs and the drums & bass sounds are yours.

2) I will personally email/submit the winning beat to any rapper you want and let them know you got a banger (within reason of course…y’all know who I work with so please don’t ask for Jay Z or Nas or Kendrick hahaha.)

3) 1 free digital download of any of any album in my catalog.

4) 30 minutes with me in the studio via skype, phone or messenger (not in person, sorry Mischa don’t like guests). You can play me beats and get feedback or ask any production questions you want while I smoke Newports. If you make hot shit I’m happy to help you get your beats to some MC’s. Rappers always need beats.

Sound good?

Let the beat making begin and if you have any questions, please ask them in the comments. Happy Holidays everyone!

Marco.

Win a Roland TR-808 Flash Drive + 808 Drum Samples

2 Nov

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Win a 16GB Roland TR-808 Flash Drive from The Drum Broker loaded with 808 Drum Samples! Contest ends November 14th, 2014

Follow The Drum Broker Here: instagram.com/thedrumbroker

Drum Broker Instagram Giveaway

19 Oct

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We are hosting an Instagram giveaway. The prize is an Akai MPC60II Flash Drive loaded with a grip of samples from www.thedrumbroker.com. Entering is reallllly easy. Post the photo above to your Instagram account. Then copy the following text to your post (make sure you also tag @thedrumbroker in your photo):

Regram this and win a 16GB Akai MPC60II Flash Drive loaded with samples from @thedrumbroker

1. Follow @thedrumbroker on Instagram

2.. Repost this photo and post info

3. Tag @drumbroker in  your post

4. Winner will be randomly selected on November 1st, 2014

#beats #beatmaking #producers #drumbroker #studiolife #hiphop #boombap #akai #mpc60 #akaimpc

Soulful Stems 2 – Flip This Sample Contest

8 Oct

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Flip This Sample!

Download Link for Sample: http://bit.ly/1rVTpnW

Free download from the new MSXII Sound Design project, The Soulful Stems 2!  Email the track back to soulfulstems2@gmail.com for your chance to win The Soulful Stems project 2 + an undisclosed MSXII physical product!  All submissions due by Thursday, Oct. 16th @ 5pm (CST).

Best track will also be posted on our site/Soundcloud and affiliate networks.  Be sure to grab The Soulful Stems 2 project when it drops!

Illmind – Vox Chops Contest – Win $150, Blap Kits and Much More!

23 Sep

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19th 2014 11:00 AM EST

ONE winner will receive:

  • $150 USD in Cash.
  • ALL Blap-Kits ever released (including all Limited, Themed, Instruments & Volumes 1 – 5).
  • Collaborate on a beat with !llmind + he will shop the beat to major labels & artists.
  • A FREE 3 MONTH full membership to the Blap Kit Platinum Club (BKPC).

Purchase the “Vox Chops” Kit here: http://bit.ly/1s4q6CT

Beats by N.E.S. – SE! feat. Kool G Rap – DRM KLIKK

16 Jun

Here is the final version of the mixed and mastered track from our Kool G Rap Verse Give Away. Shout out to Adonis, Domingo, Kool G, and DRM KLIKK

The winning submission was selected by legendary hip hop producer Domingo of www.domingobeats.com

Our winning submission was by producer/beatmaker Adonis. His beat “Turn It Up!!!” is straight heat. Adonis use the following drum kits in his submission:

Adonis was born and raised in Drammen Norway. Nils Erik Solberg Aka Adonis started making music at the age of 16. Now 14 years later he has worked with acts such as: Royce da 5″9, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Termanology, Cappadonna, Saigon and more.

You can follow Adonis, The Drum Broker, and Domingo on Twitter here:






Stay tuned for more contests!

The Drum Broker Akai MPC Giveaway

11 Mar

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The Drum Broker & 100 Akres are giving away an Akai MPC Element via a Beat Contest. Details can be found at www.beatcontests.com

 

 

DJFinyl Wins MSXII Maschine Giveaway Contest

3 Mar

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DJFinyl is the winner of the MSXII Maschine Giveaway Contest!  He put together an incredible record that absolutely smashed the competition.  With over a hundred signups, DJFinyl found a groove with MSXII products and let his inspiration set the basis for this track.

Peep the winning entry and Q & A!

Who is DJFinyl?  Where are you from?  How’d you get your start?

First and foremost, I’m a DJ (obviously), producer/beat maker, record junky. I am the DJ/producer of “The Greater Good”–a group consisting of myself and an artist by the name of Marion Write. I’m also the Red Bull Big Tune Las Vegas Champion. I was born and raised on the island of Saipan in the Northern Marianas and moved to Vegas when I was 13.

I started DJing while I was in college.  I would go digging for records to play for gigs and along the way I would also find amazing music that wouldn’t necessarily be for my gigs, but just sounded dope. That’s where the itch to make beats started. I had records that I knew could be something, but I had no way to create it. I ended up getting an MPC 1000 from Craigslist and I was off to the races after that. No one ever really starts off sounding how they want to sound in their head, which was certainly my case. I just honed in on what I was trying to convey and eventually it started to make sense.

Tell us about your production style, equipment, and work you’ve done

I tend to gravitate towards a more soulful sound. It’s not necessarily a style, but a vibe I try to capture whether it be from a sample or something I composed originally. It doesn’t matter if it’s something smooth and feels good or something that makes your face scrunch up, it all still has that soul to it. Nowadays my set-up consists of Maschine running from either my desktop or Macbook, a few analog keyboards, a turntable and records.

As far as the work I’ve done that’s out, my group has released 2 projects, The Goodness EP and Goodness Gracious, produced entirely by me. I’ve also released instrumental versions of those projects–just in case anyone wants to rap on them. lol. I’ve also done a some other work with local artist here in Vegas.

So you won the MSXII Maschine Giveaway contest with an incredible record!  Tell us about the process in making the track?  

Initially, the beat you heard wasn’t the original beat I was going to submit. The original I was going to submit was dope, but once I got a hold of the Joe Deertay Stems, I decided to scrap the first beat and go back to the drawing board. I went through all the stems in the folder a few times over. Once I figured out the instruments and the arrangement I wanted to use is when I started working.
The foundation of the beat is the guitar in the background. I have some music theory knowledge, so once I was able to figure out what key the guitar was in, I just built the beat around that. Almost every single melodic sound you hear came from a different source. All in all I used about 5 or 6 different pre-recorded sources for it. A few sounds from the stems, a few from previous studio sessions with musicians, and some samples from records. I played the on a keyboard brass to give it a more sinister feel. I didn’t add the drums until the very end.

Which MSXII drumkit or sample pack did you grab to base the track off of?  What inspired you most about the sounds?

The backbone of the beat, the picked guitar, I got from the Joe Deertay Stems. Like I said earlier, I try to capture a certain sound in my beats and the compositions really resonated with me. In this case, I used it as a foundation to my beat. All the compositions definitely have room for interpretation. What I made may not sound like what someone else may come up with.

What can we expect from you in the future?  Where can we find you (plug here)?

I’m about to release my first beat tape for the masses.  I don’t want to give away too much about it, but just know it’s going to be fresh. A whole bunch of artists have my beats, so you may hear certain collaborations from me in the near future.  I don’t want to mention anyone specifically because you never know how things may end up. I have 2 DJ residencies here in Vegas. One in Caesar’s Palace and the other at The Mandalay Bay, so if you’re in town come check me out!

I’m always dropping new music that you can check out on soundcloud.com/djfinyl. You can check out my work with The Greater Good at soundcloud.com/thegreatergoodlv. I’m also on all the usual suspects of social media under @DJFinyl. Twitter, instagram. You name it… I’m there. If you want to reach me for $erious music inquries, you can reach me up at DJFinyl@gmail.com.

Once again thank you to MSXII Audio, Reasontowork.com, The Drum Broker, and all the other sponsors for providing this opportunity.