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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

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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 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:

Free download from the new MSXII Sound Design project, The Soulful Stems 2!  Email the track back to 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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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:

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

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



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 You can check out my work with The Greater Good at 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

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

The Maio Collection – Beatmaking Contest

26 Feb

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To celebrate the release of The Maio Collection, we’re launching our first ever beatmaking competition. The goal is to make “the best” original production featuring The Maio Collection drum library.

Any drums from The Maio Collection or The Maio Sampler (free download at the bottom) can be used and you can manipulate them however you’d like, just not completely past the point of recognition. Additional instrumentation and percussion is certainly allowed.

How to Enter:

Send a high quality MP3 of your beat to (subject: “Name Of Beat” – by “Producer Name” (e.g. ”Griswald Banger” – by Awesomesauce Beats).

In your submission email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Your email
  • A brief description of the beat, the drums you used and why you chose them. This isn’t an essay contest, so a short paragraph is plenty.

The Prizes: 

  • $100 in cash
  • Your production featured on
  • A free download of any one tutorial or future drum collection (redeemable until March 1st, 2015)
  • An interview on The Pro Audio Files with Matthew Weiss


  • One submission per person
  • Entries accepted until March 14th at 11pm EST. Winners will be chosen and contacted by March 20th.
  • You own the rights to your music but we may use it for promotional purposes on the site.


  • We are looking for a record that represents The Maio Collection in the best possible light.
  • We want a record that is creative, has a groove, and a personality.

S1 Kits Contest – The Career Kit Vol. 2

26 Feb

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S1 Drum Kit Contest for S1′s ‘The Career Drum Kit Vol. 2′ is now open to ALL Drum Broker Customers who purchased the S1 Carrer Drum Kit Vol. 2!

Details Here:

1.  Producer must purchase “The Career Kit Vol. 2″ by S1 at or
2.  Make a beat using the Vol. 2 Kit sounds. (producer can use other sounds in addition)
3.  Submission dates are March 3rd and 4th ONLY!(Must show proof of purchase and inform what sounds was used)
4.  Tune into S1 U-stream (The S1 Sessions channel) for top 10 and winners to be announced (TBA)

Submission E-Mail address:

1st place Winner receive’s 30 minute iChat session with S1 and also will collaborate with S1 on a beat for possible placement.
2nd and 3rd place wins my next new kit that comes out.

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Ski Beatz – Maschine Experience II (Beat Battle)

24 Feb

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Ski Beatz presents The Masachine Expereience II – Battle of The Beatz Feb 25th, 2014 at the Mercury Lounge in NYC!