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!llmind and The Drum Broker invite you to a production challenge on Blend

7 May



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illmind,Grammy Award & Billboard Music Award Nominated producer known for his massive hip-hop, pop, soul, and electronic music productions has worked with artists including Kanye West, Drake, J Cole, Ariana Grande & more. He is also the mastermind behind the popular “Blap-Kits” drum kit series, used by platinum producers around the globe.

Now, illmind and Drum Broker invite you to a production challenge and an opportunity to win some super cool and unique prizes through Blend.

Create a remix of 21 Pounds from the acapella

K!NG Z3US, recently signed to illmind’s rising new label Roseville Music Group brings a fresh new track for you to create instrumentation for as a part of a new remix.


Read on for details and you could win one of these awesome BLAP USB drives, loaded with Drum Broker samples!



Here how this works:

  1. Register or Log In to Blend and Pull 21 Pounds.
  2. Make a new music using the vocal from K!ng Z3us.
  3. Publsh your remix by June 1st and tag your project with IllmindContest

Two winners will be chosen by Drumbroker & Illmind. Prize details:

  1. Illmind Special Edition 16GB Blap Drive (ASR-10) w/ “The Blap Kit Gold Box Bundle”
  2. Maschine Flash Drive Loaded with Drum Broker Samples.

Havoc “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest Winner

7 Mar


Out of over 100 remixes, The Drum Broker and are pleased to announce Aaron Choulai as the winner of our “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest. Despite ranking as the fifth best remix on our public voting widget which posted last Thursday, Aaron’s soulful remix was enough for him to receive the poll position for the final round of judging.

In addition to having the song premiere on AudioMack, Aaron is also set to receive a $1,000 store credit at, along with a 13 Reloaded T-Shirt, signed CD, and poster. As a bonus for your listening pleasure, we’re pleased to offer the Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1 Remix of “What I Rep,” which is also taken from Havoc’s 13 Reloaded LP. Along with the original guest feature from Sheek Louch, we find Hav’s boroughmate, Nutso, making a quick cameo for an in-your-face sixteen that’s placed between both veteran’s verses. Crafted using various beat kits provided by The Drum Broker, the duo have crafted a stripped down, vintage sound that clicks with the gully flows of each artist.

Twitter Handles:
• Aaron Choulia:
• Havoc:
• Prodigy:

“What I Rep” (Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1 Remix)
• Sheek Louch:
• Nutso:
• Divided Soul:
• SPanky Divided Souls:
• DJ Pain 1:
• The Drum Broker:

Illmind – Quickfire Sample Fl!p Contest (2/15/15)

16 Feb



Download Sample Here:

Submission Deadline – Feb 18th, 2015 8:00PM EST

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

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

3. SUBMIT your beat (mp3) as an EMAIL ATTACHMENT BY 8:00 PM EST WED. FEB. 18th to (SUBJECT LINE: Quickfire Sample Flip Contest 2/15/15)

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

Want to see how the previous contest was? Watch this Ustream playback.

The winner will receive:

  • The Gold Box Bundle
  • Blap Kit Volume 6
  • Analog Sweeps & Transitions
  • $100 Voucher good towards any purchase on (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. x “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest

6 Feb



Enter Contest via DJ Booth Here:

The DJBooth has partnered with for a truly remarkable remix contest for all up and coming producers! Choosing the Prodigy-assisted single, “Uncut Raw,” taken fromm Havoc‘s 13 Reloaded LP, we’re giving producers an incredible chance to receive a hefty dose of exposure, in addition to winning a very generous prize package.

In addition to having your remix tweeted by Havoc and premiered via Audiomack, 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 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.

Marco Polo Pad Thai Drum Kit – Contest Winner

24 Jan



Download Here:

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:

(*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



Purchase Sample Here:


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 (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 (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:

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

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


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


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:

Drum Broker Instagram Giveaway

19 Oct



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

SS2 Contest

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!