Time to announe the P5audio Dubstep to Hip Hop Flash Beat Contest! This contest’s challenge was to turn the FREE sample pack from our dubstep music loops into a hip hop beat. This was no easy task. The dubstep samples included a wonky synth, a bass loop and several percussion loops and some fx. Using only the dubstep loops provided, contestants had to use their skills to transform these dubstep loops into authentic hip hop beats!
This flash contest lasted 3 days and in that time we recieved 20 entries. We spent the week listening to the beats, and we finally came to an agreement on which track we think is the hottest….
WINNER!!!: D Hop 2 by NoDread aka Mo Grizzly out of New Orleans
Listen to the winning track here…
We picked this track as our number 1 favorite for these reasons:
- This beat had great modern hip hop drum programming.
- The wonky synth was re-edited into a hard hitting hook line.
- The bass line was flipped into a nice sub-bass pattern, giving the track an added dimention of musicality.
- The second we heard this track, all the judges started instantly free-styling!
Congrats Mo Grizzly! Your prize is $100 in Sounds from P5Audio… and since we are having a sale right now, you are going to make out pretty good!
We are also going to do a blog post on this talented Music Producer. Check back soon to read it.
We also have to find out if Mo/NoDread is a follower on FB or Twitter. If he is, he gets a bonus prize. Which is… (drum roll)..
Listen to all of our contest entries HERE…
While there were several entries that really impressed us, for these flash beat contests we are sticking to only one winner at a time. Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win! All of the entries were unique and creative, and we had several close finalists. There will be many more contests so keep trying! The main purpose of these contests is to help develop your production skills. Check in next Friday on FB and TWITTER for the next contest!!!