The time has come to announce the winner of last weekend’s Flash Beat Contest! The challenge was to take sounds and loops from the 12 FREE ethnic winds loops exclusively provided for this contest, and make a hot bangin’ beat in any musical style. Each music producer was allowed to use any additional sounds to make their beat, and could enter up to three beats. The only rule was that the featured element of the beat had to come from the free ethnic winds loops provided for this contest. We are going to use the winning beat, plus up to five additional beats as the audio demos for this product! All finalists will receive a free copy of the full Ethnic Winds product, plus their names will be highlighted in the product details.
This beat contest lasted 2 and a half days and we had 29 entries, with 19 contestants contributing. From the feedback we got on Facebook and Twitter, it seems that this was one of our more challenging contests. Usually we give music producers a gang of sounds and say “Make a beat using only these sounds…”. However, this time, the rules allowed forw way more FREEDOM, and the result was 29 excellent tracks…!
We brought back our boy Hassahn Phenomenon, host of The Cypher Lounge Radio show, to help us judge these tracks. His quote: “This was an exceptionally tough contest to judge. Lot’s of great stuff this time.” (sent from his iphone…lol). By the way, Atlanta folks be sure to hit up the Cypher Lounge crew at t he A3C festival in the ATL, Oct 7th – 9th. They’ll be handing out FREE P5audio products and T Shirts!!! (For more info visit www.a3cfestival.com)
AND THE WINNER IS!!!…
Marcio Da Silva a.k.a. Capital Marcio, out of Ottawa, Canada
Track name: ‘P5 Wind Beat Competition’
P5 is developing some mad respect for Canada… Last contest’s winner was from Quebec! this week from Ottawa! P5 might have to take a trip north to scout for some producers LOL!
Why we chose this track
- This is simply a great Hip Hop track, combining traditional ethnic instruments, with modern production sounds and techniques. Marcio’s instincts for sound selection was spot on for this track.
- This track is very well balanced with great drum programming and excellent counter instruments that support the main ethnic wind line. Plus Marcio brings in the right elements at the right time to keep this track bangin’.
- The chopped flute counter melody is sick!
- Marcio took a risk by including the vocal chants, and it paid off. Really helps the track move!
Listen to the winning track here…
Congrats Capital Marcio!
Your prizes are…
- $100 in Sounds from P5Audio…
- A Blog Post about your music/sounds/site/life/etc…
If Capital Marcio is a follower on FB or Twitter he gets a bonus prize. Which is… (big surprise coming up)..
Yes, once again the bonus prize is a shirt. But, it is a different shirt! And next week… yes, it will be another shirt. But, not the same shirt. We like to change it up…!
The 3 runners up will receive a FREE copy of the Primal Ethnic Winds Loops and Licks product, as soon as it drops, PLUS the runner up tracks, along with the winning beat will be featured in the product audio demo, exposing your name and music to thousands of listeners every day!
Impega Kross with ethnic winds_Soldier Stance”
YoKuzin Beats with YoKuzin’s Ethnic Entry
Moochmusic with Sitting Indian Style
We have comments for all of the beats, and we will be dropping them into soundcloud over the weekend. To all of the entries… Great Work! You are a talented bunch. There was not one beat in this contest that did not impress us in some way. It was clear to us that you all put in a lot of time an care into each of your tracks. And please go support your fellow musicians by giving each other feedback on soundcloud!
Check back in about a week for the next competition…whole new competition with a brand new set of rules!!! Be sure to follow us on FB and Twitter to find out the moment the contest drops!!!
Thank you again everyone!!! It was our honor to listen to such great music over this past week!
Listen to all of the contest entries HERE…