The STBB is a weekly beat battle, where anywhere from 50 to 100+ participants from all over the world, are provided a sample to flip/chop/edit/screw, and make a beat out of it within just a few days. All the participants then cast out a vote, and the winner picks the samples for the next round. We provide a weekly report and an interview with the battle winner.
Original Samplepack: (provided by JoaGymshoe)
+ the accapella to this track (only available for the duration of the beat battle):
- DIRT WEEK: make it as dirty as possible in any sense of the word… use your imagination
- time limit – no
- outside drums – allowed
- keys/synths other instruments – allowed
- vocal cuts from the provided aca or the whole thing preferable
- cuts/scratches/outside samps -yo!
Interview with the battle winner, MNSTRMKK:
Hi man, much congratulations the win!
Can you shortly introduce yourself?
MNSTRMKK: MNSTRMKK, back again. From Turku, Finland. Beats & videogames
What Equipment or software (DAW, VST’s etc) did u use on this track?
MNSTRMKK: Same as usual: Ableton Live 9, Roland SP-404 and the Korg Microkorg
What was your approach to get started?
MNSTRMKK: I just took the sample and cut it into pieces that sounded good. Then I messed around until I got something good. It’s almost always the same process to get started for me.
How did you make use of the sample?
MNSTRMKK: I just took four really small vocal chops of the sample and then created this chant-like texture by transposing them down a lot.
How did you go about the drumwork?
MNSTRMKK: No quantize, just played drums out until it sounded right 🙂
Are there any insteresting aspects of the track that you would like to share?
MNSTRMKK: Ummm, not anything special on this one really. I think it’s interesting how downtempo-ish it turned out. I don’t think it sounds that much like a typical hip-hop instrumental.
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