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 Acktron)
- use the sample
- do whatever you want with it
- drums, bass, all vst’s or whatever are always welcome
- The sample should be recognizable in your creation
Interview with the battle winner, MNSTRMKK:
Hi man, welcome again! Congratulations the win!
Can you shortly introduce yourself again?
MNSTRMKK: MNSTRMKK, from the city of Turku, Finland.
What Equipment or software (DAW, VST’s etc) did u use on this track?
MNSTRMKK: My mainstays: Ableton Live and Roland SP-404. Ain’t nothin’ changed 😛
What was your approach to get started?
MNSTRMKK: First I thought to myself: holy hell this sample is awesome. Then I started chopping it, and after making one rough draft I started it all over. The second one became the final beat.
How did you make use of the sample?
MNSTRMKK: I took few small bits and composed a simple melody of sorts from those. Nothing too complicated.
How did you go about the drumwork?
MNSTRMKK: Same as always: no quantize, with feeling, sloppy and banging.
Are there any insteresting aspects of the track that you would like to share?
MNSTRMKK: Nothing major. One interesting thing is that the first draft of the beat was very aggressive. But I wanted something more smooth, something that was harder to create out of that particular sample. I think that made it more challenging and fun.
Other beats worth checking out (a lot of the best beats have been taken offline):
And so many more…