Producer Loops / Rekkerd DNB Competition

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Goldie at Red Zone, Eindhoven by Studiodotcom @ Flickr (Jeroen van der Wielen)

I am delighted to announce a new rekkerd.org contest. This time around it’s all about Drum & Bass, probably my all time favorite music genre.

After discovering this type of music in the early 90’s it has been the one genre that has consistently kept my interest over the years. Paradox, Roni Size, Dom & Roland, Ed Rush, Technical Itch, Source Direct, Photek, Dillinja, Omni Trio, Breakage, Total Science… just to name a few of my favorites.

For this contest Producer Loops has compiled an exclusive sample pack featuring selected sounds from its Drum & Bass Tip Trixxx Vol 1 & 2, and Liquid Drum & Bass Vol 1 & 2 sample libraries.

Download the contest sample pack and create a track using one or more of the 50 loops and single shot sounds provided, and submit it before the deadline; 9 July, 2010, 11.59pm CET.

DNB Competition Sample Pack Download size: 88.18 MB

Out of all the entries I will personally select the first prize winner who will receive all four Producer Loops sample libraries from the sample pack. Contestants will vote for 2nd and 3rd prize winners, who will each receive their choice of one of these drum & bass sample packs.

Contest rules

  • Download the “Producer Loops/Rekkerd DNB Competition Pack” and create a song using one or more (but at least one) of the samples from the pack. Maximum song duration is 7 minutes, one entry per contestant allowed.
  • You may process/manipulate the sample(s) from the sample pack in any way you like, be creative.
  • Additional sound sources (e.g. samples, virtual instruments) are allowed as long as they do not violate any laws or third party rights.
  • Submit your entry before 9 July, 2010, 11.59pm CET:
    • upload it to your SoundCloud and send me the link, or
    • email it as an mp3 (minimal 192kbps quality) to dnbcontest@rekkerd.org
      Please include your artist name, song title and any additional information you would like to share.
  • By submitting your contest entry you allow rekkerd.org to publish it on SoundCloud (“All Rights Reserved” license).
  • In order to be eligible to win, contestants need to vote for their top 3 within a week after the contest deadline.
  • Prizes will be granted at the discretion of rekkerd.org (First place winner will be picked by rekkerd.org, second and third place will be decided by popular vote).
  • The terms of this contest are subject to change and may be amended without prior notice.

Note: also make sure to read the Producer Loops License Agreement regarding the use of the samples as provided for this contest (also included in the sample pack download).

Contest entries

The contest entries will be posted here as they come in. Voting will commence on July, 10, 2010. I will send all contestants a reminder to vote when it’s time.

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Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

Dang ‘ Yeh, i,l give it a shot,thats if the Sample_pak arrives B 4 the 9th July…lol…only kiddin? > ;)

dark3zz
dark3zz

i’m in ! downloading, starting ableton live, cubase 5 and fl studio ^^

3ee
3ee

I’m in as well and good luck to all entering the contest!
Can’t wait to hear some tracks.

Oscillator
Oscillator

I was deep into writing a track when I realized that I couldn’t find any legalese on who retains the rights to submitted songs. I’d assumed we retain the rights to our work but, since the Producer Loops website doesn’t even have a mention of this contest, I thought it best to ask…and just happen to get it in writing…Total coincidence…

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

No problem then Oscillator ‘ just write the runner_up or indeed the winning track, & u’l get the choice of all 4 Sample_Paks ;) lol

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

Submitted Entry @ Rekkerd, D&Bass-Comp Karnage eye.

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

My appologies, the last link i posted goes directly to my Soundclick page,the track Karnage eye is there, but its only 192 kps… where as Soundcloud is 320. Thanks Jamie. : ) lol http://soundcloud.com/mad_manx

3ee
3ee

Hey guys, found a very cool summer roller on soundcloud uploaded by kmag, if you are interested… go get it while is hot! :)
http://soundcloud.com/knowledge/bcee-real-people-vip

As for the contest.. can’t wait to upload my track, I’m half way through it and happy after a good day’s work! yay! :D

Cheers and keep those tracks checkin’ in! .. for us to check them out ;)
3ee

Nomaly
Nomaly

I love DnB. Should be a fun contest.

In the (somewhat unlikely) combination that you don’t win the contest, and then start selling that track, then just buy the sample pack or try to recreate the samples for the commercial version. Then you’ll be in the clear I think.

Have fun!

NO ID
NO ID

Rekkerd, I just had to write you this. After I posted my little entree,I listened to what’s on the site and well,once again my mind has been blew by what’s out there. “Oh I’m sorry.Did I break your concentration?” Yes you did…I didn’t see that comin’. ALL OF YOU…WHERE DO YOU GET THIS STUFF??!! I started off softly with “Euphonic”,then “Sandcastle” kicked me in the ass.”Take You” hit me in the gut and “The Worst That Could Have Been” just beat me all about the head !! After those three everybody else was just lightweight. I’m not saying they weren’t… Read more »

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

Hahaha Lmfaro… u been smokin the soap bar then, your “heads all a wash Man” … lol … as you did not mention my track, i guess that puts me in the lightweight section, which is fine by me, No need to trash peoples efferts for no apparent reason? go buy a bag of weed,,, keep away from the Soap_Bar…u know it drives people Mad_ManX:)

NO ID
NO ID

Sorry Jamie,didn’t mean to trash you or anyone else..if it makes you feel any better wait till you hear my piece,it’s fluff..by the by,I stopped smoking that stuff long time ago.
P.S. “Code Red” & “Loose Change” are not …lightweight. Those were great!

3ee
3ee

My track isn’t great and as a matter of fact isn’t that good too but, I don’t believe it is “lightheaded” .. I’m just out of shape with my music orientation, that’s all! Didn’t quite nailed that dnb character yet (not that I’m trying to do something that’s been done already) but something that I can put my finger on! … and you guys passing greenish clouds around, you beeter stop doing that so often .. if you know what’s good for your orientation… ;) …. I’m just sayin’! And as an answer to Dion’s “ALL OF YOU…WHERE DO YOU… Read more »

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

Tut tut . . . Ronnie. . . u would,nt beleive the amount of times i have myself have wanted to change my entry? that applies to just about every Musical_Comp i have ever enter’d …lol… 2 days after i had slapped_in Karnage eye, i wanted to pull it out! cos i have already made it sound much better, thats of course in my own opinion? could be the “weed” iam smokin tho ? opppp . lol . actually it says more about you Ronnie & the kind of person you are, Open & willing to give room? its all… Read more »

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

^_^ no trouble from the *Bubble i live*_in :) lol

NO ID
NO ID

Hey Ron,I was wondering if you got my tune? “Another Time,Another Place” If not I’ll try posting it again.

Daniel Hogan
Daniel Hogan

Hi,

Some very great music here. My top three are;

01] Cherry Hill Synthphonic – Bravery in the Face of Love

02] Narfy – Wreckage

03] Renaissance DNB by Brian Lutes

Dan

Cherry Hill Synthphonic
Cherry Hill Synthphonic

I have no idea how to pick 3 favs from this bunch of artists. Great effort and good luck to all!

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

Your Sacked Danny_Boy? my name aint on your List. lol ;) i have not made my choice as yet, But Brian Lutes , as to be a Hot Runner ?

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

We where thinking Ronnie’ if we suffer from “acute scitsophrena” Can we Vote for ourselfs? ;)

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

Was,nt me that said that , it was him > {“.

Cherry Hill Synthphonic
Cherry Hill Synthphonic

Not to worry Madman. You got one of my votes….
Course I probably have the least grasp on what D&B really is…. so it may not mean much…..

NO ID
NO ID

Well,well,well…here we are again.Remember that speech about voting on good music…forget it! I know it’s not going to go over on you Ronnie. If you got to vote,I’ll do it too. Here goes… Number one hit…Sandcastle by 3ee (love that growl in there!) Number two ..Take You by Vly Last but not least … Sandonga by Euphonia (love that slow progression you do in the beginning,sounds familiar somehow!) As for everyone else,man I’d like to pick you guys brains … what you guys come up with is great,nothing short of great. That’s why I love these remixx things.. you Ron,keep… Read more »

NO ID
NO ID

I knew there was something else I forgot to say…I wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented on my tune … and to Mad ManX,I wish you luck also. Sir,I will stop by to hear more of you.

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

Haaa nice to hear that, Dion ” i was thinkin about popin over wit a sack uh’ weed un some big lick’s Tosh n early Marley perhaps some NWA,, ya’s up fur it Dion, ;) Good job an_all cos u’s on mi Votin_list . . . in_it . . :)

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX
Vly_
Vly_

No 1 : David F – The worst that could have been ( pretty much captures the energy of the style is fairly engineered ) No 2 : NO ID – Another place , another time { not that well engineered but it really has a brilliant atmosphere.also i think it fits the competition nicely (unlike some other non dnb tracks that are great but far away from dnb )} No 3 : 3ee – Sandcastle ( it has a nice structure , beat sounds tight.overall i like it ) There are a few others worthy of winning but thats… Read more »

Jamie aka MadManX
Jamie aka MadManX

No 1 : Renaissance Mr B Lutes, Quality , as it happens i dont really listen to the slow rolling soundscape stuff….But Renaissance sort of draws u in. No 2 : well for me it as to be Dion’s another time another place: yet another tune that as a gripping insight to Soundscape, More over Ambiance, but hey’ thats only in my opinion:) No 3 : ApurvA System Malfunction, really i should be voting this as my first choice, cos its more in tune with the D&B that i like: there is some lovely FILTERING:) ! perhaps @ times just… Read more »

Nomaly
Nomaly

Since everyone else is sharing their votes and feedback I thought I’d jump in! First Place: “the worst that could have been” – David F great basses and leads. Props for the drops and arrangment. The section from 1:50 to 3:30 went a bit too long for me, but was enjoyable. Second Place: The Antisocial Musician – Daniel Aloysius Hogan Very well done, interesting arrangement. Fun to listen to. Third Place: Wreckage – Narfy , enjoyed the drums and the great building section in the beginning. It built a lot of tension, I feel like it is building somewhere and… Read more »

Sulfractiv
Sulfractiv

Great competition fellas. Had loads of fun. Even learned a bit as well! Sorry I have not given feedback to the people that have take time to give feedback to me. Shitty I know. But I had some internet problems. For real. I will make it up to you by saying thanks and replying to everyone that took the time. Might just take a couple of days, that’s all. These are my comments to Ronnie for the top 3, verbatim, unedited. Hope no one takes offense, this was a close call, with all providing top-notch tunes… ———– No1: I loved… Read more »

ApurvA
ApurvA

well well well , big up to all the contestants over here , great sounds fellaz … and also thanks to daniel hogen and rekkerd for comments and Jamie for voting my track ;) and sulfractiv for appreciating my work .. well if u ask me .. my top three choices will be 1) Vly – take you .. i love this track .. very nicely arranded with soem nice grooves .. excillent work .. some how it makes me feel like some metalheadz tune .. love the way it sounds.. 2)3ee – soundcastle – among all the tracks i… Read more »

ApurvA
ApurvA

and sorry for spelling mistakes ;) .. i m bad ;)

Narfy
Narfy

Props to all the entrants! Great tunes. My picks were:

1. Bravery in the face of Love
2. The Worst that could have been
3. System Malfunction

Runner up: Sandongo

Also many thanks to the comments on my tune. Good luck everyone!

3ee
3ee

Hello, my top 3 picks are:

1. Vly – Take You
2. Totolitoto – The worse that could have been
3. Cherry Hill Synthphonic – Bravery in the Face of Love

Cheers to all contestants and thanks to Ronnie for having this contest!

3ee

Brian Lutes
Brian Lutes

Each can be really appreciated as a top contender for different reasons. This is hard to sequence. So it comes down to a matter of personal taste…

1. Cherry Hill – “It’s how you move”
classy hiphop feel, funky. Skillful progression and timing.

2. Another Time Another Place.
“It’s about the journey”
Excellent weaving of a thick exciting atmosphere. It really feels like you are traveling a long way.

3. Vly – “Its about dedication” Definitive dnb. Pro mixing. Doesn’t give up, doesn’t get tired.

Cherry Hill Synthphonic
Cherry Hill Synthphonic

With Ronnie going away I’m not sure this will post before winner is announced but here are the votes I cast. 1- Renaissance DNB by Brian Lutes 2- Wreckage by Narfy 3- Karnage Eye by MaD_ManX Brians work was simply lush and beautiful. My kinda music. Narfy’s progression and flow kept me hooked from start to finish. Mad Man’s was skillful and captured my idea of what D&B is. And something in the mix was screaming at me. I like that. Thanks to all who participated, commented and voted. And thanks to Ronnie for throwing the party. I came to rekkerd to redownload… Read more »

David F.
David F.

Hi Ronnie,

I sent you my vote, as I didn’t understand it had to be posted here
Hope it’s not too late:

1 Take You – Vly
2 Renaissance DNB – Brian Lutes
3 ApurvA – System Malfunction

Cheers
D.

moke
moke

Wow, I liked them all.
But if I must pick, here they are…
#1 Narfy
#2 Vly
#3 Karnage Eye
Thanks Ronnie

Mad_ManX
Mad_ManX

GeezzzzzzZZZZZZ ‘ Com on Ronnie , its like a F*kin Doctor’s waiting room ? lol only kiddin:)

Mad_ManX
Mad_ManX

Hey up the Big’s guys have an issue? lol

Mad_ManX
Mad_ManX

I can Hear a MASSIVE Drum_roll in the Distance?;)

NO ID
NO ID

You too ? “And the WINNER is …….”

Mad_ManX
Mad_ManX

lol :)

Mad_ManX
Mad_ManX

Ronnie may have been I’jacked by Osama Bin Laden, gonna offer a Ransom for the price of his head,,, opppp ‘still i would,nt mind getting ahold of that Laptop he used to bring down the Tower’s ? as if ???????????????????????? lol

Mad_ManX
Mad_ManX

Well i am gutted that my track did so badly, but i guess the only consulation prize is, its No’9 in the D&Bass chartz over at Soundclick, but i aint sure if thats good or Bad,,, lol http://www.soundclick.com/genres/charts.cfm?genre=Electronic&subgenreID=72&currentpage=1

Mad_ManX
Mad_ManX

Free Exe/VSTi Synth, “ReSimulator” its kinda direcdted @ D&Bass heads:) its only limited by the amount of Presets, i will be Re_Releasing it with 132/200 Presets 2 weeks time/? Pc Only ‘ Sorry Dion:( lol …..http://www.4shared.com/file/7X5NQkHL/Re-SimuLator_Vsti.html http://www.4shared.com/file/JIZBhj-m/Re-SimuLator_Desktop.html

Daniel Hogan
Daniel Hogan

Thanks to, MaD_ManX, Cherry Hill Synthphonic, 3ee, RTrhythms, James Yo, rekkerd, insert-name-here and ApurvA for your comments on my Track, The Antisocial Musician.

Thanks Ronnie for your smooth running of the Competition.

When is the next one? :)

David F
David F

Hello,

I just found the great news :)
Thanks Ronnie, I’m very glad and congrats to the other participants, the level was indeed pretty high.
Special praise to Vly (who got most of the votes, including me)

Cheers
David