Holiday Beat Battle with Zaytoven


Holiday Beat Battle with Zaytoven

Let’s turn “the most wonderful time of the year” into the dopest one. This month’s Beat Battle ammo is a smooth jazz Christmas song. Loop the piano solo, flip the angelic voice–anything you want to impress this edition’s judge: Grammy Award-winning producer Zaytoven, who recently released a Christmas EP together with singer Deitrick Haddon.




December 20, 2018

How it works

  1. Make a beat by sampling ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’ by David Ian & Acaci
  2. Please note that your entry doesn’t have to be a Christmas track. You can make any type of beat!
  3. Upload a video of your beat to Instagram (max 60 seconds) or other social channels on or before Monday 31st December 2018. The winner will be announced January 10th.
  4. Tag the video with #tracklibbeatbattle
  5. Tag at least two producer friends in your post.

You are only allowed to share a 60-second version of your track online as part of this competition - to share a complete track or in other media you still need to purchase a sample license.


elektron digitakt

1st prize:
An Elektron Digitakt drum machine/sampler (worth $900)
+ 1 Sample License + 50 Tracklib download credits

2nd prize:
25 Tracklib download credits

3rd prize:
10 Tracklib download credits

About the track

Angels We Have Heard on High” is part of David Ian’s Vintage Christmas series. The jazz pianist is known for his laid-back, holiday-themed albums on Prescott Records, including Vintage Christmas WonderlandVintage Christmas Trio, and Valentine’s Day. The track selected for this Beat Battle features the beautiful voice of Nashville-based singer Acacia.

David ian vintage Christmas collection

About Prescott Records

According to umbrella label Naxos, Prescott Records “fosters a youthful lift to classic sound.” This ranges from jazz standards to holiday music with a modern take. That fits in well with its distributor, Naxos, which is the world’s largest distributor of classical, jazz and world music.

About the judge: Zaytoven

Acclaimed Atlanta-based producer Zaytoven has produced for the likes of Usher, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Future, Gucci Mane, and Waka Flocka Flame. Notably, earlier this year he released the collaborative album “A” together with Usher, as well as the second edition of “Beast Mode” together with Future.

To stay in the holiday spirit: earlier this month, Zaytoven released Christmas album “Greatest Gift” together with singer Deitrick Haddon (Spotify / Apple Music), heading into the holidays in a trappy and soulful way.

zaytoven deitrick Haddon greatest gift


Your Instagram profile needs to be public for us to be able to see your post. Only entries using the #tracklibbeatbattle tag with at least two friends are tagged, will be entering the competition.

Your music is still yours. We do not own any of the entries to this competition and will not use them for any other advertising purposes. We will, however, repost your tracks to promote the competition itself.

The first prize will be awarded a full sample license to monetize their work for free. The winner will, however, still have to pay the original rightsholders their share (5, 10 or 20% depending on sample time) of any eventual revenue earned on the new song.

No purchase is necessary to participate, but the samples need to be downloaded using a personal account on Tracklib. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable and will be added to the winners Tracklib account.

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