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Beat Battle with 70s Hawaiian Soul/Funk, Judged by Tr!zzy

Beat Battle with 70s Hawaiian Soul/Funk, Judged by Tr!zzy

Download a 70s soul/funk sample from the Aloha Got Soul catalog for free, make a beat, and get your music heard by producer, monster on the MPC, and finger-drummer extraordinaire Tr!zzy.

By Tracklib

This competition has officially ended. Any further submissions will be disregarded. The winners will be announced during December 2020. Thanks to all who submitted and see you for the next one!

How it works

  1. Make a beat by sampling 'Let Go It's Over' by 70s funk/soul outfit Aura from Hawaii, unearthed by Aloha Got Soul.
  2. Upload a video of your beat to Instagram (max 60 seconds) on or before Sunday November 15th, 2020.
  3. Tag the video with #tracklibbeatbattle.
  4. Tag at least two producer friends in your post who shouldn't miss out on this Beat Battle.
  5. Follow XLN Audio and Tracklib on Instagram.

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

Prizes

Part of each prize package: XLN Audio's 'RC-20 Retro Color VST' (Value: $99) and a vinyl of Aura's self-titled album available to sample from legally (Value: $20)
Part of each prize package: XLN Audio's 'RC-20 Retro Color VST' (Value: $99) and a vinyl of Aura's self-titled album available to sample from legally (Value: $20)

FIRST PRIZE:

  • One-year Tracklib Standard subscription (Value: $139.90)
  • Tracklib Category C Sample License (Value: $50)
  • RC-20 Retro Color VST from XLN Audio (Value: $99)
  • A vinyl reissue from Aloha Got Soul of Aura's self-titled LP (including the 'Let Go It's Over' track) - available to sample from and license through Tracklib (Value: $20)
  • A shout-out from Tr!zzy himself

SECOND PRIZE:

  • 6-month Tracklib Standard subscription (Value: $84)
  • RC-20 Retro Color VST from XLN Audio (Value: $99)
  • A vinyl reissue from Aloha Got Soul of Aura's self-titled LP (including the 'Let Go It's Over' track) - available to sample from and license through Tracklib (Value: $20)
  • A shout-out from Tr!zzy himself

THIRD PRIZE:

  • 3-month Tracklib Standard subscription (Value: $42)
  • RC-20 Retro Color VST from XLN Audio (Value: $99)
  • A vinyl reissue from Aloha Got Soul of Aura's self-titled LP (including the 'Let Go It's Over' track) - available to sample from and license through Tracklib (Value: $20)
  • A shout-out from Tr!zzy himself

Rules

Your Instagram profile needs to be public for us to be able to see your post. Only entries using #tracklibbeatbattle with at least two friends tagged and from a profile which follows XLN Audio and Tracklib, 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.

If you have any further questions about the rules of this competition - just ask. We're here to help: support@tracklib.com.

About The Sample

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Aura's funk is a family affair: the Hawaiian band consists of seven siblings from the Mendoza Family of Waipahu. After making waves in Hawaiian nightlife under the moniker of The Nomads, in 1978 the band gets the opportunity to record a full album after Broad Recording Studios (one of the best recording facilities in Honolulu) heard their disco rendition of a track by Kui Lee. The Nomads found a home, and changed their name to Aura while recording the album as advised by the producers. The 1979 release of their soul/funk led to a sought-after album, mentioned in the same breathe as other coveted Hawaiian gems like Lemuria and Mike Lundy's The Rhythm Of Life.

Or as shared by Aloha Got Soul, the Hawaiian label that reissued Aura's self-titled album in 2016 on vinyl (which you can win as part of this Beat Battle), to promote the record: "Raw funk... honey-coated soul... grooves and big smiles... lavish Hayes-level horns... dynamic and luxurious full spectrum harmonies. Stunning." A true 70s funk/soul treasure to use to impress Beat Battle judge Tr!zzy...

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About The Judge

North Carolina-based producer, DJ, and finger drummer Trizzy Track (b.k.a. Tr!zzy) knows that patience pays off: with his trademark hashtag #practice, showcased through countless finger-drumming videos and MPC sessions to craft his skills.

Last year, a video of him finger-drumming using Heather Headley’s “In My Mind” (an R&B track from 2006) went viral with millions of streams. It led to thousands of mentions and retweets by his followers directed at Meek Mill to get on the beat—which worked out, and got them working together within 24 hours. That particular session on his MPC Live got Tr!zzy to working with the likes of Timbaland and araabMuzik, with 400K+ followers on Instagram to show and prove he’s one of the top finger-drummers in the game right now.


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