Inspiration / 12 December 2018

5 Hot Beats to Remix and Rap Over

The fastest way to start creating a track is to Fork a beat on BandLab. Just ask the thousands of beatmakers, rappers and producers on BandLab who are jumping on the Fork train. Hear a beat you dig, hit Fork. Now you can remix, write lyrics, rap over the top, lay down vocals and samples and make your own beat from the original creations.

Hot Beats is our handpicked collection of beats and instrumentals, updated daily. We curate them to inspire you. Hit the + symbol at the bottom of your screen on your iOS or Android device, and select Hot Beats. Tap on any track to listen, and if it’s up your alley, hit fork to make that track yours.

We’ve heard some amazing beats on BandLab and we can’t wait to hear what you can do with them. These are just five of our favourite Hot Beats this month.

Tip: Make sure you select Hip Hop as one of your favourite genres on your profile page to get access to Hot Beats.

ENEMIES! – shogun

“Damn son, where did ya find this?” ENEMIES hits you in all the right places – the rumbling sub bassline, trap-inspired beat and the hypnotic analog synth glitchy sounds will make a great backdrop for a talented lyricist.  


Bae | Prod. By Mairekade – J$MY MAIREKADE

Bae | Prod. By Mairekade is a first-class example of when classic rapid-fire hi-hats just work. Coupled with its soulful and chill vibes, it’s the perfect backdrop for a smooth R&B number.


The Masquerade – Chill.i.am in The Draconian Empire

Likened to “A hall for the damned”, The Masquerade is a dark sounding beat that isn’t just for Halloween. The haunting sound on the pads and deep bassline dominates the track, with melodic accents at all the right places. This is one epic beat.


PlayStation – Klassiq

Klassiq never fails to deliver a kick-ass electronic beat. PlayStation is one of his takes on the futurebeats genre. Still minimalistic in nature, we see so much potential for producers and beatmakers to put their twist on this.   


Experiment💙Hiphop💙Electric – Turin Censured Techno in Beast Out Record$ INC13

Don’t be deceived by the Hammond organ intro. This one starts off old school then quickly transitions into a futuristic, retrowave vibe. Glitchy sounds and all, this would feel right at home in an ’80s animated sci-fi fantasy film.


Get remixing and don’t forget to check Hot Beats daily for the best instrumentals to remix and rap over. If you want your music to be featured, get in touch here and keep inspiring!

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