Inspiration

Behind the Loops - McCoy Mrubata
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Behind the Loops: McCoy Mrubata

Growing up surrounded by the soulful hymns of the Zion Church, the chants and rhythms of traditional healers, McCoy Mrubata's musical roots developed early on in Cape Town, South Africa. Starting out on the flute before graduating to the saxophone, learning the good 'ol fashioned way from local musical greats,… Read more

Jon Sterckx Bollywood Looper pack
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Behind the Loops: Jon Sterckx

There's no denying the influence of Indian music in the western hemisphere. From the Beatles in the 60s to Tool in the 00s to Selena Gomez today, Indian instruments have and will continue to inspire the likes of artists everywhere. That's why when we had the opportunity to collaborate with… Read more

Meet your mentors - Deante' Hitchcock
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Meet your mentors: Deante’ Hitchcock

You know what they say about experience. That's why you learn from the best. And the best have all been there before you. Deante' Hitchcock is the perfect example of someone you can never stop learning from. He's built his career from the ground up, from car-seat mixtapes to a… Read more

Meet your mentors - Renegade El Rey
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: RENEGADE EL REY

With Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix running at full steam, you may already have heard of RENEGADE EL REY. You can find the Atlanta-based artists sounds in his exclusive Loop Pack on BandLab. Last year, he worked with our Tracklanta 2019 winners as the studio engineer at Stankonia, together with producer… Read more

Bless'Em'Bless Mentor
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Bless’Em’Bless

Bless'Em'Bless is no stranger to BandLab. We first crossed paths when our 2019 winners recorded with Drumma Boy at Atlanta's ICONS Studios. Then, we collaborated with the producer/engineer to bring the sounds of Atlanta to BandLab by dropping an exclusive Loop Pack. Today, Bless'Em'Bless is lined up to be the… Read more

Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors – Christopher Patterson
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Christopher Patterson

They say experience is everything. That's why mentors are so important. They've been there, they've done that, and finding the right people to guide you could make all the difference in your music career. For the winners of Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix, this is exactly how we want to empower… Read more

Meet your mentors for Tracklanta 2020 - Jason Hobdy
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Jason Hobdy

You've got the eyes on the prize for Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix. There's a cool $500, but more importantly, you might just be getting your big break for you music career. That's because winning gets you a mentorship session with some of the Atlanta music industry's best. Meet Jason Hobdy,… Read more

Meet your Tracklanta mentors - Danny Cardenas
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 Mentors: Danny Cardenas

You can have the best chops, the best beats, but it won't count for much if you don't get your music into the hands of the right people. That's exactly how we want to empower our community here on BandLab with Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix. For each contest, we've lined… Read more

Atlanta Hip Hop Loop Packs
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Inspired by Atlanta: Hip hop Loop Packs

In the last decade, no city's been more synonymous with hip hop than Atlanta. New ATL stars explode onto the world stage on a regular basis, new sounds and dance moves appear out of nowhere every season. It’s no wonder the likes of OutKast, Young Thug, Childish Gambino and so… Read more

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Behind the Loops: Joseph Yorke

Creating a Loop Pack on BandLab is no simple feat. Especially when you've limited yourself to a "rough and ready" set up. And that's exactly what producer Joseph Yorke did to create his Roots & Dub Loop Pack on BandLab. Hyped to find out more, we talk to Bristol-based singer,… Read more

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How a music educator uses BandLab in the classroom

Music lessons, like art, can be much needed creative outlet in the mix of subjects across the school week. But for many, music lessons haven't always been the stuff of happy memories... For some, a squealing chorus of 25 recorders is their strongest memory of music at school – and… Read more

Bless'Em'Bless Loops
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Behind the Loops: Bless’Em’Bless

After working with some of the biggest names in the business as an engineer at Atlanta’s Icon Studios, artist and producer Bless’Em’Bless has released his exclusive artist Loop pack on BandLab! Brimming with exclusive beats and bass, you can grab the pack right now and start using it on BandLab… Read more