Finding tracks to rap over, or artists to collaborate with is a struggle that hits most artists at some stage of their musical journey. The obvious place to start today is the internet and if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already tried Google searches like “backing music” or “best instrumentals to rap to”. These type of searches often ends up with countless suggestions of popular tracks, which can be fun, but what about if you’re an artist that is looking to create original music with high-quality professional backing tracks? What if you’re looking to stand out, create something original and develop your own style? Or what if you’re looking for people to collaborate with rather than just rip popular music?

“I like to collaborate on my music. The creative process is fun, and you get a lot of ideas from having discussions about it.” Janet Jackson

Hot Beats

Hot Beats is BandLab’s brand new space to connect the platforms best beatmakers with vocalists and rappers looking for sick beats. The tracks are submitted to our in-house sound team who select the absolute best of all the entries daily so you can expect them to be of high quality and great to rap over.

By selecting Hip Hop as one of your favourite genres, you’ll get access to the list of Hot Beats…

Scroll through and listen to the tracks by tapping the artwork. Select your favourite track and fork the music to make the music your own. You can then listen to the track in your mix editor and tap the pencil to write your lyrics directly in the app.

Speed the track up, or slow it down if you need to by clicking the cog wheel. You can add in extra loops and samples over the top for extra personalisation…

And if you’re a beatmaker? Taking your beats to the next level may well be as simple as getting the right vocal performance over the top of your music. Submitting to Hot Beats is a great way to get exposure to vocalists looking for what you can do! Send us your music and get yourself featured today. The process takes less than a minute and can be done in 4 easy steps.

There are of course many more ways to find music on BandLab. Just go to the explore page to start your discovery. Follow the musicians you love to have regular updates to their music in your feed.

Look out for the green fork button to make any music your own, or do it the old school way and reach out and say hi! There’s a lot of musicians actively collaborating on the platform and this is your chance to work  with any of the millions of musicians on BandLab…

So what are you waiting for? Go find your hot beats!