Who’s first off the blocks this 2021? We’ve got your contest winners for the first round of the year. And boy, were they intense! Read on below to find out who our winners are and what our judges said about them.

If you’ve missed out on last month’s prizes, we’ve got two really exciting rounds still up and running PLUS a very special collaboration with producer and label owner Suzi Analogue. Don’t miss out on these chances to win some sick cash prizes!

Read more: BONUS contest: FREE UP Remix Challenge ft. Suzi Analogue

#shantyonthelab winners

Congrats Gray! We’ve found our favorite take on the viral sea shanty, and it’s truly special.

To The Sea’ is a beautiful original sea shanty-inspired folk track where Gray pours out his emotions and demonstrate his lyrical prowess. A story narrated by a sailor’s son who did not want to follow in father’s footsteps by being a part of the sea, after the sea seemed to have taken his father away from him and his family. A tale of pain, reminiscence and regret.

Runners up:

2nd: Tomáš Halagan
3rd: Error_
4th: Queenie B Killa Crazy🌹🥀🖤

#forkthisforward winners

If you’ve seen this month’s contest, you’ll already know who the winner is for this round. We chose Bart’s instrument-drenched hip hop entry as our backing track for February’s #forkthisnow contest.

Juicy Goodness! Bart‘s newest forkable banger is a perfect mix of a trap beat and guitar player. The blend of guitars and Trap opens up a whole new world of musical possibilities, perfect for BandLab regardless of genre to fork and explore. Go forth and #forkthisforward!

Runners up:

2nd: MJ ᴮᵉᵃᵗˢ in MJ Beats Productions 
3rd: YodaGee 🇬🇧 in THE JEDI TEMPLE
4th: Talentless Zigs

Congratulations to all the grand prize contest winners and all runners-up for their incredible winning entries!

Make sure you don’t miss out on February’s contests! There’s still time to get your entries in!

Read more: February 2021 contests: #forkthisnow, #fabulousfeb