BandLab contest - November 2020
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November contests: #novembernation #remixthis, #rapbeast, #itsahit

Last month we wrapped up one of our biggest contests ever in Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix. For those who missed out, a new month means four more chances to take home $500. It's back to business as usual for our monthly contests! ICYMI: Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix – #TracklantaOG winners… Read more

Dua Lipa type beat tutorial on BandLab
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Beats from scratch: How to create a Dua Lipa type beat on BandLab

Dance floor beats have evolved through the decades but we’re never far away from a solid throwback to the beats of yesteryear. Pop superstar and self-proclaimed female alpha Dua Lipa is just one of the few who have taken the disco, funk sounds of the 70s and 80s to the… Read more

Behind the Loops - McCoy Mrubata
#Inspiration

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

Tracklanta one year on - Ricchbish
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Tracklanta one year on: Ricchbish

Tracklanta 2020 might be all but over, but for the winners, their experiences will last a lifetime. How do we know? Just ask the winners of last year's Tracklanta. Ricchbish was one of the many thousands of hopefuls looking to make the next big step in their music careers. For… Read more

Create The Weeknd beat
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Beats from scratch: How to create The Weeknd type beat on BandLab

Inspired by an impressive and eclectic mishmash of sounds spanning decades, The Weeknd has crafted his own unique genre of music. It's hard to pinpoint a specific style when his music is so complex, but many of The Weeknd fans will know him best for his hard hitting '80s synth-filled… Read more

#tracklantabars winners
#Competitions

Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix – #TracklantaBars winners

The master of battle rap has chosen his three winners. Corey Charron of MTV’s Wild N Out fame has had his say. #TracklantaBars is our special round for Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix features Corey Charron. Contestants were invited to rap over a beat with Charron’s verses on it, and he… Read more

#tracklantaflow winners
#Competitions

Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix – #TracklantaFlow winners

#TracklantaFlow – the round that puts your vocal chops and remixing skills to the test. We have found our final three winners! Our goal is to give our users the chance to take their music careers to another level and hopefully, make it in the music industry. That's why we… Read more

#tracklantaOG winners
#Competitions

Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix – #TracklantaOG winners

The moment you've all been waiting for. First up – we've got your winners for #TracklantaOG. Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix has been one hell of a follow up to last year's prequel – Four rounds, thousands of aspiring hopefuls, 12 prizes, and a monumental task of listening to thousands of… Read more

True Colors Festival
#Community

Changing the world with rap music: True Colours Festival wrap up

An opportunity to change the world – that’s how some hip hop artists think of rap music. At BandLab we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we supported the True Colors Festival last month, where representatives from all over the world came together in a virtual event to discuss breaking the… Read more

Roddy Rich beat
#Tutorials

Beats from scratch: How to create a Roddy Ricch-style beat on BandLab

Topping the U.S. Charts for the first half of 2020 with his viral hit, “The Box”, Roddy Ricch is a name you simply cannot miss. Even if you haven’t heard his music (really?!) you’ll surely have heard the beat that inspired the endless streams of memes and TikTok videos. And… Read more

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