Bars Official Remix Competition

  • Hosted by: metapop
  • Starting Date: Mar 28 2018
  • Submission Date: May 20 2018
  • Key: Various
  • Bpm: Various
  • Genre: Hip Hop


We bring the samples. You bring the sound. Join in our beat battle celebrating Native Sessions Bars: Explorations in hip-hop, grime and R&B. Create a 16-bar beat using a custom Expansions sample pack for a chance to win our exclusive grand prize ($1,000+ total value) including:

- Maschine MK3 ($599)
- Sierra Grove, Byte Riot, Street Swarm, and Queensbridge Story Expansion Packs
- One-year LANDR Pro subscription ($299)
- A Native Instruments online shop voucher ($100)
- Official commercial release on MetaPop to Beatport, Apple Music and Spotify

The rules are simple: Create a 16-bar beat in the style of hip-hop, R&B or grime using at least two of the Expansions samples and submit your entry by May 20, 2018. To get things started, we’ve compiled a custom sample pack from some of our favorite Expansions – including SIERRA GROVE, BYTE RIOT, STREET SWARM, QUEENSBRIDGE STORY and more. Feel free to use your own sounds, provided you own the copyright.

The NI team will pick the winning beat, with extra points awarded for both originality and technical skill. Good luck!

Make Your Mark with MetaPop and Native Instruments — Where Practice Makes Producers


- Tracks should be 16 bars in length.
- Use at least two of the provided samples from Expansions – a variety of one-shots and loops are available in WAV format.
- Beats should be rooted in hip hop, R&B or grime.
- Do not use any material to which you do not own the copyright.
- The NI team will pick the winning beat based on a combination of creative and technical factors.
- Winners must be prepared to show project files, if necessary, in order to prove that sounds from Expansions were used.

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