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Music Production Contest

Winners are now announced! See who made the best tracks.
Contest hero

Grand Prize Winner

Mau Montekio won our contest with “LoveBlind”, a track written in a 3/4 time signature that combines Waltz, Acoustic, Pop and Electronic music. Read the interview to learn about his approach to making music.

Most Crazy Combo: DooWop + Modern Pop

Mayday Made It won the most crazy prize with “Gimme One More Time”. He brought back a very old genre, and gave it a fresh take by combinbing it with modern production techniques. Read the interview to learn about Mayday.

Finalists

The following artists made it to the Top 20.

Sick Steen – Wicked Ways
Rap / Country Sick Steen Interview

DJ Lag + Epic B – Going Modd
FDM + Gqom Epic B Interview

AudioJunkie – Overdrive
Synth Pop + Big Band AudioJunkie Interview

AlmightyZero & Metrish – Emerald Sky
Video Game Music + Drum & Bass AlmightyZero and Metrish Interview

Tenka & R3VXS – Anket
World Music + Trap Tenka Interview

Sohma – Emerald Valley
Melodic Trance + Future Bass Sohma Interview

Hindsight Bias
American Folk + Reggaeton + Bass Music Hindsight Bias Interview

RVMPD- 4ofF O U R
Glitch Hop + Future Bass RVMPD Interview

Nimbala – BDSM
House + Garage

Mauricio Castañeda – Sedduction
Latin R&B + Trap Mauricio Castañeda Interview

Milco B – Smile
Guitar + Electro House Milco B Interview

Tony Jaxx
Pop + Cumbia Tony Jaxx Interview

Cobe Jones – Stranger Luv
R&B + Pop Cobe Jones Interview

Of Jenny Creek – LBDP
Bluegrass + Dubstep Of Jenny Creek Interview

LukPatel – Brahma
Bollywood + Moombahton LukPatel Interview

Chase Caffey – How To Say
Future Bass + Pop Chase Caffey Interview

Color Fusión – Souls
Bossa Nova + Trap

Thank You To Our Incredible Judges

They donated their time to judge this contest and help select the winners. A sincere “thank you” to our panel of judges.

Kaskade

Kaskade

Artist

Instagram, SoundCloud

Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero

Artist

Instagram, SoundCloud

Jeffrey Sutorius Dash Berlin

Jeffrey Sutorius

Artist (Dash Berlin)

Instagram

Morgan Page

Morgan Page

Artist

Instagram + Production Tips

Dzeko

Dzeko

Artist

Instagram, SoundCloud

Rony Seikaly, DJ

Rony Seikaly

Tech House Producer, Sugar-Free Radio

SoundCloud + Instagram

Alex Soifer

Alex Soifer

Director of A&R
Warner Music Group

Instagram

Lorne Padman

Lorne Padman

VP and Label Manager
Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak

Instagram

Gigi, Domino Saints

Gigi, Domino Saints

Artist

Instagram

David, Domino Saints

David, Domino Saints

Artist

Instagram

Phil Morse, Digital DJ Tips

Phil Morse

Founder, Digital DJ Tips

Blog

James Russell, Future Music

James Russell

Future Music Magazine + Appetite For Production

Facebook, Podcast

Sara Simms

Sara Simms

Artist, Mentor

Instagram

MG the Future

MG the Future

Hip Hop Artist, Mentor

YouTube

Adam K

Adam K

House Music Producer and DJ

Facebook

DJ Fielo

Fielo

Mentor, Scratch Academy

YouTube

Matthew Donner

Matthew Donner

Chief Academic Officer

Pyramind

Thank you to our sponsors

This was the most incredible collection of prizes. Let’s do this again next year 🙂

Thank you to all the contestants!

You all did a great job. We heard hundreds of submissions that qualified for this contest, and many were epic and brand-new to us. We’ve never heard anything like it before. Thank you for submitting your entries, and come back again next year for Season 2 of this contest!

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Captain Plugins is a highly productive harmonic and melodic toolkit for experienced musicians and total newcomers to composition alike. Winner of the Innovation Award.”

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