Thanks to everyone who participated in our Beat Hive contest. These artists put a lot of creative energy into these contest tracks. We hope you like the tracks as much as we did. Here are the results:
Grand Prize Winner:
Andrew Newton, Five Sounds With Leaves
A devout Canadian currently living in LA, Andrew creates music by cutting samples and putting them into completely new contexts. He’s currently producing for Project Blowed, as well as doing a lot of live music with his own mixed-media anti-war/anti-imperialist collective called Amar (art-music-activism-resistance).
Song: The Dispossessed
Felix Miklik, Transalarm Recordings
Based in Chicago, Felix currently has dance tracks rotating on XM radio. In addition he composes and produces music for brands such as NIKE, Adidas, MTV, the NBA, AMD, Spike TV, Paramount Pictures, Motorola, Abbot Labs, Moosehead Beer, and Hazordous Sports.
Song: The Future
James Harris, Zebulon
Currently a film student at York University, James’s music is emotive, interesting, and often complex electronic music ranging from the chilled soundscapes of ambient and downtempo music, to more upbeat and psychedelic trance/club tracks.
Song: Pulsations from the Hive
Eddie, eMinor Music
An incorrigible audiophile living in Libertyville, IL, Eddie has diverse tastes and a hungry mind. His current work reflects too many interests and influences to list. “I leave that interpretation up to the listener. I’ve just got all this stuff in me and my job is to let it out.” At this time, Eddie calls it “LaptopFolkPop.”
Song: Nevermind Blue
Congratulations to the winners! The grand prize winner and the runners-up will receive a Best of BeatHive Loop Collection, along with a 12 pack of CDs from 3hive. Winners, please send your mailing address to kennyd [at} beathive.com to get your prizes.