At IMI Studios in NYC, rapper, songwriter and actor Dave East was in the house to talk about the launch of the Tracklib Beat Battle Competition. East has partnered with Tracklib, the world’s first and only record store for sampling, to give one lucky producer a chance to work with him on a track. Producers and beat makers who want to be considered, can create a track using a Tracklib sample and submit it to Tracklib.com. Dave East will be listening to and selecting the tracks himself and the winner will win an all expense paid trip to NYC for a studio session with East to complete the song. In addition, they will also receive standard writing credits and publishing on the song, sample clearance of the song they’ve sampled and, and one year-standard subscription to Tracklib.
Dave East, who has collaborated with producers like Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Harry Fraud, AraabMuzik, and more, sees this as a chance for producers at all levels to showcase their ear for beats.
“Tracklib gives you the opportunity to use samples that maybe you didn’t think you could use or find,” said Dave East. “Samples you never found before. I think it’s a great database to explore your own visions and push your creativity to the next level.”
To compete, creators must sample any song or multitrack on Tracklib and submit their beat by Sunday, January 23, 2022 through this link. The winner of the beat battle will be announced on all Tracklib socials, in the Tracklib newsletter, and on the Tracklib blog page in March, 2022. East will shout-out two runners-up on all socials, who will also receive a one-year subscription to Tracklib.