Hip Hop is global

Evidence of this phenomenon is Japan’s full embrace of hip hop’s every facet: breakdancing, graffiti, DJing, and even rhyming. It was only a matter of time before the Japanese Hip Hop scene produced an artist keen enough in understanding the culture to achieve similar international appeal: dj honda.
Many more details on
www.djhonda.co.jp

THE MPC BOX presents:

“FROM DUST TO GOLD”

International Beatmaking Contest 2019

RULES

“FROM DUST TO GOLD” is the first international, online beatmaking competition introduced by THE MPC BOX, starting in May 1 until June 8, 2019.

Signing up is simple: just download the samples kit from the link below, at the cost of 15€. Following the download, possible from 00:00 CEST of May 1 until 00:00 of May 31 2019, the registration will be confirmed automatically on the email address used for the purchase via Paypal.

Using the provided samples, rigorously “untreated”, participants must compose their work, that must be no longer than 60 seconds. The final product can contain all or just some of the samples available in the kit, as long as the utilized samples are “recognizable”.

It is allowed for the participants to arrange to exalt the sample, layering, the insertion of scratches, vocals, tag or other sound effects and the use of bass from an external source. Adding such elements can, therefore, affect the final evaluation.

The completed works must be uploaded through the specific form, in .mp3 320kbps format, by June 8th, 2019. It is necessary for the participants to insert their personal Paypal email address to verify the regularity of the purchase. In case the information of their registration do not correspond to the purchase ones, it is very important to notify the email address through which their work will be uploaded in the moment of payment (notes for the seller): not doing so will lead to exclusion from the contest. Participants must upload their work no later than June 8, 2019. Uploading beyond this date will be considered a retirement from the competition and the personal data of the absents will be deleted from the database, without possibility of refunds or re-entering in the competition.

All the received works will be evaluated by our judge dj honda

The evaluation will concern:
• Consideration in the product of the kit’s samples
• Manipulation of the samples
• Arrangement
• Personality, character and uniqueness
• Mix and master

Once the registration date expires, the date in which the winner will be proclaimed is going to be announced.

THE MPC BOX points out that all works acquired during the competition “FROM DUST TO GOLD” are properties of the relative participants. No work is going to be published in any way outside of the limits of the competition, or else uploaded on free access media players. Potential other initiatives are going to be communicated to the involved individuals.

Need further help? Contact us through the dedicated section below.

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LED SCREEN

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BLACK FAT PAD

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GOTEK USB FLOPPY EMULATOR
WITH HXC FIRMWARE

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8 OUTPUTS
32MB RAM

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BLACK/GOLD PAINTING

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CUSTOM AMBER LED

1st PRIZE

AKAI MPC 2000
“From Dust to Gold”

• Black/Gold painting made by Audio Custom and Dope Shht Only
• LED screen
• USB floppy emulator with HXC firmware
• Black fat pad set
• 32 MB ram
• 8 outputs

2nd PRIZE

One customization that includes two colors painting with serigraphied text of your gear. Made by Dope Shht Only and Audio Custom

WINNERS:

1st TESMO (Italy)

2nd GHOST LAMP (Japan)

PURCHASE SAMPLE PACK

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ABOUT US

THE MPC BOX is a group of individuals that has the aim, achieved through different activities, to popularize information on the tradition of beatmaking and the ways to integrate it with modern methods, retaining the feeling with the instrument, manual skills and the given creative limits.

With these objectives, THE MPC BOX arranges local and online events aimed both at spreading the right use of the instrument and at creating a space in which hidden talents in the world can express themselves and confront with each other.

THE MPC BOX specializes in Akai MPC, an instrument that has made generations fall in love with its versatility, the character of its sound and its way of fascinating the user, providing him with an excellent possibility of expression and catapulting him into a highly stimulating environment.
THE MPC BOX also deals with the repair and reconditioning of electronic musical instruments and audio equipment, with particular dedication to the aforementioned MPCs.

Finally, THE MPC BOX is also Diggin Spot! So, if you’re looking for records and are planning to visit Rome, don’t hesitate to contact us, as everyone is welcome in our space, even just for a chat and a good coffee!

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