Beat Battle League S2:R14 Announcement | DSound Community Initiative

in #beatbattle3 years ago

O weee here comes a new round to help Steemians showcase their talent, hard work, and passions to the community from all over the globe.

We had six (6) Steemit music producers take part in Round Thirteen of Season Two of the #beatbattle . Such an incredible group of souls creating content each round and helping each other with feedback. Looking forward to hearing what the Steemit Universe can come up with this round's theme.

For the results of Round 13 go here:

The Beat Battle League is a Beat Battle challenge every 10 days that the music producers of the world can produce an entry based off a theme or sampled material for that round.

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Courtesy of @nicnas

Round #14 of the Beat Battle League starts today and will accept submissions until July 19th at 11:59PM EST/ 4:59 AM UTC with winners being announced Friday evening (July 18th).

The judging panel of: @chiefmappster, @beat5e8 [@beatseb], @inthenow, and @derekmiller are looking forward to your creations this Round #14 of Season Two of the #beatbattle.

Thank you again for all the time, effort, and resources you put into creating your art.

Without further adieu the theme of Round #14 of Season Two is:

Soul Beats

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Building off the racing Chase Scene Music theme, we have another emotion-laden theme for the #beatbattle.

That classic soul beats

Whether it be that soul, funk, or R&B let's hear some of those beats that hit the soul.

Some piano? Yes please. Some of those soulful, classy instruments. O yeah. Maybe even some vocals and/or samples from that soulful music.

We all know how powerful soulful music is. Raises the body's vibrations and gets you in the swing of things. Amazing to enjoy and sometimes dance away too.

However this Soul Beats theme means to you let's hear it o weeeeeeee.

Looking forward to hearing the creations from the incredible producers in the Steemit Universe.

Here are some content for inspiration:


Upload your entry using DSound by going here:

You log-in using your Steemit name. When you upload to DSound you content is posted to Steemit so your following can enjoy your music and reward you for doing so.

If you have any questions on how to upload to DSound you can ask in the DSound Discord or SMA Discord channel or you can visit this awesome post by @prc here:

We don't want to exclude anyone so if you can't use DSound feel free to submit your entry as you wish.

Just make sure it's an original entry based off of the theme of the round and use the tag #beatbattle and/or comment the entry on any #beatbattle posts.

We are looking forward to be able to help these music producers shine and receive the recognition and feedback they deserve.

You have until July 19th at 11:59 PM EST/ 4:59 AM UTC to submit your entries with winners will be announced Friday evening, July 20th.


Remember the entries for the Beat Battle League are judged on:

  • Sound Quality: does the beat sound crispy, in speakers and headphones, is there cracking or recording errors? How loud can we play it before you notice quality issues? etc

  • Technicality: what are the skills you displayed in making this beat? The technical aspects of the your craft. The layers and sounds do they match? How many? etc

  • Creativity: how unique your entry is. How well it revolves around the universal theme? Holy smokes we have never heard that sound before? A creative video and/or artwork o yeahhhhh.

Also, sharing the story about the creation of your art in your Steemit post helps the judging panel and community gain perspective and knowledge on yourself and the message you are sharing.

The prize pool is as follows:

FIRST PLACE WINNER: 45 SMOKE+ 8 SBD for a total of 53 Points

SECOND PLACE WINNER: 38 SMOKE + 4 SBD for a total of 42 Points

THIRD PLACE WINNER: 31 SMOKE + 2 SBD for a total of 33 Points

FOURTH PLACE WINNER: 26 SMOKE + 1 SBD for a total of 27 Points

CROWD FAVORITE: 20 SMOKE for a total of 20 Points

The Community Favorite each week will be determined by the amount of upvotes and comments responding to their entries, upvotes on their submission comment, and total community support on post.

Round #14 of the Beat Battle League starts today and will accept submissions until July 19th with winners being announced Friday evening (July 20th).

The team of @chiefmappster, @beat5e8 [@beatseb], @inthenow, and @derekmiller are pumped to see what is in store for this round.

Don't forget it helps the judges and the community for you to make a post about your entry, with how you created it, the meaning behind it, how the theme came into play.

It is just another way for us Steemians to get to know you and your message.

The #beatbattle is part of the Steemit Music League which is a community with the goal of providing the most feedback, recognition, and rewards and possible all while bringing Steemians together.


Currently the following are the ten (10) contests in the Steemit Music League which is part of the Steemit Music Alliance (SMA) [click on contest/challenge name to go to most recent related information]:

SMAContest Initiatives
Steemit Music League Challenge (#smlchallenge) (Hosted by @chiefmappster): An open music contest for rappers, MCs, singers, vocalists, musicians, and producers.
Beat Battle League (#beatbattle) (Hosted by @chiefmappster): A challenge for music producers to produce an entry based off a theme or sampled material for that round.
Chord Challenge (#chordchallenge) (Hosted by @antminer): A weekly challenge for music producers to create music by using the provided chord progression.
Kill The Pad Challenge (#killthepad) (Hosted by @jamesgetsit): A weekly topic text-based rap competition for creative writers to show their prowess as a lyricist.
Educator Showdown (Hosted by @novili): A bi-weekly competition for people who make educational content revolving around music.
Poetry Slam (#poetryslam) (Hosted by @jamesgetsit & @scuzzy): A weekly spoken word contest in the traditional poetry slam competition format.
Pitch Perfect (#pitchperfect) (Hosted by @alejandra23): A weekly challenge for original music creators.
Bands About Bands (#BandsAboutBands) (Hosted by @ftlob): A weekly music review contest covering bands and musicians on Steemit.
Sprout (#sprout) (Hosted by @playitforward): A contest with a seed as inspiration each week.
Ambience (#ambience) (Hosted by @soundbath): a music and sound-based experience involving community members creating something with mindfulness.

The winner of the Steemit Music League is determined by the amount of points earned through League contests and challenges.

Another great way to connect and interact with the community is through the SMA (Steem Music Alliance) Discord channel.

You can connect with other community members, ask questions, play music live, get feedback from community members, get beats and tracks demoed, and listen to music with others live via the SMA Discord bots.

Live radio shows happening now with the Needle on Your Record Show by @d-vine, @onemedia and @inthenow every Wednesday at CET 8-10 PM (2PM-4PM EST). Send your tracks to @d-vine to get heard on the SMA radio. Followed after by @movement19 's radio show o weeeee.

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Thanks again @prc and @dsound for helping inspire that real, positive change by supporting and helping the music community achieve its dreams.

If you support and trust @prc as a witness like I do you can vote for him as a witness here:

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If you want to know the information about his witness information this post describes it wonderfully:

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Thank you as always for your time and attention. Really appreciate it :)

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this tune is bananas!

<3 Thank you <3 I am happy you are enjoying it!

Like @darrenclaxton say's in the song "Oh Yeah"!

A conscious tune set to live jazz-hip-hop beats...

Here's my entry...

Blissful blessings and smiles

in joy



Didj and scratch, funky and then the walking bass swing @~2:10 ... then the occasional fractals along with sacred geometry in with the live footage ... Man this tune and vid was everything I'm into all at once! Well done!

Aaaaaaaw. Thanks so much, my friend. That really means a lot.
A lot of work, love and energy went into creating that piece (music and video) so it’s warms my heart to hear lovely feedback like that.

Blissful blessings and smiles

in joy



Indeed the work, love, and energy shines through there. A great week ahead to you!

Haha, coool topic & I already have something cooking <3

O weeee funny how that works :)

Much love and respect.

<3 Much love, respect & huggins right back at ya <3

Cool !!! oh yeah ... I can see getting my game back on to something funky....

O weeee appreciate you brother man

Alright, getting my mojo working again after some time off, this literally is getting into the swing of things by funky means ...