Rock Hard Funk III Hybrid Funk – Songwriting Challenge Winners!

We gave our users a chance to win a free downloadable collection of drum loops with a simple challenge:

Take a small selection of loops from our latest drum loops release Rock Hard Funk III and create an original musical composition that would capture the judges’ ears! And, this was no easy task, the provided sampling taken from Rock Hard Funk III was only a fraction of the disc, with no more than a handful of essential grooves and a few fills.

We knew the best entries would have to make do with this limited set. And, they did. They cut, pasted,
twisted and mangled the 75 MB of loops to fit some truly interesting and captivating pieces. Some were a little bit on the rock side, some definitely had the funk, and some were somewhere from another planet.

These are the songs that got our feet a-tapping and our heads a-nodding!

1. “Nighttime Hallucinations” by Tom Noyd & His Staff


2. “Monkey Business” by Simon Reich


3. (tie)

“Beta Monkey Contest RHF III” by Mike Jandreau

“Your Monkey Or Your Wife” by Angelo Furlan


Thanks to everyone who sent in their songs – what a wildly diverse collection. And, although, we couldn’t have picked every submission, we wish we could have – there were so many great tracks that rocked hard nonetheless.

Look for future challenges as new Beta Monkey drum loops are released.

The Beta Monkey Crew
Beta Monkey Music


Check out winners of our other songwriting contests (all using exclusively Beta Monkey drum loops) in other genres:

Beta Monkey Rock Songwriting Contest 2

Beta Monkey Rock Songwriting Contest 1

Beta Monkey Odd Time Songwriting Contest

Beta Monkey Metal Songwriting Contest 1

Beta Monkey Metal Songwriting Contest 2

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