Beat Hive Winners

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
Artist Site


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
Artist Site

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
Artist Site

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
Artist Site

Derek Hecksher
We don’t have bio info for Derek, but we were able to grok that he’s from Alright, Oklahoma.
Song: Beat Hives! Use Lotion!
Artist Site

Honorable Mentions:

Tim Porter, InfiniteAero
From Northville, Michigan.
Song: Darker Deepness
Artist Site

Karl G, More Powerful Astronaut
From Hood River, Oregon
Song: No Backstage Pass
Artist Site

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} to get your prizes.

Beat Hive

We’re pushing three years serving music fans by “sharing” from artists and frankly it’s time we give back to the music makers. Introducing (no relation to 3hive). BeatHive is an online marketplace for musicians to buy and sell loops. They currently have producers from the US, UK, Spain, Argentina and Canada, offering their best loops in Apple Loop and Acid formats, which work in programs like GarageBand and ACID. This means even uninitiated songwriters can grab some loops and start banging out the hits.

We came across BeatHive and thought it was the coolest thing since curly fries, so we asked them if they’d be willing to share some free loops with y’all. They said yes! Both WAV and AIFF formats are available and all the loops are 100% royalty free. Mouse over the handy buttons to hear each of the loops. The download links are just below.

3Hive 12-pack Contents:

Drums 1 Synth 1
Scraper Guitar 1
Triangle Drums 2
Guitar 2 Pedal Steel
Electric Bass Synth 2
Drums 3 Bass Synth
Download Apple Loop AIFF Format Here
Download ACIDized WAV Format Here
(Not sure which format to use? Click here.)

CONTEST: Make Stuff from BeatHive, Post it on 3Hive!

Now here’s the fun part: create a piece of music using all or part of at least six loops from this 12-pack and post a URL of the mp3 to the comments. Five top compositions, picked by 3Hive and BeatHive, will receive a free Best of BeatHive, Vol 1. DVD-ROM (click here to check it out) that’s just chock full of royalty free loops, a 12-pack of CDs from 3hive artists, and we’ll post the tracks on 3hive (CONTEST ENDS 1/22/07 and we reserve the right to make up the rules as we go along).