Beat Making Lab- Kora Riddim Contest

Posted by: Caballo on 2013-07-02

Walshy Fire of Major Lazer Judges Beat Making Lab’s #SenegalChallenge

Dakar, Senegal – an all women’s group of African beat makers recorded a kora player and created a dancehall-inspired riddim out of the sample. Now, that challenge is being issued to beat makers around the world. The best beat maker, selected by Walshy Fire will be awarded a free SoundCloud Pro account.

NOW, There are three rules to the Beat Making Lab Senegal challenge:

Download the sample here!


1. Make a dancehall riddim sampling the Kora: HERE (for more background on what a riddim is visit our website:

2. Upload to Soundcloud and add your song to this Soundcloud group!

3. Tweet @beatmakinglab and @soundcloud the link to your song with the hash tag #SenegalChallenge by July 12th.

Prize: Walshy Fire will select the best beat maker, who will win a free SoundCloud Pro Unlimited account. The top beats will also appear on “Kora Riddim” a free Senegal Beat Making Lab EP released on July 19th by Mal Dicen x Latino Resiste x ARTVSM. Check out our Congo EP “Amani Goma“, and our Panama EP, “No Puede Conmigo” – both of which premiered here on Mad Decent.

Check some of the strongest submissions we have so far!!

From Russia

From Germany-Spain

More submissions HERE

  • CottereLL

    I can’t upload??

Ape Drums

“Go Crazy”

Party Favor

“Wiggle Wop (feat. Keno)”

FKi 1st

‘First Time For Everything’