We’re used to seeing remix contests where you get stems and vocal tracks to manipulate, but the current Es Nuestro Momento (it’s our time) contest on SoundCloud gives us a bit of a different look.
With a trip to Miami to attend the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards on the line, the contest supplies producers with a treated a cappella vocal track from J Balvin, the Colombian reggaeton-pop singer whose 2016 album Energía blew up in terms of sales and streams.
The contest is quite simple: download the vocal and try to build a chart-topping track around it. You have until March 20 to enter the contest by uploading your finished song to SoundCloud. Finalists will be announced March 22.
Some other rules to note include that the track must be an original no longer than 4:30, and the producer must be 21 or over and located in the United States.
The contest organizers say they are looking for originality and encourage you to stay true to your style. Will you be in it to win it?