We’re back with another track breakdown, this time delving into the magic behind Hannah V’s silky smooth ‘No’, featuring the talented Pepper Rose.
It was in Berlin where Hannah V first started working on ‘No’. She set out with the goal to make something heavily synth focussed with emotive melodies and the right amount of space for an artist to feature on. Hannah V is steadily becoming one of the most sought after female producers in the UK, having worked with huge artists such as Stormzy, Rihanna, Eminem, Gorgon City, JP Cooper, Taio Cruz and more. She’s had her music featured in global ad campaigns for Rimmel and Michelob Gold as well as been commissioned to write for Max Factor and Adidas. Fusing catchy melodies with punchy drums, Hannah V’s original tracks sit snugly in between the realms of UK grime, hip-hop and trap and have seen a number of talented artists jump on her instrumentals. Check out the track below.
In addition to this track breakdown, we’re hosting a ‘No’ track remix competition using the stems directly from Hannah V. There are some huge prizes up for grabs for the winner worth over £1500 including a Yamaha Reface Keyboard, a Focusrite Studio Pack, radio airplay, a Point Blank online course, and much more – so be sure to find out more details about the competition and how you can grab the stems here.
Prize Bundle (Winner)
- 1x Yamaha Reface Keyboard (winner can choose the model) “your choice of a reimagined interface of classic Yamaha synths” – RRP: £279
- 1x Focusrite Studio Pack – RRP: £146
- 1x Cableguys Bundle (Shaperbox 2, MidiShaper, HalfTime, FilterShaper 3, Curve 2) – RRP: £143
- 1x Rob Papen Explorer Bundle – RRP: £388
- 1x Natures Scent UK Scented Candle (the candles Hannah V uses in her studio) – RRP: £8.99
- 1 x 45 minute Skype call with Hannah V – ask any production questions
- 1x Point Blank Online Sound Design course (first term only) – RRP: £600
- Winner’s remix gets premiered on DJ Lukan’s show on OnTopFM
- 1x Shaperbox 2 Bundle – RRP: £77
How to Enter
- Simply download the track stems here and create your remix
- Upload your finished remix to SoundCloud as a private track with the title “Hannah V – ‘No’ ft. Pepper Rose [YOUR ARTIST NAME] Remix (Point Blank Remix Competition)”
- Send a private link to your remix to email@example.com with a short bio and high res image of yourself
The deadline for the remix competition is December 12th so make sure you send your remix to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight that day to be considered. We will be announcing the winner of the competition on December 18th – any genre welcome – Good luck!
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