Pepsi WINNIN' RIDDIM selects top 40


February 19, 2016
Contributed From left, deejay Future Fambo; Oneil Walters, CEO of Sretlaw Media and producer Nose hang out at the Winnin Riddim listening party

The Pepsi Winnin Riddim Competition was launched on January 28, 2016 with call for entries ending on February 10 and the amateur beatmakers submitted 201 rhythms, crossing a myriad of genres from pop to hip hop and dancehall.

The judging session to narrow the 201 submissions to 40 finalists occurred last Saturday at Big Yard Studios. The listening party was an all day affair and the panel of judges featured players from the Jamaican music fraternity including veteran producer, Robert Livingston, Nigel Staff from the Ruff Cut Band, artists Future Fambo, The Wizard, Feluke, Chevaughn, Mackeehan and many others.

Composer Sean Micheal Harris, who judged several rounds said: "I am impressed with the creativity of many of the rhythms, especially those submitted by the younger beat makers."

The top 40 rhythms are now open to the public for voting. The public can vote for their favorite rhythm in three different ways:

1. Download the free Pepsi Winnin Riddim Mobile App from Google Play Store or Apple Store .

Login using your Facebook account or Register to enter the App. Scroll Through the list of rhythms, listen and rate each from 1 - 5. Contestants can rate all the rhythms once every hour.

2. Log On to Click on the Vote for Your Riddim link. Scroll through the rhythms, listen and vote for the rhythm of your choice. Contestants can vote for all the rhythms once every hour.

3. Mobile Texting. Check the press, the Winnin Riddim Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for voting numbers. Text the number 444-4221 and follow the instructions on how to vote for the rhythm of your choice. Each text cost J$25. Text as often as you wish

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