music production challenge

Enter the challenge


Born out of the first lockdown in Copenhagen in March 2020, STEMS started as a way to keep the electronic music community together and inspired.

The challenge: a sample pack is crafted by a producer or a community. 2 weeks to make a track based on 8 samples only. Maximum track length is 3:20 minutes.

Tracks are uploaded to STEMS SoundCloud for everyone's listening pleasure. Artists' names remain hidden for 1 week to ensure objective feedback. Participating producers give detailed feedback to each other anonymously.

Winner is announced and artists are revealed after a 3-week cycle. Open to anyone interested and all styles welcome.

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receive sample pack receive
sample pack
make a track make a
no synths or instruments only 8
effect and modify add FX and
submit it submit it
do not exceed time limit

Enter the challenge

We will send you detailed instructions and the unique sample pack for the upcoming round


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To get creative with limitations in the production process. To discover the spectrum of musical expression that emerges from a pack of sounds. To co-create a platform where artists can release music, collect and share valuable feedback, and get to know each other.

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What is POAP?

The Proof of Attendance Protocol is an open standard that allows you to collect unique digital badges every time you submit a track for a STEMS round. It's a fun way to show your participation by collecting non fungible tokens (NFTs).
More info here