KRK has announced that Theronn Calvin (a.k.a., Clyde Strokes or Clyde) is the grand prize winner of the KRK Kreator Classic, a bracket-style competition aimed at North American beat-makers decided via six weeks of head-to-head Instagram vote-based competitions.
In addition to $7,500 in gear, Calvin’s prize includes a three-day producer’s intensive alongside Scott Storch, DJ Khalil, and Amadeus at the inaugural KRK Kreativity Bootcamp in Nashville.
“I love all three; they’re all giants,” Calvin says about the Bootcamp mentors. “I grew up listening to a lot of Scott Storch records, so I’m extremely excited and already planning things to work on with him and the other mentors. I want to see Scott Storch on the keys and DJ Khalil on the drums. I’m just excited to see how they all move in the studio; it’s going to be great. In addition to the Bootcamp experience, I can’t wait to start working with all the equipment involved, which was an outrageously huge prize.”
Calvin recieves a prize package that include KRK’s newest products, the S10.4 subwoofer, CLASSIC 8 studio monitors and KNS 8402 headphones, a $500 Guitar Center gift card and a one-year BeatStars Pro membership, along with gear from brands that include iZotope, Native Instruments, Shure, and Universal Audio.
Ernest Taylor (Big CEO Red) came out as runner-up in the final round of the competition, which spanned three days of voting. Final Four competitors were Aubrey-Dekari D. Dixon (absm00th) and Deion Frizzell (Frizzy Astro). The competition soundtrack will be available at the tournament site, which will feature beats from the Top 40 participants, and the tracks will also be made available as a featured YouTube playlist that can be accessed by subscribers of the KRK Music channel.
“The KRK Kreator Classic is an opportunity for us to connect with our music makers in a more meaningful way; allowing us to shine a light on the amazing talent within the KRK community while celebrating our shared love of music,” says Michael Fox, KRK brand manager “We are excited to continue to engage our creators through an array of avenues. This excitement and feedback fuel us every day to develop the great-sounding products KRK is known for―tools artists need to elevate the creative process and craft their signature sound.”