I’m going to posit something right now: there’s really no reason you shouldn’t enter a remix competition. Continue Reading
When thinking about our Assignment for this week, I got inspired by the latest indie game to hit those virtual shelves of the Xbox 360 Marketplace: Fez.
We’re big fans of Tokyo Dawn Records, a label that spills out at the seams with funk, soul, and boogie talent.
Tokyo Dawn have decided to offer up the vocal stems to Rain A Fall for a remix competition
Stable regular Colonel Red’s latest album Keep Walkin’ is packed with inventive, inspired neo soul, and the label have decided to offer up the vocal stems for Rain A Fall – a classy melting pot of jazz, g funk and r&b – for a remix competition. Entries don’t have to be in until the very end of the year, and winners will be picked for a TDR released remix LP along with prizes and a chance to work with Red on an original track. Give it a go by downloading the stems from here!
Colonel Red – Rain A Fall by Tokyo Dawn Records
Sleepover are a favourite over at Oh Drat, and you may remember coverage of the remix competition they held for The Sun. The resultant EP has now been released, and both the quality and variety of the offerings is high.
working with a single idea demonstrates the ways different producers approach their music
It’s always interesting to hear a group of remixes, working with a single idea demonstrates the ways different producers approach their music. There’s real contrast, as Peripheral and Nigel One’s remix literally cuts, pastes and melds the entirety of the original into a new composition whilst Jacque Polynice’s version takes a much more subtle hint and builds a new track around it.
I was a big fan of Sleepover’s debut EP, and reviewed it here. A forthcoming video and an exclusive interview with Oh Drat are soon to follow – and Sleepover have just announced an official remix competition for their lead single The Sun, releasing all the stems to the song for download. The winning remixer will feature on an upcoming digital release on Circuitree Records, with artwork by K Hernandez.
The winning remixer will feature on an upcoming digital release on Circuitree Records
You have until 23rd February to cook up your unique take on the track – stems can be downloaded from Soundcloud below, and full information is available on the Circuitree blog. Good luck!