The monthly Beatport remix contests are a chance for producers out there to show their skills. This time Erasure and their song ‘I lose myself’ is ready to be remixed.
Here’s all the details from the Beatport website:
Ready to get lost in the music? Beatport is proud to announce Erasure’s “I Lose Myself” remix contest, featuring the pumping electro-disco single from the band’s new album for MUTE, “Tomorrow’s World.”
If you a resident of US, EU, Switzerland, Iceland, or Norway, this is your chance to collaborate with two of synth-pop’s veritable icons, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (himself a founder of Depeche Mode and Yazoo), along with the pop producer Frankmusik; and the parts to the single lend themselves to a vast array of remix possibilities, from filthy dubstep to stadium-grade electro house.
The winning remix will rack up over $5000 in prizes including a TRAKTOR Scratch Pro 2, TRAKTOR S2, Novation Launchpad, Ableton Live 8, Elektron Octatrack, iZotope Stutter Edit, Sounds To Sample Elements Library and $200 in Beatport credits. The MUTE label team will narrow down their selections to 10 finalists; those 10, along with Beatportal’s top 10 community-voted remixes, will then move on to the final round, with Erasure themselves selecting the grand-prize winner.
The submissions process begins on October 25, and the window for entries closes on Monday, November 11 10.00PM MST. Download the remix parts to get started.
Moog Music has announced a new circuit bending contest:
Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog, who considered himself a geeky, socially awkward kid with a passion for electronics and music started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps and three note organs in his basement workshop with his father & the rest is history. In celebration of this creative curiosity, Moog and Moogfest 2010 are sponsoring a circuit bending challenge, to honor all those that lick and stick, modify signals and jump traces.
Finalists get a free pass to Moogfest. Grand prize is a pedalboard of Moogerfoogers. Contest details below.
Note: Entries are due by midnight, Eastern time, on Monday October 18th, 2010.
How to Enter:
- Procure a battery-powered sound-making device
- Bend it by any means necessary.
- Document the bend process and outcome with video with audio (required). The better you document, the better we can judge. All videos must be uploaded by midnight eastern time on Monday October 18th, 2010.
- Upload the video to YouTube and tag with “moog circuit bending competition 2010” and “Moogfest 2010”.
- Send an email with the subject Moog Circuit Bending Challenge 2010 to email@example.com with the YouTube links to your entry.
The top 3 contestants will be chosen as finalists on Friday, October 22, 2010 and win weekend passes to Moogfest 2010 as well as a Moog merch package. At Moogfest the 3 finalists will be given a workstation in the Moogaplex, the same toy and the same bag of tools (which includes a soldering iron, wire, switches, potentiometers of varying degrees, resistors, capacitors, heat shrink, bread boards, diodes, plus more surprises). Each finalist will have from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 & Sunday, October 31 to bend the toy at their workstations. Grand prize winner will be chosen by a Moog Music Engineer at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.
Grand Prize winner receives a Moog Pedal Board which includes one of each Moogerfooger (MF-101 Low Pass Filter, MF-102 Ring Mod, MF-103 Phaser, MF-104Z Analog Delay, MF-105M Midi MuRF, MF-107 ) and a Multi-Pedal (MP-201).
Roland U.S. is looking for the nation’s best drummer with the 2010 V-Drums Contest. Here’s their press release with all the details…
Co-sponsored by DRUM! magazine, Remo, Drum Workshop, and Blue Man Group, the V-Drums Contest gives drummers the chance to compete at the local, regional, and national level with solo drum performances on the TD-20SX V-ProÂ® Series V-Drums, and win professional percussion gear and swag along the way.
Start by submitting a digital audition to qualify for one of 28 preliminary competitions to be held at a local music retailer, and the result could be a slot in the regional competition, or even the National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Entries will be judged and selected by Roland U.S., who will be looking for musicianship, stage presence, and creative uses of technology in drum performances.
Digital auditions are being taken now through August 31, 2010, at www.RolandUS.com/VDrumsContest
Digital Audition â€“ August 1st â€“ August 31st
to enter at one of 28 preliminary locations.
15 contestants per location will be chosen to compete in preliminary round
Preliminary Round â€“ September 14th
- One winner from each preliminary location will be chosen to compete in regional round
Preliminary Winner Prize:
- RMP-5 Rhythm CoachÂ®
- PDS-2 Pad Stand
- Goodie Bags sponsored by Remo, Drum Workshop, DRUM!, and Blue Man Group
Regional Round â€“ October 5th
- One winner from each regional round will be chosen to compete in the National Finals
Regional Winner Prize:
- OCTAPADâ„¢ SPD-30 Percussion Pad
- PDS-10 Pad Stand
- Gift Bags sponsored by Remo, Drum Workshop, DRUM!, and Blue Man Group
National Finals â€“ November 4th
- Sam Ash Music – Las Vegas, Nevada
- Celebrity Judges from Co-Sponsors, Drum Artists
- Guest performances by Blue Man Group and Thomas Lang
Grand Prize Winner
- TD-20SX V-Pro Series V-Drums Kit
- PM-30 Personal Monitor Amplifier
- DW 9000-Series: Hi-Hat Stand, Snare Stand, Double Pedal, Throne
- Remo Custom shell wraps
- TD-9SX V-TourÂ® Series V-Drums Kit
- DW 5000-Series: Double Pedal, Throne
Starting October 15th PLP/Synthvox are hosting a remix contest.
The featured track to be remixed will be “Yours” by Uk artist CLING. There will be two winners. Prize number one is an iPod Touch 8 Gig valued @�169 and the other will get Sony Sound Forge 9 Professional Digital Audio Production Suite valued @$299. The competition will run for 60 days.
The two winners plus three runners up will have their remixes released by ClingMusic, and will be available for sale on all of the major download sites.
So not only do you get to remix CLING “Yours” but you can also win some great prizes and get your track released.
I will keep you posted when it is time to get signed up