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Remix Contest (win an iPod Nano)

May 23rd, 2006 Posted in Distribution, General Media / Stuff, Music

Last week Monkey Love Records and Fake Science launched our first remix contest, featuring “Stringing Away Revisited” by Robberriff. We have licensed the song under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License which allows you to download the song, hack it up, splice it in and create a whole new track that you can then submit for the contest. You can also post your track or the original as long as you are not using it commercially, you give Robberiff and Monkey Love Credit and you also release any derivative under a similar license.

We are taking submissions until July 16th @ 9pm and then Monkey Love and Fake Science will review all the submissions, pick our top 20 and then the public can vote on which of the tracks they liked the best. Once the voting goes for two weeks, the winner will then get the iPod.

This remix contest is actually what is often referred to as a “rinse” because we are providing a mixed track. Many remixers get their first start doing illegal rinses by taking tracks off full releases, and then slicing out sections, laying in their own beats and samples and changing the song completely (think Grey Album by Danger Mouse).

With new tools like Ableton Live, you can now take these slices from the track and pitch shift them to a different key, slow them down or even speed them up to make tempo changes. We want to see what today’s “rinsers” can do so if you what to take a stab at remixing, or know someone that does you have about two months to get in there!

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