Are you ready to rumble? It's time to remix a pounding Rock track! We're proud to give a track by one of America's hottest new bands: Dead Confederate!
"As much as we have a love for electronic music and good remixes, we aren't exactly skilled at it. This is where you come in... We want to hear your best remix of The Rat. Take as much or as little liberty with it as you want. No style is off limits. Be bold and make it your own."
Led by pounding drums and a spooky guitar riff, the vocal track gets increasingly desperate and pained. A remix challenge!
Originally starting out as high school band, things got serious when the band members were faced with the prospect of finding careers outside of music. Dead Confederate was born, spreading a new breed of dark, raw, mind-blowing psych-rock from their Athens based headquarters (USA). The Rat is the first single off their 2008 debut album "Wrecking Ball," a collection of tightly coiled spacey rock tracks with slow aching verses, gut-blasting choruses and Southern-rock tinged guitar jams.
"When they hit full howl, Dead Confederate are the living end," - Rolling Stone.
STYLES, RULES AND PRIZES
Prizes:Rob Papen filled the prize pool for this contest with three of his best virtual synthesizers! Total worth $597.
Before he started developing HQ plugins, Rob was behind two number one hits in Europe as a musician himself. Once a famous sounddesigner, Rob also created soundsets for Emu, Alesis and Access. Thanks for these great prizes Rob!
1st prize:Blue - an exciting virtual synth that delivers FM Synthesis, Phase Distortion Synthesis, Wave Shaping Synthesis and Subtractive Synthesis in one creative combination! 2nd prize:RG - a groove plug-in that is far more than just a virtual Rhythm Guitar player. 3rd prize:Predator - a phat sounding killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first-class features.
Style:Take as much or as little liberty with it as you want. No style is off limits. Be bold and make it your own!
Rules: In addition to the terms governing your use of this Site, by entering this contest you agree to the following: - Only one entry per person aged 13+.
- Samples and material used in remixes must not violate any laws or third party rights.
- All remixes will be property of Razor & Tie Records and any commercial use is prohibited without prior written consent.
- Purely non-commercial use of remixes is allowed. So yes, you may post your work on MySpace.
- You must be prepared to enter a separate agreement under which your remix may be released.
- Terms and other contest info are subject to change and may be ammended.
DOWNLOADS, JUDGES AND DEADLINES
Judges:Dead Confederate will pick the contest winner.
What about a release? That will be determined after the contest is over. The winning remixes from our past contests were convincing enough, so convince these people! Second prize: Remixes will be put up for voting when submission is closed. Only contestants can vote. Details to be announced. Third prize winner will be picked by Laptoprockers.
In addition to winning a Rob Papen synthesizer, all 3 winners also get Dead Confederate goodies - including a signed copy of the CD. See comments for details.
Play "The Rat":
Download: By downloading the remix kit you enter the contest and agree to be bound by its terms and the judges' decisions. Download the remix kit (329 MB) here.
You must include your artist name and full real name in this email and send an MP3 (max. filesize 15MB) or a download link. Don't forget to include your name in the MP3 filename too!
Start date: May 06, 2009 End date: June 21, 2009
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