Jazzanova Remix Contest Finalists

In the last few weeks, the guys from Jazzanova were busy going through more than 400 submissions to their remix contest. There is no winner yet, but the remixers have been narrowed down to 10 finalists. You can listen to them on Soundcloud.

“We were virtually blown away by the general quality of the remixes submitted. It was absolutely thrilling for all of us to listen to the variety of different approaches these remixers took to our music. And it took quite some time to sort out our personal favorites […] Besides, we agreed on releasing digitally on our label Sonar Kollektiv not only one but at least three of these remixes.” – Jürgen von Knoblauch/Jazzanova

If you haven’t had enough yet, you can still listen to the 410 remaining submissions over here.

Mar 3, 2009 The winners have been chosen, the other tracks have been removed from the player

The Roots – Criminal (Ishfaq Remix)

You might have heard of Red Bull Music Academy participant Ishfaq for his remixes of D’Angelo or Bugz in the Attic. For the latter he produced a great remix of Move Aside, a personal favourite of mine in the Bugz remix contest. Following a release on Scribble Records and the production on Stee Downes album (Sonar Kollektiv!), Ishfaq is back with a remix for the ongoing The Roots remix contest hosted by Indaba Music.

With only five days remaining, I hope I can win you to vote on his Criminal remix. Only the top 25 tracks will make it to the next round, in which the jury around  ?uestlove will have to pick the winner.

Jazzanova Remix Contest

Jazzanova and Verve invite all the producers out there to participate in a remix contest to their upcoming single I Can See with Ben Westbeech on vocals. The winning entry will not only make it onto a digital release, but also receive a copy of Ableton Live and a SoundCloud pro account for a year – both companies being partners to the contest. If you are interested, download the track and its samples from SoundCloud (you will need an account!). Unfortunately neither deadline or legal modalities are mentioned anywhere.

Nov 18, 2008 Deadline appears to be December 15, 2008.