I’m posting this weeks music chart early because it contains two songs that are currently in remix competitions and I wanted to give everyone enough notice so that they can get their remixes started and get in on this with me. Firstly, I’m working on the Guy J, Transitions remix contest that’s being held by Loopmasters and has some great prizes like I mentioned in a previous post. Second is the Whiteqube remix contest for Reverse Psychology which I’ve been very anxious for! Here are the links to the two remix kits…
… and here is the Music Chart!
Whiteqube – Reverse Psychology
Guy J – Transitions
Rollz – Triple A
Roksonix – Dogfight
Skrillex – Imma Try It Out (ft Alvin Risk)
Rogue – Zion
Sawgood – Alien’s Weddings
Mosen – Sax and the City (FTampa Remix)
Netsky – Give and Take
2Deep & Shift Key – Musicool
Now is the time and the time is now! I need your vote to help my chances in the Beatport Play / Skrillex remix competition! This time round the remixers were asked to mix Skrillex and Damian Marley’s recent hit, “Make It Bun Dem”, a Skrillex style dubstep track with a Raggae vibe because of Marley and the obvious syncopation. 🙂
My remix is Electro House, ala Porter Robinson, Zedd, etc… I’ll give you bonus points if you can name the track that I got the samples for the glitchy half-time part right after the second chorus.
Beatport and Skrillex provided the STEMS for the project which included a Vocal, Guitar, and Synth tracks… The Synth track included all the Basslines and everything that wasn’t Vocals or Guitar, and the Drums were left to the remixers to figure out for themselves. I personally sampled sounds from various places to get the Hook, and the glitchy basses , drums, etc… The only STEM I used was Marley’s vocal track. I replaced the guitar track with my own piano, styled by layering a couple of Reason’s Combinator pianos. I immediately turned to Zedd’s remixes of some of Skrillex’ previous work for some low end grime and that electro feel that Zedd nails so well.
Anyway I’m dying to know what you all think! This is my first remix so I’m expecting some criticism. But that’s how you grow! That’s how you get better. If someone points something out, I’ll listen to it and hear what they mean, and find a solution to that problem in the future. I love the process. So help me out. Drop a comment here or on YouTube or Beatport or anywhere and I’ll get it. Thank you in advance for taking the time to go vote.