devo remix competitionEndline: November 15th, 2010
Info, prizes & rules: here
Price: Charged ($3.99 USD)*
Status: Contest finished on 12-11-2010.
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Beatport is excited to announce a new remix competition, featuring electronic-music pioneer Devo. They are offering the opportinity to remix his ‘80s hit “Freedom Of Choice” and their newest track, “What We Do”. You can win a Native Instruments Maschine among other stuff. Good luck!

Here and extract of the details:

t’s time to dust off your energy domes and get back into the studio: Beatport is excited to announce that our new remix contest is with none other than with post-punk, electronic-music pioneers Devo!In keeping with the title of the band’s latest album, Something For Everyone, Devo is offering up the parts from their ‘80s hit “Freedom Of Choice” as well as their newest track, “What We Do” for your reinterpretation.

Since the early days of MTV, when the band’s “Whip It” was on heavy rotation, Devo have been at the vanguard of subversive, surrealist art-pop; their music is cited as an influence by many contemporary electronic-music producers.

Adam Freeland puts it bluntly: “If you think they aren’t relevant to today’s music, then burn your LCD records, your Fall records, your Layo & Bushwacka! records, and my artist albums, amongst many others, as they simply wouldn’t sound like they do without them.”


The opportunity

On October 26th, 2010, Beatport will make available for download the stems of “Freedom Of Choice” a favorite of many Devo fans, and “What We Do” , from the band’s latest album, Something For Everyone. From then producers may remix one or both tracks, and upload their finished remix(es) to Beatportal for the voting round.

The prizes

The finalists of both “Freedom Of Choice” and “What We Do” remix entries will be divided into 2 categories; 10 users voted (based on number of spins) and 10 editorial winners (picked by Beatport’s editorial team). Each category will then be submitted to Devo and their management where they will select the winner for each track to be released on Warner Music as well as receive:

1 – $250 Beatport gift card
1 – Native Instruments Maschine
1 – V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
1 – Devo Live Tour Gear Bundle

The highest spun remix entry for each track will also receive 1 – $50 Beatport gift card.

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