Congrats to our winners - Young Bloods from Cologne, Germany! They battled it out at Evil Olive in Chicago alongside DJ HLM, Buckingham and Soifer and will be playing at Lollapalooza this weekend and receive prizes from Red Bull, Dubspot, Ableton and Sony! Listen to their remix below, and check out the video recap for the Live Finals!
Lollapalooza's annual remix competition is back for 2012 - climb your way to the top and win a spot to play the festival on Perry's stage!
The Lolla Remix Throwdown isn’t just about your skills in the studio – because being an artist is way more than that, right? It’s also about rocking self-promotion, live performance and everything else that makes you the complete package. Start off by submitting your best remix of Delta Spirit's "California" in the open round. The contest will narrow down to the semi-finals and then to the finals where the top four will compete at a live event in Chicago! Your participation in the contest is governed by the official rules.
The Open Round - Submit Your Remix of Delta Spirit's "California"
May 22nd-June 24th
From May 22nd to June 24th, artists will enter the contest by downloading the stems to Delta Spirit's "California" via the enter page and creating their best remix. Then upload your remix and create your artist profile via the enter page - that's it! Entry period will close at midnight, CST on June 24th.
The Judging Period
June 25th-June 29th
During the open judging and voting period, the panel will select three entries and the public will select one 'fan favorite' determined by the highest number of votes. Individuals can vote for each artist once per day. The four finalists will then move forward to the live finals, hosted at Evil Olive in Chicago on July 28th! Voting will end at midnight, CST, on June 29th. The winners will be announced on Monday, July 2nd.
The Final Round - Live Performance Battle
On Saturday, July 28th at Evilolive in Chicago, the top four will compete via head-to-head DJ sets in front of a live audience. A grand prize winner will be chosen by an industry judging panel. Bonus - it's free, and we have AC Slater playing afterward. Yep.
Talk It Up
Follow the Lolla Remix Throwdown on Twitter to get on-the-fly updates on the contest. We’ll be tweeting updates with the hashtag #lollaremix to keep people talking. Artists, get involved! Reply to the tweets, add the hashtag to your own tweets and encourage retweets to spread the word about the contest and drive people to your submission. We’ll also be sending out updates on our Facebook fan page, so make sure you’re following us there as well – who knows, you might get some new fans!
If you or your friends create multiple accounts (or try to use bots to vote for you), it’s cheating, and we will disqualify those votes. So please, don’t waste your time or ours cheating.
The Lolla Remix Throwdown judges span all parts of the music industry, each lending a unique perspective to the competition. From musicians to bloggers, journalists to booking agents, they all have made a unique mark within music.
Will Runzel started an independent concert promotion company as a senior at Indiana University. After taking Steve Aoki on a tour through his circuit, Aoki hand picked Runzel and his business partner Matt Jenks to help expand his record label and events production company, Dim Mak out in Los Angeles. After 11 months, Chicago based React Presents tapped Runzel to head up their west coast talent buying, bringing big room vocal house to Hollywoods biggest and best clubs, such as Supper Club, Roxbury and Lure.
By tastefully presenting his blend of disco and soul, Kid Color (Kyle Woods) is steadily staking his claim in the city of House. His abilities have not only landed him supporting roles for artists like Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, DJ Harvey, Busy P, Holy Ghost!, Cut Copy and Lindstrøm, but have also helped secure a residency at the world-renowned SmartBar nightclub. Through his Palette mix series, “The Edits” compilations and commissioned releases, Kyle is creating his own brand of Disco one dance floor at a time. Kyle is also a Lollapalooza 2012 artist.
John Kosmopoulos, a.k.a. Kosmo, has been involved in nightlife for the past 25 years as a DJ, producer, event coordinator and nightclub owner. Kosmo currently holds the position as the Cultural Event Marketing Manager for the Midwest for Red Bull North America, handling all Red Bull branded events in the world of live music, DJ events, dance and art. Events he's involved in include Lollapalooza, Movement, Red Bull BC One, Red Bull Thre3Style, Forecastle, Northcoast, Wavefront and Spring Awakening.
Crystal Bishop is a music entrepreneur from Chicago and founder of Artist Management and Event Production company, Ear Candy Chicago. In addition to representing electronic acts such as Ghosthouse, Perfect Kiss and Shuteye, Crystal recently partnered up with Scott Cramer of Cramer PR and expanded her roster to include the #1 weekly party in the nation, Porn and Chicken. Most recently hired to nightlife website Do312 as Marketing and Event Coordinator, Crystal's reach in Chicago's electronic music scene is expanding daily.
DJ, producer, journalist, blogger - these are just some of the labels Chicago's Dani Deahl touts on her resume. She's interviewed the likes of David Guetta and Paul Oakenfold, played Lollapalooza three times and has recently turned out songs like "Diplo Hates You." From regularly touring to writing for URB, TimeOut and Chinashop magazines to maintaining her own blog dsquared and releasing music, Dani's impact upon electronic music has been singular.
Playing Lollapalooza is just the beginning!
Check out the other perks...
-An opening slot at Lollapalooza on Perry’s stage
-Flight stipend of up to $500 plus lodging to spend one 9-hour day with an engineer in the Los Angeles Red Bull Studio
-$2,495 sponsorship for Dubspot Academy's online Mixing and Mastering Program
-Ableton Live 8
-Sony MDR-V55/BR DJ headphones
-Lollapalooza artist pass and artist guest pass
-Hotel for Lollapalooza weekend
Remaining three finalists:
-Two three-day passes to Lollapalooza
-Sony MDR-V55/BR DJ headphones
-Ableton Intro, Ableton t-shirt and laptop bag
Red Bull Studio:
Red Bull Studio in Los Angeles is a world class, state of the art recording facility. The studio plays host to all levels of musicians, ranging from world renowned GRAMMY winning artists to undiscovered musical talent.
The studio features a Solid State Logic 9000 K-Series 48-channel mixing console, along with a Digidesign D-Command HD Pro Tools control surface. The room has a well appointed outboard gear selection, as well as a myriad of microphones, amps, and other recording equipment. We have one large live room, three isolation booths and a control room.
Red Bull Studio, Los Angeles was built in 2007 by acoustic designers Whitemark along with project manager Troy Germano of Studio Design Group/Germano Studios. The studio manager/engineer is Eric Stenman whose credits include artists such as: Nas, M.I.A. with Major Lazer, Wale, Good Charlotte, DJ AM, Weezer, All Time Low, and Asher Roth.
Dubspot Mixing and Mastering Program:
Dubspot is a cutting-edge electronic music production and DJ school in New York City and ONLINE. One of the original Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, Dubspot has become the premier music school for experienced and aspiring artists alike. Just as importantly, Dubspot is an ever-growing community of musicians, DJs, visual artists, audio professionals, veteran producers and enthusiasts of all genres who share one thing — A genuine passion for music.
Dubspot’s number one priority is to enhance the creative process by working closely with each student and addressing his/her specific needs, customizing the learning experience along the way. Classes are kept intimate with fewer than ten students while our experienced instructors offer a refreshing, cross-genre educational approach in a hands-on lab environment.
In their Mixing and Mastering Program, transform rough ideas and basic compositions into dance floor bangers and sonically pleasing commercial quality masters. Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb using iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced along with other special effects from platinum mix/mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, senior Dubspot Instructor.
Ableton Live is about making music; for composition, songwriting, recording, production, remixing and live performance. Live's nonlinear, intuitive flow, alongside powerful real-time editing and flexible performance options, make it a unique studio tool and a favorite with live performers. If you'd rather be "making music" than just "using music software," Ableton Live is for you. Live 8, the latest version, includes a wealth of new techniques and improvements with a new groove engine, revamped warping, live looping, new effects, crossfades in the Arrangement View and a reworked MIDI editor. Try Ableton yourself with a free trial!
-Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
-Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
-Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
-Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
-Supports AIFF, WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files
-A comprehensive selection of built-in audio and MIDI effects
-Built-in instruments: Simpler for sample-based synthesis, Impulse for sampled drums
-Instrument, Drum and Effect Racks
-New groove engine; apply and extract grooves in real time
-VST and AU support; automatic plug-in delay compensation
-REX file support plus built-in audio to MIDI slicing
-Video import and export for scoring, video warping
-Simple MIDI mapping plus instant mapping for selected hardware
-Full ReWire support; runs as Slave or Master
-Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
-Multicore and multiprocessor support
-Support for The Bridge, Ableton's collaboration with Serato
Sony MDR-V55/BR DJ Headphones:
Feel the rhythm with the MDR-V55 studio monitor DJ style headphones. Outfitted with 40mm closed type driver units, these headphones deliver just the right balance of rigidity and response for balanced audio reproduction while neodymium magnets provide rich bass and clear mid-range response. Additionally, a slim, swivel folding design with reversible earcups make these headphones ideal for listening flexibility and easy portability. A carrying pouch is also included.
-Slim, Swivel Style: The slim, swivel folding DJ style with reversible earcups are ideal for listening flexibility and easy portability.
-Rugged Cord: A rugged, flat Y-type design makes for tangle-free ease of use.
-Neodymium Drivers: Neodymium magnets provide rich bass and clear mid-range response.
-Sound Story: Proven 40mm Closed Type driver units provide just the right balance of rigidity and response for balanced audio reproduction time and again.
-Power Input: Resists high-power input, up to 1,000mW