On February 22nd we held a remix contest for our track “The Hunt” through Indaba Music in New York.
How does it work? Well, we released the stems for people to alter, allowing them to rearrange structures and change the character of each stem completely depending on their unique style. For those of you who aren’t so music savvy, a “stem” is an individual track from a song… for example: just the vocals, or just the guitar, etc.
Listen to some of the stems below to get a feel.
We were very fortunate to have received over 300 remix submissions.
We spent a few weeks listening to them to pick our top 5 favourite, which was extremely tough…
Choosing the top 5 had nothing to do with who had the most followers or public votes on each track. There was no right or wrong decisions when it came to picking who's remix was best, it simply came down to what we enjoyed listening to most and what stood apart from the crowd.
Here are our top 5, and why they made it there in our opinion.
You can listen to all the remixes here: REMIX LINK
5th Place - ADJAN
Adjan is a remix artist from Pitsburg, USA.
What we love about his remix, is that it stays true to the original song and follows a similar story, yet with the use of his Juno-esque 80’s electronic bass, he brings new life to the track and a new dance groove altogether. This was definitely one that was stuck in our heads the first few weeks after hearing it.
4th Place - URU PROJECT
This one is quite different than the one before it… while most submissions stuck to the original tempo, this remix from the South of France decided to change up its pace and provided something fresh to our ears. I’m not sure if you can tell, but we’re suckers for bass. Mmmm just listen to that groove
3rd Place - YOUNG ADDCTS
This track just screams “summer”. It’s hard to not crack a beer and go into the sun when you hear what these two lads from Saint Paul, USA, have done to our track. We can definitely hear this on some feel good playlists.
2nd Place - Slvmber
This has got to be one of our favourites from the beginning. We can’t say much besides the fact that we love it, and the way it makes us feel as if we were born in a futuristic 80s movie. So just climb inside your DeLorean and crank those speakers.
Winner - Jaher
We chose this one as the winner because we found it to be extremely unique and unlike anything we’d expect to hear. That’s what we were looking for the entire contest, to be surprised, and Jaher has certainly done that.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the contest x