#1 22 Indaba Members were released on the New Metric record, Fantasies Flashbacks. Congratulations to: Don Bosse, Duskrider, Kibo White, Maur Due & Lichter, Hyperknox, Ryan Hervé, Kreap, Che Andre, Ben Brown, Dirk Lind, Shamin De Silva, Daniel Clarke, Kostia R., Alan L., Deep & Delicious, Huckleberry, FREAKqUINCY, Che Andre, James Martin Nelson, TrashTalk, Daniel Clarke, Hiras, Riot 87 and Gabe Flaherty!
#2 The Indaba Music staff invited musicians into the workplace through their new video series, Live at the Loft. In the very space we launch opportunities, manage the message boards, and reply to your emails, we’ve been creating intimate live performance videos with some of our favorite new artists.
#3 With Indaba’s new mastering service partnership, your track will be sent to engineers at the world-famous RAK Studios in London who have mastered artists like Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Nine Inch Nails, Jimmy Eat World, Morrissey, and Bob Marley.
#4 In honor of the 10 year re-release of Songs in A Minor, Indaba members remixed three of the greatest songs from the album, “Fallin”, “Rock Wit U”, and “Butterflyz”. From submissions in all three contests, Alicia picked Render The Galaxy’s remix of “Butterflyz” as her favorite. Listen below.
#5 Drivepilot won the Grand Prize title (and loads of cool prizes) in our Identity Festival Contest. Check out the video above and photos below to see him perform LIVE at the 2011 Identity Festival tour.
#6 Last year, Daft Punk released their score to the movie TRON: Legacy. They then gave Indaba members the opportunity to remix the electrifying score.This truly was an incredible opportunity! We would like to take this time to congratulate the Grand Prize winner, Freakquincy!
#7 We threw the biggest guitar contest Indaba has ever seen!!! Thank you to Staind and the Grand Prize Winner, Kevin Curry.
#8 2011 was the year of the nerf gun and now everyone in our office has one. Remember, no guns before 6pm.
#9 Ben Thompson (aka Neon Feather) won more contests than any other Indaba Member this year and he’s only been a member since April. Congratulations on the very successful year! We honestly can’t wait to see what you do next.
#10 From a world-class air race pilot to NBA and MLB superstars, our community transformed these athletes’ sounds in our Lloyd Banks Red Bull contest! Thanks to everyone who entered and remember what Mantis said, “using unauthorized samples in any situation is illegal and will not be accepted.” Let’s have a sample free 2012!!