Last summer, Bon Iver emerged from their rural Wisconsin recording studio and presented to the world an album of game changing importance. Blending americana, impeccable songwriting, and a tinge of 80′s pastiche, Bon Iver, Bon Iver expanded upon the lonely, minimalist approach of For Emma, Forever Ago by a sonic magnitude of 10.
Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project is a call-to-arms remix contest, which is set to result in a complete fan-inspired recreation of the band’s critically acclaimed and most recent album through the art of remixing. Sponsored exclusively by renowned music-streaming service, Spotify, Bon Iver has released all ten of the album’s song’s individual audio stems and is hosting a remix contest for each right here on Indaba Music. The best remix for each song will be selected by Bon Iver constituents in the end, assembled as a complete album and released exclusively on Spotify for the world to hear. Each Grand Prize Winner will also receive $1000 per track for his or her remix.
Like so many worthy acts, Dynasty Electric rose from the underbelly of the Brooklyn electronic scene to impress some of the best in the business. Since solidifying their act, they’ve taken the stage with a “who’s who” of artists, from Girl Talk to Curren$y, and they show no signs of stopping.
Now, Dynasty Electric and Indaba Music want you to remix the track “Eye Wide Open” from their recently released eponymous album. The first place winner will get $500, a pair of Urban Ears Headphones, and a Dynasty Electric merch package. Take these awesome sounds and vocals to another level with your own personal remix style.
Since making the top 10 on season 10 of American Idol, multi-instrumentalist Casey Abrams has been following his muse—he aims to make good music and he succeeds. With the release of his eponymous first album on Concord Music Group, he’s poised to make a real splash in the music world.
Now, Casey and Indaba Music want you to remix the first single from the album. The Grand Prize winner will receive $1000 cash, and a signed copy of Casey’s debut album. Show off your originality and take this tune to another altitude.
In hip-hop, Arrested Development is legendary. Their debut album won two GRAMMYs in 1993, grabbing a great amount of critical praise and Platinum level sales.
Now Arrested Development and Indaba Music want you to remix their newest single “Living”, from their upcoming album Standing at the Crossroads. Take this killer hip-hop track to new heights using your own musical voice.
The grand prize winner will reel in autographed merch from the band, be included in an official Arrested Development Release, receive $250 in cash, and $4000 in gear, among other prizes.
Brian Culbertson is one of the most successful Contemporary Jazz artists of all time. With 12 #1 hits to his name already, and collaborations with everyone from Bootsy Collins to Dave Koz, there’s no stopping this musical powerhouse.
Now, Brian Culbertson and Indaba Music want you to remix his newest single “Still Here” from his album “Dreams”, which features Vivian Green.
Brian is looking for two remixes to choose as winners, one Progessive House mix and one Deep House mix. The two grand prize winners will win $750, a release on behalf of Verve records, and a consultation with the VP of A&R at Verve, among other prizes.