Have you heard? British indie rockers The Hours are offering what could be the coolest merch we have ever heard of. Famed (corrected: VERY FAMED) modern visual artist Damien Hirst not only created art for their release but also provided a signed lithograph as part of the Grand Prize for the best remix. This rare lithograph has been valued at up to $8,000 USD. Even non-art fans can appreciate that price tag…
And if that’s not enough you could also win the complete catalogue including signed records and a ton of other band merch.
One of the young visionaries of the newest jazz generation is Jason Moran. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, he soon started his own trio called The Bandwagon and began fusing different elements of music including hip-hop, r&b, rock and classical. A new sound emerged, one which has matured through several albums. A prolific composer, Jason has also written for a ballet company and for a multimedia tribute to Thelonious Monk. Jason is a well regarded sideman, sharing the stage with a large array of jazz luminaries from Ravi Coltrane to Christian McBride. This fall his continued success reached a new plateau when he was selected as a MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient. He will receive $500,000 to further his artistic horizons – with absolutely no strings attached.
With the proliferation of jazz education in the 1980s and the death of Miles Davis in 1991, jazz was effectively pushed into the lesser known realm of art music. It became less about the current creatives and more about the previous heros of the genre. Armed with their newly fashioned skills, students sought to bring the music back to the now. A beautiful thing happened—a new type of jazz was born. It wasn’t the jazz that the aging generation had come to embrace. It wasn’t even the jazz of the legendary John Coltrane, who many of the students had come to idolize. It was the jazz of the now, it was the voice of the a new generation. Jason Moran plays a big role in that voice, and we’re proud to have had the chance to work with him here at Indaba.
Since 2004, KT Tunstall has been making some serious waves in the British and American music scenes. Her confident voice and keen songwriting ability has earned her awards, accolades, multi-platinum sales, and fame. Her latest album Tiger Suit features a new sound and some very interesting songs.
Have you ever wanted to collaborate with a famous artist like Weezer or Yo-Yo Ma? Have you dreamt of mastering your track in the personal studio of an artist like Peter Gabriel? Have you wished your remix would be released on a major label alongside bands like Linkin Park or Metric? Have you desired to chill with Xzibit in Los Angeles? The list goes on…
We make sure that every contest we run provides opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Whether it’s the chance to work with the stems from a world famous recording artist or a needed career boost, opportunities on Indaba are unparalleled.
Watch this video and see what it’s all about. Enjoy!
Back in August, Indaba member Ras Cricket was selected as the winner of the Slightly Stoopid Remix Contest for his remix “Dub She Dub“. Along with winning 6 pairs of Skullcandy headphones and a 7″ vinyl, Ras was flown out to a show by Skullcandy to chill backstage with the band. Skullcandy TV was there to film the meet & greet. Check it all out in the video below: