The Pesto Remix Contest 2011 is closed. Winners are announced here
What the dealy?
Together with makers of fine software synths Disco DSP, Pesto Music is proud to announce its first open remix contest ever! The tune to be remixed is "Aegean" by Jon Silva, a smashing House tune that stormed Beatport's House charts back in 2007 when it was first released. Now, we want to re-release the original together with remixes and that's where you drop in. Here's the original:
We're asking you to remix "Aegean" the best way possible. No genre boundaries, no tempo set - come up with your best reinterpretation of that tune. Simple as that. The deadline is 18th June 2011.
What's in for you?
The first winner will get a free license for Disco DSP's soft synth "Discovery Pro" (worth 149EUR) plus a release of his/her remix on the "Aegean" single on Pesto. The Discovery Pro runs in 32 and 64-bit mode, 12 oscillators Virtual Analog + Sampler VSTi, Audio Units and RTAS Synthesizer featuring 4 layers, WAV and SoundFont (SF2) support, PADSynth, 2X oversampling/undersampling, built-in arpeggiator, sync, FM, 12 filter types, panning modulation, stereo delay and gate effects, graphic envelope modulation. Imports and exports Nord Lead 2 SysEx data and runs on Mac (Universal Binary), Windows and Linux.
The second winner will get a free license for Disco DSP's soft synth "Discovery" (worth 75EUR) plus a release of his/her remix on the "Aegean" single on Pesto. The Discovery runs in 32 and 64-bit mode, 8 oscillators Audio Units and VST Virtual Analog Synthesizer featuring 4 layers, 2X oversampling/undersampling, built-in arpeggiator, sync, FM, 8 filter types, unison edit, panning modulation, stereo delay and gate effects. Imports Nord Lead 2 SysEx data and runs on Mac (Universal Binary), Windows and Linux.
The third winner will get a release of his/her remix on the "Aegean" single on Pesto. If we get enough cool remixes, we'll consider a second release on Pesto with more of the best remix entries, depending on their number. For more details, please check out "The fine print" at the bottom of this page.
Download the parts from Soundcloud
Remix kit for Jon Silva - Aegean (126BPM) by pestomusic
Or download the parts & MIDI files in one .zip file by clicking on the pic below
right-click and choosing "save as" while clicking on the picture above will download all provided files
Make it fat & deliver:
Join the dedicated group on Soundcloud to upload your creation. No Soundcloud account is required to upload files to the dropbox, basic Soundcloud accounts are free though (and highly recommended)!
Feel free to upload your remix mastered or unmastered. We're after musical quality, not maximum level. Pesto Music will take care of the final mastering anyway. The deadline for submitting your creation is June 18th 2011. Any remixes delivered after that date will not be considered (unless they blow us away - but that takes quite something, so please be on time).
Dos and Don'ts:
Post your remix on your social networks to gain more attention from your fans. Please make sure you mention either this page, our twitter account (@Pestomusic), our Facebook fanpage (WeLikePesto) or our web site (pesto.de). When sharing your creation, please make sure it's a 128kBits file at maximum and it's not downloadable. Only reworks posted to the dedicated Soundcloud group will get heard by the jury. Remix entries not meeting these criteria will not be considered! Feel free to tag us, use your remix within DJ mixes, shoot video of DJs playing your remix, make pictures displaying your cat with a copy of the CD master - be creative, we love that! We're following your efforts - if you want to get featured, make sure you use the #prmx hashtag in your postings on twitter or Facebook or send us a message via our contact form.
The fine print:
All files provided are the property of Pesto Music and made exclusively available for the sole purpose of the "Aegean" remix contest. You have to be 18 years in age or older to participate. You're free to supply as many remixes as you like. Samples and material used in remixes must not violate any laws or third party rights. All remixes and/or any creations containing files from either the Soundcloud set above or the linked .zip file are and will be property of Pesto Music and any commercial use is prohibited without prior written consent. Non-commercial use of remixes is allowed. You may post your work on your web pages and social networks, use it in DJ mixes and/or podcasts or other streaming formats according to your liking, provided that correct credit is given to named artist (Jon Silva), track title (Aegean) and releasing label (Pesto Music or pesto.de). As an example, a track ID may look like this: "Jon Silva - Aegean (DJ XYZ Remix) [Pesto Music]".
All contributions will be pre-selected by Pesto Music and may undergo a public voting procedure later. Contributions do not have to be mastered. Feel free to process your remix as you wish but make sure you have an unprocessed WAV or AIFF file, 44.1kHz or higher at 24bits at hand.
If your work is selected to feature on the digital release you do this at no charge and waive your rights to any payment, including but not limited to sales shares (aka royalties), publishing or public performance fees .
By downloading the remix pack you enter the contest and agree to be bound by its terms and Pesto Music's final decision. Any item of the above mentioned "Aegean" remix contest is subject to change without prior written notice. If you guys deliver crap remixes, Pesto Music reserves the right to end this contest without any announced winner.