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Teki Latex – Dinosaurs With Guns, remix competition winners

Jul 17 2010

We present you with the winners of the “Dinosaurs With Guns” remix competition that we did together with Sound Pellegrino and Institubes.

“Thanks to the hundred-and-twenty-something people who participated in that remix competition, it took us a bit of time to listen to everything while touring Australia and North America but we picked our top 5 remixes and put together a little selection of a few more cool remixes for you to dig out, complete with humble but hopefully helpful feedback courtesy of the Sound Pellegrino founding fathers Orgasmic and I + Dinosaurs with Guns OG producer Noob’s pick.

#1 – TWR72

Wins a spot on the Dinosaurs With Guns remix EP coming before the end of the summer!

Orgasmic’s opinion: really dope techno warehouse hit, we’ve been following Roger 72 for a while, I used to play his DJ DLG remix, he’s an excellent producer and I really like this new, more techy style of his.
Teki Latex’s opinion: I also remember The Walk & Roger 72 from the MySpace era. What a drastic change in style! This is awesome abrupt mountain climbing techno, it’s a great tool and an absolute weapon for DJs, this is definitely the remix I’m the most likely to play, great job!

[soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/soundpellegrino/teki-latex-dinosaurs-with-guns-twr72-remix-preview”]

#2 – Art Nouveau

Wins 50€ worth of Institubes/Sound Pellegrino items from the Institubes online store!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J15F9S8B

Orgasmic’s opinion: Really cool melody, has a bit of a white knight II vibe to it, sounds like a potential summer hit.
Teki Latex’s opinion: Art Nouveau are getting better with every track and they embrace their pop side more and more, while keeping it classy and housy, this is a success! Coincidentally this remix uses a bassline melody/harmony very similar to the DOP remix of Renaissance Man’s What is Guru, which proves great minds think alike.

[soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/soundpellegrino/dinosaurs-with-guns-art-nouveau-remix”]

#3 – Gloved Up

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0I1WOZ8X

Orgasmic’s opinion: sweet baile funk horns mixed with a nice housy vibe, love the melody
Teki Latex’s opinion: awesome bouncy house stomper. I just have a problem with the simpletext voice at the beginning. We needed something with wind instruments so that Roundtable Knights could play it :)

The Gloved Up remix is also Noob’s special pick! Kudos!

[soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/soundpellegrino/dinosaurs-with-guns-broke-one-remix”]

#4 – Broke One

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NNRZNEA4

Orgasmic’s opinion: really nice one, well produced and right in the vibe of the stuff we dig at the moment, only problem: too much synth in the breakdown
Teki Latex’s opinion: Super nice and original but gets a bit too heavy and repetitive towards the end

[soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/soundpellegrino/dinosaurs-with-guns-broke-one-remix”]

#5 – Clouds

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1LUZQXRN

Orgasmic’s opinion: Nice groove, solid remix
Teki Latex’s opinion: efficient and tool-esque but a bit too similar to the original

[soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/soundpellegrino/dinosaurs-with-guns-clouds-remix”]

Places 6-12 after the jump.

#6 – Neitee and Yeutta

Orgasmic’s opinion: cool acid build up, i like it
Teki Latex’s opinion: good stuff but nothing too original

#7 – Wax Motif and Kato

Orgasmic’s opinion: not super original but very well produced and a bit of a big room guilty pleasure for us
Teki Latex’s opinion: caters to the proggy house lover inside of me. Different from what i was expecting from Waxy and Kato but still, it works! and it really stood out from the mass of dull techno remixes.

#8 – Poligono

Orgasmic’s opinion: nice but the synths come in too late
Teki Latex’s opinion: Very deep and good. I’ve been following Poligono for a while, they have great potential.

#9 – John Roman

Orgasmic’s opinion: nice but it feels like more of an edit
Teki Latex’s opinion: I like it and i can see why people would wanna play it, it’s a little bit too anonymous to be a winner though.

#10 – Starving Burgers

Orgasmic’s opinion: nice riff but a bit too repetitive
Teki Latex’s opinion: very promising and original italo vibe but i was waiting for a bit more stuff to happen

#11 – La Kustom

Orgasmic’s opinion: nice ideas in the vocal cut ups but something’s missing
Teki Latex’s opinion: quite cool but lacks a bit of soul and stomp

#12 – Kuti 77

Orgasmic’s opinion: original but kind of hesitating between styles, in a way that’s not confident enough.
Teki Latex’s opinion: I just like it because it reminds me of “drop it like it’s hot”, it has potential.