German producer Malente just put out a 10 Year Anniversary Edition of his first album, remastered and it contains twice as many tracks as there was on the original release back in 2000. Strictly original material from around that time was used for this special edition, no new remixes were made.
This time everybody out there has the chance to lay their hands on some classic Malente tracks. Mainly it’s just for the fun of it, but hand in your results to REMIX@malente.dj by October 15th and maybe your remix will be on a special remix EP. Malente headquaters will also send you some goodies, flowers or a thank you letter. At the same time you’re more than welcome to put your remix on your Soundcloud, your blog etc.
Non Tiq, alias Nora Lindqvist, grew up in a musical family in a small town in the northern part of Sweden. In 2008 she met the producer Karol Machata in Stockholm who shared her vision and began recording songs with her.
â€œWe have the same idea of the creating music, and are both very spontaneous. To make music is much like kids playing. Often you get lost, get in on the wrong path and have to start over again. But sometimes you find exactly what youâ€™re looking for, while youâ€™re still lostâ€, Non Tiq.
Non Tiqâ€™s melodies are captivating with lyrics colored by relational dilemmas and personal darkness. The music has a razor-sharp clarity, and is often melancholic but yet danceable. Non Tiq’s debut single â€œQuietâ€ is straightforward and a nice sample of the upcoming debut album â€œLove Machineâ€, set for release in 2011. Addeboy Vs. Cliff, producers of the hit â€œMy Coolâ€ with Adam Tensta, and the electronica pioneers Suck Shaft have also contributed with two remixes.
Now Discobelle and Playground Music wants you to impress us with your remix of â€˜Quietâ€™, Non Tiqâ€™s amazing debut single and be considered for a digital release via Playground Music. Weâ€™ll also throw in 10 Playground CDs of your choice! Deadline for the competition is 15th of October. Download all the steams and get all the info on the competiton here.
French electropop trio Pony Pony Run Run just released the single “Hey You” (the album “You Need Pony Pony Run Run” will be released on June 8th digitally and in France on June 15th) and here they try their turn at remixing their own track with this nice slice of beefed up dance remix. The original version is getting big in France, it has been playlisted by all the major indie/rock radio stations, and from the looks of it “Hey You” will be a summer hit. The band and label are also running a remix competition with Fairtilizer so if you wanna try your hand at this then you’ll find all the details over here.
Downtown Records are running a remix competition with Amanda Blank. Since we know we got a lot of upcoming producers around here we thought we might give it a push.
“Producers, DJs, and Remixers: Downtown Records wants to hear your remix of Amanda Blank’s “Might Like You Better“. Join the ranks of fellow Amanda Blank producers Diplo, Armani XXXChange, and Dave Sitek. The 5 best submissions will appear on a RCRD LBL feature, the Downtown Records website, the Amanda Blank Official Website, the Amanda Blank Myspace, Facebook, and Imeem Profiles. The selected tracks will receive the benefit of the full weight of Downtown Records promotion. This is not only a great opportunity to remix a great performance off of Amanda Blank’s upcoming Record, “I Love You”, it’s also an opportunity for aspiring producers, remixers, and DJs to get exposure for their underappreciated work.”