stoooooked. not the best one to remix but i can’t wait! i’ve been the biggest tamborello fan for so long and i’ve always tried to find vocal tracks from his songs but can’t even get luck from the man himself :[
only question – [and anyone should (please) feel free to answer this..fans and everything, whoever]
what is the bpm rate or tempo for the vocal track?
the answer would be really great.
PLEASE DO THIS TYPE OF CONTEST MORE OFTEN!!!!
[to subpop and mr. tamborello]
keep the art in music!
by whoa-d @ March 30, 2007, 7:10 PM
it is very difficult to produce a remix sans the acapella and other parts (preferably lossless). i’d be interested if these could become available.
by envrnmntl @ March 31, 2007, 9:25 PM
the acapella (vocals only, right?) version is linked up there in #1 with the text “right here”. the three things linked in #1 are the original song, the album page, and the original vocals.
i’ve been toying this for a little bit and the closest i can guess to bpm is somewhere around 110 and 111. i’m trying 110.5 for now. you can always slice up the vocals to play nice with whatever bpm you want. jimmy has a tendancy to not be “right. on. each. beat.” with his vocals, which is interesting and works well for him. i did notice that with the second part of the song (with the guitar) seems to be more on beat with the vocals. as far as ‘other parts’ i think they want you to just work with the vocals and create the rest with what you have.
as far as lossless, converting the mp3 into wav came up with a 48MB file for me, and that seems a bit much to host for everyone to download. the mp3 file isn’t of terrible quality or anything as it is.
by sk8dork @ March 31, 2007, 9:36 PM
what is the key of the song?
is it d major?
bpm is 110. that’s simple.
by ni @ March 31, 2007, 9:54 PM
for the life of me, i can’t figure out what key is the vocal.
by ni @ March 31, 2007, 10:42 PM
Key, Chords, and BPM!
It’s definetly in D. The progression is D-A-Bmin.-F#min.
The BPM is 110.5 for sure.
The vocal is just in a low register so it might throw you off at first.
by Alleged Artist @ April 1, 2007, 12:06 AM
jimmy posted a blog on his myspace with confirmation, bpm is 110.5. awesome.
by sk8dork @ April 1, 2007, 1:38 PM
a very good idea.
Does anyone have one made or know where we can go to listen to these remixes for the contest?
by emolio @ April 1, 2007, 5:25 PM
thanks for the info
thanks for the info about the key. i started working on it tonight. i am almost done. thanks again.
by ni @ April 2, 2007, 10:57 PM
i am finished. i hope i am the first one.
i forgot to sleep last night.
now, time to go to work.
by ni @ April 3, 2007, 7:44 AM
if we let this track stream
if we let this track stream, are we disqualifying ourselves from winning? do we wait till May 29th?
by ni @ April 3, 2007, 9:21 AM
We can stream it...
It says in the rules that we can stream it. Mine should be done this then I’ll post it on Myspace. Everybody should put up their links.
by Alleged Artist @ April 3, 2007, 11:46 AM
I know, but it
I know, but it also says…
“We will, however, solely own and control all rights to the winning entry. We can use and sell it in any way we like (including the Dntel remix release) without payment other than the $500 paid to the winner.” That means the winner’s submission is controlled by SPR. Since the winner won’t be announced until May 29th, don’t we lose the permission until that time? Also, does it mean we can stream it until May 29th, then they can determine what to do with it? I am going to assume the answer is number two. I will upload it now since the rule wasn’t very clear.
by ni @ April 3, 2007, 12:26 PM
here is mine
here you go… it should be the first track.
the url above is only for the recent remixes i did.
here are my original music
by ni @ April 3, 2007, 12:38 PM
I hope some shitty
I hope some shitty club remix doesn’t win, that would be a shame, but most likely will be the case.
by SuperJames @ April 3, 2007, 5:16 PM
Right Clicking and everything
Ok so I just tried downloading the song and Im having no luck. When I click on the “here” it brings me to another page which just plays the track with no way of downloading. SO I tried right clickign and all I get is “open in new page” or some other stuff that doesnt apply. SO, is there an alternative to getting the vocals?
by manmachine @ April 3, 2007, 6:07 PM
I was excited to see a Sub Pop remix contest, until I got to the part that says all submissions belong to Sub Pop.
In this Creative Commons age, I suggest that if you instead released the a capella BY NC, then
remixers could gain the right to post their remixes on their own sites without causing you the concern that they will misappropriate the ’pella for commercial reasons.
The “sub pop owns all submissions” really defeats the spirit of remixing. It also deprives you of a
chance to virally market the artist through the remix process.
It’s your contest, of course, and the rights are to do with as you choose. But whereas I was about to run over to ccmixterblog to tell everyone to enter, I now am here registering this note.
best to you, and thanks for all the great sub pop artists…
robert, who records as gurdonark
by gurdonark @ April 4, 2007, 3:20 AM
by Alleged Artist @ April 4, 2007, 9:20 PM
i did a 2nd version
apparently, mr.superjames started posting around the web that i write garbage, so i wrote a new one. it took around 3hrs total. mr.superjames, bring it on! i can write a 3rd one. i love a good competition. i can’t wait till hear yours.
by ni @ April 5, 2007, 7:01 AM
Tony from Sub Pop here. You are all free to post your remixes anywhere you like for free. The ownership stipulations are there for legal reasons that are too boring and a little too confusing for me to try and explain here. We absolutely want and encourage you to freely post your remixes far and wide. If you are chosen as the winner we will not ask you to remove your remix from any websites you might have made it freely available on. Sorry for any confusion in the rules. Bear with us, we’re new at this sort of thing.
by tony @ April 5, 2007, 10:44 AM
RE: Creative Commons and Sharing Your Remix (from a Sub Popper)
Hi all. We have no intention to keep you from sharing your remixes, in fact, we want to encourage you to share them! The reason (from my understanding) that our legal department wanted Sub Pop to “own all submissions” mainly had to due with them being extra, positively, triple-sure that folks couldn’t sue Jimmy if he wrote a song later on that someone decided sounded like their remix. We have a long, sorted past with being sued for all sorts of things that seemed innocent enough to us to the time.
That said, we don’t have any interest in stopping anyone from doing anything with their remix short of selling it and/or trying to sue us or Jimmy over it… Share it! Remix each others remixes! Have fun!
by Dean H @ April 5, 2007, 10:48 AM
by Dean H @ April 5, 2007, 10:49 AM
your vocal track was hilarious.
by SuperJames @ April 5, 2007, 12:00 PM
I don’t want to start a war with you, I posted about this contest on a message board that you’re apparently trolling. Good luck heh.
by SuperJames @ April 5, 2007, 12:05 PM
BRING IT ON. Current score
NI 2 SUPERJAMES 0
I want to hear your fischerprice fruityloops programming.
by ni @ April 5, 2007, 5:51 PM
superjames is dropping out
he is too emo to compete. where is your spirit? cry when it is over.
by ni @ April 5, 2007, 5:56 PM
Like I said on the board that you troll, this obviously isn’t the place for you to take up your issues with my opinions on your shitty remixes, do it there. Don’t be mad because everyone agrees that you’re living in the early 90’s. Your random insults are almost as hilarious as your “it isn’t eeeaasy” vocal track, considering you don’t know anything about me or what I do. Also, messaging a 16 year old girl on myspace saying her music is a joke is really classy. As far as I’m concerned, you’re in the negatives, Ni -2 SuperJames 0 I’m sorry I haven’t posted remixes yet, I’m looking for just the right pair of parachute pants and a barber that will give me a sweet fade so I can match your boy band remix styles. Seriously, just stop posting.
by SuperJames @ April 5, 2007, 9:23 PM
we are waiting
I don’t where are you getting your acquisition. What do you mean troll? You publicly insulted me around the web and you never even met me. You have the right to speak and so do I. This is the net. That’s the beauty of digital information. Also, I would like to make a point about which random insult are you indicating? I am not even on the forums you have insulted me. A very kind fellow remixer here has pointed out. In order to accuse a person, it has to come with a prove of evidence. Imagination through internet isn’t form of action.
We really do not care about the imaginary world you have create for yourself. This isn’t RPG game or imaginary myspace world, so I have no idea to get inside your head to understand your imagination. Please, share your work with us. Music is heard by the ears, not by the intention. So far, you haven’t provide anything worth while to claim your super status.
We are waiting. Let’s have fun with this competition. I am already having fun. Let us hear with our ears not with the eyes. This is how you do your do a remix competition. Next time, I hope Subpop does it little differently like other remix competitions from different labels. Let’s all have fun. Competition is very healthy. We are waiting James.
by ni @ April 6, 2007, 3:41 AM
Once again, your insults are baseless and hilarious. I’m not going to make this escalate any further, stop contaminating this contest page.
by SuperJames @ April 6, 2007, 8:57 AM
Sample the song?
So we get the vocal, that’s cool, but no samples from the rest of the song. Would I be totally disqualified if I sampled bits from the full track and used them in the remix?
by ddf @ April 6, 2007, 10:11 AM
how does this sound.
by the_tremulance @ April 7, 2007, 8:53 PM
The_tremulance. Yeah, sounds good. I like the arrangement; nice and dry and organic. The vocal gets a little buried in the 2nd verse. I had the same problem with mine for a while. The vocal track for this is really all over the place dynamically so it’s hard to work with.
by Alleged Artist @ April 7, 2007, 9:38 PM
thank you. i listened through it again yesterday, and i agree with you on the vocals. i think i’ll fix that.
by the_tremulance @ April 8, 2007, 10:19 AM
abducted remix posted
djabducted’s toy symphany remix is posted on www.myspace.com/seschicago
by abducted @ April 9, 2007, 6:07 AM
the_tremulance, your remix is gorgeous. not overbearing like others posted here—complements the vox track really well, lets it shine. props.
by projectiles! @ April 10, 2007, 9:40 PM
hey. thanks for the kind words.
by the_tremulance @ April 10, 2007, 11:16 PM
Kissing Your Sister
I know this is all for fun, but I got to thinking, what happens if a remix of a remix actually wins? doesn’t that raise certain moral issues about what goes to whom? Is it a tie?
feel free to listen, download, and remix my remix, since it’s largely organic it should be pretty easy to do so, but if your remix of my remix wins, the only thing I ask is that you buy me a beer if you’re ever here in Seattle.
by Shane Curry @ April 16, 2007, 10:23 AM
Go check out my remix:
Let me know what you think.
by RyBeats @ April 18, 2007, 10:57 AM
So many good submissions
first off, this remix idea was a very good one and im glad to participate
secondly, ive been checkin out all the submissions and damn, their all so good. i just want this contest to end so i know who the winner is, until then – trying to forget i submited so i dont get my hopes up haha
by meepmeepgrrgrr @ April 19, 2007, 4:34 PM
Can you enter more than one remix?
by Thedude @ April 19, 2007, 5:14 PM
I hope so
yeah, I’m pretty sure several people have, gathering what I read from above.
I know I’ll undoubtedly submit at least one more before the contest is over, I’ve already begun laying down tracks I recorded of typewriters and rotary phones for beats…
by Shane Curry @ April 20, 2007, 1:44 PM
i don’t stand a chance. everyone’s remix is so great.
check it out anyway.
by nater83 @ April 24, 2007, 4:09 PM
My naive effort...
is here: www.myspace.com/freemanlowell if anyone would like to check it out…
by F Lowell @ April 28, 2007, 8:58 AM
I think it sounds great. naive?
by ni @ April 30, 2007, 8:46 PM
HERE IS MY
attempt at a remix:
by declans well @ May 5, 2007, 8:17 PM
Here is my remix
by The Kinzie House @ May 6, 2007, 7:22 PM
here is our rework of the track:
best from berlin,
jan and arnulf
by arnulf @ May 10, 2007, 11:33 AM
Hi! It’s Ruffle here…
I’d like you to listen up my version of Dumb Luck.
This is not exactly remix.
This is Ruffle’s vision of how Dumb Luck may sounds like.
by ruffle @ May 21, 2007, 11:56 PM
The Electric Ghost Remix
Hey guys good luck to everyone!And to Sub Pop,well done on a great idea!Please do more of this type of thing!
Here’s my remix…pls let me know what you think!
by RobG @ May 24, 2007, 5:54 AM
i somehow forgot to post this here, too…
my try is up at http://www.myspace.com/thisdamnckid
by ckid @ May 24, 2007, 11:36 AM
sub pop: please do more of these open contests! it was a lot of fun.
kind of last minute, but here’s my remix:
it’s made entirely from the vocal track—no additional samples/loops/instruments.
by projectiles! @ May 27, 2007, 8:27 PM
From the people that brought you Daphne & Celeste - You've Got a Stupid Face..
It’s Don’t Eat Sky’s remix! Twelve people have described it as ‘the best remix I’ve ever heard!’. Ten of these may or may not have been deaf.
by Don't Eat Sky @ May 28, 2007, 4:14 PM
The Grandbrother remix
Mine’s up on the ol’ myspace page, too. I thought I’d go dark with the music to match the incredibly negative and depressing lyrics. Fun!
by Grandbrother @ May 29, 2007, 11:34 AM
J.Phillips - Advanced Placement Mix
Well, here goes nothin’…
I apologize for any runaway frequencies…my monitoring situation is far from ideal.
I enjoyed the reworking the track… hopefully there will be more contests like this one to follow.
…lots of interesting ideas out there…
by J.Phillips @ May 29, 2007, 12:09 PM
_able's Dumb Lucky Coin Mix
add another to the list!! lol
just uploaded this mix to myspace page – track 4
hope you find it amusing!!
big kudos to all that I’ve heard, very fun
by _able @ May 29, 2007, 12:13 PM
LIsten to another while you're at it
So I had fun doing this.
Probably put in more time than necessary to get the results I did. But whatever, we’ll consider this a learning curve since it’s the first time even attempting a remix.
Tell me what you think.
Oh I’m also looking for a pirated copy of reason since I don’t own reason as of yet. So if anyone could help me out with that that’d be awesome… or suggestions to programs you might like that are better than reason or just as good.
by sexynotslutty @ May 29, 2007, 12:51 PM
moon car remix
Here’s my remix. Hope you’ll enjoy!
by mooncar @ May 29, 2007, 6:19 PM
I cannot send my work before deadline because have some technical
I’ve send it today but recieve Delivery Status Notification (Failure).
Help me! How can I send my mix? It is possible?
by Roxfeller @ May 30, 2007, 11:00 AM
Sub Pop – are you fixing the email? I’m getting all email sent to your account bouncing back.
Help! Thank you!
by Adam and Brie @ May 31, 2007, 4:30 AM
My Dumb Attempt @ remixing
Of course I’m a couple days late (I wouldn’t expect to be on time for my own funeral).
So, here is my mix. Made a myspace page to host it for people to hear. It’s kinda amateurish but I love the groove I gave it. I did it on Logic Express. The bass is really important to the “chuggyness” so make sure you play it on good speakers.
Btw: I’m totally loving people interpretations on the song. It’s really wonderful!
by manmachine72 @ May 31, 2007, 9:24 PM
when will we hear anything?
will the results be posted here?
by mooncar @ June 1, 2007, 7:37 AM
the laudanum remix
here’s my version. enjoy !
by laudanum @ June 1, 2007, 8:01 AM
i hope it's not too late - here's my remix
so i’m a little late but this was still a lot of fun… i really like all the different interpretations as well.
by awesomepuffs @ June 1, 2007, 3:02 PM
a remix: www.myspace.com/donnerpartymusic
I love the diversity and creativity of those submitted.
by Kurt @ June 1, 2007, 8:49 PM
here is ours
Here is our remix:
this contest was amazing.
by prestolock @ June 2, 2007, 9:13 AM
email bouncing, so here's a link
Hi Sub Pop!
We can’t seem to email you the song, so here’s a link: http://www.robotbreeder.com/Dumb_Luck_AdamandBrie_mix.mp3
We DID send it in before the cutoff!! so hopefully we still get a chance to enter.
Thanks very much!
/Adam and Brie
by Adam and Brie @ June 3, 2007, 3:45 AM
Have a listen…
by rumorse @ June 3, 2007, 8:51 PM
Hey guys. I'm probably
Hey guys. I’m probably really lame for this but I made my remix about a month ago, but didnt want anybody to steal ideas from it, so I kept it more or less on the D/L, but here’s my mix.
Lemme know what y’all think. Thanks a bunch!
by PineOctopus @ June 6, 2007, 11:02 AM
Here is my remix:
I wasn’t able to quite finish it in time (the middle part needs more layers), but it was close enough that it was worth entering.
by so.it.goes @ June 6, 2007, 1:17 PM
The Child Study Team
here’s my lil mix…i hope all will enjoy it…
best of (dumb)luck to everyone
by AndrewNine @ June 7, 2007, 2:52 AM
I emailed it, but I dunno, w/e
Yes, I’m well aware of my love of LazyTown.
by Sportanerd @ June 9, 2007, 6:52 PM
the jaunty centipede
bandwagons are good times and here is my jump upons it…
you all rawk!
by eskimoesque @ June 12, 2007, 5:10 PM
Listen Up, etc.
Took me forever to say so, but you may visit http://www.myspace.com/djveedz to have a go at my entry…
by Veedz @ June 15, 2007, 8:07 PM
I just stopped here again by chance, and see that the Creative Commons issue I raised was largely addressed—sadly, though, I did not notice until after the contest deadline. I wrote it off some months ago, but I see I missed the “fix”.
Thanks for taking the effort to make the fix, and I wish I had entered the contest.
by gurdonark @ June 29, 2007, 12:00 AM
Any word on finalists?
Just wondering if I missed an announcement somewhere about who won, or if we’re still waiting.
by Grandbrother @ July 2, 2007, 3:01 PM
hey, any news?
by ckid @ July 25, 2007, 11:48 PM
Hi from Italy
Far far away from the deadline we found this acappella and we loved it.
Just listen our mix….
by mendez_muna @ July 27, 2007, 3:56 AM
for people wondering about the contest
If you check out the Dntel myspace blog:
“…oh man i’m sorry i still haven’t announced a winner for the remix contest. there’s so many to choose from and a lot of the holdup has just been trying to figure out exactly what this remix ep is going to consist of because i want the winning remix to fit well with the rest of the release…
he hasn’t forgotten us.
by prestolock @ August 10, 2007, 12:58 PM
Any Updates for the Contest Entries?
Still anxiously awaiting the results…
by J.Phillips @ November 15, 2007, 12:01 PM
TOO LATE FOR CONTEST BUT HERE IT IS
This is my very first remix ever. I did not even start it in time for the contest, it became a last minute entry onto a demo ep i have been working on.
download my dumb luck remix and the rest of my EP here:
I like it :) Hope you do too. its called the
“Dumb Luck (JAP’s Home Alone Mid-20s Remix)
by Jon Athans Project @ December 26, 2007, 11:09 AM
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