TUE, MAR 27, 2007 at 5:55 AM

Dntel Remix Contest!

Dear the people who know how to make remixes that are not unbearably shitty:

Have we got a deal for you!

Starting right now, and running until May 29th, 2007, we are having a Dntel remix contest. The idea here is pretty simple and goes something like this:

  1. You download the vocal track for the song Dumb Luck from Dntel’s forthcoming, really-pretty-terrific -if-we-do-say-so-ourselves album Dumb Luck right here
  2. You remix it.
  3. You send it to us. To do so, you can email an MP3 or AAC to webmaster@subpop.com, so long as the attached file is 8Mb or less and you write “Dntel Remix Contest!” in the subject line.
    Or, you can mail your remix to us on a cd-r at this address:
    Sub Pop Records
    Dntel Remix Contest!
    2013 4th Ave., 3rd Floor
    Seattle, WA 98121
  4. We pick which one we like the best.

We’ll give the winner not only the not-insignificant-though -not-necessarily-life-changing-we’ll-grant-you sum of $500 but also include the track on an upcoming Dntel remix release! Minor fame and even more minor fortune await!

There are some rules, and so far the ones that we can think of are these:

  • Sub Pop owns all submissions.
  • All entrants are allowed to make cd-rs, download and stream their remixes wherever they want (no other uses), so long as they’re given away for free, without any charge, and licensed under Creative Commons. We can do the same.
  • 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.

It’s worth mentioning that the use of uncleared samples in your remix would pretty much disqualify you from winning.

Also evidently worth mentioning: the BPM for the song is 110.5.

Posted by Chris Jacobs