Each month we faithfully bring you a slew of amazing remix and production contests over on Beatport Play. And today, like always, we’re happy to announce the winners of the last batch of competitions. First up, acid-house legend Mr. C (aka Richard West) tells us about the winners of his Producer Challenge.
“It was an extremely tough decision,” he says, but ultimately Los Angeles producer Soundnautic‘s “Acid House (Flashback mix)” won the top prize, which included a Lexicon PCM Total Bundle, a D16 Total Bundle of plugins, the D16 Classic Boxes Collection, a D16 Silverline Collection, and a Sounds To Sample Elements library.
“The originality of the track really gripped me,” says Mr. C. “The acid line is dope, the pads remind a little of LaTour, and the energy, even though slow, is serious. And I love the disco sensibility to it. This is a clear winner.”
Elsewhere, Russia’s Yuri Shulgin won Dam-Funk’s “I Don’t Wanna Be a Star!” contest with this entry, and as a result takes home Native Instruments’ Maschine Mikro professional music production tool, a Stones Throw/Bleep Labs Dam Drum 2, and a Sounds To Sample Elements collection, and has his remix of Dam released on Stones Throw.
EGO took top honors in Eliot Lipp’s “Mountain” contest with their remix and won Livid Instruments’ OhmRGB Slim Eliot Lipp Edition interactive MIDI instrument, a Sounds To Sample Elements sound pack, and a release on Pretty Lights Music.
For his efforts in Kris Menace’s “Trusting Me feat. Robert Owens” competition, Romania’s Piconome nabbed a release on Compuphonic, a Cubase 7 digital audio workstation, an Akai MPK Mini controller, and the Sounds To Sample Elements library.
And lastly, Gangstafun won Son of Kick’s “EOW” contest with this submission, getting his remix signed to Smog Records and also netting himself a Zoom H4n Audio Recorder and a Sounds To Sample Elements sound pack.
Jealous? Check back on Beatport Play and get in on the next round of action soon.
Mr. C photo via URB