Fresh remix contest out there for all you Afrojack fans… his track, with artist Quinto – Selecta is now available to remix brought to us via Beatport.. check it out
Come on, selecta! We’ve lined up a new remix contest, and if you like it buzzing, banging, and a little bit rude, it’s going to be right up your alley.
The track you’ll be remixing is Afrojack and Quintino‘s ”Selecta”—a supersized electro-house anthem brimming with a squealing lead, blissed-out chord stabs, and a breakdown that’s so mental, the record ought to come with a straightjacket. Throw in the dancehall sample of the title, and you’ve got a massive, massive tune—and the makings of a potentially enormous remix.
The track itself came out of a late night collaboration, according to Afrojack and Quintino. “Quintino and I have known each other since way back, when we were hustling small clubs and trying to get noticed as DJs,” says Afrojack. “We felt like hooking up and decided on trying to create a track that would be a strong energetic floor-filler with a touch of the music we used to make and play when we started out as DJs and producers. One night without sleep, and we were done.” Says Quintino: “It all started when we were in the studio chilling, drinkin’ too much Red Bull and making a beat…all of a sudden we were screaming ‘SELECTA’ and a new track was born. Happy faces all over the place! LLLOOOLLLLLLLL :D”
“We both look forward to hearing how other people see and feel our music, so we are really anxious to see how they remix our work!” says Afrojack.
For those ready to step up to the challenge, the stakes are high. To begin with, the winning remix will be released on Wall Recordings—a mouthwatering reward all on its own. The producer of the winning remix also takes home a deluxe prize package including Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro; an online music-production course from Dubspot (choice of one of the following: Mixing and Mastering, Sound Design & Synthesis, Logic, or Ableton Live—a value of $2495); $200 in Beatport credit; and Sounds To Sample’s Elements Library.
The top spun entry, as voted by the Beatport community, will receive $50 in Beatport credit. However, the team at Wall Recordings will listen to all entries submitted, making this your chance to get your remix heard by the right people; they will select their 20 favorites to submit to Afrojack for his final judgment.
Read on for full contest rules and regulations, get the remix parts, and get cracking… The deadline for submissions is July 4!
The first round of judges will be the Wall Recordings team, who will narrow down the editorial finalists to 15-20 remixes. Those remixes and the top 10 spun entries on Beatportal.com will then move on to Afrojack & Quintino’s judging phase where the two will select one grand prize winner to receive a Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2, a Sounds To Sample Elements library, a $200 Beatport giftcard and an the choice of an online course in from Dubspot in Mixing and Mastering, Sound Design & Synthesis, Logic or Ableton Live.
Finally, the top-spun entry will receive $50 in Beatport credit.