Entries to our remix competition with Blu Mar Ten, SoundCloud, Loopmasters, Finyl Tweek and Surus closed on Sunday March 26th and in the end there were an amazing 351 entries. Blu Mar Ten spent all week listening to them and in the end decided that Sincopate's remix should win the release as part of the forthcoming Love is the Devil remix project, a SoundCloud pro account, 2GB of free Loopmasters sample packs, £100 to spend in the Surus music platform and being professionally mastered at Finyl Tweek.
We asked Chris from Blu Mar Ten why they went for this one:
"This was a clear winner for us by miles. Sincopate managed to understand the central musical message of the original track and move it into a completely new area without losing the essence of it. For us that's the hallmark of a good remix and he's done it perfectly.
"The track itself is a lovely melodic chugger, the sort of thing we'd hear Tom Middleton play and run around trying to find out what it is. It's been on the BMT iPod solidly for the last 48 hours and it's been the perfect soundtrack for London in the very early stages of spring. Endlessly uplifting. Brilliant. Love it."
The runner-up was RQ's remix and he wins a SoundCloud Lite account, a free Loopmasters sample pack and £50 to spend in the Surus music platform.
"This remix also stood out as exceptional for us," says Chris of RQ's remix. "Even though it lasts more than ten minutes you still wish it would go on for longer. It's very subtle and you can't just flick through it and expect to understand it, you really have to listen to it, which is a brave thing to do with a piece of music these attention-deficit days. This has a really timeless quality and we'll still enjoy it as much in five years."
Finally, the group choice winner (the entry that was favourited the most) was by High Frequency and they also win a SoundCloud Lite account, a free Loopmasters sample pack and £50 to spend in the Surus music platform.
The final words go to Chris from Blu Mar Ten: "We've got a small list of names that we'll definitely be keeping an eye on in the future. It took ages to go through all the versions and there were many moments of genius. Although these didn't win, honourable mentions must go to: Universal Solution, Rollercoast, Miko, Fill, Emphonic and Kharm."
So, all there is to say is thanks to everyone who entered and if you didn't win you can now make your track available for download if you like.
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