Registration for the global remix contest B-Side Project 2016 is open.
Sponsored by Prism Sound for a second year, the project invites musicians, singer-songwriters, bands and composers of all genres to enter their original tracks before 13 September. Artists are then paired with electronic music producers from around the world to remix these tracks before the 30 October deadline.
The winner of Overall Best Remix can expect prizes and opportunities, worth over £15,000, including a Prism Sound Lyra Pro Audio Interface (also awarded to the musician/band entering the original track) and a pair of Amphion One15 Studio Monitors, Studio Package One acoustic panels from GIK Acoustics. Other prizes include mic and headphones from Audio Technica, a Seaboard Rise from Roli, custom-made ear protection from ACS and software from IK Multimedia.
Individual awards can be won plus the chance to gain a publishing contract and record releases .
The winning producer will be invited to watch their track being mastered at Metropolis Studios in London, where artists such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, The Who and Amy Winehouse have all recorded. Each of the remix tracks in the top 10 will be mastered at Metropolis and featured on an album to be digitally released on B-Side Recordings (distributed by Republic of Music), in early 2017.
Last year’s B-Side Project saw 160 entrants from 18 countries take part in a competition. This year, the winner will be revealed at an awards event at Metropolis Studios in London on 1 December, as well as being streamed live on the Internet.
The judges are all returning, including Roni Size, Utah Saints, Krystal Roxx, Hugh Hardie, Matt Schwartz, Glen Nicholls (Future Funk Squad), Cut La Roc and Estelle Rubio. Also joining the panel are Grammy Award winners, La Roux, Hospital Records artist, Nu:Tone, Studio DMI’s mixing and mastering virtuoso, Luca Protelesi plus colleague Scott Banks, Godfather of house, Marshall Jefferson, drum & bass innovator, Talvin Singh and founding member and bassist of Killing Joke, Martin Glover a.k.a Youth.