B-Side Project, the global remix contest in association with Prism Sound, will hold its annual awards ceremony at Metropolis Studios in London on December 1.
The evening will see winners in categories such as Best Arrangement and Best Remix Production, take home awards – including an entire studio worth over £15,000. The studio prize will include a Prism Sound Lyra Pro Audio Interface, a pair of Amphion Loudspeakers One15 Studio Monitors, Studio Package One acoustic panels from GIK Acoustics, mic and headphones from Audio Technica, a Seaboard Rise from Roli, custom-made ear protection from ACS and software from IK Multimedia.
Special performances are in store on the night and people everywhere can watch via a live stream, with the evening hosted by Too Many T’s, one of the UK’s freshest live hip hop acts.
The judging panel includes Grammy Award winners La Roux, Hospital Records artist Nu:Tone (a.k.a Dan Gresham), drum ‘n’ bass legend Roni Size, and Superfoxx founder Krystal Roxx, who will end the night with one of her trademark, high-energy DJ sets.
The competition categories range from Most Imaginative Remix, Best Arrangement, Most Innovative Remix presented by Roli, Best Female Remix Producer sponsored by Superfoxx (new for 2016), the Best Top 9 remixes, and the ultimate award, Best Remix Production presented by Prism Sound.
The winning producer will also 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.
More awards and prizes are up for grabs in the Public Choice Award. The top 10 remixes as chosen by members of the public, will go on to be digitally released as a double album (original and remix tracks) through B-Side Recordings in early 2017, and each artist will also be offered a single track publishing deal from Metropolis Music Publishing. Public votes can be cast from Wednesday 16 November at www.b-sideproject.org/vote.
There were 200 musicians and 200 producers from over 40 countries registered to take part in this year’s B-Side Project.