2010 was a big year for AUX, as they fully established themselves as a force to be reckoned with - in my top 3 labels of 2010 anyway!
Formed in April 2008 by Jonny Gough with an open minded view of music without boundaries, they always look to artists that push the limits of genre boundaries along with top notch production. The label also continually supports new artists which has earned them well deserved respect around the world, and long may they continue.
Releases lined up for 2011 include those from label stalwarts Jeroen Van Aken, Rektchordz and Hironimus Bosch as well as 2 huge releases for up and coming US producer Hunter Vaughan and Russian producer Bullione.
To Kick off AUX's 3rd birthday celebrations this year, they've decided to run their 1st ever remix competition. This is the perfect opportunity for all you ambitious producers out there, to get your work heard and maybe even released on AUX. It was important that to give everyone top quality parts to work with, so they sifted through their bulging back catalogue and pulled out Jeroen Van Aken's monster bass breaks thumper 'Switch The Flip'.
They are looking for at least 3 remixes of 'Switch The Flip' to go on the release, although if the quality of entries is high enough, then they reserve the right to release as many of them as we see fit!
The deadline for the competition is midnight on the 28th February which gives you approximately 5 weeks. There are no restrictions on style (within reason) and all genres will be considered, so long as they're aimed directly at the dance floor. They're looking for cutting edge, cross-over, original sounds with high production quality
The winning entries will of course have their remixes featured on the release and the top entry will also receive their pick of 3 titles from the AUX back catalogue. (Its all about the 3s this year!)
1) Check out the original (if you haven't already heard it):
2) Download the Remix parts in WAV format:
3) Make an amazing remix in any dancefloor style
4) Create a 320Kbps MP3 of your finished remix, labeled: [Remix Comp]_Switch The Flip_[Artist Name remix]
5) Upload to our soundcloud dropbox:
no later than midnight on the 28th Feb 2011.
IMPORTANT INFO: Please do not post free downloads, previews or share links of your finished remixes before the competition is over. Either on Soundcloud or anywhere publicly on the web. Doing so could result in your remix being disqualified from the competition. All entries will be listened to and the winning entires will be included on the Remix release pack. We will inform the winners within a week of the deadline via email, so please do not send enquiries. If you don't hear back from us, then you have not been successful. We are happy to accept both mastered and un-mastered tracks. Entries will not be penalised if they're un-mastered and/or lower in volume compared to other entries. Quality of style and production can be heard regardless of mastering or volume maximisation processes.
Best of luck and we look forward to hearing your beats!
Here's a free (and very awesome) exclusive mix from new AUX signing Hunter Vaughan to enjoy in the meantime.
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