Empire State Remix Competition Winners
Big thanks to everyone who entered our DJ Mag Remix Competition, we hope you enjoyed working on your remixes. We had over 300 entries and there were many moments of genius among them. We ended up with a shortlist of around 16 we really liked and it was extremely hard picking out a single favourite.
We’ve left comments open at the bottom of this page so you can tell us why we made the wrong decision and that your mate should have won etc… Feel free to speak your brains down there.
In the end Tominaga’s remix won us over for it’s sheer uniqueness. It’s impossible to present a clip here that gives you a full idea of the reworking she’s done on our original track as it changes radically every few moments from beginning to end. Tominaga’s turned the original track inside-out and totally made it her own. She’s sung vocals and played classical piano adaptations of Titan’s melodies and bassline, turning the whole remix into a mindwarping journey that leaves us a bit overwhelmed every time we listen through it. If you follow our label, Blu Mar Ten Music, you’ll know we’re mainly interested in artists who try to find a unique voice in Drum & Bass, who try to stick out rather than fit in, and Tominaga’s achieved this in spades. Her rework will be released as part of the Empire State Remix Project later this year alongside remixes of other Empire State tracks from some of D&B’s best producers.
You can read more about Tominaga and follow her in other places here
There were many contenders for the runner-up slot but we finally settled on Law & Wheeler’s remix. A lovely re-imagining of the classic Boymerang / Doc Scott Blue Note sound with a great, up-to-date level of production that triggered all our favourite memories. This was a very, very close contender for overall winner, in fact we debated back and forth about it for almost a week. Of all the remixes, this one will stay in our bag for gigs the longest.
You can read more about Law & Wheeler and follow them in other places here
We’d also like to give honorary mentions to the following artists who were in the running as some of our favourites. We’ll definitely be keeping a keen eye of some of this lot for possible future Blu Mar Ten Music releases.
Junior SP & Resonant Status
As the competition is now over we’re happy for you to make your remixes available for listening or download if you wish.
Thanks to everyone who entered!