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Broadcast 2000 Remix Contest - 'Your Own Worst Enemy'

Price: THE WINNING REMIX WILL BE DIGITALLY RELEASED AS A B-SIDE OF A FORTHCOMING BROADCAST 2000 DIGITAL SINGLE!
Broadcast 2000 is the musical brainchild of Joe Steer, a classical music graduate with a unique take on folk using computer-generated looping of acoustic instruments.

Multitalented singer-songwriter Steer is following up his debut EP Building Blocks with the self-titled full-length LP 'Broadcast 2000'. This time around the bedroom recordings have been spiced up with violin parts recorded by acclaimed violinist Tom Hobden of Noah and the Whale and additional production by star producer Eliot James (Kaiser Chiefs/Bloc Party) to complete a record full of mesmerizing orchestral folk-pop compositions. The tracks are veritable symphonic gems featuring smoothly layered vocal stylings and complex yet harmonious musical arrangements that include double bass, cello, guitar, ukulele, glockenspiel and percussion all sung and played on the recordings by Steer himself.

As a live band Steer has assembled his own mini-orchestra of exceptionally talented London based musicians who together give his songs a thrilling life of their own. Steer began writing songs while in his early teens in rural Devon, “Growing up in the middle of Devon means you have little else that could possibly occupy your time apart from music. No football teams to support, no high street or shopping centre to hang around in. In fact, the majority of my school buddies were in bands.” After playing in a number of bands as a teen, Steer studied music and played in an orchestra before starting the band Artisan. When his long time co-writer and Artisan band mate Lee Schofield decided to move to Africa, Joe resolved to pursue his own project. He ensconced himself in his north London flat and proceeded to experiment, writing the songs he would later record, and, unexpectedly for him, sing, on the EP Building Blocks: “Although I’ve never really thought of myself as a vocalist, I started writing the Broadcast 2000 songs always thinking I’d just put some vocals on as a guide, then get a proper singer to sing them once I was happy with the tune.” Needless to say, his captivating tenor is once again featured on the new release. The new album fully justifies Steer’s move to branch out of the confines of his home studio in the hope of enhancing the density of his compositions: “The idea of getting a 'proper' producer on board to help finish the recordings wasn’t really to change my sound, but to allow me to thicken out the arrangements and add many more layers of instrumentation than I could with my basic recording setup at home. That said, I hope the music hasn't lost that 'home-studio' sound – I kept telling Eliot, the producer, that I still wanted it to sound like I recorded it in my bedroom, but this time as if I've crammed a full orchestra in there!”

AND NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO PUT YOUR REMIX SKILLS TO THE TEST ON "YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY"!!!

Here's the official video of the song to check out:



Contest Rules:

1. You can either download stems and remix using your own software or work online with the Tracks & Fields sequencer....the choice is yours! And don't forget you can form discussion groups with your fellow remixers to share inspiration, tech talk or anything else!

2. Publish your remix here. You are not allowed to publish/post your remix or the stems from this contest on any other site - you may only use Tracks& Fields widgets for this purpose. Any user found to be doing so will be disqualified from this contest.

3. Do not infringe anyone's copyright: only use your own or royalty free/creative commons licensed material! Groenland Records and Broadcast 2000 remain the sole copyright owners of the song ‘Your Own Worst Enemy’ and all audio stems from this contest.

4. Groenland Records/Broadcast 2000 will choose the best remix - the entrant with the most votes will not necessarily win this contest.

Happy Remixing!
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Deadline
15.07.2010 22:00:00 (11 years and 3 weeks ago)
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Track

Kind of Music
Existing song, remixes, Composition or covers
Vocals
Anything
Explicit Lyrics
not allowed

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Media
Other
License term
0 months
Exclusivity
no