We were overwhelmed by a flood of entries for the contest! We had more than a hundred entries, which was a LOT more than we expected. Narrowing down a final winner was pretty difficult. Here's what we did:
In judging a winner, the judging panel looked at a number of factors, but mostly the following four considerations:
1. Creativity - Any genre was acceptable, and we were really pleased with the variety that we got!
2. Professional Sounding Production - Does the remix sound like it's ready for professional mastering?
3. Identifiable - Does the remix have some identifiable elements of at least one of the original mixes, either vocal samples and/or melody lines or chord progressions?
4. Playability - Is the track a suitable choice for a DJ or radio programmer to include in a set or a show?
You can also see a number of YouTube videos explaining our production of the original project by visiting this link:
I have to give a huge thanks, on behalf of myself and Francis, to everyone who submitted entries. Above and beyond the sixteen tracks that we've featured above, I've already heard a number of really professional sounding other entries, and it's obvious that a lot of participants put a lot of time and effort into making their productions. There were a lot of entries, including some that aren't featured above, that could arguably be judged winners!
I'm currently doing forestry work in the Canadian bush, so I haven't had much time to be heavily involved in this contest. However, I have a few weeks of downtime in early August, and my first goal is to listen to every single track that was submitted, and I'll be sharing a few more of the remixes in our Dropbox folder at that time.
Thanks for your interest in this remix contest!