Eric Jazzanova Does Remix Contest on the Cloud

Jazzanova RemixWe’re really excited to tell you that Jazzanova are doing a remix contest for their new single ‘I Can See’ on SoundCloud. We just had a listen through the parts and it really sounds like a fun remix project to work on. Ben Westbeech does a great job on the vocals and it seems one could do fun stuff with the piano backing track. The original tune is really good as well! Check and download the samples for yourself here:

To start working, just head over to the Jazzanova remix site, register with your email, download the parts and drop your mix in the DropBox. The Jazzanovas will then listen through and comment directly on your track! The deadline is January 15th.

A bunch of nice prizes (including Ableton Live licenses and SoundCloud PRO accounts…) are waiting for the lucky winners- and on top the chance of a digital release on Berlin-based label Sonar Kollektiv. The remixes will be presented on the Jazzanova website and Soundcloud. And the winner of the competition will be picked by the Jazzanovas themselves.

Oh, and here’s the video for ‘I Can See’:

UPDATE: The remix contest has been extended, the deadline is now 15th of January.

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  • http://blog.zerodistortion.org tim glenn

    this is great. Can’t wait to enter!!

  • http://www.synthtopia.com/ James

    This is a great way to show off what SoundCloud can do – and looks like it will be a fun contest.

    Maybe you need a remix/contest tab on the site, or something similar, to make it easy for people to find out about this and future contests.

    FYI – I put up a link to this on Synthtopia:
    http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2008/11/13/jazzanova-takes-remixing-to-the-cloud/

  • Small Gathering

    Wow! When is the closing date for entries? and again…wow!

  • Matt Phantom

    Can you let us know what the deadline is?

    I’ve registered but I only get the return mail in german.

    Thanks! :)

  • http://www.monfresh.com monfresh

    +1 for deadline info. I’m surprised they didn’t include that on the site.

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    hi,
    sorry for the missing deadline info. It’s December 15th. The post has been updated as well.

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  • j

    wicked contest!
    just wondering if it’s allowed to place the remix at your own myspace (so even you’re not a winner, it’s still a good opportunity to show your skills to others and worth the time spending on the remix…)
    anybody any info about this?
    j.

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    @j sure, it’s allowed. the easiest way to do this is simply to make your track public on soundcloud and then embed the player widget directly on myspace.

  • j.

    that’s good to hear, thanks to let me know!
    j.

  • ghosthippie

    found out about this 10 min ago when I got the newsletter…can´t wait to give it a try…I was just getting into Jnova big time, then this…anyone knows whether you must be registered “pro” or something?

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    @ghosthippie nope, you don’t have to be a PRO to participate.

  • http://myspace.com/saintpaulproductions st paul

    What’s the bpm’s of the mix??

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  • http://slamonthebreaks.com doc daneeka

    hi

    great comp!

    i’m not sure if i’m being a tool here – but i can’t seem to access the sign up for this contest – also what i seem to have found (in german) seems to read that the deadline date is in january not december -

    could somebody clarify some of this for me please?

    loveyoulongtime.

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    @doc-daneeka hi there, you are indeed right that the deadline is january 15th, it has been pushed forward recently, and I’ve updated the blog post.
    you can sign up for it here:

    http://www.jazzanova.de/remixcontest

    (click on the english flag for english)

  • Small Gathering

    has the deadline been changes to the 15th of jan? it was december before, right?

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    Yep, the jazzanovas extended it a couple of days ago!

  • SevenEleven

    has anyone found the lyrics so far?
    would like do record some addlips, but don’t understand a few lines. (im not native english).
    are they already posted somewhere?

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    @seveneleven unfortunately we don’t have them, but try to send a direct message to either http://soundcloud.com/jazzanova or http://soundcloud.com/jazzanova-remix-contest and ask them!

  • Arzach

    hi, need help. i am confused. i registered on soundcloud, then on jazzanova.de and uploaded my remix to dropbox on jazzanova.de. i can see my remix on my soundcloud account, but i can not see it on http://www.jazzanova.de/remixcontest. what did i wrong? is this tracklist refreshing periodically? how can i put my remix to tracklist on http://www.jazzanova.de/remixcontest?

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    @arzach yes, the tracklist is periodically updated by the jazzanovas

  • Arzach

    thank you, i also noticed this: my remix is WAV 16bit/44.1khz format, but when i listen to this track from soundcloud, it sounds terrible. bad compression & decoding? i read somwhere on the web there is a bug in adobe flash player implemented in soundcloud so files with higher bits and samplerates sound worse than when you upload only 128kbit MP3. it is a little bit frustrating.

  • El Gordo

    I’m a bit bummed out by the deadline extension… I nearly had a nervous breakdown trying to get this finished for today and then I logged in this morning to upload to see there’s another month now. Oh well, more tweaking I suppose!

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    @arzach did you change the bitrate of the file now? it should generally sound much better if you upload the uncompressed file. this has nothing to do with flash as we do the mp3 encoding for flash on our servers, so the problem would then be there. i listened to your track now and it sounded good (as good as a 128kbps mp3 can sound, that is…)

  • Arzach

    thanks, eric, i must apologize, something wrong was on my side, not soundcloud, because when i reinstall the newest version of flash player in opera & explorer, it sounds all right. yes, i reupload my track with 128kbit MP3 version, but it does not matter probably if WAV or MP3, because what we hear is always 128kbit MP3.

  • Soulclan

    Hi,
    I uploaded my remix of “I can see” something like one day ago.
    its not yet on the Jazzanova remix contest player, I know it can take some times but I can see(…) that there are songs which were uploaded like 30 minutes ago and are already on the player.
    - Can the jazzanovas miss some tracks? (I don’t think so…)
    - At first, I didn’t activate the “share” option, now it’s done. Can it be a problem?
    thanks!

  • soulclan

    Hi again,
    I have deleted my remix and add a better sounding one. The first upload was a compressed MP3 and the compression made the track sounding not good at all.
    So I have uploaded a new one which is an AIFF 44,1/16 form. I have activated the share option. I think it should be good now. isn’t it?

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    @soulclan just listened to the mix. sounds great! did you also put it in the remix contest dropbox?

  • soulclan

    Hi Eric, Thank you! I’m glad you like it! It was great to do it.

    I started in the jazzanova website and I have selected the dropbox on their website.
    Then, the track appears in my soundcloud page. I have received a confirmation mail with a link to activate. What I did, so I guess I’m good?
    If I have to drop in the box in the “jazzanova contest soundcloud page”, I don’t know how to do it!

  • frabo

    hi,
    I think there must be something wrong.
    I think soundcloud is not prepared to handle so many files…? I uploaded my track 3 weeks ago … and it is still not in the official list !
    I got “sorry ” mails , but nothing happend.
    it is very boring… sorry
    :-(

  • El Gordo

    Easy now – did my upload yesterday and all looks good but not showing on the Jazzanova Page. Hope it is uploaded before the deadline expires!
    Peace
    El Gordo

  • SevenEleven

    i experience problems too.
    just uploadet my remix with the box on jazzanova.de. it imediately appeared in my soundcloud-profile. i ticked it private and now am waiting to see it in the box on jazzanova.de.
    do i have to upload it on the soundcloud.com/jazzanova-remix-contest page as well or will it do like did?

  • SevenEleven

    and how long does it usually take the songs to appear?

  • Tom

    Hmm…I registered a SoundCloud account last week to participate in this contest, and both then and today I have been denied access to register for the contest. I put quite a bit of work into my remix and am kind of disappointed that the Jazzanova site is improperly programmed. It tells me I need to “get a SoundCloud account first.” I already have one, and am using the same email address!

  • SevenEleven

    ok… i uploaded the track to soundcloud page too. i had two tracks in my profile then. thought thats not the way it should be, so i deleted the last one…

  • http://soundcloud.com/eric Eric

    @tom this sounds weird. i wrote you a mail about this issue now. we’ll get you in the competition.

  • Tom

    @eric: Thanks for looking into this! I await your reply.

  • soulclan

    Hi everybody,
    Now that the contest is over, How things will go on?
    How will we know who the winner is? and eventually when?
    Thanks!
    olivier

  • http://soundcloud.com/tdoomx tdoomx

    There are still some people who have apparently submitted their remixes before the deadline, but those do not appear in the final list:

    http://soundcloud.com/forums/music/jazzanova-remix-contest

    Is there anything we can do about this?

  • Soulclan

    Hi everybody,
    Now that the contest is over, How things will go on?
    How will we know who the winner is? and eventually when?
    Thanks!
    olivier

  • Soulclan

    Hi everybody,
    Now that the contest is over, How things will go on?
    How will we know who the winner is? and eventually when?
    Thanks!
    olivier

  • http://eric.wahlforss.com ericw

    Please check http://jazzanova.de/ for updates!

  • http://eric.wahlforss.com ericw

    Please check http://jazzanova.de/ for updates!

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    found out about this 10 min ago when I got the newsletter…can´t wait to give it a try…I was just getting into Jnova big time, then this…anyone knows whether you must be registered “pro” or something?

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