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NICK WARREN PRESENTS: THE SOUNDGARDEN

Nick Warren Soundgarden

Nick Warren Soundgarden Mastered By Cid Inc

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Nick Warren presents The Soundgarden

Delighted to announce that Hope 120 will be the new Soundgarden CD compilation from Nick Warren. It will be released on 9th June via Pledge Music. Get involved here!

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Jamie Stevens – Foreign Utopia Remix Competition (Change Audio)

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Jamie Stevens has achieved an amazing level of critical and commercial success and is recognised as one of Australia’s most talented and sought after music producers.

As founding member of Australian electronic live act, Infusion, Jamie has left his mark around the globe, headlining some of the biggest and most respected clubs including; Fabric- London, Pacha – Buenos Aires, Womb- Tokyo and festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Roskilde and Creamfields in Moscow, Brazil, UK and Argentina.

Prizes

Winner x 1
– Artist of the week show on Proton Radio
– Free 1 year Soundcloud Pro account
– Future EP deal with headline remixer
– Remix released on Foreign Utopia EP (includes new Jamie Stevens re-edit)
– Mentoring from Jamie Stevens
– Management and PR
– Podcast shared to 21,000 people on RELEASE Soundcloud
– Stem mastering from Cid Inc

Runner up x 2

– Remix released on Foreign Utopia EP (includes new Jamie Stevens re-edit)
– Stem mastering from Cid Inc
– RELEASE interview and podcast shared to 21,000 people
– Proton Radio VS 1 hour radio show

Terms and conditions

1. Download remix parts here https://soundcloud.com/releaseofficial/sets/jamistevenscompetition

2. Submit completed remix to *protected email* in 320 mp3 format.  Please ensure remix is correctly (id3) tagged and remember to embed your Email address in the file.  Secret soundcloud, sendspace and wetransfer download links are fine.

Submitting a track signals agreement with our terms and conditions.

Please DON’T share your remix with anyone. Don’t make it publicly available. No uploads to Soundcloud. No previews.

RELEASE will post 2 minute previews of each remix on their Soundcloud pages:

www.soundcloud.com/releaseofficial 
www.soundcloud.com/changeaudio
https://soundcloud.com/release_reloaded_music 

Website
www.releaseofficial.com

Facebook fan pages
www.facebook.com/releaseofficial
www.facebook.com/changeaudio

Entrants must like the following Facebook fan pages:

http://www.facebook.com/jamiestevensmusic
http://www.facebook.com/releaseofficial

Entrants that don’t follow these simple rules will be disqualified without notice.

3. Submission phase begins September 14th 2013 and ends October 17th, 2013 23:59:59 GMT +1 (Central European Time).

4. Winners will be notified on or before October 21st 2013.

5. Winners selected by Jamie Stevens and Change Audio management team.  Winners will be posted on www.releaseofficial.com, it’s social networks as well as various publications from our event sponsors.

6. Submissions using ‘uncleared’ samples will be disqualified. The definition of an ‘uncleared’ sample is a loop, sample or musical work, that you do not own the copyright for (ie: you didn’t create it). You are free to use sounds that were created by you and/or royalty free loops. The submitting party bears all responsibility for their use of any ‘uncleared’ content.  Plagiarist’s will be disqualified.  Please only submit your own work.

7. Each entrant hereby assigns to Change Audio a perpetual, royalty-free, exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your entry worldwide and/or to incorporate your entry in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your entry.

8. Prior to release, all winners will be required to sign a remix agreement.  The winner will sign an exclusive management contract with RELEASE talent management.  All winners will be interviewed and required to record exclusive podcasts for RELEASE.

9. In the rare event that all submissions are deemed “sub-quality” Change Audio reserves the right to not include a winner /or to not include the release on label prize. Please only submit professional quality tracks for consideration.

10. All trademarks and logos are protected. All rights of the producer and the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of the remix parts or resulting records or remixes or is prohibited.

11. Your submission of a remix in this contest constitutes your agreement to these rules.

12. Competition open to all.

13. Further information can be obtained by contacting Change Audio via their Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/changeaudio or Emailing *protected email*

14. Upon request each entrant will supply 24 bit, 48K Stereo WAV unmastered stems.

15. None of the organizers or sponsors of this event, including but not limited to Change Audio, RELEASE or RLS shall accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of entering the competition or winning any prize. They further accept no liability for any damage caused to any person’s computer or other electronic device relating to or resulting from downloading any materials, including so called computer viruses, in connection with this competition.

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OFF SONAR COMPILATION

Off Sonar Compilation

 

 

After three artist albums in 2013 by Christian Smith, Dosem, and Wehbba, Tronic is pleased to bring you it’s first Various Artists album of the year. All seventeen tracks are ‘exclusive’ and include the Tronic household names you would expect, but also a lot of new talents.

 

 

 

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Balance presents Guy J

 

Balance Presents Guy J

One of John Digweed’s brightest discoveries of the last decade, the Israeli producer grew up listening to the Bedrock boss’ groundbreaking Northern Exposure mixes and Transitions radio show. “I think this is how I learnt about building up a mix”  he says. “He can do intro, build-up, give you a taste of peak time and then finish it, and you can listen again and again and enjoy the mix each time. It’s like a good movie.” It’s this focus on progression and evolution that makes Guy J’s music and sets so captivating, straddling the divide between deep progressive house and dubby techno with stunning flourishes of euphoric melody. On this incredible Balance mix, he has taken the essences of some of his best-loved tracks by other producers and filtered them through the prism of his own stunning sound, re-editing and reconstructing them to create a truly original listening experience.

“The idea of my mix for Balance is not to give just a regular mix of 80 minutes” Guy explains, “but to create, write and produce it.” This meant sourcing original tracks from friends and colleagues to work his magic on, as well as editing tracks less close to home and seeking permission to use them in his own special way. “I wanted to make it more special; to give the people who listen to it something that will be worth the time and creativity. Remaking tracks and remixing all thirteen of them to give a story is a hard mission – but I used every second I had to produce these tracks and to listen to what I had made.”

A truly epic reverbs embalms the yearning, ethereal strains of Flowers & Sea Creatures’ collaboration with DJ YellowNo One Gets Left Behind, as the mix gently, beatlessly begins (think Radiohead dosed up on a Valium in a vast church). We effortlessly segue into the lush textures and exotic instrumentation of Roger Martinez & Secret Cinema’s Menthol Raga, deep bass and a warm beat brought gradually into play. From these monotone depths emerge the sorrowful bassline and heady atmospherics of Henry Saiz’s Sante Fe, and a bubbling interpretation of a Radio Slave accapella that heightens the energy considerably. Juan Deminicis’ Once Upon A Time tempers the mood back down, setting up the seductive melancholia of Navar’s Phases Of Grief for maximum impact, all brooding bass and emotive riffs.

Pezzner’s mix of Pavel Petrov’Fever gets amped up into a hypnotic, head-nodding slice of deep tech house, moving perfectly into the rich strings and shimmering keys of Charles Webster’s Lanoirauderemix. Just as the energy is swelling, we’re pulled back down once again into the sumptuous sea of melody and warmth of his Dactilar Day One edit, the beat simmering down to near-nothingness. Again, it’s an expertly implemented lesson in contrast, the soaring motifs and heady vocals of Echomen’sPerpetual blossoming out of this pause for breath. Guy Matnzur’s I’m Your Country ramps up the momentum once again with hard-hitting bass interspersing heavenly breakdowns, and WOW’s Killaproviding a glistening penultimate slice of big room splendour. Robert Babicz’s Duba provides the dreamy swansong that rounds the mix off; another beatless beauty laden with spine-tingling emotion.

It’s all over too soon, demanding rapid repeat listening. It’s a mix to get lost in, and whose constituent parts are deftly blurred into the bigger picture.  “I think the tracks could be played in a club” concludes Guy, “but the way it’s all edited and mixed is more home-friendly… and of course, all music on this compilation has never been released.” This magical mix is sure to be a strong contender for one of 2013’s finest, and has everything going for it to live on well beyond those end of year lists.

Tracklisting:

1. DJ Yellow & Flowers and Sea Creatures – No One Gets Left Behind (Guy J Remix)
2. Roger Martinez & Secret Cinema – Menthol Raga (Guy J remix)
3. Henry Saiz featuring Fab Morvan – Santa Fe (Guy J Remix)
4. APM 001 – Migrants (Radio Slave Accapella) (Guy J Edit)
5. Juan Deminicis – Once upon a time (Guy J remix)
6. Navar – Phases Of Grief (Guy J remix)
7. Pavel Petrov – Fever (Pezzner mix)/DJ T Ft. Cari Golden – City Life (Accapella) (Guy J Edit)
8. Lanoiraude – Waitin’ (Charles Webster mix) (Guy J Edit)
9. Dactilar – Day one (Guy J remix)
10. Echomen – Perpetual (Guy J remix)
11. Guy Mantzur – I’m your country (Guy J remix)
12. WOW – Killa (Guy J Remix)
13. Robert Babicz – Duba (Guy J Remix)

Australian release date July 12th, 2013
UK/Europe release date July 15th, 2013
Nth American release date August 6th, 2013