We're very excited to announce the winner of the Anti-Pop Consortium "Reflections" remix contest! It was extremely difficult to pick -- we received 50 submissions from all over the world that reimagined APC's innovative hip-hop in a kaleidoscope of styles and unclassifiable genres. And this was not an easy song to remix, we're very impressed by all of the talent that's out there. Here's a note from Anti-Pop Consortium:
Thanks to all of the artists that took the time and effort to create these hot remixes. Each remix had a different approach which made it difficult to decide on a winner. The arrangements and attention to detail were very impressive. And if you were brave enough to incorporate the "tempo change ending" we salute you!
It was a pleasure to listen and we wish you all much success in your future musical endeavors...Thank you.
drum roll please....
1st thru 5th place:
>> All remixes can be heard here <<
Congratulations to our prize winners, who will be receiving a pack of goodies from WFMU and the Free Music Archive (including our out-of-print FMA Sampler CDs [v1 and/or v2), plus a copy of Anti-Pop Consortium's Fluorescent Black courtesy of the Big Dada label (grand prize winner gets the 2xLP). Thank you to Anti-Pop Consortium for enabling all of this creativity to take place, to their manager Joseph and to Leslie at Ninja Tune/Big Dada. It was a real honor to be able to host this contest -- Fluorescent Black was one of my top 10 albums from 2009 and it will continue to inspire for years to come, and you can stream the whole thing here.
Thank you to all remix participants for sharing their creative energies. All the remixes are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike license, and you can still grab the source material here. We're gearing up for another remix contest, as well as a songwriting competition -- stay tuned to the Free Music Archive's RSS Feed if you wanna get a jump start!